A Moment Of Color

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #25 Use That Quote

Rabindranath started writing poetry in Bengali. His poem “Sandya Geet” (Song of Dusk) was appreciated by many, including Sri Bankimchandra Chatterji, who wrote the National song “vandemataram”. He later wrote in Bengali a number of devotional songs “Nivgarer”, “Prabhat Sangeet” etc.

“Gitanjali” is a well-known collection of his poems. Gitanjali contains his various noble thoughts common to the vast humanity, viz. pessimism, love, satisfaction, dignity of labour etc. for this book “Gitanjali” Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1931. Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913. Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to get a Nobel Prize and the British Government conferred on him knighthood and gave the title of “Sir”.
He breathed his last on August 7, 1941, leaving his thoughts and ideas for all to follow.

Here is the quote to work with:

[…] “The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” […] Rabindranath Tagore.

“A nice quote I think. It gives possibilities to create Japanese poetry with this quote for your inspiration I think.”

such fragility
a butterfly rests on my hand
precious moment

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

eyes behold color
for a treasured moment in time
red poppy



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to A Moment Of Color

  1. A treasure … red poppy …


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