saadat tahir

Gold Star - 5,713 Points (21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Boboli Gardens…1901-2k17 - Poem by saadat tahir

Fresh fragrance floods Boboli gardens
So the sculptor's plaster when it hardens

Orchestras ring with the cadence of bells
Easter eggs glow in their adorned shells

Exotic dyes flow from cochineal bugs
Trace carmines on ochre Mexican rugs

Intricate carved ivory, inset creature bone
Primal paintings adorn caves set in stone

Alhambra palace; elaborate art on its walls
Gilded grandeur of ancient papyri, scrolls

Mammoth Moai busts face the pacific spray
Hushed, they echo what the Nazca lines say

Chopsticks adorn tables in a hundred shapes
Cotton fiber spun to a million types of drapes

Bamboo craftsmen and their matchless skills
In wineries, mopping brows, near ageless stills

Dainty dancing feet, play gentle reeds
Find their milky way, others in painted beads

The potter endless spins his wobbly wheel.
Spewing mother earth for us to touch, feel.

Mankind has labored for all manner of art.
Spun gentle words to slake a pained heart.

King, queen, vassal, a hermit or a saint.
Hold within words or a rainbow quaint.


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19th Jan-2k17

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Form: Couplet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Art: the impact of historic human efforts; to how we appreciate/understand it today.


Cochineal bug
https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochineal
Boboli gardens
https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boboli_Gardens
Alhambra walls
https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra
Mammoth Moai heads
https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai
Nazca lines
https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines

Comments about Boboli Gardens…1901-2k17 by saadat tahir

  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (4/26/2017 11:23:00 PM)

    Mankind has labored for all manner of art.
    Spun gentle words to slake a pained heart.

    King, queen, vassal, a hermit or a saint.
    Hold within words or a rainbow quaint.
    - - - - - - - - -A truly artistic presentation- -Loved this poem.
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  • Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan (3/6/2017 9:06:00 AM)

    You have described the gardens so vividly. I enjoyed reading it. :))))))))) (Report)Reply

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