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Tangential Brilliance

by B.R. Nagpal
(New Delhi, India)

The caravan of children
took to historic exploits
roving forests, hills, mountains, oceans
knowing the cities, metropolis, monuments
mapping out unending adventures
to slake their thirst.

The precocious, disabled child
good-for-nothing, who limps at home
forces himself to run after birds, rivers
paces up and down the sliding bridge

He becomes a witness
to the changing phenomenon of clouds
harvest season of rice fields
measures himself to his temperatures
bears testimony to Nature

The Sun-God in its tangential brilliance
ascent and descent
showers myriad hues
whispers truth to the dream child
becomes his accompaniment
His muscles, atoms and molecules
revitalise, produce fragrance of red rose

The wheel has not gone full circle,
The ordeal of fate is withstood
From oblivion to eternity,
Divine Mind muses, nurses, nurtures.


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Oct 19, 2015
A Touching Poem
by: Dr. Subhash Chandra

The poem makes an important point through contrast between the disabled child and the able-bodied children that he, in fact, is more complete than the latter, as he is able to admire Nature. Through his closeness to Nature he is able to not only withstand "The ordeal of fate," but also attains divinity.

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