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!


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. 


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? 


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!

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...