A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

A Rose is a Rose is a Rose


A Rose will I give to you,
A rose bloomed in an arbor,
Silent garden with ecstatic fume
did give birth to that bloom.
A Rose will be for a Rose,
Timelessness for your love,
With deep sensual sensitivity,

My Namesake

Addressed to Francis Greenleaf Allison of Burlington, New Jersey.

You scarcely need my tardy thanks,
Who, self-rewarded, nurse and tend--
A green leaf on your own Green Banks--
The memory of your friend.

For me, no wreath, bloom-woven, hides
The sobered brow and lessening hair
For aught I know, the myrtled sides

Me Poet Yeps The Poet..

The Poet the poet
*******
You are not a stream
O poet the poet,
You are a source
From where stream springs,
If poetry is a stream,
Your are an epical dream,
Every breath of you
Is a canto.

Women Of Words 05 - Muddupalini

Muddupalini
Was a Devadasi
And consort of
King Pratap Singh
Of Thanjavur.

She was well versed
In Telugu and Sanskrit literature,
was an accomplished dancer,
A composer and choreographer

Homage To Michael Madhusuda Dutta

Michael Madhusuda Dutta__ Homage
On 26 th January, birthday...
____________

The bard of Bengal the impetus
Sprite,
Restless constant for parboiled
Parnassian,
To the abbot of thy being Calliope,
Though it seem unconsciously full of life,

Inner Realm - Pain In Heart

Inner Realm
Pain in heart

Poignant pain In the wall of my heart 💓
In the deepest part of my being.
It is due to unusual dream that lasted not,
It is due to fullness that life failed to achieve.
Pain poignant to walk on the path leading to nowhere,
Life is a walking with no aim to reach,
An aimless march to a path without track.

All-Pervading Supreme Being

In all, scintillates Thy divinity.
In all, Thou art, Thou art, Thou art.
O Lord! In all, Thou art, Thou art, Thou art.

In the sweet mellifluous tone of cuckoo,
in the efflorescent fragrant lotus,
in the lucid-watered lake,
in the mountain where flows
the fountain with indistinct tunes,
scintillates Thy novelty,

Yasodhara By Maithilisharan Gupt

Is an epical Hindi poem
Recreating
The desertion of Yasodhara
By Siddhartha.

Why did he
Leave them? ,
Is the point of deliberation.

But he went for a cause,

Maducayan, Ili Tako (Maducayan, Our Place)

MADUCAYAN, ILI TAKO (MADUCAYAN, OUR PLACE)
Att.Basilio Wandag Melvin D. Banggollay


Sia se vobroy, nanggawa-an, (It’s an abode surrounded)
... Vilig nan-jomma-jommang (by mountains in every sides
Nampod-aden, na se dao-wang (where a pristine river fed
Danum da siw-wang-wangan (all mankind who resides

2.Urey no ngan, Nangasawaan (Wherever, we got married)

Weeping Branch

Mist in modern discourse:
protesting decor, Lavender Mist.
Dismissive of mist's specifications
and spacing on canvas, you now have

know-how - decorative, unless it is
axiomatic lyricism; the lyric,
not too decorative, unless it is
complacent. Prejudicial against lyric

Be Epical!

Be,
Epical,
Be great,
Be what your heart says,
Constantly!

- Haqueian Verse

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THE GREEN
How deep could I plough I wonder!
I know my limit, I hear the Thunder!
The Why is subtle, the When, Where
The How too, yet the Query everywhere!
The Time, the master traveler, tills an’ tills
Till what time, Janaka and Balarama only know!
But I have to furrow into the depth till it stills
Though shallow my frail, untrained Will could harrow.

The Terracotta Temple

The terracotta temple, the small-small temples,
Standing as historical heritage and legacy,
Which you know not, I know not,
But there is history hidden in them,
The small-small terracotta temples
And the miniature painting done into them,
The terracotta design and building.

The terracotta temples, small-small but beautiful
Made of small-small bricks and lime stone powder

The Agony Of Poetry, This Is India Where Merit Is Crushed

Even after writing for so long, I could not be a poet,
Even after so many years of practice, I am not,
The poets and critics went through my poetry
And the papers of criticism
But commented upon not in their publications.

Their letters are with me, but not their support,
They have the awards from the Govt. of India
But I have not,
Sometimes my spirit too disheartens it

Maha Nanda Sharma (1924-) As A Poet

Maha Nanda Sharma who used to teach in a college
In Bulandshar
Before moving to Meerut University
Did his Ph.D. on P.G.Wodehouse
And was a poet
Of some epical length and line,
Going by Milton and Aurobindo
And deriving from Paradise Lost and Savitri,
Whatever be our appraisal of his,
If epics not strictly then epic fragments.

Sitakant Mahapatra

Sitakant Mahapatra,
An Oriya poet of Orissa,
Orissan myth, populace, art, culture,
Thought, society and tradition,
A ditto Oriya man
With his nativity and roots of Orissa
Writing about the Orissan landscapes,
Intruding upon their resonant silence,
Personal space and scapes.

Rama Series

Rama Series (Written in continuation of, in commemoration) / O, Singer of Rama, Strange Singer! People Will Go Away, But Your Song Will Remain It Here/ Song of Rama/ Strange Singer of Rama

Foreword
I do not write the poems keeping in view the epical formats, but the poems get tagged to naturally to take the canvas and length of epical poems and so the case is with my Rama poems which I have been intermittently to discharge my emotions and feelings just as a compensation for from time to time to recuperate and to recover from tragedy and trauma felt in the aftermath of the loss of lives. How to console the broken self? Where to gather moral strength? How to repair the damage? The haunted houses dilapidated and lying as mouldering heaps of debris and rubble with the input phantom listeners listening and whispering, where to go leaving them? Death is a great leveller and time is the best healer, how to ignore them? My end, I know it well, there is none to be by my side. I do not want to waste my precious time just after engaging with words and if there is something to read and say to, say you definitely passing them on and if not, keep them aside branding it rubbish. And with this, thanks, let me take leave of you!

Milton

Burning the midnight oil
Wrote he
Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained,
A poet with a massive plan
For a literary work
Of a vast cosmology,
Epical and classical,
Profound and elegant,
Latinized and sublime.

A Portrait Of Poets

Nissim
The poster boy
Of modernism.

Lal the director
Of Writers Workshop,
Calcutta.

Kamala
The confessional poetess

Chariot Of Dreams By Dwarakanath H. Kabadi

Though written earlier, he could not pursue and follow it then
As for being a boy of eighteen to take up commerce,
The kernel of Chariot of Dreams was sown earlier
And he wrote it then,
But could not publish it for so long.

Again, when dusting the racks and shelves,
He found the manuscript
And he went through it,
The work written during his youth