Life

 

On the crude pages of the flirting life,
lie some thumbprints
of a moment’s poetry.

In the indulgence of this breath,
are breathed,
some sublime clouds of beyond-life.

Somewhere in the girth
of this incidental existence,
lies a pearl
of perfect anonymity,
that smears its manifestations
in the misty catacombs of abstraction.
and in the definite heart-throb of the concrete.

And thus,
my being is thrilled,
with the joy
that erupts in the birth of creation…
When the diligence of craft,
meets the spontaneity of art…

 

(First published in the Inspired by Tagore commemorative book)

  15 comments for “Life

  1. kavya
    July 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I read your poem in the Inspired by Tagore commemorative book by British Council. Its an honour to read you more.

    • Sarvesh Kulkarni
      July 17, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      It’s an honour to have someone who feels that way. I am glad you liked it.

      • Sushrut Munje
        July 18, 2012 at 10:27 am

        I didn’t know you have your poem there. Proud of you, Sarvesh. :)

        • Sarvesh Kulkarni
          July 18, 2012 at 11:20 am

          :) Thanks mate.

  2. kavya
    July 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I took part in the competition as well. I couldn’t make it. :)

    • Sarvesh Kulkarni
      July 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

      Its one competition. There are million other opportunities. :)

  3. kavya
    July 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Yes. And the book made me realize, where i was lacking. :)

  4. Sarvesh Kulkarni
    July 17, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Way to go!

  5. Sarvesh Kulkarni
    July 18, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Did you read the entire book?!

  6. kavya
    July 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Well, you can say that. I’ve been highly inspired by Tagore since the time I was gifted with Geetanjali by my grandfather. I read Inspired by Tagore to know how people perceive Tagore’s writings. I read your blog ‘Downpour’ as well. And I am truly impressed, Sarvesh. All the best!!

  7. Sarvesh Kulkarni
    July 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Yes, good to know that! Tagore has been influential for me as well. Even I have a memory of having the Geetanjali for the first time. I wanted it badly, and dad bought one for me. Geetanjali was something that changed my entire perspective about poems and my perception about beauty. For me, it is the single-most influential piece of work in the annals of literature. It teaches you to let go of rhymes and technicalities, and let the true character of your thoughts flow. :)

  8. kavya
    July 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

    You are so right. To possess Geetanjali is wonderful. But i try too hard to not get influenced completely. I want to write something which has a character of its own. And shouldn’t seem like a corollary to Tagore’s work. The exact thing which strikes in your writings.

  9. Sarvesh Kulkarni
    July 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    :) You are right, and I am glad you want your unique character in your work. I would like to read you. :)

  10. kavya
    July 18, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Definitely. Actually i never thought about publishing them. Will consider it.

  11. Sarvesh Kulkarni
    July 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Sure, let me know. :) All the best.

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