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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Singer Of Trains





Letting melody into cacophony  
And eyeing for lovers of tune;
Verses and fables and legends
Flowing too was meager fortune

A chorus follows 
More lips move 
Untrained rhythm
Stirs the withins

The crowd nods,
Sways and revels
Hands join and leave 
The high notes, souls heave

Delicate fingers shift
From bonds of harmony
To pleading gestures
To vain ventures

The paltry throngs disperse
Indifferent and coarse
Though bankrupt and torn
To a gifted voice she's born

That  voice untired, already begins
The singer of trains once more sings 




Image courtesy - wovensouls.wordpress.com

22 comments:

  1. very poignant,

    'Delicate fingers shift
    From bonds of harmony
    To pleading gestures
    To vain ventures'

    Sheer talent not even getting two square meals.

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  2. Ah! Have seen the same many a time.

    "That voice untired, already begins
    The singer of trains once more sings" These lines have the soul of the poem.

    Glad you're back, Anupam! :)

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  3. Good to see you back!!

    Very touching poem :)

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  4. Singer Of Trains , nice post. its my first visit on this blog (^-^)...
    Tips Via Blogging

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    1. Welcome to my blog Umesh. Glad you like the poem

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  5. The paltry throngs disperse
    Indifferent and coarse
    Though bankrupt and torn
    To a gifted voice she's born

    That voice untired, already begins
    The singer of trains once more sings

    Marvelous lines of the poem. The soul of the poem, I see a caring heart there. Write more friend.

    http://neoimaginations.blogspot.in/

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  6. It's a soul stirring poem, Anupam..harsh realities...
    Good to see you back after such a long break.. :)

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  7. Very beautiful touching poem:)

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  8. Wah.. Lol, you've left me at a loss of words once again.
    It's So Great to have you back :)
    & good to see a change of perspective within the poem.

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  9. A usual sight on Indian trains. You've given it a new dimension - the touch of humanity.

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  10. Nice poem on a very neglected section of our society. Good to see you back :)

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  11. nice poem. heart-felt feelings. :)

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  12. Anupam Ji
    Returned after a 3 months long field work in South Africa and really moved with your poem. Very nice touching and mind freshner.

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  13. My heart bleeds when I see children begging here and there...a piquant description of one such hapless child

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  14. Awesome rhyme filled with emotions perfect!

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