Sounds in a Potpourri

Clarion sounds of birds
mingle with the screaming horns,
A blend crosses the ears
each day as life passes,
the acoustic tastes change tremendously, 
Ears becoming dauntless
with sounds in a potpourri,
odours poured in profusion, 
sounds coming from nowhere,
Trains, tractors, birds, bees,
thunder, thuds, shouts,  screams,
repressed, restrained human voices-
buried, manifested, distraught, distressed.
Lovely roulades of nature subdued,
we fail to appease the clamour. 
Concinnity is missing amongst the chorus,
Picayune sounds hold the stage.

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About Parneet Jaggi

Parneet Jaggi teaches English in Rajasthan, India. She has four collections of poems in English-" Beyond Words" , "Show me How Not to Grow", "Live Love Light" and "Euphonies Of Heart And Soul". Her books, "Matthew Arnold and the Bhagavad Gita: A Study of His Poems" and "Social and Economic Values in the Teachings of Sikh Gurus" reveal her love for religion and philosophy. She is a bilingual poet(English, Punjabi), editor, critic and novelist. Recently her novel "The Call of the Citadel" (co-authored) was released on Amazon. It is a historical fiction revisiting the Indus Valley Civilization and its enigmatic landscape.

8 thoughts on “Sounds in a Potpourri

  1. Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca

    I can so relate to this poem having been born and brought up in India. I love the line, ‘we fail to appease the clamour.’ Thee are so many kinds of clamour in our lives today. That is also one reason I wrote the Quietude poem. Spending time in quiet is a must every day, but asking God to still us is what really makes the difference to me. Thanks for sharing the poem Parneet Jaggi.

  2. Sameer

    The poem describes the perfect chaos in our lives through sound which become visible in this beautifully written piece.


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