Saturday, July 03, 2010

Through their eyes


The dusty,dirt-ridden track magically transforms-
Into the dainty little wooden bridge-
Across the stretch of dark water,
To the princess's palace.

A frozen drop of dew-
Sticking to a blade of grass-
Transmogrifies into a rare diamond-
When the sunrays kiss the earth.

The lonely village belle,humming a melancholy tune,
Bends over the corn with a sickle in hand-
Somewhere in an unknown valley.
She gains eternal life...unaware.

Through the tender strokes of a painter's brush-
A landscape retains its green glory forever.
Just like a simple truth evolves into an ethereal tale,
In the words of a story-teller-
Just like in a poet's vivid imagination,
The world metamorphoses into a mythical land.
Nothing is ordinary in their eyes-
For they can see beyond.


P.S: For some reason The Solitary Reaper has been on my mind since morning. That's why please accept the above as a tribute to those brilliant few who have given this woefully mundane life of ours meaning since times immemorial through their creations.

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27 comments:

Anish said...

Very beautiful post..it is true...artists immortalize the ordinary through their creations...they are the ones responsible for the cultural evolution of our race..and make us appreciate the beauty present in simplicity....well done....

D2 said...

Beautiful post indeed. Yes, those great minds have contributed to a classical style of thinking that many still like to indulge in.
Nice one. :)

Gyanban said...

This is a nicely written poem, i think the mood is captured well.
liked it.

Sayandeep Kundu said...

This is transcendental...and a tribute to a poet's transcending tranquility...what a marvelous piece of poetry... delightful...Relished every bit of it...

♥ Chocolate lover ♥ said...

awwwwwwwww its awesome x))

loved it <3

Witty Jester said...

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♫♪♥Lonely Dreamer♥♪♫ said...

I love the post :) You have a beautiful blog. I love the profile picture :D

lost wanderer said...

really nice thing you wrote :) it's simply amazing :)

nice blog btw xD

Lazy Pineapple said...

oh yes..even I was reminded of 'The Solitary reaper' as I was reading your poem. Lovely :)

Nethra said...

It's beautiful! Yeah, artists capture the beauty through their words or colors but sometimes they overdo it. Nevertheless we like it. And I liked the poem very much. :)

Samadrita said...

@Anish,D2,Gyanban: Glad to know you liked it.

@Choco lover: Hey there cutie thanks for dropping by after such a long time. :)

@Sayandeep: Wow such praise from a poet of your calibre means a lot to me. Thanks :)

@Witty Jester: Ah sure why not? I'll be paying a visit soon :)

@Lonely Dreamer: You love my profile picture eh? hehe thanks. Visit again if you can.

@lost wanderer: *Bows* thank you!

Ananya said...

wow....superb...!!

vivek said...

Hi Sammy ,

Howz u doing?

wow this is a nice poem ..loved it ..
it rained here ..today morning ...some relief from heat ..
The nature connect what I loves...n u did it so ease...amazing ..

keep it up..

take care

Vivek

wisewit said...

I'm not quite sure I know what it means, but it's been haunting my mind since I read it. :)

wisewit

Rajlakshmi said...

beautifully written... loved the imagery and how you have expressed it...
lovely...

Neha said...

beautiful verses Sammy..how do u guys come up with poetry? you are very talented, trust me...

Samadrita said...
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Samadrita said...

@Lazy P: The third stanza of the poem is a tribute to The Solitary Reaper in fact :)

@Nethra: Thanks girl!

@Ananya: :)

@Vivek: Thanks for liking the piece :)

@wisewit: The poem is a tribute to the poets,painters and story-tellers of the world. And in the first three stanzas I've tried to portray the way a drab truth or happening transforms into something magical in their mind's eye and how an ordinary scene of nature is immortalized in their words :)
Good to see you after a long time. :))

@Rajlakshmi: Thank you for those warm words. :)

@Neha: Haha I know I'm not good with poems. But I write anyway. As long as I don't get sued. ;)

Aparna said...

beautifully written sam!


truly inspired from solitary reaper...you've lived up to the standards of the classic

Quintessence Of Illusion said...

its so beautiful and divine.....its not poetry but a beautiful meaningful painting...you rock gal

Samadrita said...

@Aparna, Writu: Thank you for the feedback girls. Sorry about the late reply but I was a bit busy. :)

ajay said...

Very well written. Beautiful imagery.
The Solitary Reaper is one of my favorites.

Selenium said...

Interesting transformation from a poet to an artist... I guess the Reaper doesn't realize how famous she is...

dattaabhishek said...

vivid imagery conjured by the magical words... the poet's words are truly able to take things to a different level.

uma.a said...

vivid images are created through your imagination ...nice transformation ,nice poem

Chandrama said...

Beautiful is an understatement! Loved the last two lines. And just when you mentioned, it did remind me of 'The Solitary Reaper'. Good work!

Rajendra Raikwar said...

good one

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