Monday, 20 April 2015

Of Names

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Su is good

And Man is mind

Sumana is then

The possessor

Of a good mind

Literal translation

Of my name in English

Sounds somewhat like that

I am content

And who would not be

If one can become

The chalice of a divine virtue

By the virtue of one’s name?

 


This is posted for Bjorn’s challenge @ RealToads: Take your name and use its meaning to create a poem.

18 comments:

  1. Oh I love that meaning.. sounds both wise and open, both open to learn and to teach.. such blessing in a name, and I love the thoughts that went into it when your parents gave it to you,

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  2. very nice, Sumana, contentment blossoms into gratefulness

    much love...

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  3. This is exquisite...! And no doubt you live up to the meaning of your beautiful name :D
    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. I love that meaning and it fits you very well.

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  5. And a lovely meaning that is. :-)

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  6. Well done! I have to say..your name is quite exquisite :D

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  7. Excellent! Loved this and your attitude too!

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  8. Sumana, this sounds like a very nice person, that you are I know!!
    ..

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  9. WoW!! very beautifully taken put the meaning:)

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  10. Ha. Lovely, thanks. K. Manicddaily

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  11. I love the last two as well and the dissection and then re-connection of your name...I love the use of 'chalice.' Excellent poem.

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  12. I do think that your name FITS you very well. Interesting, I think, how a person often becomes his/her name as they grow....

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