NIRVANA

The sky frightens with lightning and rain
raises neither fire nor quenches the earth

I've lost a chance to create despite ritual
end of the day and her parting with a kiss:

now sulking with a glass in the dark
it's stupid to talk about nirvana




Poetry by R.K.Singh
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Written on 2005-10-10 at 13:48

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Sofiul Azam
It's really a good poem. These two lines are wonderful: "now sulking with a glass in the dark/it's stupid to talk about nirvana". Indian mysticism and philosophy are hard for people of much Westernised outlooks, but a kind of essential good can be found there. I like all the Sanskrit literature.

These days, I am reading The Gita to understand the Indian psyche which is ours as well, because the partition in 1947 doesn't mean we have become poles apart in thinking. I am really fond of Kalidasa; I hope you would read "Isn't It That Kalidasa's Calligraphy?" One of the reasons why I am asking you to read is that you are living in India and must be someone with sensibilities of the Subcontinent to your credit.
2005-10-14


chasingtheday The PoetBay support member heart!
there will always be other chances to create!
2005-10-14


John Ashleigh
Tears can really be pictured being expressed here. Very good.
2005-10-10