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THE SEAS ARE SERENE

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Apr 2011 Contest, English Poetry

The seas do seem to be serene

The blues are trying hard to limn

A false quietude on the red within

The Sun or Moon suspect no sin

The men who sail along the flow 

Do have no qualms of wild billows    

The seas do seem to be serene

 

Inside the usual skirmish

Goes on un’bashed, but yet hush-hush      

Where strikes a shark a smaller fish

A whale in turn consumes the shark

Some where in deeper waters, sparks

An ocean-fire that’s charring lives

The seas do seem to be serene

4 Comments

  1. Gion Gion says:

    Anuradha,
    “The blues are trying hard to limn
    A false quietude on the red within” – it’s a certitude that much rumbles under an appearance of normalcy 🙂
    Yes we live only on the skin of this world,
    Gion

  2. Vishvnand says:

    Very beautiful poem indeed
    I felt this relates to a human being too, supposedly calm outside but with turmoil within
    Hearty commends for the poem

    • anuradha says:

      @Vishvnand, thanks Fergus and Visvnand ji for nice comments. As Visvnand ji has rightly observed this poem is an allegory on human society indicating the horrors underneath a calm looking world.

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