any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
Exhale from every cell. I did not know about the thumbs. The cells do chant and hold the line against the aggressors' goods! The British counted down their own doom as India re-found itself. Beautifully revealed and sad/proud.
this is imperialism...we come in peace...now conform please...and they absorb...and improve...until someone decides to make a difference.....ugh...nice write
Love the last lines: 'That never knew aggressionAnd only spread peaceAcross the worldA place where philosophy was born'
Crossing seven seas and thirteen rivers seemed so poignant to me...a land of goodness and patience..a poem beautifully spun
Gandhi, one of my most beloved heroes. I will watch the movie about his life - which is exceptionally beautiful - this afternoon and reflect upon his life, and your poem. I did not know, either, about the chopped off thumbs and as always am astounded at man's inhumanity to man. One of my other heroes is a young Canadian called Craig Kielberger who, when he was NINE, learned about child labor, founded an international movement to oppose child slavery and still works at this as a young man today. Wow.
I admire the man very much ~ What one man can do to bring peace ~
Not a lot to be proud about at times.
Gandhi's message of peace and non-violence is one of hope. His teachings offer a path to resolving conflicts and avoiding violence by embracing peaceful solutions.
Good job Sumana. I heard he was a great man because I was just a little guy when he was alive. I have always had a passion for humanitarians and he is up there with Mandela, Princess Diana, King, and Mother Theresa...oops! and Pope John Paul II. God bless them all and you too Sumana.
A boycott of any magnitude will work out because of the awareness created by the fact. The good thing it was non-violent! Nicely Sumana!Hank
Yes...you don't get an empire by being nice chaps. And sadly as we see from the world today nothing much has changed. Desire of wealth and resources into the pockets of a few, drives war. It would all be easily winnable if one could persuade whole populations to not buy certain goods...will never happen...noone wants to be inconvenienced...it's someone else's problem.
Civilizations always take from those content to "be."A powerful poem Sumana. So many liestoo many justificationswhen man smothered beautybringing his own demise
indeed a place where philosophy was born... what a beautiful memory of a beautiful country Sumana!! loved it!!
one of my favorite people in history ~
Beautiful tribute to one of my heroes. We need to remember him.
Very lovely poem. One of the good people who cared.
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