! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Unequalled Melody - For Sandra Fowler! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Poem by Mamta Agarwal

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! A Unequalled Melody - For Sandra Fowler! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Rating: 2.9


Edges of fluffy clouds are tinted pink
As Sun sets and Portulacca folds its lips.
Taking Nature’s cue, I slow down my pace.
Go back home to the rhythm of my breath.

At dusk, In company of poetry
Sit on the brown parquet floor, earnestly
It has come from distant lands to reach me.
Would you believe, words too have wings?

'Before the music ends', melody stirs
The long forgotten notes of Jal Tarang.
Eyes closed, am spellbound by sheer elegance
Of images; right word in the right place.


Jal Tarang is an ancient musical instrument. Cups of varying sizes, made of bronze or porcelain are filled with water. The pitch is changed by adjusting the volume of water in the cup. The number of cups depends on the melody being played. Bowls are arranged in semi circle in front of the player so he can reach them easily. He softly hits the cup with a wooden stick on the border to get the sound. it require great skill to produce right notes.Jal means water and tarang i think waves of sound.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sandra Fowler 09 September 2009

My dear Mamta. I read this with tears in my eyes. This graceful, eloquent offering is a rare gift to me. May our friendship, like the music, never end. Love always, SandraX

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Saadat Tahir 09 September 2009

mamta ji a very tender and sisterly offering... well written and emotionally appealing.... look now u put sandra in an emotional grip... but great poetry cheers

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Raj Nandy 09 September 2009

A wonderful tribute to one of our senior most and a darling poet of PH! 10+++ Sandra's poems had appeared in Baldev Mishra's 'Skylrak' magazine in the 70s till the 90s! And also a peperback in 1992 titled- 'Ever Sunset', in India & Pakistan! She also maintains contact with Mukund Dave of Rajkot, a Professor, a Poet, a critic & a good photographer! May God grant her good health for her to create more of her fabulous verses! Thanks Mamta ji for sharing! -Raj

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Vaibhav Pandey 09 September 2009

what a great tribute really ma'm...from a great poetess to another great poetess..I have lost count of word ' great' used for both of you....May both of you keep writing and inspiring people like me who in their heart always dream of writing poems like both of you do...10+ and a fav.

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 10 September 2009

words with their wings come to us from this great poet to unfold great pictures with lovely music along....a great tribute mam...you have done it beautifully...keep writing a lot more for us....this goes into my favs...10

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Meggie Gultiano 25 September 2009

Oh, glad I was able to visit your page and found this piece. This is a beautiful tribute to a nice and talented poet that I respect very much and my friend for many, many years. Your words are musical to my ears, I just love to sing this. Lovely piece.

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Vidi Writes 24 September 2009

One of the finest paths into which you have guided us To check in with you checker! Music muses... Wings Whisper. Known and unknown, all can get in and thrive with melody. Its your love for your Pal and the Pal Both occupy center Stage.

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Sathyanarayana M V S 22 September 2009

I read this in museindia. I wish to read this great piece again and again, for Sandra and for you Mamtaji. This poem is musical, tender and a true tribute to Sandra.

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Marilyn Lott 22 September 2009

You are a true teacher, Mamta, from poetry to culture. A great tribute to Sandra. '10+! ' Warm Wishes, Marilyn

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R.k Das 19 September 2009

yes.....words have wings and they take to wings and perch on the poet's creativity, , and hence we get such an exclusive poem, , , , thanx

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