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Our Ambika's Poetical Welcome To the New Year!

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by varalotti, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. varalotti

    varalotti IL Hall of Fame

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    Poet’s corner Oh New Year...
    Ambika Ananth

    Come as the spring

    carrying perennial green

    Rustle in the winter wind

    with a song on your lip..

    brace the tired earth

    in a cushiony soft-lull

    Come as welcome rains

    wiping away

    the deeply etched arid lines

    giving a new meaning

    to many harried lives

    Come as a sacred fire

    glowing on the Earth

    annihilating avarice,

    wars and slaughter

    carrying the mantra of

    'Mankind's joyful repose'

    Come as a symbol of bounty

    caress the dream-laden

    heart of the Creation

    serenading in the language

    of hope and joy

    Be a benign harbinger

    Create your legacy in all grandeur

    Come as a much awaited

    Happy New Year


    ambika
     
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    That's the best new year gift you could have given to all of us!

    Dear Ambika,
    The best new year gift, that the 3000 and odd ILites can ever hope to have is your poem.

    I read and re-read these lines several times, Ambika. The meaning beautifully sinks in because of the choice of the words of the right shades.
    Come as welcome rains

    wiping away

    the deeply etched arid lines

    giving a new meaning

    to many harried lives

    Come as a sacred fire

    glowing on the Earth

    annihilating avarice,

    wars and slaughter

    carrying the mantra of

    'Mankind's joyful repose'

    Choosing words for a poem is like getting a matching blouse for a saree of a complex colour. The words will have to exactly match the intensity of the thoughts of the poet. And if it does not match it will show, as the poorly matched blouse will mar the beauty of the saree's colour. At times the blouse will make the saree look gaudy.

    But in the case of this poem there has been a perfect match between the words and your thoughts, making it one of the most beautiful poetical expressions and the most beautiful way to welcome 2007.

    regards,
    sridhar
     
  3. ambika ananth

    ambika ananth Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks Sridhar

    Dear Sridhar

    Thanks for posting my poem which appeared in today's Deccan Herald's Poet's Corner column and thanks for appreciating it in your typical style of analyzing and drawing attention to the finer nuances of my work. Since you yourself are into poetry and translation apart from being a prolific story writer, your kind words mean a lot to me...

    Thanks and regards
    ambika
     
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    Yes, Welcome New Year!

    Dear Ambika,

    Thanks to Varalotti, all of us here in IL have the pleasure of reading your poem for the New Year.
    Your poem was soft and smooth, yet laden with profound thoughts and poignant words. All of us, without fail, are looking for that silver lining which accompanies every cloud...and may Almighty grant us that.
    Thanks for the lovely poem and a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you too:)

    L, Kamla
     
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    purnima_2k Senior IL'ite

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    A really beautiful poem

    dear Ambika,
    Happy new year1Your poem on new year is fantastically simple. Thank you for this beautiful gift
    Regards,
    Meenu
     
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    Dear Purnima!

    Wish you and yours a very happy new year. Thanks for your appreciative words.
    A small suggestion, Purnima. I would rather say Ambika's poem is simply fantastic.
    regards,
    sridhar

     
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    thanks Kamla

    Dear Kamla

    Pleasure is mine to see my poem in IL and get prompt response from those like you, whose kind words and compliments make a true impact. As Mark Tawin said" I can live for two months on one compliment", I can say..I can nurture my skills further and hone my abilities by getting genuine wishes and compliments such as yours and needless to say our dear friend Varalotti's who takes pride in his friends' ( who are innumerable in number) work

    Thanks and best wishes for a fabulous year ahead

    ambika
     
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    you are right...

    Dear Purnima

    I accept your comment that my poem is 'fantasically simple'...in fact, it is a tough job to write in a simple way. Varalotti in all his kindness and affection amended your comment...because he plays the role of a 'bridge' between hearts in IL and everybody loves that role of his..

    Thanks for your appreciation
    ambika
     
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    hi ambika that is naturally u all over....

    dear ambika,
    sorry to have missed u, came back for a day for the new year and saw ur poem here, it is ambika naturally all the way is all i could feel, some have the gift of expressing in the shortest form and here i see it in ur poem, hope to catch u sometime, with kind regards sundari kannan
     
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    Dear Ambika,we, Ilites are really very fortunate to get such literary appreciation classes from you, Varalotti, Pankaja Madam and such others. Your poem is simple and so very nice, as all simple things are.Wishing you and your family a very happy and fruitful new year.
     

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