veeraiyah subbulakshmi

A Book. - Poem by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

Shelves of books with variant topics:
Medicine, Engineering and comics,
Languages, Management and Marketing,
Tourism, Text books and Computing,
House hold, Carpentry and plumbing,
Trucks, Driving and operating.
Must choose one to taste,
Read regularly to last,
A full term of life and love,
Nourish it with the dose of care,
Can buy it from the stores,
That sells New, second hand and old,
When the new book is bought,
The smell itself fresh and great,
To remember for the life throughout,
Keep it as a Holy book and enjoy,
When the used books are purchased,
Rarely used books, never opened,
A few half read and half left,
A few stained and battered,
A few has the quotations underlined,
When the old books are bought,
The papers are oxidized and yellow,
Touch it, fragile, handle with care,
Though the contents may be good,
Prints are washed out and hard to see,
Heavily tainted of weather.
Whether you buy the new or the used book,
Make sure that you choose the right book,
Then read chapter by chapter leaving no nook,
Sometimes it thrills and shrills,
It is hilarious and comical,
If it is full of mysteries,
Try to solve it with your knowledge,
Don't slam and tear it,
Not touch it with your drug fingers,
Not read it with your spirited mind,
You will misunderstand the contents,
Promise yourself you will not make,
Your book an used and neglected book again.

Comments about A Book. by veeraiyah subbulakshmi

  • Gold Star - 11,530 Points Bharati Nayak (9/17/2015 4:23:00 AM)

    The poem is an interesting read.All the book lovers become nostalgic when they talk about the books they loved to read, The new books carry the freshness and smell of prints.But the old books discovered years later or second hand books purchased from bookstores selling old books carry some mysteriousness about them. They have the imprints of old owner, his habits of reading, the sentences he underlined, the quotations he marked or the portions he left unread.Whether he was a child, , teenager, young man or woman, or any old man.How many hands it had passed through, whether dead or alive and so many other things.I like the idea that old books collected by kabadiwallas are sold in bookstores and can be re used and can be available to other readers.Thanks for sharing such a nice poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,779 Points Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (8/23/2015 3:29:00 AM)

    Interesting to see a poem on books. A book is a book whether old, new, tattered or torn. I too have a huge collection of books. They are my best friends. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,688 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (7/19/2015 1:45:00 AM)

    Thank you, poetess for your poem, inspiring me to read and take care of books. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,211 Points Walterrean Salley (7/10/2015 12:07:00 AM)

    Books - full of knowledge. It's where we get much of our education from. Yes, it's good to care for your books and keep them safe. Good advice. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 50,061 Points Roseann Shawiak (1/11/2015 11:20:00 PM)

    Great poem and dear to my heart is the subject of all books, as I have over 7,000 books of my own. I read them and cannot bear to part with them, as my knowledge and thoughts have been grown from reading them. Especially love the really old books from the 1800's,1920's through the 1960's, their voices ring truths from the past and are being held mostly true today. Reading takes me around the world, into people's minds, cultures, etc. while sitting in my own home. Really great poem, I love it! Profound write, I have enjoyed it! Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,458 Points Rajnish Manga (12/14/2014 1:37:00 PM)

    From start to the end, every single word of your poem appears to be written by me. Isn't it the impact and appeal of your subtle description of how the books (new and old) have been procured and how they ought to be preserved. Thanks for sharing the poem which is now a favourite. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,308 Points Kanniappan Kanniappan (8/14/2013 8:39:00 PM)

    You are right, I got very old books like PuRanaanURu (published in 1960) , soodaamaNi nikaNtu (published in 1917 price 10 anna) and Sarvasamaya samarasak kiirththanaikaL by Maayavaram Vedhanaayakam Pillai (published in 1941price 12 anna) when one of the rooms cleaned in my native home. These were treasures I am trying to read. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,112 Points Heather Wilkins (7/2/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    books, books, I love books. I grew up reading books and enjoying them. nice write (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,266 Points S.D. TIWARI (5/18/2013 10:30:00 PM)

    Very descriptive write about books. With a book you never feel alone. Nice inspiring poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,417 Points Shahzia Batool (4/22/2013 1:35:00 AM)

    well-advised! thanks for your own notes that helped in understanding the real symbolism running in the lines... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,211 Points Walterrean Salley (4/22/2013 1:31:00 AM)

    Intriguing with good advice. Enjoyed much. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Raj Arumugam (1/9/2013 3:37:00 AM)

    an insightful poem about the relationship between the book and the reader....good one, VS (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:48:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:48:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:47:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 946 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (8/23/2012 2:46:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem about books. Each line is absolutely true. I enjoyed it.Thank you. Best wishes. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,298 Points Robinson (8/22/2012 7:40:00 AM)

    Amazing, such guidance here, I wish I had this poem Forty years ago. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Roongratt Srimanchantha (7/19/2012 2:04:00 AM)

    Very nicely it! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,045 Points Dave Walker (5/28/2012 1:46:00 PM)

    A great poem, a life partner can still sometimes hard to read, a great write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,058 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (5/28/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    This poem is about a person whom we choose as our life partner. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 26, 2012

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