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Theme: Ode

O, Dear Moon


O Dear, you alternate into phases
The light half of the lunar month
From the new-moon to full-moon
And the dark half of same month
That is a period of waning moon.

Because I am so deeply charmed
And so affectionately involved,
With your such swinging moods
Sometimes I am in the spirits
While sometimes in the blues.

I tend to be overly possessive
Watching you while on the wane
I am then dispirited and heartbroken
Lonely, sad, depressed and withdrawn.

But when you shine to a full-moon
And look so liberated and sublime
I too feel very inspired and elated
Calm, controlled, content and serene.

Image © Aparna Chatterjee


More By  : Dr. Jaipal Singh

Views: 1363     Comments: 6

Comments on this Poem

Comment Mr Ashby, sir, I am glad the poem provoked you to come out with your critical evaluation. I wonder if John Ruskin had some views on John Keats or Henry David Thoreau's ode of nature.

In my opinion, the essence of poetry is best narrated in one of the short stories - 'The Victory' of Rabindranath Tagore, a Nobel laureate through the battle of the muse between mighty Pundarik and suave court poet Sekhar. Science and fallacy often co-exist; for illustration, even a man of common prudence will know that all stimuli and responses, including romantic ones, are dictated by brain but we ascribe it onto heart.

13-Apr-2012 05:50 AM

Comment Thank you very much, Rupradha Ji, for greetings.

13-Apr-2012 02:31 AM

Comment The attributing to nature of human emotions is called pathetic fallacy. John Ruskin in 1856 coined the term as derogatory, though pathetic here signifies pathos, since it went against the scientific view of nature. I'm sure we can ignore Ruskin if the fallacy actually works in poetic effect!

12-Apr-2012 11:25 AM

Comment very nice!! Congratz!!

12-Apr-2012 08:47 AM

You are welcome, Jaipal Ji.

Thanks for giving me the pleasure of relishing your lovely poem :)

12-Apr-2012 07:40 AM

Comment Thank you, Aparna Ji. Grateful for such a nice theme and picture.

11-Apr-2012 12:48 PM

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