Sunday, 15 December 2013

Nelson Mandela – In Memoriam


In the heart of darkness
You played with light
You became light
You burned
Scattered
Light
Scattered
Burned you
Light became you
Light played with you
Darkness of heart thinned

posted for Kerry's Prompt @ Real Toads
&
Shared with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

31 comments:

  1. Oh! That is beautiful. Light became you... wonderful. :-)
    -HA

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  2. I like the contrast of darkness with light ~ Light became you, a lovely tribute to a great man ~

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  3. This is excellent, Sumana. How clever of you to achieve a palindrome effect. I also like the whole shape of your poem.

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  4. I really like this, Sumana, especially the idea that the darkness of heart thinned!

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  5. if ever there was someone who was the light you know...he did great things in pushing back the dark....cool use of form in this...

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  6. interesting form, sumana.
    and what a lovely tribute to a great man.

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  7. he was indeed a bright light

    much love...

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  8. that was a beautiful tribute...!

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  9. This is absolutely perfect. The light shone in him and outwards to enlighten everyone else.

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  10. Such a perfect description of a great man's effect on his country and on the world. Beautifully done.
    K

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  11. you used the contrast of light and dark perfectly...

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  12. A beautiful palindrome ... perfect form and lovely imagery and tribute. :)

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  13. Very good tribute Sumana! I love the way you played with form. It works really well and conveys powerful meaning both ways.

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  14. Beautiful meter and repetition showing the subtle changes that Mandela made huge.

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  15. Such a beautiful tribute in form and words

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  16. Nice poem, which offers a chance of hope, with the thinning of darkness, from those who seek to mend their ways and change direction...A hopeful sign of light.

    Eileen

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  17. What a difference this man made in his life. A true beacon of hope and dignity that will live on forever. This was so beautiful, Sumana.

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  18. What I especially liked here was the reverse of the heart of darkness. Thanks, Sumana. k.

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  19. So many tributes to Mandela. He will be pleased!

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  20. Clever play on words in your tribute...

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  21. He definitely made an impact, just as light does to darkness. Nice work.

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  22. How beautiful the memorial poem is… so full of light, may it continue to glow and grow, filling the world with radiant goodness.

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  23. Hi Sumana, dark to light - I like your approach here - your piece has truth that is profound... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  24. Oh my! This poem dances beautifully before my eyes. <3

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  25. Beautiful tribute to a man who justly deserves it.

    Elizabeth

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  26. Beautiful and most fitting comments to an icon! Nicely Sumana!

    Hank

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  27. That was beautiful... Yes he was light... He gave light...that was a wonderful take...

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  28. Lovely tribute to Nelson Mandela. He was truly a special light.

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