( / Gandam, Dist-Deogarh, Odisha, INDIA)

A Dream

Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)
We stood together in an open field;
Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled,
Sporting at ease and courting full in view.
When loftier still a broadening darkness flew,
Down-swooping, and a ravenous hawk revealed;
Too weak to fight, too fond to fly, they yield;
So farewell life and love and pleasures new.
Then as their plumes fell fluttering to the ground,
Their snow-white plumage flecked with crimson drops,
I wept, and thought I turned towards you to weep:
But you were gone; while rustling hedgerow tops
Bent in a wind which bore to me a sound
Of far-off piteous bleat of lambs and sheep.

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Mr Kumarmani, you have well expressed the poem above. I wished to enquire if you are a poem writer
A marvelous poem that imparts wisdom. Hope fuels one to go on with life despite of obstacles in life. A great poem with a meaningful message.10
All live on hope or hope against hope.......I enjoyed this piece it is undenying that we all can relate to; in our essence of existence and human nature. Love it!
Lovely poem...10 Had it been secured journey? Person should have taken it lightly Slept well with whatever was available And become lazy sans struggle
Hope is the underlying thread that binds life together. In every dark situation there is a ray of hope. Beautiful poem. Thank you.
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