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Friday, 28 February 2014

The old man


The old man
on the seashore 
fathoming
the depth of life.

The sea-gulls
Above, pouncing down
On the tit-bits like
ever- famished street
urchins rummaging
inside the garbage tins.

And the dashing
Cadillacs and Yamahas
by the score
And people
In Levi’s and halters,
passing never
a glance
no time.

The old man
Walks back towards his
rented room,
a rented life
faint ears,straining
feeble force forcing,
least they miss
the welcome nock from
the endless horizon?

From the horizon
the albatross spans
its wings across
the dying sun.

Momently darkness
On the shores
Of life
before the twilight
stars predict
a fresh sunny
dawn of gloom.

9 comments:

  1. Nice poem Rajeevji!
    Good flow of words.

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  2. चर्चा मंच28 February 2014 at 12:24

    बहुत सुंदर प्रस्तुति.
    इस पोस्ट की चर्चा, शनिवार, दिनांक :- 01/03/2014 को "सवालों से गुजरना जानते हैं" : चर्चा मंच : चर्चा अंक : 1538 पर.

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  3. क्षण भर अंधेरे
    किनारे पर
    जीवन की
    गोधूलि पहले
    सितारों की भविष्यवाणी
    एक ताजा सनी
    उदासी की सुबह.
    great i like it

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    1. सादर धन्यवाद ! आभार.

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