Bitter sweet memories

I opened my window and looked

At the mist-drenched dawn.

A few stars were still lingering in the sky

And man and animal were rising

From their sleep, rubbing eyes, yawning,

Not ready yet to leave their comfort zones.

In high spirit and artistic purity,

The poet fashioned the drama of existence,

Which exerted a far-reaching influence

On our age and ages to come.

Having gone through tragedies of epic proportion,

Like the allegory ‘The old man and the sea’,

He gave a thought to those memories,

Those bitter sweet memories of poverty,

The number of times he was sent on exile

Owing to caste, helplessness and silence.

However, those very moments of exile

Opened his eyes to life, the insatiable ocean

Very few can delve deep enough

To find the pearls of beauty and wisdom.

Yet, he did find his pearls, genuine and pure

And his journey gained momentum.

His lyrics written with petrichor,

All readers say encore,

His poems intertwining the pains and the pleasures

Of mankind, lost in the maze of war and betrayal,

Introducing a new continent into Literature

And his novels relate the stories of

Men and women with their hidden mysteries,

Emotions stripped bare as he catches

The dewdrop and reflects the cosmos.

pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

5 thoughts on “Bitter sweet memories

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      You can imagine my joy when I read this lovely comment dear Vijay. Thanks a lot, you are too kind.

    2. pramilakhadun Post author

      Your comment is indeed profound dear Vijay, you did delve deep into it.Thanks a lot dear.


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