Friday, October 08, 2010

An evening with Ganges

How beautiful  are
the banks of Ganges.

Usually I sit in evening
on the bank of holy Ganges
dipping my feet in
its clean and deep water
many beautiful thoughts and feelings
come in my mind and heart
with every waves of  the holy water.

I watch the sun again
and  yet again
sun changes into a red shining ball
it takes a dive in
the deep golden water of Ganges
promising to see me
the next morning.

I watch the fisherman’s
clothless kids diving
from heights in the Ganges water
without any fear
as they have faith in the mother Ganga
that she will always nurse them
in her lap.

Children start swimming
like a group of golden fish
some water birds also
follow the kids
tries to
defeat the boats
which are competing with them.

I start comparing their lieves
With golden fishes
And suddenly a train
Starts whistling on the bridge
Telling me

Our life’s journey Is colorful
like the golden gleaming sun,
The blue water,fishes and these children,
We are supposed to
move on and on,
Just like a train.

How beautiful
are the banks of ganges.
Hemant kumar


  1. These pictures and your words touches me deeply. It's so beautiful.
    Wishing you and your family a nice weekend.

    Greetings from Berit.

  2. Very nice poem. The pictures add a great touch as well! Hope that you are keeping well,


  3. Hi Hemant,

    Beautiful pix of the sunset. The ganges river is beautiful — a photographer's dream!


  4. Lovely poem, Hemant.

    There is an award for you on my blog.

  5. Lovely poem, illustrated with such beautiful photos.
    I like watching the sunset at Sangam andfrom th e bridge.

  6. Nice post and pictures---Ganga is my dream's river.

  7. I can figured how beautiful the evening in Ganges through this poem!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem, Hermant!

    All the best,

  8. That beautiful poem mixed with such powerful pictures makes for a truly amazing read. Thank you for sharing!

  9. Good morning...
    it really true... life must go on...
    we sometimes stop but it doesn't mean it's untill there only... no!!! our life is full of surpricess!!! we must not give up but go!!!
    It's not easy to do but we can do it...
    ti'll here have a blessed day.

    Sr. Sheena

  10. Dear Hemant, As usual the pictures and story are wonderful.

  11. jai ganga Maiya

    i have spend some good time at bank of ganga , see the post here

  12. You describe life on the sacred river Ganges with such love and devotion and all the people who are nourished and loved by this mighty river sun up to sun down.