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Ramesh T A

(28th August 1950 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Songs of the Singing Bird!


The unknown singing bird sang
Several songs for some years;
The songs of the singing bird
Soon created news and history!
All the life songs of the bird about
Nature and culture are literature now!

Knowledge and experience give wisdom
That gives a system of life to live;
This is called human culture.
For all, the beginning and the end
Are in Nature only and so it is
The friend, philosopher and guide
Not only to poets, scientists and artists
But also to the whole of mankind.

From first melody to last funeral song
All songs say only about human love!
In reality the more we love the dear one
The more the dear one goes far away!
The tragedy of loved one lives in mind
Ever plunging everyone in endless tears!

Love is the source of all creations in evolution
From blue green algae to man in the world!
Without love nothing can be created and
Great things worthwhile are achieved by men!
One such great thing is poetry of great poets
Absorbing heart, mind and soul of man ever!

What is poetry? Poetry is the magical expression,
Words of poet's heart echoing in the minds of men!
Building castle in the air and capturing in camera
Poetry does to produce the album of poetry book!
Collecting honey from flowers to build beehive
Poet bee weaves ideas together to compose poetry!

Arranging beautiful ideas focused on a subject
A great work of art poet creates in poetry with
Sound, sense, substance and seriousness in words!
Beautiful, sweet and light music of poetry absorbs
Heart, mind and soul to entertain and instruct with
Inspiring ideas to live a happy and prosperous life
With confidence, courage and endurance in the world!

Expressing experience of life in meaningful verse
Poet finds favour with everyone everywhere here!
Compressing many ideas in a nutshell, poet makes it
Possible to reveal Universal truths from trivialities;
Such a magical art in any other form of literature
It is not worth trying other than in poetry alone!

The all absorbing power of poetry is an invaluable art
That has royal reception everywhere in world literature.
Sweet songs of Nightingale, beautiful dance of peacock
And so on will be immortal and unforgettable in poetry!
So, the songs of the singing bird, whom we call a poet,
Will echo eternally in the hearts of men and world of art!

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 08, 2013

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  • Walterrean Salley (9/10/2014 5:43:00 PM)

    The all absorbing power of poetry is an invaluable art
    That has royal reception everywhere in world literature.
    Sweet songs of Nightingale, beautiful dance of peacock
    And so on will be immortal and unforgettable in poetry!
    So, the songs of the singing bird, whom we call a poet,
    Will echo eternally in the hearts of men and world of art!

    With this, you catch the heart of the sincere poet. Your poem has great appeal to the emotions. You've chosen a wonderful theme and held to your train of thought - delivering powerfully. Congrats. Thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Ravindra Kumar (12/4/2013 3:49:00 AM)

    Genuine comparison of poet's output with the mysterious song of the Nightingale is made in an extreme philosophical unique way. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Ravindra Kumar (12/4/2013 3:44:00 AM)

    Genuine comparison of poet's output with the sweet song of Nightingale is made. Congratulations. (Report) Reply

  • Erika Wingo (11/18/2013 11:43:00 PM)

    This is beautiful and perfectly expressed. I love the way it flows with a loving, peaceful energy. I especially love the line poet makes it possible to reveal universal truths from trivialities. -Breathtaking. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (11/18/2013 12:01:00 AM)

    a big congrats for the feat you achieved................i know this is just a beginning for many more such victories to be achieved.................well deserved one............ (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Patrick (11/1/2013 11:07:00 PM)

    THank you for contacting me Ramesh and I am glad of your win, your poem is lovely, but I cannot say that I am enamoured at the idea of voting for a work based on popularity, a poem should be judged on its composition its ideas breath of imagery and not on some American triviality of congeniality. It is a lovely work, but I cannot participate in such a contest that I do not believe in. Sorry (Report) Reply

  • Kaylin Ruth Adarne (10/30/2013 5:48:00 AM)

    I agree with Bri Edwards. I am happy for the winners but I think poetry contests should require pure poetry not pure popularity. just opinion... (Report) Reply

  • Charles Monroe (10/29/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    'Top One-Hundred Poets Club'
    Out of Thousands and thousands of Poems online
    Mine was number sixty-five.
    Poet with a Thousand Kills
    But with weak promotion skills.
    Poem Hunters lose their way
    And, at times, become the prey
    All is fair in War and Love
    Top One-Hundred Poets Club.
    All contestants orchestrated
    Or perhaps they're all related
    Smiling proud with Pen in Hand
    We remain the Underrated.
    It will take a thousand Poets
    Just to help you stay afloat
    But nothing beats the satisfaction
    To receive an honest Vote.
    Poem Hunts the lamest Ducks
    I Searched You a thousand bucks
    Poison Ink reigns from above
    Top One-hundred Poets Club

    P.X

    #65 Charles Monroe


    Novus Ordo Seclorum (Report) Reply

  • Antonio Liao (10/29/2013 2:16:00 AM)

    your life and pen lovely quest my emotion, such awesome lines rest in the landscaping heart of human experienced.....i do wish to subside this emotional distress of human catastrophe to day....cheer up and kept the best of the ink.....God bless a star and a 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • John Shea (10/27/2013 7:34:00 PM)

    Poetry is not the magical expression but is a mirror of your life and thoughts throughout your life
    to be enjoyed and by bygones of people passing through this temporary trip to where we really want to be. Love the Pup (Report) Reply

  • Bri Edwards (10/27/2013 4:51:00 PM)

    perhaps i am not giving this poem a chance. well, for a moment i was going to say i did not read it through. BUT i believe i really did, though i may have been rushed by my desire to finish it and go take a walk etc. i thought it lacked flow, conciseness, rhyming, and humor....none of which are necessary i suppose. i agree with some comments that it is important that the poem impress the author, and it obviously impressed quite a few people besides the author, but it was not my cup of tea. that said, congratulations.
    hopefully all who entered the contest were pleased with their own work. and the contest, in my opinion, was not set up in a convenient fashion. i did not submit a poem, and i don't think i read most of them....probably comparatively few of them. i did find some that i felt were outstanding, so thanks poets and poemhunter.
    as for the voting: one comment says, in part, It is not proper in India nor America to ask, solicit, votes in contests. well, there may be some contests in which this is true, but you could not say that of political contests! and i don't see anything wrong with a poet soliciting votes. buying votes would be unethical and in this contest their could definitely be a great advantage to some poets who have the knowledge and ability to solicit. the prizes, i believe, could have been spread out a bit more so more poets could have won. hopefully those who did not win will enjoy whatever pleasure the contest brought and not be discouraged from writing and competing again. :) another poem, which did not win, which also deals with the subject of poets/poetry is the one by my friend valsa george. i recommend it: When Poetry Haunted Me (Report) Reply

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