Treasure Island

RAJ NANDY

(CALCUTTA, NOW SETTLED IN NEW DELHI)

**WHEN YOU CATCH THAT FEVER! !


**WHEN YOU CATCH THAT
FEVER!

When the body temperature exceeds the normal, -
The doctor says that you have got the fever on
you!
High fever can get you into a delirium,
And you could get admitted in the ICU!

One must guard oneself from the summer’s sun,
Take precaution from exhaustion and heat!
Wear those dark glasses and use a parasol,
And sun-tan lotion makes the picture complete!
Prevention is half the cure, is a saying which
is very true!
With cool butter milk and iced lemonades,
You can keep that heat off you!

Now there is another type of fever, more potent
than that ‘swine flu’!
It can strike you anywhere and at any time,
And you cannot take adequate precautions too!
When your heart starts to beat faster and a fever
rages all inside,
You get melancholic and delirious, -
When someone calls the doctor by your bedside!
When no temperature gets recorded, -
And the doctor looks concerned;
For you have caught the love’s fever, -
O! What a lovely way to burn!
-Raj Nandy
13 Jun 09
New Delhi
(Wanted to write a poem in the lighter vein!)

Submitted: Saturday, June 13, 2009

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  • Mamta Agarwal (6/21/2009 9:17:00 AM)

    when you catch the fever, that no butter milk or parasol can take care of, you have to let it take its course. For when the heart is on fire, with desire, what a lovely way to burn, and to douse the fire you toss and turn...

    10

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  • Brishti Mazumdar (6/15/2009 1:02:00 AM)

    When your heart starts to beat faster and a fever
    rages all inside,
    You get melancholic and delirious, -

    Really....what a lovely way to burn!

    ...liked your lighter way of expression...10+ - Brishti (Report) Reply

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (6/13/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    'When no temperature gets recorded, -
    And the doctor looks concerned;
    For you have caught the love’s fever, -
    O! What a lovely way to burn! '

    Lovely poem- beautiful imagination. (Report) Reply

  • surya . (6/13/2009 5:25:00 AM)

    what a beautiful poem in advise. it is called real time poem. nice and timely
    voted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (6/13/2009 3:58:00 AM)

    At certain situations, better to have lighter vein
    Its nice of you, you didn't write to panic
    As does the TV coverage.
    This is one, many more come and go
    Just learn - 'life can be short'
    Live it the fullest.
    Rest...
    Yes... there are many ways to get burnt.

    Good one. Enjoyed the read. (Report) Reply

  • rago rago (6/13/2009 3:12:00 AM)

    lovely write when we caught the fever of love.......... when that faver catches many things happen........ beautifully penned.......... (Report) Reply

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