Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Palanquin Bearers - Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Comments about Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu

  • Silver Star - 3,667 Points Akachukwu Lekwauwa (7/15/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    enriched with beautiful simile. Nice piece (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 5,581 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (7/15/2015 2:37:00 AM)

    Beautiful. A sweet passionate feeling scrolling with the waves of carrying beauty. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Naveen Kumar Shetty (3/5/2015 4:44:00 AM)

    tell me the phrases in palanquin Bearer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Anusree Anu (4/24/2014 8:07:00 AM)

    it was one of the favourite poems of my granny. Now after all these years when i read i understood why.... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,281 Points Piyush Dey (10/13/2013 10:35:00 PM)

    So beautiful a poem never was read,
    by me in a life so ahead,
    Yet so near, of the poetic heaven. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shruti Fadte (1/28/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    Very cute poem by the Nightingale of India (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pallak Sharma (9/17/2006 9:46:00 AM)

    AWESOME POEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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