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                                          Vanakkam, welcome to the Poetry page

 

Poetry related to the site 's theme :

 

                                 Be Like A Flower

 

                Be like a flower. One must try to become like a flower:

                open, frank, equal, generous and kind. Do you know what it

                means?

                A flower is open to all that surrounds it: Nature, light, the

                 rays of the sun, the wind, etc. It exerts a spontaneous

                influence on all that is around it. It radiates a joy and a

                beauty.

                It is frank: it hides nothing of its beauty, and lets it flow

                frankly out of itself. What is within , what is in its depths, it

                lets it come out so that everyone can see it.

                Then generous: without reserve or restriction, how it gives

                the mysterious beauty and the very own perfume of Nature

                It sacrifices itself entirely for our pleasure, even its life it

                sacrifices to express this beauty and the secret of things

                gathered within itself.

                And then, kind: it has such a tenderness, it is so sweet, so

                close to us, so loving. Its presence fills us with joy. It is

                always cheerful and happy.

                Happy is he who can exchange his qualities with the real

                qualities of the flowers. Try to cultivate in yourself their  

                refined qualities .

                                                                    The Mother

 


 

                                                        Spirit Of a Bamboo

                I wish you, Friend,

                That finest thing   

                That I can wish for you -   

                Not health, nor wealth,

                Not luck, but just

                A spirit of Bamboo.

                                        Bend with the wind

                                        And thus survive

                                        Though storms may flatten you.

                                        Weep not at fate,

                                        But spring erect

                                        As Bamboo thickets do.

                Wealth may be lost,

                And health may fade,

                Yet you'll be wise and true

                If you can bend

                And you can grow

                With a spirit of bamboo!

                                                                    Helene B. Grouse

 


 

Poems on other topics :

 

                                                My Mystic Companion/ Solitude

 

                I shelter my heart in (her) your bosom

                I travel the world with your (her) strength

                                Of all my dreams you are the most beautiful

                                Of all my hopes you are the most cherished

                                Of all my treasures you are the most precious

                On my treks to mountains high,

                On my swims to oceans vast,

                On my flights to summits afar   

                                Who has led my hand ?

                                Who has carried my burden ?

                                Who has healed my wound ?

                Always it has been you

                My lover and my companion

                My Mystic Solitude .

                                                     Payal Adhikari

 

 

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