About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Friday, January 16, 2009

My favorite poet

Out of the blue, the question came
Who is the one poet
That I enjoy the most
Being my natural self
Despite the stress
The answer that I gave
And rolled from my tongue
Was naturally Nilesh Timbadia.

Anyways, I do truly enjoy Ralph Waldo Emerson and Rabindranath Tagore as well.

Here's something from my dear friend Ralphie, who is now long gone.

The wings of Time are black and white,
Pied with morning and with night.
Mountain tall and ocean deep
Trembling balance duly keep.
In changing moon, in tidal wave,
Glows the feud of Want and Have.
Gauge of more and less through space
Electric star and pencil plays.
The lonely Earth amid the balls
That hurry through the eternal halls,
A makeweight flying to the void,
Supplemental asteroid,
Or compensatory spark,
Shoots across the neutral Dark.

Man's the elm, and Wealth the vine;
Stanch and strong the tendrils twine:
Though the frail ringlets thee deceive,
None from its stock that vine can reave.
Fear not, then, thou child infirm,
There's no god dare wrong a worm.
Laurel crowns cleave to deserts,
And power to him who power exerts;
Hast not thy share? On winged feet,
Lo! it rushes thee to meet;
And all that Nature made thy own,
Floating in air or pent in stone,
Will rive the hills and swim the sea,
And, like thy shadow, follow thee.


And then something from my other mate Robbie.

Art thou abroad on this stormy night
on thy journey of love, my friend?
The sky groans like one in despair.
I have no sleep tonight.
Ever and again I open my door and look out on
the darkness, my friend!
I can see nothing before me.
I wonder where lies thy path!
By what dim shore of the ink-black river,
by what far edge of the frowning forest,
through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading
thy course to come to me, my friend?


Take care and be well.

2 comments:

Awesomeness said...

oh you're not forgetting the other guy is it? Andy Hajok... :P
not that he's long gone as well though hehehehe

Nil said...

Edgar Alan Poe is good as well. As for Andy Hajok... sorry, never read anything from him yet :P