Mamta Agarwal

Rookie - 0 Points (March 27,1951 / India)

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

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.


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  • Meggie Gultiano (9/25/2009 8:08:00 AM)

    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 (9/24/2009 12:59:00 PM)

    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 (9/22/2009 11:11:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • Marilyn Lott (9/22/2009 10:33:00 AM)

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

    Warm Wishes,
    Marilyn
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  • (9/19/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (9/17/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    'words too have wings'--->WOW!
    .....................................> jal tarang, - in bangla too use same words!

    A REMARKABLE PIECE! ! ! >>>>>>>SUPERB DICTION>>>>>GREAT POEM
    FOR GREAT SANDRA!

    Loved it................................
    10101010101010+
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  • Kesav Easwaran (9/16/2009 10:02:00 AM)

    A fitting and adoring tribute to Sandra, Mamta...well composed...i liked the verses very much as I love and respect you both...thanks...10 (Report)Reply

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  • (9/16/2009 9:26:00 AM)

    Mamta, this is beautiful, a fitting tribute to Sandra, a fine poet and lady. Your words sang to me, they resonate still. Thank you for your explanation of the Jal Tarang. This is going into my favourites. Warm regards Bob 10+++ (Report)Reply

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  • (9/15/2009 1:58:00 PM)

    wow! !
    very fine art of yours.
    i really enjoyed.10++
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  • C. P. Sharma (9/12/2009 9:13:00 AM)

    Mamtaji,
    Like Paarijat music of Jal Tarang
    The doyen’s praises are well sung
    Her poetic talent well penned
    Muse herself upon you descend.
    CP
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  • (9/10/2009 10:03:00 PM)

    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 (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2009 11:18:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2009 9:32:00 AM)

    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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  • Saadat Tahir (9/9/2009 6:59:00 AM)

    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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  • (9/9/2009 4:52:00 AM)

    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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  • (9/9/2009 2:54:00 AM)

    right word in right place....thats what makes u an outstanding poetess.....loved this one! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 9, 2009


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