RAJ NANDY

AT THE CEMETERY

Dear Poet Friends, this is an old poem of mine composed in the style of a

dramatic monologue, being an admirer of Robert Browning myself. Hope you

like it.  Thanks, - Raj Nandy

                                 

 

 

                  

          AT THE CEMETERY

I came to offer my bouquet of flowers and pray for my father’s

departed soul;

Had he lived on this day, he would have been a hundred years’

old!

But I have watched you all this while my friend, sitting still, all lost

in thought;

Facing that marble grave strewn with flowers, which your grieving

heart had brought.

Fate and destiny we cannot fight, the old must leave with time you

know;

Like the Autumn leaves which gently fall, in the Winter’s breeze both

soft and slow.

Such going and coming is a part of life, do cheer up my friend and

take heart;

Think of your family and life ahead, these passing sorrows do not

last.

You have a wife at home and perhaps children too, who will keep

you happy to forget this loss;

But my consoling words failed to stop his tears, which kept flowing

without a pause!

Who is it you so grieve for my friend, let’s arise and carry on with

life;

But the stranger continued kneeling and softly said, - ‘Sir, it is my

newly wedded wife’!

                                                         -Raj Nandy, New Delhi.

 

 

 

Comments4

  • Louis Gibbs

    Lovely narrative poem, Raj Nandy! I like that poetic form and make use of it myself.

    • RAJ NANDY

      Thanks my poet friend for your kind comments! Browning's dramatic monologues like ''My Last Duchess'', are very famous.

    • OUTBACK

      THIS IS PRETTY MIND BLOWING END ! HA I DID NOT EVEN SEE IT COMING ! WOW ! (JUST AS DEATH)* !

      • RAJ NANDY

        Thanks for your kind comments my poet friend! God Bless! -Raj

      • Fay Slimm

        A poignant narrative with a heart-rending end dear Raj - so good to see you posting on this site - I agree that Browning has left much to admire in his wonderful word-work and thank you for this reminder and tribute

        • RAJ NANDY

          THANKS DEAR FAY! GLAD YOU LIKED IT! -Raj

        • OUTBACK

          THE ABSOLUTE* IRONY* OF LIFE ! IT'S TOTALLY INTO IT ALL ! & WE'RE ALL ( IT )*



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