Treasure Island

Tribhawan Kaul

(01-01-1946 / Srinagar (J & K) India)

Teachers: -Mentors and Guides


Moon when ceases to exist
stars shine brightly
negotiate universal maze
choreographers end assignments
dancers take centre stage
or gardeners water the thoughts
trimming the plants
and cutting the rough edges
for smooth growth
within the periphery
of social hedges, buds bloom
sure, legend are not made in the womb
discipline, values, responsibilities
inculcated to be tools of anti-wrongdoing
no gratitude is enough
thanks giving makes one weep
as investors far off
watch their money grow
in the building of a nation
a nation reaps, they sow

Submitted: Thursday, September 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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Teachers' Day special (5th September is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India)


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  • Valsa George (9/9/2013 1:20:00 AM)

    A poem of a different texture on Teacher's Day! Sorry, I missed it all these days! This is a great encomium on the invaluable place and role of 'great teachers'! Yes, a nation reaps, they sow! For this, I award a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (9/8/2013 11:08:00 AM)

    Very indepth poem with many allegories imbibed in this masterpiece dear Tribhawan Kaur Ji.This poem is indeed a great way of paying tribute to teachers: mentors or guides! Hatts off. (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul (9/8/2013 10:45:00 AM)

    agree with you fully...a very nice poem...you must have worked hard to produce this poem.. kudos to you! (Report) Reply

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (9/6/2013 11:27:00 PM)

    Teachers are great people and they are responsible for the growth of the citizens and the nations, but Indian political system has made them to be not that so successful as teacher's of other developed nations...the poem is good and enjoyable.. (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (9/6/2013 12:48:00 AM)

    Celebrating a special day for teachers works in two ways, acknowledging their services, and providing them a chance to new teachers to make a resolution to stay one with their vocation with all honesty...generally gratitude is the main part. The Title keeps a vast meaning as the words mentors and guides are also added, as we cannot connive at the fact that every guide is not a teacher, and every teacher is not a mentor, that's why the perfect synonymy does not exist, only the partial one...fortunately we are not incapable of gratitude, but for what we receive from our teachers, we stay always empty-handed for how to thank them for what they do for us by holding our hand and guiding us...the remarkable poetry is what talks in terms of metaphors...your poem is very nice, showing the gesture of thankfulness to teachers, who are selfless knowing their job well, and who are mentors and guides as well....Happy Teachers Day to all teachers! ! !
    a nice and different poem...a kind of addition to all beautifully composed poems...

    i would like to share a quote on the teachers' day:

    by:
    Haim G. Ginott

    “I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”

    thanks for sharing the poem! ! ! (Report) Reply

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