Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Joy of Poetry


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And it was at that age….Poetry arrived

In the form of a song

That was being played on the radio

Grandpa stood up….so did everyone in the room

I learnt it was National Anthem

The tune, the call to wake up,

To seek blessing from the motherland

Swung each blood cell of the teeny tiny me

It made me a child of joy in an instant

Such power dwells in words

 

 

The first line is taken from Pablo Neruda’s Poetry

 


Written for dVerse Poetics – National Anthem Poetry 

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Shared with Sherry's Midweek Motif ~ The Joy of Poetry @ Poets United

38 comments:

  1. wow... that sounds like a powerful impact indeed... esp. words connected to a melody can touch us deeply... the respect and awe is clearly felt here... and cool that is was the discovery of poetry as well

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  2. Oh this is splendid.. to have the anthem being a seed, a source of joy that bring poetry to a young girl's heart.

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  3. How wonderful this is! To find joy and poetry as well as learning about the love of country. I so enjoyed this.

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  4. Yes, words have tremendous power and when they're sung and music plays, they can raise emotions. I like how you describe how your family's respect for the anthem and the song, gave you such joy.

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  5. There is power in words. I know here in the states, this is one of the earliest poems that we learn. I guess too it could make you feel grown up to be doing what the adults are as well. The earliest I remember beyond Seuss, it Shel Silverstein.

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  6. I agree.. the power & rhythm of words.. in various forms.. evoke such a feeling of joy :D beautifully executed :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. This is beautiful and definitely speaks to the power of words:
    "Swung each blood cell of the teeny tiny me
    It made me a child of joy in an instant"

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  8. Awesome write. I can emptize with that moment of awakening

    Have a nice Wednesday

    Much love...

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  9. aH.. yeS.. heArt worLds
    sunG poeTry spiRit
    soUl sonG
    VoiCe
    conNecTing
    cHords of US..
    aS alWays dO..
    iN HUman TrUe..:)

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  10. Nice to learn that one of the first poems / songs you learned was your national anthem. What a joy-filled poem!

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  11. I love that everyone stood up and you became a "child of joy" in that instant. Beautiful memory, Sumana.

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  12. Such a lovely remembrance. I think, like others, the poetics of Dr. Seuss, & silly limericks were how poetry arrived at my threshold. The Neruda line is stellar; nice use of it.

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  13. So full of emotions. Lovely piece of writing. Yes, standing is a sign of respect ... I love this poem, Sumana.

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  14. Words are powerful and you use yours so wonderfully

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  15. The power! And they stand up! Each and every time. When words do that we've touched the universe.

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  16. A wonderful memory--and that line from Neruda is just perfect.

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  17. Yes, those few notes do urge you to rise to your feet to show honour and respect to your homeland.

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  18. "Such power dwells in words", especially when it's poetry put to music...thanks for sharing the joy!

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  19. You have captured the essence beautifully...the joys of poetry they are, indeed!

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  20. I never knew that ~ Thanks for sharing Sumana ~ I love that blessing from motherland ~

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  21. A watershed moment in a life...creating a poet.

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  22. To stand up, to wake up ...such power for a child to take in and hold on to! Wow.

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  23. Absoutely! Wake up and be blessed. Beautiful words, nicely done.

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  24. Yes music does bring us poetry in a wsy and an anthem makes us realize it.

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  25. Swung each blood cell of the teeny tiny me
    It made me a child of joy in an instant

    It imbues that feeling of wanting to do good for the country. The Anthem can invoke the patriotic feel.

    Hank

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  26. Lovely; such a joyful memory and powerful moment.

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  27. Such a powerful, poignant moment expressed so vividly! Thank you!

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  28. Sumana, What a lovely beginning to a joy of poetry. Our hearts are forever changed by such beauty.

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  29. Power and the joy of words - wherever we are born i hope this is a universal blessing

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  30. i have an anthem poem today at Monday WRites
    Forged from the love of liberty
    my post is way too late for the DVerse linky

    much love…

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  31. This is a treat! Such is the joy of discovering poetry. Wonderful!

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  32. Lovely anecdotal moment, Sumana, describing that wonderful moment of discovery of the power of words!

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