ramesh rai

Gold Star - 11,654 Points (13.12.1955 / howrah)

A Lesson Of Smile


My child!
do you know
how to smile?
if you learn to smile
you'll forget to weep
then no apathy
can touch your life
like the flower
does not know to weep
so take the lesson
from a flower
never knew
how to weep.

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 22, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Lesson Of Smile by ramesh rai )

  • Gold Star - 22,355 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/13/2014 11:53:00 AM)

    A nice message a father can give to his child. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,654 Points Ramesh Rai (3/27/2014 6:39:00 PM)

    Martelle Mcpartland
    Hi Ramesh, would you consider
    calling the poem, A Smile? I would
    break the poem up into stanzas, there
    is a natural break after, how to smile,
    so I would have those first three lines
    as a stanza. Next stanza, next four
    lines. Last stanza, ..just like a flower
    that does not know how to weep. I
    would omit the last four lines as that
    is a repeat of the lesson. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,654 Points Ramesh Rai (3/27/2014 6:33:00 PM)

    Martelle Mcpartland
    Hi Ramesh, would you consider
    calling the poem, A Smile? I would
    break the poem up into stanzas, there
    is a natural break after, how to smile,
    so I would have those first three lines
    as a stanza. Next stanza, next four
    lines. Last stanza, ..just like a flower
    that does not know how to weep. I
    would omit the last four lines as that
    is a repeat of the lesson. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,096 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/25/2014 4:21:00 AM)

    You have a way with words Ramesh. You conjure colour and when I read your poems each word has it's own radiance. You have a beautiful heart :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,614 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (3/23/2014 5:40:00 PM)

    The power of smile is so profound. Nicely said in the poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
[Hata Bildir]