The Unadorned

My literary blog to keep track of my creative mood swings with poems n short stories, book reviews n humorous prose, travelogues n photography, reflections n translations, both in English n Hindi.

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The New Move

The Sea Under the Sky: Pondicherry

The New Move

This time
Beyond the freezing December
I wish we had a year to welcome…
The ladder to Heaven
Would be commissioned again,
But this time
Not through the pages of scriptures…
Aeons of grappling
Over a myriads of clues
Would come to an end, on a fine day,
The destination of mankind
Would finally be defined.
All the peoplegood or bad
Would join the queue, quite impatient…
The Blue Planet
Is an ordinary place,
It is the time
Everybody had joined
The exodus of special kind…
The celestial prowess
To quarantine the wicked
At the entry door of the Heaven,
Would prove barely adequate, 
Hence I hope
I stand a chance
To sneak through the crowd
And feel triumphant.
This time
Beyond the freezing December
I wish we had a year to welcome...
A. N. Nanda



Blogger NS said...

Dear Sir,
The Poem “The New Move” remember everybody where they are finally disposed. After I read the poem I felt much that a section of mankind is not with us to travel in the next year and this is the happening of every year. Reading of such poems make the mind and feelings lighter and how little we are.
Thanks for reposting this nice poem Sir.
----------- N.Subramanian Tirupur

8:24 PM  
Blogger A_N_Nanda said...

Thanks, NS, for the incisiveness in your comment. A professor in English in a college in my hometown once liked the poem though he did not explain why he liked, nor did I ask him to state that. Be that as it may, reading poetry is a challenge, nevertheless.

12:59 AM  

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