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Anuj Nair 

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Ocean

 

           

            Ocean 


              O ! Ocean, seat of gems so precious

              And riches not yet measured.

              What treasures you keep, for whom?

              From where have you acquired so much

              You are a vast expanse like the sky,

              Limitless, impregnable and fierce

              But yet, though boiling aqua today

              Where you not vapour yesterday

              And ice benumbing tomorrow be ?


You are the source and means of life,

Benign mother of the protoplasm.

Rich in food rare and costly, nay

Everything big, small useful or not

Is in your stock, in that womb,

Unbounded, held under your sway

In contradiction to the laws of nature.

Why ? you are nature itself.

Is there one to enforce law on you ? 


Wonderful are your ways O! Ocean.

At times calm and composed you remain,

At times you ebb and sweep like a train;

Now you roar like a lion,

Now you lisp like a lamb too nice;

Playing still the music of the waves.

Though in that inner heart is eternal peace

To me you are the dark blue ocean

To your frost white, but no colour you own.


An embodiment you are

Of bounteousness and generosity.

As the Lord supreme and mighty,

It is the cool refreshing air, I know

Your life breath itself, you give,

That sustains life in the universe,

What to speak of your salinity,

That enlivens the entire living world

And savours the dishes of the poor and rich alike .


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