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Two Poems on Tomorrow - Who Has Ever Seen Tomorrow .... ??!! And Tomorrow's Today

Vanita is an engineer-researcher-consultant-artist: a gifted singer-poetess; & writes in English-Hindi-Gujarati on her diverse experiences

Who Has Ever Seen Tomorrow .... ??!!

Yesterday was tomorrow

The day before,

Today was tomorrow,


Tomorrow will be today,


Who has ever seen

Tomorrow .... ??!!

Who has ever seen

Tomorrow .... ??!!

- Vanita Thakkar (23-03-2021)


Tomorrow's Today

The string of Time

Rolls on and on,

Gone, ever gone,

Coming, ever coming,

Now, on hand,

Ever slipping ....

Make the most of it,

To make

Tomorrow's Today

Blest and Lit.

- Vanita Thakkar (23-03-2021)


Reflections ....

Tomorrow is a dream, an aspiration, an uncertainty - that arouses many feelings including, hope, curiosity, inspiration, apprehension and so on. It is on the farther side of the flow of Time, always presenting itself as the present and moving on to become past .... What we have on hand is today - now - the present .... And a trail of unchangeable past that keeps adding up every moment also has to be handled by learning, enjoying and obtaining strength and inspiration from the memories, letting go and moving ahead ....

- Vanita Thakkar (25-03-2021)

This is in response to the word prompt challenge by co-author and poetess Brenda Arledge on Tomorrow ....

This word prompt - Tomorrow - also reminds of a very famous Doha by the great Saint Kabir on the importance of overcoming the usual, mundane laziness of postponing important tasks to the morrow ....

Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ab,

Pal Mein Paralay Hoegee, Bahuree Karegaa Kab.

Meaning :

Better do (the work) today than tomorrow, better do (the work) now than today.

Destruction / Doom takes just a moment to occur, when will you accomplish (your work) ?

About Doha ....

Doha is a very old "verse-format" of Indian poetry. It is an independent verse, a couplet, the meaning of which is complete in itself, that consists of rhyming couplets made up of twenty-four syllables each, composed in Mātrika metre.

Links to some Doha Songs available online ....

Kabir Amritvaanee - Some Popular Doha of Sant Kabir - The Doha Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar .... starts at 05:53 minutes in this compilation (just for information)

Doha from the Ramayana by Sant Tulsidasji - absolutely beautiful, divine music.

A picture of the Doha described in the article ....

A picture of the Doha described in the article ....

© 2021 Vanita Thakkar

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