Theme: Life


Anything that can be
seen and touched
is a mere configuration
of the elements five

Everything that can be
measured, weighed and counted,
is constitutionally subject
to eventual annihilation

So, all that exists
is an experience of
the forever changing body
of Life itself in transit

It is ominously catastrophic
for the whimpers that negate,
but for the lively and carefree
it is a reason to celebrate


Read also: Panchatatva

Illustration by Niloufer Wadia


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

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Comments on this Poem

Comment You sculpted not transient,immortal and seamless thoughts you induced and portrayed.. Life is a sojourn among strife..your context of wondrous imagery made literature a delicious wisdom.. poesy is your intrinsic insight..

10-Aug-2020 04:31 AM

Comment Beginning and end - not aware of
We are just playing our part
Life drama's actor- cast.

Neera Pradhan
30-Jul-2020 12:04 PM

Comment Existence is myth. Becoming nothing ultimately is reality.No tmany are ready to accept.That is life, as we see.

T.S.Chandra Mouli
30-Jul-2020 07:50 AM

Comment The transmigratory soul flown away, as maya-moha cannot keep it bound. But friend, where do they go after death? Who can but say where man goes after death? Even the footprints on the sands cannot be through which he has crossed over or gone to. So, what to do barring the Nirguna songs to sing? I have also seen some paglets abusing Gods.

bijay kant dubey
30-Jul-2020 07:34 AM

Comment The Five Elements, Panchattatva with which the body is composed of, he talks of, the bodily components, when integrated and when disintegrated, earth, water, wind, fire and space, the asthi-kalasha hanging by the peepul tree of the ghat and the pinda-dana going on the river banks under the shade of a tree, the body burnt to ashes and it remained it not to identify anything else or too recall it.

bijay kant dubey
30-Jul-2020 07:20 AM

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