Yesterday

This is a heartbreaking poem by W.S. Merwin which I came across a couple of years ago. Then I thought it was beautiful. Over the years, it has become more and more personal and private. Today on the occasion of my father's birthday, I thought I should celebrate it with you.

Poems need to be read, and read aloud. None more than this one, because it's about things unsaid and undone.



Great poetry is like that. First you read it, then it reads you.

11 comments:

SKP50 said...

The choice of the picture and the lines were sensitively chosen!!!

My poem:-
Hirak!!
You are
Where U are
Because of Sumedha
Your inspiration--(Friend)
Your irritation---(Wife)

IN the Picture above
WE both are taking
R E S P O S I B I LI T Y
FOR
YOUR SHORTCOMINGS!!!!

CELEBRARTE
SAY YES
ONLY YES
ALWAYS YES
TO LIFE in all its FORMS!!!
SAY YES
TO LIFE
To Life in all Situations


ere

vivek said...

i was unable to play the video. Please help

vivek said...

Awesome!!!! I loved it very much. Hirak I liked the way you have presented it. It had H-I-R-A-K written all over it.

I am sure you make your dad very proud!! for being you.

Amit said...

an interesting poem, nice presentation

SKP50 said...

We were touched ...
Yes it is true , we should always be living in the present, i.e. in NOW......Mummy(Pragnya)

Rahul said...

Nice poem Hirak - reminded me of Cats in the Cradle!

Tim Marzullo said...

Very nice present to your father Hirak. The poem touched me as well.

Ashutosh said...

That was great...my best wishes to your parents

Mahesh said...

Could not play the video :-<

KP said...

HI Hirak,
Please wish your dad on my behalf!

Tc,
Kaushal

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful present to Dad!It brought tears to my eyes!
Now here is a puzzle for u,guess who am i?U know me but may be not well enough! but i can say that i was instrumental in flying u from the warm place to the cold one!
Waiting for the answer!