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May 10, 2010

A bit of Tulika...

Hello Friends,
I realize that it's about time I should share something with you all. I just received  a reminder that it was time for my next post. Having read this reminder my gaze fell upon my cupboard which has a paper pasted on which some lines are scribbled in my handwriting. So I thought it would be delightful on my part to tell you something that I've always cherished, that something that marks the inception of my passion for poetry. I used to read various poets till then but they were more like happened to come across reads. But after I read this poet it really made me passionate about poetry. Fernando Pessoa, one of my most favourite poets had actually broken  the mould with those lines and  the very demarcation established was endless.A few lines from this verse are etched in me and I'll post it marking them in bolds. It's one of the most beautiful verses I've ever read.

THE KEEPER OF SHEEP II

My gaze is clear like a sunflower.
It is my custom to walk the roads
Looking right and left
And sometimes looking behind me,
And what I see at each moment
Is what I never saw before,
And I’m very good at noticing things.
I’m capable of feeling the same wonder
A newborn child would feel
If he noticed that he’d really and truly been born.
I feel at each moment that I’ve just been born
Into a completely new world…

I believe in the world as in a daisy,
Because I see it. But I don’t think about it,
Because to think is to not understand.
The world wasn’t made for us to think about it
But to look at it and to be in agreement.

I have no philosophy, I have senses…
If I speak of Nature it’s not because I know it
But because I love it,
Loving does not mean 

What they love, why they love.

To love is eternal innocence,
And innocence is not to think of it… 



I hope you all like it.
Best regards,
Tulika

8 comments:

Bikram said...

what do you mean in the end "I hope you all like it.".. HOW DARE YOU.. he hehe he ok ok just scaring as the word verification on my blog u mentioned :)

yeah Why would you hope.. it is such a beautiful compositon.. it is true that looking around ... hmmmmmmm we can grasp so much... we learn so much.. NATURE is beautiful

But us humans what have we done to it :(

thanks for sharing .. it is really beautiful :)

Thousif Raza said...

i loved it.... i love the poem.... but i like the interpretation..... the keeper of the sheep.... awesome tulika.... thx a lot for sharing it with all of us...otherwise we would have missed a gem of a poem yaar :)



take care and keep writing.........

ANWESA said...

Loved it!

Priya Joyce said...

lovely lines there....

no wonder u write so well too...

"love is eternal innocence"
i cn' jst keep frm reading that agn n agn...

Destiny's child... said...

I’m capable of feeling the same wonder
A newborn child would feel
If he noticed that he’d really and truly been born.

Exceptional. I just loved those lines :)

prajyot said...

Hey where have you been? Kinda Busy i guess...

Tulika said...

@ Bikram:

LOL.Yeah, the word verification there is pretty scary.

Yes, it's a beautiful verse. The Best I've ever read.
It was pleasure to share it. :)

@ Thousif:

Thanks a lot. Indeed it was a pleasure sharing it with you all. In fact from now on I ll put up some of my favourite poems at random. :)

@ Anwesa di:
Me too :)

@Priya:
Truly. And the following line And innocence is not to think of it is strongest expressions I've ever come across.

@ Destiny's Child:
:)

@ Prajyot:
Hey hii. Pretty much here.

Saras said...

These are really wonderful lines.It is like the breath of fresh air enchanting and soothing!