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The essence of the being

'You are the tea leaves I am the teapot I the tiny snowflake and you the snow’ This is how the essence of life shuffles Forth and past you and me. I am the head you are the crown Making me feel the king Of our fancy land, in which The subjects were but two, you and me, Who owed allegiance to whom Remained still unredeemed. Beaming down from the sky You are the sunlight, gushing down Towards the mother earth In a flow of transparent bright, I the rainbow, beset with your rhyme, Proclaim my adoration for the sky Only on days rainy, by embracing It tightly in my seven-colored wings To save it blushes in its dress-up gloomy. You are the gold I am its ornament You are the verse which hides in me To make me glitter and Give me a feel angelic. I am the rose you are its smell Who's the one who'd In its contentment versify To make the other get its due? A life that thirsts for the other Is incomplete in its solitude, A body and soul enshrined in one Is a deed that captures the life In the essence of its being. ‘You are the tea leaves I am the teapot I the tiny snowflake and you the snow’ Ode to Mum by Maria Williams

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Date: 3/25/2020 11:01:00 PM
Pramod, great written poem and a big congratulations on your win in Silent One's contest-. Hugs Eve
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Pramod Rastogi
Date: 3/31/2020 6:10:00 AM
Dear Eve, Sorry for this late response as due to lockdown, I find myself stranded away from home, but feel lucky to be at an academic institution and a very friendly environment. Thanks for your kind comments, Pramod
Date: 3/25/2020 3:00:00 PM
- An impressive poem, Pramod :) - Congratulations on a well deserved first place in the contest :) - Stay healthy and safe :) - regards // Anne-Lise :)
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Pramod Rastogi
Date: 3/31/2020 6:07:00 AM
Dear Ann-Lise, Due to lockdown, I find myself stranded away from home, but feel lucky to be at an academic institution and a very friendly environment. Thanks for your comments, Pramod
Date: 3/25/2020 5:35:00 AM
a profound poem, which is philosophically written.. The last stanza completes it very well, I can see how you were inspired by the line... Congratulations on you first place in the contest..
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Pramod Rastogi
Date: 3/31/2020 6:03:00 AM
Thanks for your very kind words. I owe my thanks to you for providing such thought-provoking lines. There's so much food for thought in them. Pramod