Treasure Island

ramesh rai

(13.12.1955 / howrah)

I Searched You


I searched you in Mosque, Church,
temple, Gurudwara, and at so many places
where you are being chanted
in various names of God or
any powerful spirit of nature

I found solace and peace
for the time being
but when I returned to my hermitage
disappointment starred me

I sat on meditation
chanted your various names, but still
disappointment followed me

So, I came out beneath the open sky
in the field, then
I saw you ploughing field
sowing seeds of life
without caring sun and rain
for creation of a new life
for survival of the existing life

I saw you in blooming flowers
without caring sun, rain, thunder and storms
spreading thy fragrance,
pleasing all passers by
I saw you being ripen with fruits and corns
for nourishment of all lives

I saw you making roads
hugging sun, rain and bitter cold
in your bosom, for all the travelers of the world
making them to reach
to the goal of their lives

I saw you, building mansion
in irrespective of seasons for comfort of lives
self residing under the roof of thousand ventilation
and rejoicing the natural phenomenon of life

I saw you in whore lane
selling her body, for survival of her life
and survival of lives of dependent
and of her kids

I saw you in whore lane
entertaining her customers
to rejoice the fun of life

I saw you flying in open sky
chirping the song of freedom
choosing the grains in the field
for amusement of natural life.

I saw you in shambles
sacrificing the life of cattle
being slaughtered brutally
for making delicious dish
to rejoice the fun of life

I saw you in the fragrance
of thy sweat coming out
due to days' toil

I saw you in changing season of life

I saw you giving rain and light

I saw you in sky, water, in land

I saw you
evolving for creation of new life
for a new fuller life and its decay.

Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 12, 2013

Do you like this poem?
1 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 (I Searched You by ramesh rai )

Enter the verification code :

  • Ramesh Rai (1/29/2014 10:03:00 AM)

    Jarrod C Lacy
    I just read your piece on Poemhunter,
    Ramesh. Astoundingly raw and
    beautiful in its imagery.
    Congratulations on your win. (Report) Reply

  • Mike Barrett (12/26/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    Ramesh,

    You've captured reality - God (IT) - is everywhere and in all things all the time and eternally. A beautiful write - thanks for sharing!

    A lot of the poetry flowing through me captures the same theme, the same truth.

    Cheers & keep on channeling! (Report) Reply

  • Crystal Rosser (12/9/2013 11:25:00 AM)

    Enchanting and enlightening. Sensible in many ways tough would have liked to felt more mystery and god-like intensity in this poem. The ideas and visualization of God brings about so much mystery from the unknown. Overall, nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Trivedi (11/27/2013 8:18:00 AM)

    I like it very much...All creations are the gift of God and God lives in it....Congratulation for winning the prize...! !
    - -Deepak Trivedi (Report) Reply

  • Alexander Coppedge (11/5/2013 10:55:00 AM)

    Forgive me for not voting for you earlier. Congratulations! You didn't even need my two cents. I loved this art. You captures many features in this work. Took a twist to get use to the style. But yes wonderful expression and thought. You sir have a kind heart. (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (11/3/2013 6:40:00 PM)

    You deserve to win ramesh great look into life and God and all the work you do in P/H..kind regards (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (11/2/2013 7:22:00 PM)

    Very beautiful and heartfelt poem Ramesh! Congratulations on your win!
    Best regards,
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

Read all 142 comments »

New Poems

  1. Acting Judge, Tim caffery
  2. Your lovely smile, Jesus James Llorico
  3. Past Reloaded, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  4. The Truest Love., Achill Ladd
  5. Points made between waves, Mark Heathcote
  6. ignus fatuus or sketches of my past?, Mandolyn ...
  7. Black Wings, Lilly Emery
  8. United we Stand Divided we fall, Aftab Alam
  9. Beauty, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  10. Come Home, Richard Provencher

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]