Dread No More

Dread no more the darkling sky,
Nay, the thousand vicious blows;
For the gloom is brief and so shall die
Like weird feeling that daily goes.

And again shall shine the golden sun,
And soon shall flow the tender breeze;
And play the kids, do leap and run
In the fair meadows with charming trees.

And again shall rush in human breast
The endless streams of tranquil words,
And soon shall sing the beaming chests
With the sweet rhythms of warbling birds.

So lose not hope in the stygian cage
But recall rather by wiping tears,
Those heroic stories of bygone age
Heard and praised in the yesteryears.

And recall rather, do wake and take
Those sterling features of thy own race;
Recall how they for others’ sake
Had fought and died with a smile on face.

And recall how they had faced such days
With aches in heart and untold pain,
And had fallen in clay and smoggy haze
But still stood up and rose again.

So tears for what in sanguine eyes?
And fears for what in valiant breast?
Oh, flesh and blood do give thy best
And He from height will do the rest!

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Brian Hodgkinson Jr. says:

    This is a powerful accomplished poem. Well done– love the imagery

    Liked by 7 people

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. It means a lot to me 😊

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Brian Hodgkinson Jr. says:

        You have a gift. Explore it well.

        Liked by 4 people

        1. Thank you. Will do for sure. Have a great day!

          Liked by 2 people

  2. Wow, so uplifting. You are talented. Warm wishes.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. Much appreciated🙏

      Liked by 4 people

  3. Are you from Tripura?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. haoyando says:

    Yes, do away with the dread and gloom and the dark sky.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. Much appreciated 🙏

      Liked by 3 people

  5. I loved reading this. The first stanza reminded me of Shakespeare’s opening lines of his poem in Cymbeline:
    Fear no more the heat o’ the sun;
    Nor the furious winter’s rages,
    Thou thy worldly task hast done,
    Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages;
    Golden lads and girls all must,
    As chimney sweepers come to dust.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my post. Also thanks for sharing this beautiful poem by Shakespeare. Have a great day ahead😊

      Liked by 2 people

  6. dreamerr says:

    A very powerful write my dear friend. Keep it up.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Shanyu says:

    This is powerful poetry. I find the use of old English very profound in this piece, gives it that medieval atmospherics. Beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Thank you so much for the comment. It means a lot to me😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Shanyu says:

        My absolute pleasure friend. Keep up the good work.

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Thank you so much😊

          Like

  8. Poem with positive vibes .

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much😊

      Like

  9. CSHQ says:

    Extremely gifted. I lost myself in your words there.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much😊

      Liked by 1 person

  10. gabychops says:

    Dear Shayan, I am quite astonished that you are not globally famous for your uniquely beautiful poetry. I watched the video on Hope, and it is going straight to my heart. Where the music came from? Who is the composer? Also, if I order your book on Amazon will they have it, I am asking because often there is a different line for books from India.
    I love medieval English. Did you study English at university? Apologies for asking so many questions, but you are a very interesting person, and I would like to know you or about you more.
    Thank you.

    Joanna
    If for any reason you would rather talk privately my email is.
    nature@kitsbury.plus.com

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for commenting. I’m so honoured. Honestly, I do not know why you’re so surprised ’cause there are many writing better than me and I’m so often criticized for writing old English poetry. I’m just a newbie in the world of poetry and have just completed my 11th grade coures. I’m a student of science and a medical aspirant. English is not my mother tongue and there’re hardly any people speaking English here. I write in English ’cause I love this language more than me and poetry indeed is my first love. Now, talking about the video I don’t know much about the music in it ’cause it was made by one of my friend from Allpoetry. Only the poem is my, the hard work in making the video is his. Now, in response to your next question, I don’t think my book will be available outside India at present ’cause I didn’t publish it worldwide yet(but will be releasing it globally soon 😊). I’m really impressed when you said that you have a love for medieval English. In the world of free verse where poems hardly rhyme or bear any rhythm, there aren’t much folks loving strictly metered and rhyming poems. To answer your last question, as I said before I’ve not completed my school courses yet and I’m currently 17. So it’s obvious that I didn’t study English in university. The only source of learning this language for me was my home tutor and school teachers. So sorry if I’m telling so much. Thank you so much for calling me an interesting person. As soon as publish my book globally I’ll inform you. Also I’m working on my second one. It was really very nice to talk to you. Thanks again. Eagerly waiting for your reply. Have a beautiful day ahead. And last but not the least you made my day! 🤗

      Like

      1. gabychops says:

        Thank you for your reply, very kind of you. We have more in common than medieval English poetry, the English language, the Moon, and Great Swamiji, and that is sciences and medicine. I studied medicine, coming from a family of many doctors on my father’s side, and my mother was a published poet. If you have time, look up my Science posts and also my posts on the Thames. It starts at Oxford colleges and ends extensively in London.
        Joanna

        Liked by 1 person

        1. That’s great! It’s always a blessing to meet like-minded people. I’ll surely read your posts whenever time permits. Have a great day.

          Liked by 1 person

  11. good poem writing

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much😊

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Anand Bose says:

    The height of Romanticism at its best

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much. Have a great day ahead😊

      Like

  13. Maya says:

    Wonderful poem

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you🙏

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Maya says:

        Your welcome

        Liked by 1 person

  14. -Eugenia says:

    You have a beautiful blog, my friend! Thank you so much for the follow.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for following too. Have a great week ahead

      Like

  15. 7-stanzas of masterpiece poetry
    weaved into a poem remembered by great poets,
    avid readers,and fans, not to mention editors, publishers, and renown critics!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much for commenting so good. Have a great day ahead😊

      Like

  16. Keep the dread and gloom! Beautifully orchestrated — a symphony!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much😊

      Liked by 1 person

  17. So much refreshing imagery and lovely poem that captures the senses.☺️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Shayan Das says:

      Thank you so much😊

      Like

  18. You’re much welcome🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s