Ahmad Shiddiqi

2008 Olympic Games

(dedicated to people who love sports)

citius
altius
fortius

fastes t
highest
strongest

eight, eight, eight
Chinese culture
bring fortunate

Beijing, China
Bird's Nest Stadium
marvellous ceremony

fantastic fireworks
laser performances
80 countries' leaders

five Fuwa
dancing Beijing
one world, one dream

five interlocking rings
blue, black, yellow, red, green
America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe

sportivity
above
all

Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 9, 2008

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  • Kolawole Ajao (4/17/2010 11:13:00 AM)

    I like sport and I like poem, and the two you have combined. Nice one, Ahmad.

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  • Joseph Vincent Orlanda (4/4/2010 4:16:00 PM)

    a summary of the 2008 olympic games in such a few, detailed, vivid words...masterfully done.

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  • Rachel Butler (9/20/2009 2:12:00 AM)

    citius
    altius
    fortius


    Rachel Ann Butler

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  • Surya . (6/6/2009 6:35:00 AM)

    sports and fireworks.nice
    posted10
    surya

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  • Kuji Soliman (6/4/2009 1:06:00 PM)

    Breath taking, i loved it soooo much! ! !

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  • Ruth Walters (5/21/2009 2:53:00 PM)

    Not strictly Haiku but very similar..... very well constructed poem this. Well done.

    Ruthy

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  • Delicate Heart (5/8/2009 9:11:00 AM)

    nice poem which takes the breath away with its delicacy...mine ten

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  • Subroto Chatterjee (5/2/2009 4:53:00 AM)

    Sportivity for everthing else too......Olympic spirits shouldn't play every four years in sports only, my friend. But for ever in EVERTHING (yea, sounds like the impossible dream) . But no harm in dreaming and trying...

    Cheers.
    SUbroto

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (4/27/2009 5:07:00 AM)

    An ever lasting contribution to Olympics...wonderful...I like the last stanza

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  • Les Derbyshire (3/21/2009 12:13:00 PM)

    Interesting structure and choice of subject. Nicely put together.

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  • Omar Ibrahim (3/14/2009 3:22:00 AM)

    nice words! !

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  • premji premjipremji premji (1/17/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    think of the poor who were wiped of from shanghai
    for olimpics 2008.........

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  • Fred Babbin (9/10/2008 10:44:00 AM)

    I find your style very strange.

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  • Ivor Hogg (9/2/2008 5:34:00 PM)

    Topical loved the Latin Tags

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (8/27/2008 9:33:00 PM)

    I love sport as well. I wanted to read what value you found in such.

    GW62

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  • Prasetya UtamaPrasetya Utama (8/27/2008 4:35:00 AM)

    sport, friendship...nice poem

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  • Ben Gieske (8/21/2008 7:37:00 AM)

    I did not see all of the Olympic opener, so I cannot appreciate all of your poem to the fullest. Not very sportive of me. I do like the ending:
    one world, one dream / five interlocking rings / blue, black, yellow, red, green / America, Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe
    This should appeal to everyone and is what the Olympics should be all about.

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  • Didier Kahungu (8/18/2008 2:54:00 AM)

    yes i agree quite incredible it was and your poem just does describe. good piece

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  • Carol Rhodes (8/15/2008 12:26:00 PM)

    AHMAD, THE OPENING CEREMONIES WERE BEYOND BELIEF. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. ARE THEY THE SUPER-PEOPLE FROM OUTER SPACE? IT WAS SO EERIE AND MYSTICAL. THEIR PROFESSED CONSCIOUS CONNECTION TO NATURE/BEING IN THE PRESENT MAY EXPLAIN THEIR ABILITY TO PRODUCE MIND-BOGGLING PERFECTLY COORDINATED DISPLAYS. WOW AND DOUBLE WOW. THANK YOU FOR CAPTURING IT AND SHARING. CAROL HUGHES (RHODES)

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  • Maddy Macleod (8/12/2008 5:06:00 PM)

    my favorite time ever! the olympics
    i love this poem, a wonderful summary
    beautiful!
    -maddy

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