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(01-01-1946 / Srinagar (J & K) India)

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The Fading Clouds

The fading clouds
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Oh, the dweller of ‘Vijay Top’
Thine downy appearance hath a mystic path
Your angelic grace is born of
A mate less mother, celestial froth.

Fumes that arise from a fathomless deep
Sweep through the cosmos and merge within lights
What errands do you mystify and why do you creep?
Over sun-smitten cliffs, and sunken heights.

I explore the waterless oceans
Winged by a crushing will, over-burning desire
Break through the mystery of life in cherished fire
And melt off my own nature and traditions.

Your fading frame over wading cries
Beyond the skies and where souls’ habitation lies.
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All rights reserved/June 1959/B N Kaul

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Friends, on Father’s Day, I could not think of anything else but to post one of the poems of my respected father (Sh. B N Kaul,89) as my salute to my guide, mentor, a great educationist and a National Awardee. This poem was written by him at famous Vijay Mountain Top near Sonawari (J & K State/India) in the month of June 1959.

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  • Valsa George (6/22/2013 4:58:00 AM)

    A beautiful tribute to your father! How he has snapshot the entire beauty of the snow capped mountain peaks and looked down into the depths and mysteries of life! A very profound write! Thanks for the great comment!

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  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (6/22/2013 4:56:00 AM)

    Yor dad wrote this wondrous poem? I say he was a most splendid mentor. Dis piece is great esp d line, 'sweep through the cosmos'. Kudos.

  • Heather Wilkins (6/20/2013 11:37:00 AM)

    a great poem Tribhawan. A lovely way to honor your father.

  • Wahab Abdul (6/19/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    oh really this one very lovely.. written on so early and yet it modern... really appreaciable.. like it

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