Thursday, 5 September 2013

Teachers :- Mentors and Guides

 (5th September of every year is celebrated as The Teacher's Day 

in India in fitting tribute to the Great Teacher , Philosopher, 

statesman and ex-President of India Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan)

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

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  1. Raghuram S Godavarthi Tribhawan saab, the sweep of your poem is stunning.. from a celestial dance to investor relations in one short poem.. love it!

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  2. Abhinav Niranjan great!

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  4. Durga Dan Charan brilliantly put Tribhawan Kaul I wanna share this on my wall ...
    *If you let me allow?!
    By the way It only deserves SuperLike

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  6. 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:

    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! ! !


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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
    Heather Wilkins(9/8/2013 7:13:00 PM)
    a great write to the teachers. so important in our lives.
    Geetha Jayakumar(9/8/2013 11:14:00 AM)
    Beautiful poem on Teachers Day Special. Poem with indepth meanings.. Loved reading it.
    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.
    Pradip Chattopadhyay(9/8/2013 11:08:00 AM)
    no gratitude is enough
    surely a lovely tribute, poet.
    Wahab Abdul(9/8/2013 10:45:00 AM)
    agree with you fully...a very nice must have worked hard to produce this poem.. kudos to you!
    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.

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    1. Poemhunter commets posted twice errorneously, so delted.

      Thanks you all dear friends and nears and dears for appreciating the poem.
      Tribhawan Kaul

  9. as i went through it, i thought to quote the poem here, surprisingly found my comment already here via is indeed a pleasure read !!!