World Poetry Month: Day Seventeen

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World Poetry Month: Day Seventeen

Today’s poetry is ‘Love’s Philosophy’ a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the visionary poets who helped define Romanticism, but he was a rather obscure poet who wasn’t widely read or celebrated while he was alive.

World Poetry Month: Day Seventeen
World Poetry Month: Day Seventeen

Only after his untimely death did his poetry begin to receive recognition and be truly appreciated.

This is not to say, however, he didn’t have a huge influence on the literary community of his day.

He was friends with Lord Byron and John Keats, both of whom inspired and in turn were inspired by Shelley.

Like his peers, he was a free spirit and a free-thinker, a humanist, atheist, feminist, socialist, philosopher, and to top it off a wooer of women.

“Love’s Philosophy” combines his rhetorical skills and philosophical musings in an attempt to persuade the listener to kiss the poet using arguments that nothing in the world is single.

‘Love’s Philosophy’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley ▶️

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

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    Bheega sa wo dard

    Kyu bahe aaj yeh ashk
    Tumhari palkon se..
    Hum samajh na paaye
    Kyun hua dard humaare bhi
    Seene mein…
    hum samajh na paye

    Kyun tum chup rahe
    Aur aankhein keheti rahee…
    Kyun tum sunn se ho gaye
    Aur saansein beheti rahee…

    Kyun ye dariya tufaan banke
    Tumhaari palkon se bahaa..
    Kyun chup chaap tumne
    Itnaa dard sahaa…

    Kal nahi the hum tumhare
    Par aaj khade hein to sochte hein
    Kyun naa kahun…
    Ki rok lo iss tufaan abhi yahin..
    Kahin beh naa jaayein kahin
    Mera wajood inme..
    Jaante hein humaraa hi diya hai
    Ye darde khaas tumhein..
    Isse Ashkon bahaakar
    Yun Aam na karein.

  2. #RNTalks

    Often Sees Your Eyes Filled With Tears

    I have often sees your eyes
    Filled with tears
    What is the reason
    I don’t know
    But one thing I could guess
    A deep void is there in your heart
    Adjustments in life is to be made
    So what if your dear has gone
    This is the trend of life
    Don’t fill your eyes with tears
    Rather boost your energy
    Get up , move forward
    Whatever work has been left
    By you dear father
    Make it a goal and carry the mission onward
    Tears would make you weak
    Wipe it out and make the life cosy and revived

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    हमने इंतज़ार की घडिओं में
    कुछ सपने ऒर हक़ीक़त के
    अंतर तक को हम भूल गए l
    तुम्हारी वो ऑंखें जिनमें,
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    सुख आने पर ही आँखों में भी
    तेज चमकता रहता था ,
    वो आखें नहीं दिल की ज़ुबान थी
    तुम मेरे कितने अपने हो,
    ये ही उनकी पहचान थी l
    कितने मौसम ये बीत रहे,
    कभी घोड़े पर हम हुए सवार ,
    कभी अटक गए बीच मझधार l
    तब याद तुम्हारी आती रही ,
    मन को भी यूँ तरसाती रही ,
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    कई दिनों से अक्सर देखी नहीं
    तुम्हारी आखें l जो उड़ने को उत्साहित करें सदा
    मेरी पाखें l

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