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

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  • 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

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