Treasure Island

gajanan mishra

(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Deer Loses Its Life


A deer loses its life
As it absorbed in
The musical sounds by hunter.

A fish loses its life
As it eats the bait
Offered by the fisherman.

An elephant loses its independence
While satisfying its genitals
With a female elephant.

O my dear, the more you try
To satisfy your senses
The more you become morose.

Submitted: Monday, October 28, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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gratifying the sense organs means more harassment

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  • Piyush Dey (7/29/2014 11:23:00 PM)

    there is a profound depth in these words, this will make someone really think.
    i got what you wanted to convey through this wonderful poem.
    i like your ink. nice write. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/23/2014 7:55:00 AM)

    More good is freedom and curtailing freedom for pleasure's sake is sometimes makes the senses in bad situation and the poem is very nice and wonderful in creating the perfect situations of loss of freedom even for an elephant who is mighty and big and also powerful. I doesn't like to go further and I interested it very much. (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (4/7/2014 12:11:00 PM)

    should we, readers, assume from this poem that the poet either does not seek to gratify his sense organs OR that he accepts more harassment? ? ? hmmm? it is true that having sex for pleasure's sake can involve sacrifices as well, and that is (sometimes) true with other pleasures; i believe the poet's note should say sometimes. . the fish satisfying its hunger ends up a little worse off, i think, than does the man/woman who has sex with another person.

    i didn't understand the first stanza/title. ok, i reread it. i think you mean some hunters use animal calls or other noises to attract the animal which is hunted, and, when the animal responds to the music by exposing itself to the hunter, it may be killed.

    well, this should be a warning to us readers. but i still plan to eat more ice cream in my lifetime.
    thanks for sharing. :) (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (12/30/2013 7:24:00 PM)

    A fish loses its life
    As it eats the bait
    Offered by the fisherman.... nice one...10

    one should not fall to greed
    even it is essential to feed
    the care must be taken to see
    why is it provided free? (Report) Reply

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