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

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A glass of water

Give me a glass of water
To drink in this summer
I want nothing more than this
Give me a bowl of rice
To eat on this day.

Submitted: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 08, 2013

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  • Claude Simpson (11/18/2013 12:54:00 PM)

    Great, the physical has to be fed alongside the mind and spirit. Simple truism of the basics of life.

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  • Ken E Hall (9/16/2013 6:51:00 AM)

    simplicity in life as the poem more than suggests and makes one think thanks...regards

  • Mary Forrester (9/13/2013 2:18:00 PM)

    A lovely poem, Gajanan

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (8/12/2013 10:40:00 PM)

    The poem lays out simply a request, it would have more depth and substance if you added perhaps a reason, a result, or expectation in a second stanza.

  • Shivangi Narayan (7/3/2013 10:50:00 AM)

    how simply you expose the basic need of a human being...this way of expressing thoughts so straightforwardly is a are great...

  • Walterrean Salley (6/22/2013 7:55:00 PM)

    Very touching this humble request. How discipline the soul that truly can be satisfied with the mere basics of life. Good writing Gajanan.

  • Ravi Teja (6/15/2013 11:53:00 PM)

    sir it is a very good poem and you are a great poet

  • Summer Wind (6/1/2013 11:17:00 PM)

    Words of simple truth. Lovely style!

  • Piyush Dey (6/1/2013 2:19:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem! Nice written........

  • Heather Wilkins (5/29/2013 9:59:00 AM)

    water and rice the staples of life. with these no one will go hungry. nice

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