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On Being a Mother
by Rajender Krishan
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I sent a reminder
to one of the Boloji writers
inquiring welfare, and
"Why no new posts?"

Came the reply
her one year old
keeping her on toes

Having known the writer
for six years or close
her writing style
the subjects she chose
A film ran through
my mind
that started to narrate

        wedlock
        union
        the rhythm
        the cosmic dance
        pregnancy
        glowing radiance
        labor
        the earnest prayers
        with every heartbeat
        entreating
        life to live 
    
        and finally
        the birth
        of the most wanted child
        a beautiful daughter 
        Nirvana realized
        in the life's naissance

I rejoice and pray
that may the mother
nurse her daughter
and provide the best;
passing with flying colors
the parenting test!  
.....

Read Also: On Becoming Grandparents  
 

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September 17, 2012
More By: Rajender Krishan
Views: 1459      Comments: 23

Comments on this Poem

Comment Loved this beautiful poem and also all the poetic responses to it. Great write Rajji. Respects.

Padmaja Iyengar
03/21/2013 08:28 AM

Comment A beautiful and touching poem. It is a pleasure to experience a blessed and graceful nostalgia in remembering one's mother.
The loving care she took of us at all times has no parallel.

Dr. Frank S.K. Barar
09/21/2012 03:13 AM

Comment Thats what I tell people,
when they ask me where are you?
Revisiting motherhood
With mix of pink and blue...

When my little bundle of joy,
gives a smile and look at me
All the pain of living on toes
run to change in heartfelt glee..

She keeps me tangled in a thing or two
But makes sure she hugs and kisses me a lot
On being a mother, i felt all through the same
what you wrote above, is akin to what i thought..

Mita
09/20/2012 07:22 AM

Comment A very beautiful poem, loved it. You have captured the various nuances of the first steps towards motherhood beautifully.

Yamini Ayyagari
09/19/2012 19:45 PM

Comment It left me reflecting if there is anything tenderer than the soul of a mother. The expression of thought and emotion is an unexcelled epitome of womanhood in motherhood! Thanx for sharing, dear Rajinderji.
Loving regards,
RKBhushan

Prof. RKBhushan
09/19/2012 12:05 PM

Comment Motherhood is holy and each expression about its glory is a poem indeed. I could not help closing my eyes growing wet when I came to the line "the most wanted child" when it is a girl. When will the day come when all of us would welcome the birth of a child, girl or boy! Your poem is a silent lesson indeed.
Prema Nandakumar

Prema Nandakumar
09/19/2012 03:51 AM

Comment In the poetic essence of woman, lies the broader picture of life.

BS Murthy
09/18/2012 14:50 PM

Comment Nice little cute poem. Lovely indeed

Nalinaksha Mutsuddi
09/18/2012 08:59 AM

Comment bravo. couldnt have expressed the advent motherhood more expressively. thsoe early days are the wonder and the joy before those slog overs.

kusum
09/18/2012 03:39 AM

Comment Whatever is said about the glory of motherhood, in reality it is a thankless job. Fortunate are those who can manage to nourish their personal interests along with the duties of motherhood.

Parameswaran
09/18/2012 02:49 AM

Comment I loved the prelude, the style of presentation and flow of your poem. Very soothing to read, I should say. Thanks and congratulations.

Kumarendra Mallick
09/18/2012 02:40 AM

Comment Superb Sir! As a feminist tho' I am given to the idea that we make too much of motherhood.

But when I read a poem like this it reminds me, but for my mother I would not have been here to appreciate the poem!!

Regards,

Julia

Julia Dutta
09/18/2012 01:10 AM

Comment Lovely poem, Rajenderji. I am sure every parent would be able to identify with the feelings you have so beautifully etched out.

Ramendra Kumar
09/18/2012 01:06 AM

Comment This was a beautiful poem on 'Being a Mother' but what appealed more was an experimental approach in composing and a wonderful selection of words giving a vivid pen-sketch.

Suniti Chandra Mishra
09/17/2012 23:30 PM

Comment Your poems have become more and more deeper in their meaning and they just flow through the mind like brook. Keep it up bhai.

V.K. Joshi
09/17/2012 23:12 PM

Comment So expressive! In short lines are packed the beautiful pleasures of motherhood! I loved the last stanza! Amen!

Pavalamani Pragasam
09/17/2012 22:47 PM

Comment Lovely bouquet of beautiful feelings.On being a mother is the gift of God.She , in fact, reflects God's love and blessings.Regards.

Sony Dalia
09/17/2012 19:42 PM

Comment Really ...it’s soaked with essence of human sensation ...nice one.......
Nice sir .
sagar

sagar kumar
09/17/2012 19:12 PM

Comment What a beautiful poem.

Parenting is an awesome responsibility. When done well it is the ultimate bliss.
I am reminded of a verse from our scriptures; The essence of it is as follows:
"If you want to experience God, become a parent. That is the closest you will ever get in shaping someone else's destiny who puts complete and unconditional trust in you".

drgopalsingh
09/17/2012 17:36 PM

Comment Nice poem to read!

taramesh
09/17/2012 15:50 PM

Comment Two subjects in life
Hard to understand
Easy to experience
Unending to express

The invisible protection of the almighty
The unconditional love of the mother
Incidentally for both we happen to be
Children who are always near and dear

And in your whole narration you have beautifully embedded the creative excellence of the almighty and the tenderness of motherhood....



sivamadhaviyam
09/17/2012 15:46 PM

Comment A new baby changes it all
Summer winter and fall
Makes all around feel tall
A bundle of joy to enthrall


Your poem is about the natural beauty, Rajender Krishan ji, I loved it. I wish I could write as well as you do. All I can say is :


A new baby changes it all
Summer winter and fall
Makes all around feel tall
A bundle of joy to enthrall

kAMAL jOSHI
09/17/2012 14:56 PM

Comment The beautiful flow of life...enthralling and eternal!

Madhavi
09/17/2012 14:49 PM




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