Ravi Panamanna

Silver Star - 3,053 Points (21/09/1956 / Ottapalam- Kerala State- India)

A Pilgrimage - Poem by Ravi Panamanna

Every wind of my hamlet
unto me tells a whispering tale.
Every visit to my hamlet
unto me is now a pilgrimage.

Her green meads, waters and fields,
Those shady lanes, that solemn silence,
Her glimmering hurricane lanterns by night,
Gentle reveries woken by the silent moonlight.

My cousins, those poignant vacations,
My ancestral house, those twilight incantations,
The temple, that long whispering stillness,
And the stars twinkling in quietness.

From the din of the world
As I pass unto these scenes,
A solitary chirp is visibly heard,
A movement within is deeply felt.

Now, as I take a dip in this river,
She embraces me like a fondling mother.
And her wavelets in silence ask-
‘Where were you my boy all these years? ’


Comments about A Pilgrimage by Ravi Panamanna

  • Geetha Jayakumar (4/28/2015 10:47:00 AM)

    Beautiful lines.....

    And her wavelets in silence ask-
    ‘Where were you my boy all these years? ’

    A lovely tribute to your village. Beautiful images of village is portrayed.
    Loved reading it. Beautiful presentation.
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  • (6/20/2010 1:43:00 PM)

    ‘And her wavelets in silence ask-/‘Where were you my boy all these years? ’’ …very deep and profound poetry…you’ve encompassed mundane and noetics in the canvas of Mother…jocund and metaphor with glitter and gloss… Thanks for sharing
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK
    10/10
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  • (9/15/2009 2:06:00 AM)

    Wow what a poetic description and lovely narration.....your words whisper soulfully into my ears.........10+++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • (9/8/2009 11:03:00 PM)

    A vivid and touching flashback of memories..well done! (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Martyres (9/8/2009 12:50:00 PM)

    A pilgrimage is a wonderful tribute to your village...this poem has a wonderful sentimental feel as you relive all the happy memories of your homeland...lovely piece..10 (Report)Reply

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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (9/8/2009 11:25:00 AM)

    Very beautiful. Naming your visit to your village is really touching and gave a wonderful feel to the poem. Similar to my poem MY VILLAGE., written in Haiku format. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/8/2009 7:50:00 AM)

    pilgrimage is something everyone one of us must spend time, even midst of our busy schedule.. nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • (9/8/2009 5:33:00 AM)

    This is a tender beautiful reminiscent poem and I totally adore it. The second stanza is pure heaven with the glimmering hurricanes and gentle reveries woken my moonlight. Ah! now I am reading more...it is all so surreal and it feels like heaven. The last dip in the river like a fonding Mother has evoked a sentimental chord in with me Ravi. Love it! 10 love Karin (Report)Reply

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  • (9/8/2009 4:25:00 AM)

    This philosophical poem and a ballad at the same time reveals the eagerness to integrate the human being in the nature, the desire to blend with the nature, which is his first love.Excellent poem.Thank you for sharing.....10+++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • C. P. Sharma (9/7/2009 10:10:00 PM)

    A very vivid poetical flashback with a deep nostalgic note. You put me in that frame of mind. I really enjoyed my boyhood with you.
    CP
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  • (9/7/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    Very beautiful. Your last lines
    are extraordinary.10/10

    Kind wishes,

    Sandra
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  • (9/7/2009 8:01:00 PM)

    beautiful and touching. mother land is like mother for every one.nice write.
    voted10
    surya
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  • (9/7/2009 5:40:00 PM)

    there is no journey that brings more happiness than the one going home....beautiful write, the ending is especially touching.... (Report)Reply

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  • Varanasi Ramabrahmam (9/7/2009 5:21:00 PM)

    A very fine 'home-coming'. Liked the 'touch' of 'mother' in the verse. (Report)Reply

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  • Fay Slimm (9/7/2009 4:13:00 PM)

    Going home is so emotional at times and this visit speaks of the welcome from the familiar scenes and written warmly as you have here Ravi it is a very interesting read - - I especially liked the personification of the river in the final lines.....10 + + + Fay (Report)Reply

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  • Louis Rams (9/7/2009 3:12:00 PM)

    THE THIRD VERSE
    my cousins, those poignant vacations

    that verse is what captured my attention.
    excellent write a ten
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  • (9/7/2009 2:00:00 PM)

    A fine and well -penned poem. Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2009 1:40:00 PM)

    the poem is fine.. the closing lines are perfect. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/24/2009 11:05:00 AM)

    Lovely poem Ravi... thank you! (Report)Reply

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  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/22/2009 12:21:00 PM)

    What a charming walk through your hamlet...As all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, the bonds of family and home a return visit sacred, as you say, apilgrimage.I had a visual impact of the temple and the serenity within and out. Thank you - Cindy with respect (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 31, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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