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A River Of The Will


A river of the will,
Plays in my mind.
I call her to come out,
But she stays behind.
She flows and says-
O, let me do the thing,
Which I desire;
I'm now a spring.
Just telling this,
She jumps from myself,
Riding on a cloud,
She flies like an elf.
With a pensive mood,
I sit by the window,
It starts raining outside,
My room gathers shadow.
I think, where's my will?
She isn't in the sky-
A whisper comes in my ear,
I can't believe my eye....
The drops of rain fall there,
Wetting my hot face,
Tell me-'Dear we are here,
Giving you cool brace.'
Then go back to the river,
To be again the cloud,
To flash with the thunder,
To roar aloud!

Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Edited: Saturday, June 21, 2014

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(It's the wish to hail rain in summer.It comes true ultimately)

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  • Piyush Dey (8/6/2014 10:56:00 PM)

    very beautiful imagination, connecting will with the rain. i liked it.
    nice write. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/21/2014 2:07:00 PM)

    .........so unforgettable and a wonderful choice for member poem of the day.......congratulations.....and I loved reading this poem again..... (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath (6/21/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    Thank you Sunprincess.

  • Neela Nath (6/21/2014 12:18:00 PM)

    Yes Sir.But, I wanted to mean, A whisper tells......But, later, it got mixed with the drops of rain from where the whisper has come.to clear the confusion I edited it.Thanks again. (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Philibert (6/21/2014 10:01:00 AM)

    Good write, tell me not tells me if you mean the drops of rain, plural, river needs an article, to my ear would be better, so a good write that needs some work. (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath (6/21/2014 10:59:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your wise comment.Yes, that's a silly mistake of which I should have been more careful.I'm correcting it soon.

  • Valsa George (6/21/2014 8:21:00 AM)

    Congratulations on this poem being selected as the poem of the day! Our will sometimes plays hide and seek, but comes to our aid, depending upon the strength of our desire.... Great imagination! (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath (6/21/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot Valsaji.

  • Savita Tyagi (6/21/2014 7:52:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Loved the playfulness and the thought. How easily our will takes off from us but returns in need as well. congratulations and thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Hardik Vaidya (6/21/2014 5:35:00 AM)

    I have unfortunately a different perspective on will. It perhaps is the most misunderstood euphemism by mankind. Euphemism for clear understanding and the acceptance by ones self of that knowledge which was understood. When the self sees with crystal clarity the hoops and sketches of the intellect and yet stands firm distinct content and in command what results is will. I knew this after I managed to quit smoking, will power, will, be it good will or evil, is nothing but a popular myth, what children are fed from school days by those who don't have an iota of understanding about what it is. I loved your poem from its structural sense, making sense and reason flow with natures bounty in harmony and confluence with your true self. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

    Neela Nath (6/22/2014 7:47:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your review.

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/13/2014 12:04:00 PM)

    Rains have always played a role in human life. Poets are inspired by rains and it promotes their creative abilities.
    Your poem is a nice creation. (Report) Reply

  • Yash Shinde (3/18/2014 4:29:00 AM)

    great poem, dear...I salute your imagination, I pray this year god bestows upon us his blessing and there be plenty of rains......your poem flows as swiftly as the river in your imagination....great wrk dear (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/21/2013 7:27:00 PM)

    wow...I love your imagination...I could hear the drops of rain falling...see the flash with thunder... feel the drops of rain on my hot face...your poem pulled me in to another world...astonishing.. (Report) Reply

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