My 500th Post – For Harry

by Venkat


This is my 500th post here and this poem is dedicated to Harry. He has given a cozy corner indeed!

Here goes to the lovely old man…

a beautiful corner you made, Harry
blessed souls find poems to marry
to beget young and fresh thought
grow plants of creativity, we got

you gave me thirty minutes of peace
on daily thoughts to type with ease
the half-an-hour I know for sure
I fiddled to enjoy to the core

I may not be a real poet at heart
yet words dance naked, giving a start
to undress my spirit as well and scream
even a silent man as me could dream

couple of years ago, I began to write
small crazy poems, some dark, some bright
giving a strange solace to treasure
in a flask, only I could measure

may the grace ever from above
spread my fingers in tidbits of love
to catch the magical form of meaning
ever elusive, though I keep gleaning

thank you for this wonderful time
giving me reasons in verse and rhyme
these small footsteps, I love to take
in this canvas, an artist in me, you make



27 Comments to “My 500th Post – For Harry”

  1. Wonderful words and a truly inspiring sentiment here. (And reaching the 500 post point is seriously impressive. Respect).

  2. Congratulations on the 500th post! 🙂 Lovely poem for a kind gentleman.

  3. Nicely put, Venkat. Not only do the words flow seamlessly, but your respect to what Harry gave also comes out genuinely. And not to forget – you have given me a target to achieve. Am just about 411 posts away from my 500th! 🙂

    • Thank you Amit! I really don’t believe in counting or a target. I guess you already did deeds and applied thought which are nothing but 411 poems in a different form. Just the way we see it. To a poet, anything is a poem!

  4. Reblogged this on yasniger and commented:
    Congrats …….

  5. Fantastic poem honouring a great man! Congrats and keep writing ❤

  6. Beautiful and the short time I have been on your site all so wonderfully true well done to you for so many posts

  7. congratulations on your remarkable milestone

  8. Venkat, you are an inspiration and I enjoy reading every verse you post . . . And BRAVO to you for recognizing the ONE who opens the canvas each day for us so we can paint our words on Poets Corner, be they abstract or concrete . . . Blessings!

  9. An honorable tribute to Harry and Poet’s Corner – nicely done…!!
    And congrats on your 500th poem; quite the achievement…!! 🙂

  10. Thank you Venkat for your lovely poem, I feel honoured
    I enjoy what I do here and reading all the poems, although I do not post to often myself, mental block 🙂

    And thank you all for your kind comments, it’s a pleasure to have you here

  11. Great poem! Shared it on Twitter. 🙂

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