umashankar manthravadi

Rookie (23/07/1945 / kakinada, India)

Accidents Are Very Necessary - Poem by umashankar manthravadi

accidents are very necessary
especially when
one is not given a true fate
I think of them as my own
special moments in time
to think that so many things
were there where I was
when they could all have been
someplace else!
I treasure
each bruise I get
from bumping into chairs or people
- January 27,1974

Comments about Accidents Are Very Necessary by umashankar manthravadi

  • premji premji (11/12/2008 4:48:00 AM)

    sure sometimes accidents shower the most
    beautiful moments...or bitter........
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  • (8/7/2008 5:46:00 AM)

    One must first know truly recognize the value....of...pleasure! (Report) Reply

  • (4/20/2008 10:45:00 PM)

    every accident, every bumping count to the experience of life...very well said and also didactic in tone...In hindi we have a saying...' JO HOTA HAI ACHHE KE LIYE HOTA HAI'
    Thank you for such thoughful verse....
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  • (3/7/2008 7:35:00 PM)


    A very unique view, that injury and experience instruct and lead us to that which we become. Thank you.

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  • (11/12/2006 12:17:00 AM)

    I have read some of your poems and I didn't understand most of them. But I understood and loved this poem. I am a kid and I don't understand poetry that well, but still, I loved this poem. Maybe, one day, I shall be able to read all your poems with understanding.
    Risha...... kid on the loose
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 21, 2006

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