Saturday, 9 April 2016

Spring


In between glum sky

And dewy eyed, listless Earth

My tulip dreams spread

Grief is the shadowy hill

The sole silent onlooker

 


Posted for Sanaa’s Prompt Nights ~ Spring is the time of land’s awakening [11] @ A Dash Of Sunny

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Shared with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

34 comments:

  1. Oh Sumana, this is so very tender and beautiful..! Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Beautiful, Sumana, melancholic yet hopeful :)

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  3. I understand this one, Sumana. It is so very possible to feel the grief, yet enjoy the beauty of the tulips. Sometimes life is a balance, isn't it? But we hope that the field of tulips spreads and spreads.

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  4. Oh, this reaches right into my heart, the listless earth, the shadowy hill of grief, and the hopeful tulips. So beautiful, Sumana.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful, and profound.

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  6. We everything seems lost, only the lucky ones (the ones with a beautiful heart) find strength in the beauty of the tulips. The alternative is to be consumed by grief... and that helps no one.

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  7. I agree with Mary, life is indeed about balance. This is touching and at the same time hopeful poem, Sumana.

    Wonderful photos at the pantry. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I think we can always turn to the natural world to seek comfort and sympathy. So well envisaged.

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  9. Those tulip dreams really are radiant..they are working hard against the shadow of that hill

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  10. From time to time, despite the grief we feel, still we manage to find a place or something from which we can pull out some inspiration to be happy. I hope the spreading Tulips have loaned you more than enough happiness you need. :)

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  11. This drop of beauty in the midst of sadness at least is some small consolation. Fortunately there is room for dreams to spread farther.

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  12. There is always that ray of sunshine even in the darkest hour, nice picture and writing!

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  13. I fully do understand this Sumana... the tension between sorrow and beauty.... Mary has expressed it so well.

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  14. What an amazing sight...I feel that heart break between the beauty of the flowers, and the hope that their spreading joy will quell the sorrow we feel....it is why I find nature gives me solace....truly quite beautiful!

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  15. Yes, it is such a lovely contrast. Beauty and sorrow all mixed together. Well put!

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  16. the last two lines were so thoughtful. Amazing poetry :)

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  17. I hope you do see beauty within your grief Sumana. This is a lovely, touchin poem.

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  18. This is truly lovely Sumana....a new favorite for me of yours!!

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  19. What a lovely and graceful depiction of the tender balance between grief and hope...so fragile and delicate.

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  20. And when the tulips bloom,
    They'll drive away all the grief & the gloom :)

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  21. So moving poem, a huge leap the sorrow makes trought life...

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  22. lovely contrasts here

    much love...

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  23. Stunning and beautiful. Grief can be a shadowy hill for a very long time,

    Elizabeth

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  24. My take on this poem is this: It is good to have a witness to our grief, even if it is a silent hill.

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  25. The colours (including the grey) were beautifully portrayed in your poem

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  26. "Grief is the shadowy hill"- yes, it's always there, but the vibrancy of spring ousted it for the time being..

    Beautifully penned, Sumanadi... :-)

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  27. Oh my, is so few words you express the contradiction of what is apparent to most--the beauty of spring--and how it is experienced by the sorrowing. Touching.

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  28. Spring can seem to me a very sad season, Sumana. Your poem captures perfectly my melncholy mood during Spring.

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