Hardik Vaidya

(26 Dec 1969, yet to kick the bucket. / Mahuva, Gujarat, India.)

A Poet's Prize


A poet's prize is not in recognition.
A poet's prize is not in his poems publication.
A poet's prize is not in how long he is remembered after his death.
A poet's prize is not his poems earning him his bread.
A poet writes poems, leaves passionate kisses on the barren rocks of time.
A poet writes poems, leaves his scented thoughts on the impressions of minds.
A poet writes a poem, through the nib of his pen, blunts millennia of swords.
A poet writes a poem, through unsaid words, pierces hearts yet born.
A poet writes a poem, using every alphabet, he stitches through times.
A poet writes a poem; Nature comes to spring, summer, autumn, winter.
No one reads nature, we live in her, and so does the world in poems.
Has there been a prize for Nature?
A poet's prize is not in recognition.
A poet's prize is not in his poems publication.
A poet's prize is not in how long he is remembered after his death.
A poet's prize is not his poems earning him his bread.

Submitted: Monday, March 18, 2013
Edited: Monday, March 18, 2013

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  • Roseann Shawiak (4/14/2013 10:59:00 PM)

    I like the essence of this poem, although repeating: A poet's prize or A poet writes a poem is disconcerting to my mind for some reason. It seems that I'd like to go directly to each reason and not spend time on those few oft repeated words. That's just me though.
    Would like to thank you for your comment on Musical Pathway, you totally made not only my day, but my entire month with it. I do have a question regarding Mahabharata though. Never heard of him before, ever. In India do you study him in school? How did you learn of him? Tried to look him up, but couldn't figure out where to start, from a learning stand point that is. How would I even begin to compile the poems. I am seriously considering it, yet I am out of my league here - I am a mere poet who writes constantly every day. Knowing nothing of what you've mentioned. Don't know much about navigating these comments and where they're supposed to go yet either. Think I'm writing this in the wrong place and don't know where to write it otherwise. Sorry. Again, I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (3/21/2013 1:59:00 AM)

    A very nice poem on what a poet's prize is! The first four lines again repeated in the end adds more emphasis!
    A VERY ELEGANT AND REFINED POEM ! (Report) Reply

  • Vizard Dhawan (3/18/2013 8:08:00 AM)

    true words for poets, ..a mind charging and inspirational poems for us all..thanks for giving us the glimpse of this masterpiece...great and praiseworthy write... (Report) Reply

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