A TRIBUTE TO POETRY
Let Poetry remain unfettered like Prometheus
Unlike a bird in a golden cage with muted
Let it soar high in the blue ethereal space,
With noble thoughts and lyrical expressions
Never to melt like Icarus’ wings in its flight
of aspiration, #
But to shine and reflect the sun’s rays -
with a message of love and devotion!
Bringing hope for mankind for a better day!
Touching our hearts and minds, – for Poetry
is here to stay!
My humble tribute to poetry remains on this
- Raj Nandy
- 17 Oct 09
- New Delhi
@ = Prometheus a second generation Titan stole the FIRE from Zeus,
and gave it to mankind! He was punished by Zeus who bound him to
a rock, where an eagle ate his liver every day since the liver regenerated itself everday!
Aeschylus immortalized the myth in his tragedy –
“Prometheus Bound” during the 5th Century BC! The poet Shelley in his
“Prometheus Unbound” – makes him to rebel & overthrow Zeus in the
spirit of the French Revolution! # = Daedalus the great craftsman & his
son was imprisoned by King Minos of Crete in a tower. Daedalus made two pairs of wings for him & his son Icarus to fly & escape!
He had sealed the wings with wax! He cautioned Icarus not to fly up
close to the sun, as the wax would then melt!
His son disobeyed, the wax melted & Icarus got drowned in the
sea below! BUT POETRY REMAINS UNBOUND & FOREVER FLIES
HIGH, BEYOND THE SUN & THE STARS, - ITS LOFTINESS DEFIES! !
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This is so nice a write which inspired me towards this great quote - 'Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.” Yes.. Dear poet, Poetry so sweet is here to stay Poetry is here to rear Poetry is here to reach Poetry is here to have its crown. Enjoyed my read to great extent.
I appreciate your high opinion of poetry!
An enchanting tribute to poetry. Your eloquent style is classic on poemhunter. Warm wishes, Sandra
An enchanting tribute to poetry. Your eloquent style of expressing yourelf is classic on poemhunter. Warm wishes, Sandra
I appreciate your high attitude towards poetry!
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
I appreciate your high attitude to Poetry!