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Helios - A Poetic Expression

I am a day person completely. I feel a bit low after every sunset. This poem is an ode to the sun accentuating its importance in my life.


Magnum strength of force

Gold vermilion purple shine through

For hours I bathe in its hue.

Rather angry he seems at a point

When the day is past half its time

Like a little tadpole I try to smile

Wrinkle my eyes and tears anoint.


Warmth of the early morn

With a cool breeze to comb

My face hands and soul.

The dusk brings a bright red ball

To look at him straight is no easy game

From the corner of my eyes

I try and fail to fathom his holy grail.

Like a mystery with various shades

A presence of the divine fate

He shines and fades every day.

© 2019 Tiyasha Maitra


Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 12, 2019:

Thanks Nithya. Glad you enjoyed it

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on November 12, 2019:

Beautifully expressed, lovely poem.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 12, 2019:

Thanks so much. I am happy I could create the warmth of our friend through words.

Thanks so much for your encouragement Chris. Means a lot.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on November 12, 2019:

ahh, yes, I feel the sun shining on me as I read. He is forceful, and yet warming, terrifying and a dear friend. You have said it very well in your poem. Lovely words.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 12, 2019:

Thanks for commenting Manatita. The sun has always inspired and motivated me. The day begins well for me if the sun is smiling.

manatita44 from london on November 12, 2019:

A life-giving view and exquisite piece on a life-nourishing friend and subject. Hail Surya!! Jai Ram!!

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 09, 2019:

Thanks John. Thanks Ogbonnaya. I am glad you liked it.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on November 09, 2019:

A wonderful poetic description/ode to the Sun. Well done Tiyasha.

Poeticnurse from Nigeria on November 09, 2019:

An awesome and relaxing read indeed.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 08, 2019:

Thanks so much Lorna. I am glad I could capture the mysterious elements of the sun.

Lorna Lamon on November 08, 2019:

All the mysterious wonders of the sun are perfectly captured in this exquisite poem Tiyasha. A peaceful read.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 08, 2019:

Thanks Iqra. The sun himself inspired the words. It was fun to write.

Iqra from Pakistan on November 08, 2019:

Restful and relaxing to read...This is a beautifully sweet poem. The imagery as well as the words used were superb...

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on November 07, 2019:

Thanks Lora. The idea came to me yesterday when I was once again unsuccessfully trying to look at the sun directly. I have always loved closing my eyes and feeling the rays against my skin.

Lora Hollings on November 07, 2019:

Ah, the sun! How absolutely awesome it is. It is hard to even fathom what a miracle it truly is and your poem indeed captures its grandeur and mystery, Cattaleya. Beautifully done!

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