Treasure Island

Pradip Chattopadhyay

(28.01.1961 / Kolkata)

How Long Is Life


A stupid question
With the answers

Luminous

It’s that long
What it takes
To unearth
All the love
Begot on earth
For you

It’s that long
What it takes
To travel the way
To know
You got more joy in giving
Than receiving

It’s that long
What it takes
To close your mouth
And wait in patience
To listen what’s uttered
In the silence

It’s that long
What it takes
To reach the point
Where you feel fulfilled
Without a visible gain
In your coffer

It’s only not that long
That you live

In years

Submitted: Saturday, January 18, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 18, 2014

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (How Long Is Life by Pradip Chattopadhyay )

Enter the verification code :

  • Muhammad Ali (1/18/2014 2:22:00 AM)

    beautiful poem.
    and there will be questions again and again, and there will be new questions always. and there will be new heavens and hells, and spaces for new demands and thoughts and new travels of infinite wisdom regardless of time. i like this poem too. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. Make others do, gajanan mishra
  2. MY FEELINGS FOR YOU, AMADU KAMARA
  3. From Gandhiji's Quotes for Gandhi Jayanthi, Dr John Celes
  4. Seeing, Aparna Chatterjee
  5. O American Girl, Will You Take With You?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. A Woman in Love, Akhtar Jawad
  7. Endearing Love, Kwai Chee Low
  8. The Swing, Kwai Chee Low
  9. Price, Ashraful Alam Shikder
  10. Let The King Think, Ashraful Alam Shikder

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. Identity, Cyrus Diaz
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. 1861, Walt Whitman
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]