poet Kumarmani Mahakul

Kumarmani Mahakul

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Dive You Oh Ants

How wonderful I see you dive
In a small water pond,
Oh dear tiny brown ants,
Sometimes you are visible
And sometimes you are not,
Many might not have seen
Your swimming like human beings,
We are fortunate to watch,
Your water playing so far,
Tiny you are but wonderful.

To catch the sunny reflection
In this water locked pond,
Which is locked up in metal
Steel utensil beholds this pond
For you as you have dug this,
Like human beings swing and swim,
In perfect unity holding hands,
With a little gossip with each other
In perfect harmony you dive here,
Leaving fear of sinking in water,
You perfectly swim helping each other!

If I were a tiny ant like you,
I would join you to dive more
With you in your tiny pond,
I would eat sugar candy like you
And I would sing, swing and dance
With you with muse of my mind,
Our God has given power to know,
You know many secrets of universe,
If I were an ant I would gossip
With you whole day and night,
Near this pond you dive daily,
Oh dear fortunate ants,
I invite you to my sweet home,
Many such ponds are here for you,
I have kept semolina to offer you,
You will happily eat, sing and dance,
Living few days with us you will leave,
To your kingdom's capital
Under sandy soil miles a far,
I see your smile, style and joy!

© Kumarmani Mahakul,23 August 2020 All rights reserved.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, nature, perception, swimming

Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Form: Free Verse


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Comments about Dive You Oh Ants by Kumarmani Mahakul

  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (9/23/2020 8:41:00 AM)

    I invite you to my sweet home,
    Many such ponds are here for you,
    I have kept semolina to offer you,
    You will happily eat, sing and dance,

    An adorable poem on tiny insects. Thank you Kumarmani ji.

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  • Suresh Kumar EkSuresh Kumar Ek (9/18/2020 10:32:00 AM)

    let the humans learn from the ant's philosophy
    Fine poem

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (9/13/2020 6:52:00 PM)

    Are you SURE the photo is not of a bunch of dead, floating ants? ? !

    The photo DOES explain " Steel utensil" , thanks.

    I question some of the wording aka " it isn't clear enough to me" , BUT, by far, most of the poem seems very fine to me. I like the telling of the swimming ants story.

    Maybe if you dip one fingertip into the 'pond', you and they will feel the comradeship of kindred souls?

    to MyPoemList

    bri

    :)

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  • Mj Lemon (9/11/2020 11:07:00 AM)

    A terrific verse, Kumarmani. There are communities that weave a fabric of society...some small, some great, some human. A wonderful verse!

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (9/9/2020 6:31:00 PM)

    What a fun adventure!
    To be small like an ant and to play with them!
    (I think they do more work than play, however!)

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (9/5/2020 3:14:00 PM)

    Attention to minute details is the philosophy of management which they want every employees to follow and practice but for a poet it is must and your eyes are fathomless(extremely deep) nothing can escape from it. Really enjoyed reading such wonderful poem on little but organised creature.100+++

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/28/2020 4:42:00 PM)

    the last page of comment for this poem:

    A full 10 score. And To MyPoemsList..
    God's greatest Blessings for you and your beloved épousse,
    dear Respected Master Poet Kumarmani Mahakul Sir!

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/28/2020 4:40:00 PM)

    3) From ants we know they live in groups and are constantly busy all day long.
    They work most often in a coopeative way. Always with so many to establish one goal and to make their queen happiest. I have enjoyed immensely this free verse and so crystal clearly composed in a cutest way. How sweetest the poet's offrings are, we can also read in this brilliant poem.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/28/2020 4:27:00 PM)

    2) Sometimes you are visible
    And sometimes you are not,
    Many might not have seen
    Your swimming like human beings,
    We are fortunate to watch,
    Your water playing so far,
    Tiny you are but wonderful...............YES! God's creatures how tiny they are,
    they are constantly wonderful Through our greatest love, we start observing them,
    they come to live, sing dance and play and swim like human beings! WOW!
    This is greatest wonder human eyes see their actions!

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/28/2020 4:19:00 PM)

    Observing tiny brown ants in a water locked pond is not an ordinary daily doing.
    So cutest, and crystal clear, tiny brown little ants.
    Watching them swimming in this water, such a caring and loving action from the poet's side.
    There is obvious greatest love from the poet's side, observing tiny brown ants in all their actions in what they are doing. This proudly presented poem shows the proof that whatever we observe in our surrounds, how tiny they may be, some wonderous things will happen.

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  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (8/27/2020 12:06:00 AM)

    Only a real poet can observe even such small tiny creatures' activities with so much interest...
    that you are no exception is clearly understood reading this beautiful poem of yours...kudos Kumarmaniji

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  • Tirupathi ChandrupatlaTirupathi Chandrupatla (8/25/2020 5:50:00 AM)

    Observation brings wonderful things to light. The topic of this poem is a great example. Poet's oneness with all living beings is clearly seen in the poem.

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  • Valsa GeorgeValsa George (8/25/2020 12:47:00 AM)

    You have captured a cute scene from Nature.....! It is so interesting to watch the miniature world of the tiny creatures. Some of their 'antics' leave us wonderstruck and greatly amused.....! Only a person with a poetic bent of mind is influenced by such seemingly 'insignificant' sights and scenes around! Can be read with absorbing interest!

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (8/23/2020 10:59:00 AM)

    It is a great poem with such minute observation of tiny ants! They hold hands and happily sing, dance and swim in the pond! Wow- -Had I been an ant like you, I would have been so happy being part of your togetherness ! ! !

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (8/23/2020 9:41:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem about the restless ants that dive into the pond and enjoy swimming. Beautifully crafted to make it interesting reading. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/23/2020 8:24:00 AM)

    Tiny and wonderful! ! !

    Muse of the ants!



    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/23/2020 5:23:00 AM)

    beautiful poem on the tiny ants; enjoyable writings
    but all sad are there that the reservoir of sweet syrup is the trap for the tiny ant's life!

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (8/23/2020 4:34:00 AM)

    A very unique topic given an exquisite treatment. It shows your deep observation and study of nature all around. I never had this idea about the social habits of ants or their swimming skills. I sincerely appreciate this amazing work of yours. Thanks.

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