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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Song Of Dusk




The mellow mood returns
Brings along many lore
The winged ones teeming
Velvet heavens fling their door

A planter breaks the lull
An ode he joyously cries
His swinging face & palm
Painted in earthen dyes

The mangrove in the backyard
Lively with chirps galore
When the world refolds tired
All their words come to fore

My neighbor paddles homeward
He hides sundry candies
He schemes to daze his son
So that a crushing hug he can earn

The distant mill lets off
The last siren; For the day is up
And the haggard milieu 
Is dotted with walking figures  

The local playground is deserted
One by one all its heroes fade
Into the darkness it goes
Embracing glimpses close

The conch rythms and hymns 
A homage to Maker of things
Echo from under roofs one and all
Sprinkled with prayers big & small 

Away from the roads and human sound
In the meandering clay, home bound
A gaggle of wavy figures 
All waists stacked with pitchers 

The retreating sun drives
Asunder the stronghold of clouds
Smearing its best about
As it leaves for a fresh bout

My grand old father strolls out
The health of nature makes him stout
He comforts himself on mahogany husk
And hums his cherished songs of dusk

It's the peacemaker
It's the twilight
It's that thread that binds
A passing day and a charging night


47 comments:

  1. The last stanza is quite powerful ... loved the poem !!!

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  3. this was so serene and beautiful ......your poem has actually the feel of dusk -loved it :) :)

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    1. Thanks Vinisha. You've made my effort worthwhile by your kind remark

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  4. Excellent one Anupam..Loved it :)

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  5. Congratulations Anupam :)
    You've been awarded - The Versatile Blogger Award!!
    (http://oipagalpari.blogspot.ca/2012/09/blogger-award-numero-deux.html)

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    1. Thank You Rehya. Congratulations to you too.

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  6. seeing your poetic mood these days...must say ,a wonderful write and your every post is versatile in nature.Congrats.

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    1. Thanks for your never ending encouragement. You've indeed caught my mood by its nerve.

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  7. "The local playground is deserted
    One by one all its heroes fade
    Into the darkness it goes
    Embracing glimpses close "

    Awesum Lines !!
    Loved them !!!

    Happy Blogging !!!

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    1. Thank You Amit. I wrote these lines recalling my childhood days, when on arrival of dusk, we used to saunter back home after tiring games. And every day, as we returned, I stole a glance at the forlorn playground which appeared as if looking sadly at it's only companions leaving for the day. I remember feeling sad for the playground thinking that it'd be alone till the next day afternoon.

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  8. beautiful..beautiful..beautiful

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    1. Thank you for your reverberating compliment.

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  9. Oh man, Anupam....... I need a vacation!!! awesome post!

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    1. Take One Poonam, with your sweet doll. Glad you liked the poem

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  10. Beautiful poem!!! Liked it immensely! :)

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  11. ..the song fully charged with dusky atmosphere! Loved it Anupam:)

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    1. Your kind admiration has charged me no less. Thank You Amit ji.

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  12. the mango in the backyard..
    the distant mill..
    the conch rythms and..

    loved such stanzas..
    ur poem is full of life..

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    1. I'm so delighted that you appreciate my effort to infuse life into words. Thanks Pratik

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  13. amazing..the imagery is so real!

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  14. Wow Anupam, what a superb click you have got of the setting sun. The words giving ample support to the photograph as well.
    Another job well done, keep it up :)

    Regards

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. Aahh!!! That's not my click, Jay. I'll communicate your appreciation to the the photographer.

      Thanks for your appreciation and making it to 'reflections' everytime. Your support means a lot.

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  15. The words evoke beautiful images, Anupam. Great job! Loved this!

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    1. Thank You Panchali ji. A magnificent poet yourself, your admiration is cherished.

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  16. Rhythmic and Sweet-Sounding.
    It Couldn't Be Better!!!

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  17. Wow! How do you think of these lines! Amazing!

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    1. They just come my friend. Thanks Rohan, for your kind admiration

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  18. when I thought poetry has faded past its glory, I stepped into the world of blogging and saw poetry taking its rightful place...beautiful. Will come back for more! http://beyondwoman.blogspot.in/

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    1. I would like to fancy that my poem evoked your observation. If that is so, then I say Thank You for making my day, Meenakshi

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  19. wow really well thought and wrote!

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    1. Thank You Dhawal. Welcome to 'reflections'

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    2. So very well written, keeps the reader thinking for a fair bit of time.

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  20. Lovely poem... a mundane evening injected with mellow life with such lucidity. And there is that melancholy feeling about the lyrics... makes one want to read it again and then think about it for a while even after leaving the page. Nice work.

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