(1) A Friendship Bridge Poem by Sandra Fowler

(1) A Friendship Bridge

Rating: 3.5


You made me love the teachings of Tagore.
My thoughts were mesmerized by your sitar.
I kept the little flowers from India,
Artfully pressed to span a century.

Creative journeys never really end.
Our era is a lamp that still burns on.
I send some thoughts like flowers overseas
Their fragrance will outlast both you and me.

Your world class mind inspires me every day
To build a friendship bridge from West to East.
By touching souls with others, I touch yours.
The wonder of that sets two worlds alight.

'For the former editor of Ocarina, Dr. Amal Ghose who inspired
me to build friendship bridges between poets of the East and West'

Copyright,2008, Sandra Fowler

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
premji premji 06 May 2009

sandraji, i don't know whether you know about east-west university founded by nataraja guru, friend and philosopher of tagore. nataraja guru is from my place, a man who never believed in the frontiers separated world as different countries. he was a universal citizen. the university still exists as a true bond between eastern and western thoughts... nataraja guru says: life is constant purge....if everybody follows this, how beautiful the world would have been!

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Cindy Kreiner Sera 08 May 2009

There is no better way to build understanding than having a friendship bridge crossing borders, communication and respect is needed to make things happen. Art goes beyond country, religion, race and colour Your poem shows the way as it positivity shines with peace and love...Cindy.

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Naidz Ladia 23 May 2009

a beautiful piece..if all people in the world have an idea like this..PEACE and NO WAR goodwill to men..naizz

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Nikunj Sharma 26 June 2009

Hey sandra This is an amzing piece with wonderful msg and intent. Pls read my poem called (the bridges we built) ...shall be grateful for your comments.

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Shashendra Amalshan 02 July 2009

beautiful one indeed ma'am.. hey this is a beautiful one! ! ! .. as always.. nice to read the works of a great beautiful person indeed.. with love shan

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One of if not the most talented Poetesses that shared her work on this site. Her passing was a loss to this site and for me a personal loss as Sandra was as good of a friend as she was an extraordinary wordsmith.~FjR~

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Saadat Tahir 04 July 2010

beautiful poetic feelings... exquisetly expressed.... a message, in a format and language that transcends boundaries and barriers... great lines... loaded with the weight of time and the beauty of what couldd be. cheers

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John Oconnell 02 July 2010

The east is so rich in ways that we in the west have to fight for. thanks for this universal sentiment and kind regards, john

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Kannan G 24 March 2010

Your endeavors to build a friendship bridge from west to east are really admirable! I am a newcomer to this site. I just had a glance through your poems and was highly impressed. In course of time I will take time to read more of them. Meanwhile I would like you to know that a selection of my poems too has been posted on this site. I would request you to kindly visit the same, at your convenience, and give me your valuable comments on some of them.

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Raj Nandy 13 March 2010

A GREAT POEM SANDRA! I WISH I HAD READ THAT MAGAZINE 'OCARINA'! WHERE WAS IT PUBLISHED? FOR THIS POEM 10+++ -Raj

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