Theme: Nature

Earth's Daughter

Her golden cheeks,
Ripening wheat,
Gentle gait,
Tender grass prancing,
Young full body,
Like the palm trees,
Gracefully moving,
In the scented breeze,
The coarsely-clad
Shy maiden,
Standing alone in the
Rolling green fields,
In the secluded valley,
On this splendid morning,
Tending the field for her family,
That resides merrily,
In a rough dwelling,
In the village outlined,
In the background
In the shivering fog,
Sweeping down the
Serpentine black road,
The big family that lives
By the sweat of their brows

A happy daughter,
Bursting out of the earth,
Like the modern-day Artemis,
Dazzling everyone with
Her purity and innocence,
This shy earth-daughter,
A solitary reaper-figure
Seen earlier by wandering Romantic poet,
Then forgotten again,
And rediscovered outside
An Indian suburb,
By a distant descendant
Of W. Wordsworth.


More By  : Dr. Sunil Sharma

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks Padmaja for your kind encouragement. The words mean a lot.

Sunil Sharma
10-Mar-2014 07:49 AM

Comment Ah, lovely poem! Prof. Sharma, if ok please send me a mail to my id: Would like to share some information on literature and poetry...Thanks & Regards. Padmaja Iyengar. Please do check out my writes too posted on this site...

Padmaja Iyengar
10-Mar-2014 00:28 AM

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