Moments short poem

[Composed in a class room.]

Have you felt what an alien face said?

From a land not yours of this birth,

And thus in a fleet moment beheld,

The tiny dimensions of the earth.

Have you seen the colors of the world?

Like a man in his first free stride,

Have you seen the flag of triumph unfurled?

Like a martyr just before he died.

Have you alloyed with the mountain breeze?

Like a raindrop in free fall.

Or felt the grains of the hourglass freeze

When you’ve heeded an inner call.

Have you looked up at the tall old trees?

Through the eyes of tiny blades of grass.

Have you known thoughtless moments of peace,

Moments that seem to last for hours.

Oh have you seen a mothers gaze,

When she first looks upon her new born.

Have you felt the vast void of the outer space?

Before those initial moments of dawn.

Ask your self this in one distant look,

Will you have an answer to give?

As you thumb through the pages of a book,

and you toil and struggle to live.

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Jay Krishnan

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Always wide eyed with wonder, prone to reveries and restless with an inexplicable yearning to create ever since he was a little boy, Jay wrote his first poem when he was six. He discovered the ore of his creative endeavors in the writings of his sister from which everything else originated, in attics filled with vanilla smelling old books, in savoring the classics and in intricate poems of Wordsworth and William Blake inlaid with rhyme…. His poems have snuck under editorial radars and appeared in global anthologies, magazines, newspapers and online journals. He also runs an idea shop called the Centre of Gravity, draws cartoons, directs animated short films and conceptualizes communication campaigns. All of which originate from the same artery of poetic longing that destiny charmed into his soul.
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A new take on the tedium of studies, the curiosity which a book can evoke, the power to transport one to distant lands and times – @Jay perhaps we should take this poem to the classrooms to inspire bored students 🙂


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