D. P. Dash

गहना कर्मणो गतिः (gahanā karmaṇo gatiḥ) | କର୍ମର ଗତି ବଡ଼ ଗହନ ଅଟେ | complex are the ways of action (Gītā, chap. 4, ver. 17)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Borderless Flight . . . (Poem)

On the eve of my journey from Bhubaneswar (Odisha, India) to Kuching (Sarawak, Malaysia)

Here is the gist in English:

This day . . .
I let you on your path,
May you ride your dreams.

This day . . .
I have braved to overcome,
My false sense of home.

This day . . .
I leave behind the familiar,
To seek the meaning of life.

This day . . .
I spread my wings,
For a borderless flight.

Tomorrow . . .
I shall discover my chance,
To live and grow without regrets.

Note. After a few days of writing this, I remembered the original trigger for this poem -- it happens to be a poem by Dr Bhavita Saxena, which I had read in Here & Now, 22(4) (Oct-Dec 2008), p. 7 (PDF version available here).


  1. My good wishes fly with you to help you travel smoothly, land gently, and live safely and happily in your new nest!

  2. Hi DP,

    Nice peom DP! I appreciate your inner urge to step out of the confines of a familiar landscape, to set out on a new path. What do you exactly mean in the sentence 'my false sense of rootedness'... What are you searching for I wonder... I hope you find it.

  3. I am happy that my poem inspired you to write something so meaning full… all the very best for you future…Bhavita