Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A quick post...

Just a very quick post to put up two new poems I found. Let me know what you think!




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The panther - By Rainer Maria Rilke




His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold
anything else. It seems to him there are
a thousand bars; and behind the bars, no world.

As he paces in cramped circles, over and over,
the movement of his powerful soft strides
is like a ritual dance around a center
in which a mighty will stands paralyzed.

Only at times, the curtain of the pupils
lifts, quietly--. An image enters in,
rushes down through the tensed, arrested muscles,
plunges into the heart and is gone. 















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Autumn song - By Sarojini Naidu



Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
A golden storm of glittering sheaves,
Of fair and frail and fluttering leaves,
   The wild wind blows in a cloud.

Hark to a voice that is calling
   To my heart in the voice of the wind:
My heart is weary and sad and alone,
For its dreams like the fluttering leaves have gone,
   And why should I stay behind? 











8 comments:

Charu said...

I'm having some trouble adding this to the post itself so here.

The pictures are from:

One month old Leopard cub - http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&pver=6&ar=CLinks

Autumn scene - http://www.markforrester.co.za/2007/10/22/autumn/

Thousif Raza said...

both are beautiful... very very beautiful.... loved the first one though... and great pic tooo :)


take care and keep writing.........

Charu said...

@Thousif: Yeah, I liked the first one more as well, but still...both are beautiful. Glad you liked them too *happy smile*


Oh...and glad you liked the pics :)

nil said...

I LOVE both the poems! and oh yes, the pictures were lovely.
Specially the 2nd one... :)

No seriously, the 2nd poem I'd read tonnes of times earlier, but never quite got tired of it : )

evergreen stuff, i tell you :)

Vivarjitha said...

woah....amazing poems...and good dat we're bak blogging...!!!

Charu said...

@Nil: Yep, I liked the second picture very much too. Glad you liked the poems! Good poems are evergreen indeed :)


@Vivarjitha: Glad you liked the poem. As for back to blogging, this was only a filler since I felt really guilty for not putting up something for so long. Whenever I can get down to writing without feeling guilty, I promise I'll write a real post. See you then :)

Scribblers Inc said...

The poem by Sarojini Naidu tugs at your heart...I wish there were more poets like her...simplistic in approach and well defined in agenda!

wishes
Scribblers Inc.

Charu said...

@Scribblers Inc: Am glad you enjoyed the poem so much. Indeed we are fortunate to have wonderful poets like Sarojini Naidu who can uplift our spirits just with words...