Shalini Samuel

Rookie - 24 Points (29-06-1985 / Kanniyakumari)

A Fishy Day At Bay - Poem by Shalini Samuel

Blue wave, white foam, washing the long shore
with its tender soothing hands, brushing away
my fading memories, polishing men's rock heart, at bay
-akin to the pebbles, the bubbly kids search to store

on a solitary rock, by the shore, a young man sits
dreaming his untold future, the spluttering sprays
banging the rock, returns back, filling water in pits
sea retreats in agony, striking again angrily on her prey

the candy man rings the bell, people run behind for a bite
the balloons sway in his hands- bright red, blue and pink
the shells, hiding an unknown craftsman, rests at the sales site,
the groundnut covers, mango peels, the leftover snacks, stink

sinking legs, wander aimlessly across the shore, holding hand
sometimes alone, like two creepers intertwined, joy and sorrow guise
the breaking dawn, sun rises, to the silent command of magic wand
I look upon through the net, the arid faces, ripping hungry and fiery eyes

enjoying weepily my solo day on shore; few hours afore, from the cold sea bed
waving my friends, I had gone astray into the net, envisioning the shore gleam;
suicidal I have been, caught in men's glitters of a wonder world afar, held
by cruel hands, I knew not, this isn't my place; travelling back alive- just a daydream.


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Comments about A Fishy Day At Bay by Shalini Samuel

  • Silver Star - 3,162 Points Hans Vr (1/24/2014 8:35:00 PM)

    A pleasure to read. Nice (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 144 Points Rubab Atwal (1/8/2014 4:50:00 AM)

    a very creative and beautiful poem...loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 75 Points Alexander Coppedge (11/5/2013 11:50:00 AM)

    Strange piece here. I like it. The style, creativity and flow works. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,577 Points Savita Tyagi (11/5/2013 7:41:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Puts me on sea for a morning walk. Loved it. congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sam Kim (10/27/2013 4:45:00 AM)

    great sonnet loved it (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points Williams George (10/26/2013 9:35:00 AM)

    sinking legs, wander aimlessly across the shore, holding hand
    sometimes alone, like two creepers intertwined, joy and sorrow guise
    the breaking dawn, sun rises, to the silent command of magic wand
    I look upon through the net, the arid faces, ripping hungry and fiery eyes..

    Excellent write. Beautiful picture scape, Congrats on your win, Regards WILLIAMSJI MAVELI (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 77 Points Williams George (10/26/2013 9:33:00 AM)

    Dear Shalini,
    Excellent write, Congrats
    WILLIAMSJI MAVELI (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/25/2013 10:41:00 PM)

    Vivid imagery makes the poem come alive! However, I would have loved it still more had the rhythm of the first three stanzas been maintained in the last two. The first stanza promised much more! ! A talented poet, who can only mature with the passage of time....like goode olde wine.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Akila G (10/25/2013 12:14:00 PM)

    Lovely metaphoric play! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diwakar Pokhriyal (10/25/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    Really great. Keep it up: -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pradeep Nair (10/25/2013 6:48:00 AM)

    There is Solitude,
    There is Nostalgia,
    There is the right mix of Subtlety and flow of life..

    The initial stanza brings in certain feeling akin to that of admiring a Water Color painting...
    The poem travels through various stages of creative narration and creative imagination..
    and the last one..
    the last one blazes into reality.

    It was a soothing experience reading through... All the very best. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 53,301 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/22/2013 11:08:00 PM)

    caught in men's glitters of a wonder world afar, lovely lines...10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 53,301 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/22/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    caught in men's glitters of a wonder world afar.. lovely lines....10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,448 Points Amitava Sur (10/20/2013 5:52:00 PM)

    Aa nice day dream, wll penned (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deepika Ramesh (10/19/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    very creative akka...... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karthika Ramesh (10/19/2013 8:40:00 AM)

    nice.........i like it................ :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 558 Points Tribhawan Kaul (10/18/2013 1:31:00 PM)

    imagery is beautiful. Lovely poem 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ramesh Rajakani (10/17/2013 9:12:00 AM)

    Your day dream is very nice and tuching heart. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 53,301 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (10/17/2013 9:05:00 AM)

    travelling back alive- just a daydream... nice lines, , lovely feelong...10

    The life stands as vast spread ocean
    It presents with blue water scene
    So deep yet presents with dilemma
    Person fails to think as if in comma (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ramesh Kaleeswaran (10/17/2013 8:35:00 AM)

    Fantastic shalini, It is very deep.feelings. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013


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