Neela Nath


Long, Long, Long, Long Ago


Long, long, long, long ago,
There lived a man named Santiago
He loved to play his pipe day long,
By the rivulet and hill along.
The tune of the pipe filled the air,
Nature the listener, human a rare!
With its melody danced the trees,
The brooklet stopped going freeze.
The sky remained azure always,
The Sun could not withdraw his rays.
He had nothing to have there,
Squirrels cracked nuts to share.
The song birds singing moved around,
Keeping in pace with his lovely sound.
Happy was the man Santiago,
He lived there long, long ago.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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(Away from the murky dull life, I want to stay there where Santiago lived)

Comments about this poem (Long, Long, Long, Long Ago by Neela Nath )

  • Gold Star - 18,960 Points Chinedu Dike (12/24/2014 7:11:00 AM)

    A lovely urban legend well articulated and nicely penned. It's a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing and do keep it up. Please read my poem MZANSI AND THE BALLOT BOX. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,014 Points Sentamu Aziz (10/15/2014 7:46:00 AM)

    So lovely...I read and read it more than twice.....a leaf of writing picked..Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/24/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    nature's rhythem told in music and poetry..lovely poem... (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (8/24/2014 9:38:00 AM)

    Thanks a lot.This is my favorite poem.

  • Bronze Star - 5,558 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/24/2014 9:18:00 AM)

    nature's rhythem told in music and poetry..lovely poem... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,463 Points * Sunprincess * (1/1/2013 2:46:00 PM)

    i would have loved to live in his time era..
    with no electicity, phones or cars..sure it
    was alot of fun..Happy New Year's Day! (Report) Reply

    Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (8/24/2014 9:39:00 AM)

    Sunprincess, lots of thanks.

  • Rookie Gautam Sen (5/5/2012 10:44:00 AM)

    Yet another poem of yours that moved me. Basically I'm a dire lover of nature and here you've painted a serene nature in your poetic canvas. So nice. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (4/27/2012 11:22:00 PM)

    I can swear that Santiago is really me in another time and place! I think I meet all his qualities except that I don't play any instrument, I just write poems and dance! Well Crafted write! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-NYC (Report) Reply

  • Rookie teal Sky (4/27/2012 10:50:00 PM)

    Happy is this guy.lives in his own world, plays pipe and nature plays along.he gives us a message, we don't need pots full of money to be happy, all we need is desire to be happy (and something we love to do-even though no one else likes it- so we don't end up doing bad things!) no one forces us to be sad or happy, it's what we choose to be. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,684 Points Ramesh Rai (4/26/2012 7:56:00 AM)

    I have a question too. who is Santiago? , it is true neither you have copied me nor i have but my poem 'the solitude ' is identical. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 603 Points Shahzia Batool (4/24/2012 3:30:00 PM)

    in the notes of the poem, would you please write down the address of Santiago......? ? ?
    :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sharad Juneja (4/24/2012 2:47:00 PM)

    Now thats a welcome change a beautiful poem..Santi u will surely live for long long long long (Report) Reply

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