Pankajam Kottarath


What I Overheard - Poem by Pankajam Kottarath

1.
Wind asked Jasmine: How do you look so gorgeous?
Jasmine said: As the delight of others gets reflected on me
Jasmine to the wind: How do you blow so gentle?
Wind said: As the melody of mine I want you to enjoy

2.
Sea asked waves: How can you sing and dance all the while?
Waves said: Feel great in amusing the viewers
Waves to the sea: How do you look bluish and beautiful?
Sea said: I am happy taking away the viewers grief.

3.
Cloud asked the wind: Why do you chase me till I dispel?
Wind said: As I want you to be blessed gifting life to all.
Wind to the cloud: Why do you change colour and content?
Cloud said: The aim of my birth being so fulfilled.

4.
Sky asked birds: Why do you take flight to the skies?
Birds said: As the flap of our wings fill music in the space.
Birds to the Sky: Why is your space so open and still?
Sky said: Appealing to be modest even at this zenith.


Comments about What I Overheard by Pankajam Kottarath

  • Monica Choudhury (9/1/2015 9:58:00 AM)

    really enjoyed it . What is the purpose behind the wind, sky, birds and the sea........profound way to look at everything! (Report) Reply

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  • Anele The_african_son Potelwa (umbhali_wasembo) (5/6/2012 12:15:00 PM)

    Wow, an innovative way of expression through nature, I love the word art in each verse, very wonderful

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  • V S (4/12/2012 11:31:00 AM)

    Everything has a purpose to be active..thought provoking poem, well written.. (Report) Reply

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/7/2012 1:49:00 AM)

    Wonderful thoughts! Well written poem. I like it so much. (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (4/6/2012 10:16:00 PM)

    each line is meticulously philosophical. i was moved as i read again (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 6, 2012


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