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Mother And Poet

Rating: 2.9

I.

Dead ! One of them shot by the sea in the east,
And one of them shot in the west by the sea.
Dead ! both my boys ! When you sit at the feast
And are wanting a great song for Italy free,
Let none look at me !

II.
Yet I was a poetess only last year,

And good at my art, for a woman, men said ;
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ratnakar Mandlik 15 February 2019

A great life song coming from a patriotic mother giving the tragic end of her 2 sons in most touching way.

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Amar Agarwala 18 September 2016

The fragrance of this beautiful poem will linger on in my mind for a long time to come.

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Seamus O Brian 18 September 2016

The knife edge of her pain cuts through each stanza of this moving poem.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 18 September 2016

A great tribute to the equally great and patriotic mother who bravely accepted the death of both of her sons in action while fighting for the honor of motherland.

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Mountain Man 18 September 2016

a very interesting poem...

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Uddhab Naik 18 September 2016

words are like the petals of a lotus........beautifully assembled

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Ramesh T A 18 September 2016

Following two arts to write poetry are difficult just as the mother suffers when two of her boy die on sea faring journey sure! Nicely narrated lament of a mother poet is keeping us wonder at ther art!

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Mizzy ........ 18 September 2016

Amazing depth of feeling and writing skill!

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 September 2016

The tyrant cast out! Thanks for sharing.

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