A Psalm Of Life – Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A Psalm Of Life 

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream! 
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest! 
And the grave is not its goal; 
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way; 
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world’s broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle! 
Be a hero in the strife! 

Trust no Future, howe’er pleasant! 
Let the dead Past bury its dead! 
Act,— act in the living Present! 
Heart within, and God o’erhead! 

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time; 

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate; 
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait. 

BY:  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dear One Absent This Long While by “LISA OLSTEIN”

Dear One Absent This Long While

It has been so wet stones glaze in moss; 

everything blooms coldly. 

 

 I expect you. I thought one night it was you 

at the base of the drive, you at the foot of the stairs, 

  

you in a shiver of light, but each time 

leaves in wind revealed themselves, 

  

the retreating shadow of a fox, daybreak. 

We expect you, cat and I, bluebirds and I, the stove. 

  

In May we dreamed of wreaths burning on bonfires 

over which young men and women leapt. 

 

 June efforts quietly. 

I’ve planted vegetables along each garden wall 

 

 so even if spring continues to disappoint 

we can say at least the lettuce loved the rain. 

  

I have new gloves and a new hoe. 

I practice eulogies. He was a hawk 

 

 with white feathered legs. She had the quiet ribs 

of a salamander crossing the old pony post road. 

 

 Yours is the name the leaves chatter 

at the edge of the unrabbited woods.

BY:-LISA OLSTEIN

MY INSPIRATIONAL GHAZAL “JIGAR” (COURAGE)

 

Title:- “JIGAR”

 

Kar Lo Gar Apni Mushkil Se Dosti To Mushkil Aasaan Lagti hai,

Dikhao Mushkil ko Jigar Apna To mushkil Khud Pareshan Lagti hai,

 

Jo Milna Likha hai Hamaari Taqdeer me Wo To Milega hi Hamein,

Par Cheen Lo kuchh Taqdeer se To Taqdeer Bhi Hairaan Lagti hai.

 

Jab Bhara ho Jigar me Jazba-e-Junoon Apni Manzil ko Pane ka,

To Phir Har Fikra Aur  Har Khauf Se Tabiyat Anjaan Lagti hai.

 

Gar Lagi hui Ho Aag Jigar me Barson Se Kuchh Haasil Karne ki,

To Phir Aag Se Kheltey Waqt Aag Se Puraani Pehchaan Lagti hai.

 

Ye Sirf Jigar hi hai Jo Deta hai Saath Andhere me bhi hamara,

Nahi To Andhere me Khud ki Parchhaai Bhi Beimaan Lagti hai.

 

Nahi  Karta Gham ‘Aatif’ Apni Mushkil Se Kabhi Haar Jaane pe,

Ki Mushkil ko Jigar Dikhane Me bhi to ek Alag hi Shaan Lagti hai.

A Ghazal Composed BY: -SYED SABAH UR REHMAN-Aatif’

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Poem to an Unnameable Man by “DOROTHEA LASKY”

Poem to an Unnameable Man

 

You have changed me already. I am a fireball

That is hurtling towards the sky to where you are

You can choose not to look up but I am a giant orange ball

That is throwing sparks upon your face

Oh look at them shake

Upon you like a great planet that has been murdered by change

O too this is so dramatic this shaking

Of my great planet that is bigger than you thought it would be

So you ran and hid

Under a large tree. She was graceful, I think

That tree although soon she will wither

Into ten black snakes upon your throat

And when she does I will be wandering as I always am

A graceful lady that is part museum

Of the voices of the universe everyone else forgets

I will hold your voice in a little box

And when you come upon me I won’t look back at you

You will feel a hand upon your heart while I place your voice back

Into the heart from where it came from

And I will not cry also

Although you will expect me to

I was wiser too than you had expected

For I knew all along you were mine

BY:-DOROTHEA LASKY

A PLACE FOR PROFESSIONAL & PASSIONATE POETS

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