R.K Das

Rookie (22, january / INDIA)

When Horizon Closes In - Poem by R.K Das

I have touched the horizon,
And it no more recedes
Rather it closes in
And in a rare gesture
Hugs me with the warmth
Of a frosty December.

When my shadow gains dimension,
And I distinctly listen to
The perennial echo
Of a familiar lullaby,
Echoing softly in my ears
Like the falling of a baby step
On a sandy carpet.

I have touched the earth and the sky
With my bare hands
And strangely, no more
Can I differentiate the hue
Of the rising and setting sun,
For they look so similar
Against a similar sky.

I have seen roses
Changing their colours,
Winds their directions
And poetry its emotions
From sonnets to elegy.

Lo!
There is unusual greenery
At the neighbouring graveyard
And I can now recite
My epitaph and give music to it
Like an accomplished musician.


Comments about When Horizon Closes In by R.K Das

  • Varna Soyakaze (6/21/2012 5:42:00 AM)


    A poem with a wonderful inner sense (Report) Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (5/20/2012 5:16:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem, with great expression of the sentiments it is meant to convey. (Report) Reply

  • (5/19/2012 7:11:00 AM)


    you can't learn to love, it happens, you can't learn to feel, you'll feel it
    and perfect use of words makes you a great poet.....................keep on writing sir................good luck
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  • Neela Nath Das (5/19/2012 2:48:00 AM)


    usage of nice similes. Reader must feel a kind of obsession after reading this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012



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