Photograph of Indian soldiers in Kashmir‘An Ode to the Indian Soldiers’ and Other Poetry by Sathya Narayana The Society December 18, 2017 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 1 Comment An Ode to the Indian Soldiers ottava rima Be choking chill or burning heat; be rain or sleet; thou’re there O soldier brave to save thy brethren sleeping sound inland, sans pain. Thy eyes surveying every crest and cave; the crooked snowy paths and frozen plain; forgot a wink, in wait of enemy knave. Thou’re there O soldier brave and here we’re snug and safe in the warmth of tight tricolour hug! The Light from Gloom a rondel As din that’s heard always, by peace gets drained and world around becomes a faded paint; all dreams assume new hues sans worldly taint and senses calm as soul flies high unchained! New clues, new views, new cues and news affained to soul alone unfurl in colours quaint as din that’s heard always, by peace gets drained and world around becomes a faded paint. Who said this world is true and dreams are strained mind’s fancy myths and pained heart’s woeful plaints? It’s time Noesis dawns from Visible’s faint and mind and heart get numbed, by bliss contained as din that’s heard always, by peace gets drained. Once an advocate, Sathya Narayana joined the Government of India as Inspector of Salt in 1984 and got two service promotions. In May 2014, he took voluntary retirement as Superintendent of Salt. Related Post ‘The Oddity’ and Other Poetry by Mark Stevick The Oddity My pen and me set off to sea but washed up feeing useless; the cadent swell invoked a spell and story of Odysseus. While... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail One Response Leonard Dabydeen December 19, 2017 Welcome to TS, Sathya Narayana. Your ‘ottava rima’ poem, “An Ode to the Indian Soldiers” is magnificently written. Lovely rhyme scheme to make Sir Thomas Wyatt so proud of your work. Even romanticist Lord Byron may fumble and look at his “Don Juan” and your classic touch. And W.B. Yeats would give you a high-five! Your ‘rondel’ poem is certainly impressive and thought-provoking. Interesting rhyme scheme and imagery. Classic touch! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.