Treasure Island

sathya narayana

(12-06-1958 / Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

A DICTIONARY (REVISED VERSION)


An eager beginner’s trusted cicerone
In the gossamer of abecedarian warrens
An ever-flowing brook beside a book-worm
Slaking his never-ending thirst for a fresh idiom
A writer’s permanent bed-side companion
On and on, blooming in him
Novel thought-jasmines
A poet’s handy spice-box of imagery
For use ready in his verse-cuisine
It is dictionary; our warehouse of vocabulary

A A word anew when learned opens the gates
To the splendid new world of ken and acumen

Let us master the word, its usage and spirit
Right and perfect and offer to our fellow men
Our best message, sweet, yet candid and straight

Oh dear English! The million-word-rich treasure
You are the language making this world, one world
The golden cord connecting the humanity, bead by bead
When we find you; we conquer this planet for sure

Submitted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Edited: Saturday, January 23, 2010

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  • Albert Wong (7/19/2010 7:45:00 AM)

    It's true really one important book on my desk and bed.

    It is useful when there is necessary to find words unknown yet. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (11/25/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    Terrific write Sathya....everyone needs to befriend the dictionary...to achieve any standard in the English language (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (11/25/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    Terrific write Sathya....everyone needs to befriend the dictionary...to achieve any standard in the English language (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (11/25/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    Terrific write Sathya....everyone needs to befriend the dictionary...to achieve any standard in the English language (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (11/13/2009 10:15:00 PM)

    Yes, indeed, Sathya, English has become the universal language of love, like me, you have proven this fact through your poems...
    we writhe from the bottom of our hearts to the whole world, in a simple and understandable language: English...that so, God bless you, you got my vote,10+++, Love and Peace, Romeo (Report) Reply

  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (11/13/2009 6:05:00 AM)

    a standared poem.
    A word anew when learned opens the gates
    To the splendid new world of ken and acumen
    reconstruct; verb is missing. shan
    pl read Rhada is still lucky in the page 2 or 3 (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (11/11/2009 4:07:00 AM)

    wow what a fabulous poem about dictionary and the people using it.......Love this word play........rich in content! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • rago rago (11/11/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    beautiful words coined well and presented.........thank you dear poet.... (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (11/11/2009 3:17:00 AM)

    A word anew when learned opens the gates
    To the splendid new world of ken and acumen
    Let us master the word, its usage and spirit
    Right and perfect and offer to our fellow men
    good as you wish in (Report) Reply

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