RAJ NANDY

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** THE ART OF LIVING


THE ART OF LIVING!

Living life is a serious matter, I was told
in my early days,
To live this life properly one must amend
one’s ways!
Seeds must be sown and nurtured, before
the plant can grow to bloom, -
The art of living must be learnt, for it to
become a boon!
One must also look for something beyond
and above, -
With faith, hope and charity, - seeking
God’s love!
And soon you shall get addicted to living, -
Forgetting all your doubts and misgivings!
Though these platitudes all sound very true, -
But there comes a time in a man’s life, -
When life simply starts to overtake you! !
Like a philosopher now I sit and write and
also meditate, -
Writing verses about the art of living, - as I
contemplate!
Poetry has become a full time job as I sit and
write my verse, -
Happy with this mode of living, before things
could get any worse!
Now I live to read, and read to write, -
And that's the way I survive!
The art of living is no mean art, -
But one must choose one’s style of living, -
And embrace this life with thanksgiving!

- Raj Nandy
20 Mar 09
New Delhi

Submitted: Friday, March 20, 2009
Edited: Saturday, March 21, 2009

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  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (9/5/2009 9:37:00 AM)

    raj...it is a beautiful poem, telling us to enrich ourselves, in the art of living, in our own choice, anything which is good for our life and well being.yes, sometimes life overtakes usas you said, and we need to do a little retrospection, , , , and start off again.there is always something to learn in life.lovely write.!
    ritty (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (8/19/2009 1:39:00 AM)

    The second last line of this poem clearly states that one must choose one's style of living, - and make an art out of it! I am happy that this message was understood and also appreciated by the readers; though missed out totally by
    a senior person like Rakesh Bedi, as brought out by his comments! ! Thanks! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (8/4/2009 11:01:00 AM)

    Great words of widsom......memorable poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 66 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (8/4/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    wow! Living is a gift! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rakesh Bedi (7/23/2009 12:49:00 AM)

    Sir, don't you think art of living ought to vary from individual to individual? It is very nice to know that you feel blessed and blissful in the company of words; which join to form verses....... regards! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (7/18/2009 1:34:00 PM)

    raj, ...at this point of life, i think one deserves to do, what one likes best.be it poetry, or painting, or anything else which gives you joy.make the best of it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Smiley Hooker (6/26/2009 12:51:00 AM)

    That's what you call living with a style. And I like your style, dear poet. Very natural, happy and confident. Well penned! : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 365 Points Indira Renganathan (6/25/2009 6:04:00 AM)

    Have something of your own interest....certainly not vicious...for the good art of living...inspiring (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bob Blackwell (6/22/2009 8:09:00 AM)

    The art of living must be learnt, perhaps it takes half a life to consider a philosophy that works. However once on this road, the bumps grow softer as our journey's progress on lifes map gets older, then they begin to peter out. It was then the joy of life, through meditation and closer contact with God, true happiness came. So like you I sit I read, I write, I read some more, I study natures beauty and of course I read and write poetry. Raj, perhaps our role in life is to pass on those lessons, by writing beautiful poetry like yours. Regards Bob Blackwell (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Kesav Easwaran (6/22/2009 1:37:00 AM)

    '...I live to read, and read to write,
    And that's the way I survive!
    The art of living is no mean art,
    But one must choose one’s style of living,
    And embrace this life with thanksgiving! '

    Wonderful outlook to have in life...told there in excellent poetic style..good poem, Raj...inspirational...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Priyanka Bhowmick (6/9/2009 9:17:00 AM)

    wonderful script/ full of inspiration n optimistic points.. a big 10. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,744 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/8/2009 11:37:00 PM)

    One must also look for something beyond
    and above, -
    With faith, hope and charity, - seeking
    God’s love! ...... there is eternal joy on earth itself. Why to search for heaven... it is hell andheavenboth here....... beautiful written with precise words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/29/2009 12:14:00 PM)

    the last two lines sum up the art... (Report) Reply

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