Arun Maji


Why Read Poetry? - Poem by Arun Maji

Poetry is something
that dances rhythm of your heart,
sings song of your soul,
dreams dream of your subconscious.

Anything that gives you joy,
brings tears to your eyes,
speaks hidden story of your heart,
is poetry.

When a baby stops crying
as he sucks his mother's breasts,
that's a poetry.

When your dog stares at you sadly
as you leave for your office,
that's a poetry.

Poetry is already there everywhere.
Some smiles to you in day light,
others hide themselves in shadow.

Those which hide themselves in shadow,
command you, to be light.
So that, you find them in shadow.

This is how poetry asks human
to rise above his beastly impulses.

Human can certainly live without poetry.
But that life will be no better than
mere fulfillment of beastly desires.

It's poetry that makes human
what human truly is.
Human heart
derives its beauty and fragrance
from poetry.

Can a flower be flower
without beauty and fragrance?
So is human.
Human ascends to humanness
with beauty and fragrance of poetry

© Arun Maji
Painting: Daniel Gerhertz

Topic(s) of this poem: awakening, beauty, desire, flower, human, kindness, love, poem, poetry, song

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Why Read Poetry? by Arun Maji

  • Denis Mair (7/17/2018 9:42:00 PM)


    Chalk off one poem that I need not write, because you have aptly conveyed my feeling. Poetry is the telos or guiding star of a life. It helps us gather the far-flung materials that were thrown our way in life's course, so we can wrest meaning from them. (Report) Reply

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  • Bharati Nayak (7/10/2018 11:29:00 PM)


    Can a flower be flower
    without beauty and fragrance?
    So is human.
    Human ascends to humanness
    with beauty and fragrance of poetry- - - - - - - Just love this interpretation of poetry.
    Many ask me why don't I write stories and fictions in stead of writing poetry.If time, please read my poem 'Howabout writing a story' and leave your valuable comment.
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2018 10:20:00 AM)


    This poem really express that, What are the importance of poetry in everyday life Nice poem sir. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2018 10:05:00 PM)


    'word' not necessary for poetry. (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:37:00 PM)

    very true sir. kind regards

  • Malabika Ray (5/17/2018 7:36:00 PM)


    An excellent poem with an interesting question - why do we read poetry? Lovely lines! (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:47:00 PM)

    You are very kind didi. regards

  • (5/17/2018 7:23:00 PM)


    Absolutely beautiful poem about poems! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:48:00 PM)

    thank you. you are very kind to encourage me. kind regards.

  • (5/17/2018 2:28:00 PM)


    Lovely lines about this amazing art form called poetry. Congrats for having your poem chosen as poem of the day. (Report) Reply

    (5/17/2018 11:50:00 PM)

    you are kind to inspire me to write more. kind regards.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/17/2018 12:04:00 PM)


    Poetry is already there! ! Everywhere! ! Poetry is life itself.

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 12:46:00 PM)

    you are kind to encourage me in writing. sincere gratitude to you. regards

  • Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:28:00 AM)


    thank you everyone. you all are angels to me. kind regards. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (5/17/2018 10:17:00 AM)


    Everything is poetry. Wonderful choice for todays featured poem. (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 10:59:00 AM)

    you are kind to encourage me sir. sincere gratitude.

  • Sarah Persson (5/17/2018 5:25:00 AM)


    Just beautiful words. Congratulations (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:00:00 AM)

    I appreciate your encouragement. kind regards.

  • Paul Reed (5/17/2018 5:18:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem that expresses so well what poetry is (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:06:00 AM)

    your encouragement is highly appreciated. kind regards

  • Akhtar Jawad (5/17/2018 3:23:00 AM)


    Poetry is a virtual image of beauty. Congrats! (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 11:21:00 AM)

    thank you very much. you are very kind to encourage me in writing.

  • Bharati Nayak (5/17/2018 1:45:00 AM)


    Poetry is already there everywhere.
    Some smiles to you in day light,
    others hide themselves in shadow.

    Those which hide themselves in shadow,
    command you, to be light.
    So that, you find them in shadow.- - - Poetry helps humans to ascend to their humaneness.A stunning write.Congratulations for Poem of the Day.
    (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:02:00 AM)

    you are very kind madam. your are kind to encourage. kind regards

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/17/2018 1:34:00 AM)


    Poetry is something/that dances rhythm of your heart/sings song of your soul/dreams dream of your subconscious…..I admire the truth! Many congratulations for this beautiful poem being chosen as POD! (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:03:00 AM)

    you are very kind sir. Sincere gratitude. Kind regards.

  • Britte Ninad (5/17/2018 1:17:00 AM)


    nicely combination by writing last words-

    Human ascends to humanness
    with beauty and fragrance of poetry
    (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:05:00 AM)

    you are very Kind to read this poem. You are generous to encourage. kind regards.

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/17/2018 1:16:00 AM)


    Dear Arun, such a splendid poem of the day...congratsfor being chosen....huge 10++++ (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:24:00 AM)

    you are very kind to encourage me. I am grateful for this. kind regards.

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:23:00 AM)

    Your are very kind to read this poem. You are generous to encourage me. sincere regards.

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/17/2018 1:00:00 AM)


    Congratulations Arun on being placed in this category. It is well deserved. (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/17/2018 3:26:00 AM)

    you are phenomenal in inspiring others. your are generous. kind regards.

  • Robert Murray Smith (5/5/2018 2:18:00 AM)


    A well worked poem.++10 (Report) Reply

    Arun Maji (5/5/2018 2:41:00 AM)

    you are kind as always. kind regards

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 5, 2018

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 5, 2018


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