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Ambika's Poem - A Mother's Day Special!

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by varalotti, May 15, 2006.

  1. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Most Gracious ILites,
    The Deccan Herald of 14th May published a poem by our 'one and only' Ambika to commemmorate the Mother's Day. I am posting that poem here dedicating that to the mothers, the world over.

    You are my roots

    ( A poem on Mother’s Day )

    You are that beautiful woman

    who haunts my poems

    You will never grow old

    even in my thoughts

    as I had seen you die young…

    changing my angles of vision

    the world is not the same since then.

    I continue the ceaseless search

    to retrieve your earthly form by a miracle

    to feel ‘at home’ again in this world

    to feel the warmth of the first heart

    I ever trusted fully

    to reach for those fingers

    which I first clasped tenderly

    I wait to be

    as gleeful, as loved

    as free, as baby-like…

    as I was in

    your capacious lap

    when your love

    was the only amulet I wore

    When only you

    were my protective armour

    Death has ended you

    but I have not ended

    the shadow-boxing

    against that dark reality

    to prove it wrong

    but always in vain..

    None can fathom

    the depth of this pain

    None can see

    this un-bodied ache

    but,

    I have learnt to live with the pride

    that you are my heritage,

    you are my tradition,

    you are my experience,

    and mother,

    that you are my roots….

    Ambika Ananth
     
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  2. Vidya24

    Vidya24 Gold IL'ite

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    a painter-poet

    That was so eloquent, Ambika. You have painted the words in your poem. What you say is so heart felt and true. Mothers are our roots and however high we go, our roots keep us grounded and safe.

    regards
    Vidya
     
  3. meenaprakash

    meenaprakash Silver IL'ite

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    Beautiful poem

    Dear Ambika,

    Read your poem in Deccan yesterday & I am so happy to see it here toooo (thanks to our V).
    Beautiful poem. Reinforces the fact that Mother is the Greatest Gift from God & even when she's gone, she leaves such a beautiful imprint in our heart & soul that she lives with us always, in our thoughts & deeds.
    I liked the phrase - Mother, You are my Roots.. how true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. purnima_2k

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    Heart warming poetry!

    Hi Ambika,

    True spontanity in your poetry shows, a lovely gesture on Mothers Day. Nice poem.

    Regards,
    Purnima
     
  5. sudhavnarasimhan

    sudhavnarasimhan Silver IL'ite

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    Dear Ambika,
    Beautiful poem....you have captured the feelings one has for a mother , in a very lyrical and picturesque way....thanks for giving words to all our feelings!
    And keep it going!
     
  6. Kamla

    Kamla IL Hall of Fame

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    Lovely!

    Dear Ambika,

    We are fortunate on IL to be able to read your poem released in DH. The poem is poignant and at once brings out the true essence of Mother. Can be written only by a loving daughter. Enjoyed it and thanks for those lyrical words.

    L, Kamla
     
  7. sunkan

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    really grt ambika.....

    dear ambika,
    those were the lines of my heart tooo only i did not know how to word them..ur lines brough tear to my eyes too..thinking of so many shadows i fight daily to look for her ...thanku for the mother'day gift poem to all the woman who have their mom in moments and memories....of another day.....regards sunkan
     
  8. ambika ananth

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    dear friends...

    Dear loving friends..
    At the very outset my sincere thanks to dear Sridhar, who posted his friend's poem with love and pride, because he enjoys to showcase others' talents too with enthusiasm and zeal ...may that beautiful spirit exist always in this site...
    And friends, accept my apologies for my delayed response.


    I was away at Hyd and just returned but I am in real terribly sad mood now because after I left, that very day, in a B'day party at HYD, gas baloons burst itseems and my sister's husband and her little son of four had bad burn injuries. My darling nephew had to be operated upon for removal of burnt skin on his forearms and face....he is out of intensive trauma unit now, but he being so tender and small is in pain and distress...my brother-in-law is going thru physical and mental pain, seeing his son too suffer as much as himself..
    My sister, an ardent devotee of Devi has taken this with great courage and says, with immense grace Devi avoided something more grave and disastrous...
    I take pride in my siblings' mental stature and equanimity..
    I have shared this with all of you dear friends, because I know all of you will send your positive and loving thoughts and vibrations to my sister's family and that will bring in the real 'healing' process...
    thanks and regards
    ambika
     
  9. Vidya24

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    Hi Ambika

    Logged in to take a print out of Mrs Chithra's new Ganesha Pooja format, when I saw yr mail. I am truly distressed to hear abt this dreadful accident. Thanks to the Grace of Devi, your little nephew is on the sure way to recovery.

    Will definitely pray for your sister,brother in law and nephew in the next one hour and I am sure all will be well.

    warm regards

    Vidya
     
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  10. varalotti

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    More Than 2000 Hands Join in Prayer, Ambika!

    Dear Ambika,


    The Most Gracious ILites, a little more than 2000 hands and a thousand plus loving hearts, join me in praying for a speedy, complete recovery of your nephew and brother in law.

    Hats off to your sister who has taken the event in her stride and is almost thanking Devi for saving her near and dear from a greater peril.

    With this kind of prayer from the ILites Devi is sure to shower her blessings on the injured and grant them a life filled with greater health and happiness.

    We are all here for you.
    regards,
    sridhar
     

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