Thursday, March 08, 2007

Great Stuff !! From a great friend!!

Hi fellas,
  • I have a good friend called Anshul Gandhi who is doing his B.Tech in CSE from IIT Kanpur and is in his Final Year. He is aiming for a P.hD and has already got calls for that from "Carnegie-Mellon University" and "University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagna"!

  • He is a good poet (I don't read much of poetry so I cannot make any judgements!) but the stuff I read as composed by him was excellent in my view! Here is a poem of his that I really liked a lot. You can read more of his poems on his webpage: http://home.iitk.ac.in/~ganshul/

Ah.. The poem! Here it goes:

A Distant Dream
-by Anshul Gandhi


Lying on the shores of memory,
Unchained from reality,
A paradise within itself,
A distant dream it was.

Afraid to come into this world,
Fearful of the ways of the heart,
Happy in its own little shell,
A distant dream it was.


Then came the winds of change,
The rains of reality had arrived,
Storms of uncertainty crept up,
A distant reality it now was.

It tried to make peace with this world,
Struggled to survive against the coldness of the heart,
Fought against the dogmas of the mind,
Yet, a distant reality it was.


Through the passage of time,
Though left alone, it survived,
Fuelled only by love,
Not so distant it now was.

Blessings were now on its side,
Another soul now kept it alive,
A ray of hope around the corner,
Not so distant it now was.

A paradise it still is,
No more just a dream,
A few steps away from its destination,
A distant dream it once was.

The power that keeps one alive,
The love that one desires,
A today that one always wishes for,
A distant dream it once was.

3 comments:

sam said...

awwwwsum poetry....

sam said...

awwwwsum poetry....

sam said...

awwwwsum poetry....