Neela Nath Das


A River Of The Will - Poem by Neela Nath Das

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!


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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

Comments about A River Of The Will by Neela Nath Das

  • Gold Star - 40,557 Points Chinedu Dike (7/15/2015 1:32:00 PM)

    Beautiful train of thoughts, well articulated, nice encapsulated and insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Neela and do remain blessed. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Freshman - 521 Points Subbaraman N V (5/10/2015 4:25:00 AM)

    Great expression. Congratulations and thanks for sharing a nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,630 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2015 7:20:00 PM)

    Very nicely and aptly presented. A beautiful poem. Wonderful imagery.Thanks for sharing.....10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,168 Points Bharati Nayak (4/3/2015 10:44:00 AM)

    It starts raining outside
    My room gathers shadow
    I think, where is my will? - - - - Wow- such a beautiful presentation! How the will converts from cloud to rain with thunders and flows like river.Your poems are like willing river, flowing with merriment. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,556 Points Rajesh Thankappan (12/29/2014 10:23:00 AM)

    Free will is hard to contain and it makes its own course. Exhilarating lines. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,251 Points Piyush Dey (8/6/2014 10:56:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 33,343 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/12/2014 8:12:00 AM)

    The poet expresses the feeling of rain and the river in such beautiful poem and it is fine. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,957 Points * 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

    Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 8:12:00 PM)

    Thank you Sunprincess.

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,181 Points 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

    Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (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.

  • Gold Star - 30,528 Points 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

    Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 11:07:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot Valsaji.

  • Gold Star - 8,613 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,028 Points Sayeed Abubakar (6/21/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    Very nice poem, Didi. Congratulation it being published as member poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,259 Points Geetha Jayakumar (6/21/2014 7:19:00 AM)

    Congrats Neela, Beautiful poem......filled with wonderful imagination. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Ravin Sharma (6/21/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    one of most beautiful poem, i have ever read (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,294 Points Ramesh Rai (6/21/2014 6:01:00 AM)

    Congratulations! ! !
    Beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 314 Points 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

    Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (6/22/2014 7:47:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot for your review.

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Thank you Akhtar Jawadji. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,999 Points Neela Nath Das (6/21/2014 3:19:00 AM)

    Thanks Shahzia.my dear friend. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,279 Points Shahzia Batool (6/21/2014 2:40:00 AM)

    Congratulations neela :) (Report) Reply

Read all 55 comments »




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?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 21, 2014


[Hata Bildir]