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May 16, 2015 | By

A bittersweet poem reflecting on the quintessential sadness that overwhelms the spirit of humanity.

When states collapse, there is sadness.


“When the evening breeze blows gently, There is sadness.”

Fading of arts is sad as well.
Sadness is in wars and disasters,
In the tranquility of Autumn
And in the singing of constellations.
The sadness of Prince Exupery’s
‘Little Prince’ was deep and genuine,
So was Wordsworth’s when sad
And pensive he lay on his couch.

When the evening breeze blows gently,
There is sadness.
When the sick man prays ardently,
There is sadness.
When the palm tree in full bearing is cut,
There is sadness.
When sages sing songs sweet,
There is sadness.

Sadness is in the violin,
In the solitary wine bottle,
In the broad
In lovers’languishing,
In couples’ longing
And in the rose
That blooms and dies.

Read more poems in our Poems Section and Poetry Month Special Edition

Pramila Khadun is a poetess from the island of Mauritius. She holds a degree in Food Science from S.N.D.T Women’s University, Pune, India and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education(P.G.C.E) from the Mauritius Institute of Education.She had been Head of the Department of Food Studies Department at Modern College and part-time lecturer at the Mauritius Institute of …Education.She has three collections of poetry published and more are on the way. Recently her textbook ‘Food and Nutrition Simplified’ was launched by Lifi Publications at the Kolkata and Delhi World Book Fair and her novel entitled ‘When Love Speaks’ will soon be in print.Now she is comfortably retired and lives with her husband Raj and three children,Dr Rajnee, Priyumvada and son Kaviraj, an airline pilot.She spends time, reading, writing and travelling and her life flows with the beautiful grace of love and peace.
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