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

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A Dictionary

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
Blooming in him, on and on,
Novel thought-jasmines
And a poet’s handy spice-box of imagery
For ready use in his verse-cuisine
It’s nothing but our dear dictionary

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

Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (8/11/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    Rich and refreshing. With wonderful words that are fitting for the subject. Wonderful work my friend!

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  • Edward G (11/13/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    As requested by you:

    A real tribute to our loving dictionaries. I think you are the first one to honor dictionary.
    Your way of writing is new and refreshing.
    If you get time do read my poem, ' life behold, here I come' and comment I would be grateful.

    Keep up the good work.

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (11/11/2009 2:03:00 AM)

    From : Nicole B (Rangiora New Zealand; Female; 15)
    To : Sathyanarayana M V S
    Date Time : 11/8/2009 3: 14: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject : A dictionary

    I read this poem as your requested
    its a great peice.

    And i voted you on a 9.
    I do think you deserve the ohnor of
    putting you beautiful poetry in
    this book. well done i hope on day
    i see a book of you own.

  • Stacey Watts (11/7/2009 8:25:00 PM)

    This is a great piece. Very well written. Excellent job.

  • C. P. Sharma (11/7/2009 1:08:00 AM)

    I think the poem deserves its place.

  • Caitlyn Salters (11/6/2009 1:31:00 PM)

    this is good

  • Ershad Mazumder (11/6/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    Dear Sathy
    Poetry is not math or physics. I appreciate your feelings. People feels, but they can not express them poetically. Poets are student of God. All scripts are verses.On earth only poets creates verses. Poetry is multi dimensional and obscue.

  • Kassem Oude (11/6/2009 7:06:00 AM)

    Dictionaries are like bible, they light dim road before us and open up our mind.

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (11/6/2009 2:51:00 AM)

    From : Gopichand Nagasuseela (India ;)
    To : Sathyanarayana M V S
    Date Time : 11/2/2009 10: 34: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject : Dictionary

    The poem makes us feel the necessity of Dictionary.To understand the poem completely we need a dictionary. the poem physically and abstractly relates to dictionary. Good effort

    nagasuseela and gopichand

  • Sathyanarayana M V S (11/6/2009 2:46:00 AM)

    From : William Park (clydebank United Kingdom; Male; 83)
    To : Sathyanarayana M V S
    Date Time : 11/2/2009 11: 42: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)

    Subject : poem dictionary

    A very good poem

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