Poem: Come! – Dedicated to John Hansen (Jodah)

"The beauty of a flower not only lies in its petals, but also in its thorns. Like joys and sorrows are both part and parcel in life for us to nurture and grow. Hence, the seeds of consciousness we must sow." – Surabhi Kaura

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Come,

When you have a clock in your hand,

Come even if it is lost in the sand;

Just come when you find time

Or no time at all,

A diary on the table awaits in the hall.


Come,

At the sharp edge of the blade –

A sword of agony

And of pain,

Where chronicles of a lover

You will gain.


Come,

Like the eyelids blink without fear

And the river flows with sanguine tears.

Come like the force comes in hands,

A Heart has bled, yet pounds and stands.

Come like the blood rages through veins,

Blind, weary eyes still yearn for the Light to rain.


Come,

Visit the Garden of a bard sometime,

Crossing the valley, for it is sublime.

The road is cobbled in the streets of love;

The entrance is moist and status-quo,

Perhaps I’m my friend and my foe.

Ah! Crimson flames waltz over the stove,

Silence is the companion of an injured Dove.


Come,

Like the delicate fragrance

Comes from velvety roses…

Like the morning dew drops

Perch on the silky petals after the rains…

Like the Sun spreads her arms wide open,

Piercing the cold-intoxicating night,

And the clouds remain enamoured in her flame.


Come,

As Tuesdays come

After Mondays.

Please come.


And when he came, he opened the diary –

The diary of a poetess that read a verse:

“The river of Love flows against the flow;

The ones who jumped into it, drowned,

And the ones who drowned themselves,

Found Love – a True Love.”


A Heart was once broken and the pen dripped blood,

She was a poetess, not a lamp

And yet smilingly burned in Love.


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2016

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manatita44 9 months ago from london

You're stealing my thunder on the images, my Sweet. So beautiful!!! Ha ha. Love you!

Another masterpiece! Indeed you should get many accolades for this one. Sometimes, all we get as poets is an enchanting first line or word like: "Come!" The exquisite poet/poetess simply takes it to another realm, doing an unparalelled service on behalf of the cosmic flow, which sent it in the first place.

We make these lines dance ...sing ...hug and embrace lovers alike, while stirring their hearts with beauty, passion ....wonder ...awe ...

My beloved, you've certainly managed to do this here and again like all good poets/poetess'es, this piece defies description.

Deserving offering to Jodah. I salute you with a Puja of one thousand candles! Jai Surabhi! Jai Ram!


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Oh my! How I love your feedback, Manatita. Sweet, very sweet. I just happened to play with words and I didn’t realize that you have created a swing with your feedback. Let's 'rock-n-roll' yeah! Cool.

Thank you… thank you, my Darling. I hope that our Dear Friend, Jodah likes this though. I am off to the library soon. Love ya too! Jai Manatita. Jai Ram!


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

(Oh, yes Jodah likes it :) Thank you my dear sweet Surabhi. I am touched and honoured by this wonderful poetic tribute.

Come,

Take my hand

And stroll with me Dear'

Through the gardens of Giverny,

'Midst Monet's muddled strokes,

Where waterlilied hues

Fill our poetic dreams

Of tranquil delight.

In love.

Come.

(I love the images too, especially the last one which fits the last stanza perfectly)...thank you and I agree with everything manatita said.


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manatita44 9 months ago from london

... and your poem is sweet, lofty ... succinct... longing ... my Dear Friend Jodah. Don't worry, Surabhi allows me to take liberties. Peace.


PaigeLCooke4 9 months ago

I absolutely was amazed with the way your words flow I hope to be like you someday


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois

You are so gifted with beautiful words. They flow so eloquently through the strings of the heart. Jodah/ John is so deserving as he also has the gift. So happy you came to visit me or I wouldn't have known of your presence on HP. Thank you...


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Nellieanna 9 months ago from TEXAS

You had me at: "The beauty of a flower not only lies in its petals, but also in its thorns. Like joys and sorrows are both part and parcel in life for us to nurture and grow. Hence, the seeds of consciousness we must sow." – Surabhi Kaura

Such wisdom! Then the entire work is filled with it, gowned in beauty and welcoming with each 'Come'!

And John is one of my favorite people! A fitting tribute to him!


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Abhimanyu gaur 9 months ago from India

The last three lines are the best lines of this poem. You really are gifted.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Jodah,

Hip, Hip, Hooray!! I am glad that you like it :)

No, no. In fact, I am touched and honoured that the whispers of my ‘come’ echoed in the Garden of the Bard and the poet inside you heard the music. Do you hear the violins and guitars playing at the back? Aha!

I absolutely agree with Manatita’s feedback. You poem is ‘sweet, lofty ... succinct... longing ...’ You see, a poet? I love your poetic side very much. What a lovely poem! Jodah, you are truly a wonderful person and a talented author. Please keep us enchanted with your fictions and poems.

I am so happy to note that you are happy. Stay blessed, my Sweet and Loving Friend.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

PaigeLCooke4,

Hi and Welcome to HubPages! I am glad that you like it, my Dear. Each one us have a hidden talent. We just have to explore it and go with the flow. You are unique too. God bless you.


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

Ah yes Surabhi, the sweet sound of guitars and violins......in the background of any romantic scene..adding to the ambience. Of course.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Ahaha - Jodah, hey, hey! That would be actually cool. (Blushing). Lots of Love.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Ruby,

Thank you so much. It brings a smile on my face that we met. What more shall I say? You write beautiful poems too! I love your work as well. Yes, Jodah deserves every bit of honour. Thank you once again for your presence here. Much appreciated.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Nellieanna,

Great poets like you, Manatita and Jodah deserve accolades and higher blessings. You all are an inspiration for us on HubPages – a community where we feel like at home.

Ha ha. You gotcha, my Friend… you gotcha! You have quoted my quote in your feedback, and that is the essence of this entire poem. I love your keen observation. You can read my Heart, yea. Thank you so much for dropping by, my beautiful! You have made us all delighted with your contribution. God bless you. May you always remain an inspiration for all of us. Love in abundance!!


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Abhimanyu,

Pleasure to meet you. I like your name. Abhimanyu was the bravest of warriors in Mahabharat. He was the son of Arjun.

The last three lines are my favt. So glad that you like it! I'll look you up soon. Thanks for the visit. Much appreciated.


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Missy Smith 9 months ago from Florida

Both you and Manatita have a celestial vision when it comes to writing poetry, Surabhi, and I think it's some of the most beautiful and inspiring poetry written. I definitely can see why you and he have a special bond.

Jodah is also a man to rally around for inspiration. His visions and knowledge are captivating and filled with emotional guidance. He is well suited for your beautiful dedication here.

Another great poetic expression from you lovely Poetess. :)


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Nellieanna 9 months ago from TEXAS

(Smiling)


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hi Missy,

Thank you for your input. I am just a learner. Yea, we are all God's children and we all need Love. Let's always love each other and fill this beautiful world with harmony and peace.

I appreciate that you like it. Stay happy and blessed :)

Nellieanna,

Me too. You see it? :) Love!


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DaveOnline 9 months ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

A lovely poem, so expressive, also like the colourful images, so much life in this poem!


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DDE 9 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I like it and so beautifully written.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

David Sir,

I am glad that you like it. Much thanks!

Devika,

Thank you, my friend. Appreciations.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

What a lovely, colorful well-deserved tribute


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ChitrangadaSharan 9 months ago from New Delhi, India

"The beauty of a flower not only lies in its petals, but also in its thorns. Like joys and sorrows are both part and parcel in life for us to nurture and grow."

Your opening lines are so true and whoever understands this truth will never be broken or upset in difficult times of life.

Beautiful poem, carefully and creatively crafted for a wonderful hubber friend--John Hansen!

Wonderful work, so well done! Thank you!


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you Rasma and Chitrangada ji. I sincerely appreciate your lovely contributions here. Joy... Joy... Joy...


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rajan jolly 9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Mesmerising... is the way you play with words. And the tone is set off with your quote at the beginning itself.


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swalia 9 months ago

Lovely poem...Lovely images! And I just loved the quote...just what I needed to hear at the moment. Well done!


Surabhi Kaura 8 months ago

Thank you, Rajan ji and my Dear, Shaloo. Appreciations!


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shprd74 8 months ago from Bangalore

"Sundar ati sundar."

Beautiful. Imaginations of a poetess taking the reader's to see what she sees.

- hari


Arjun 6 months ago

Hi Surabhi.... I saw you at the brahma kumari centre last weekend. It was nice conversing with you. Happy to know you. You are sweet and you write nice.

- Arjun


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Surabhi Kaura 6 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Hari Bhaiya. I have taken a long break from HubPages. Your feedback is appreciated. All's well. Radhaswami.

Hi, Arjun. I think I remember you. So you looked me up? Ha ha. No stalking, please. Kidding. Hope all is well.

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