poet Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

My Beautiful And Charming Mother

Your eyes like glittering pearls remain embedded in my heart,
Your smile so sweet and charming- a vision unforgettable!
Your thick dark tresses like a canopy over a bright shining forehead
Adorned with sandalwood paste and a red circle of ‘ kumkum' at the centre,
Your hair long circling at the ends like tendrils thick and wavy,
Your face so bright and joyous, always with a mischievous twinkle in your eyes!


Your words, sharp and witty, forever echo in my ears,
Your hilarious anecdotes and metaphors,
That sent the whole family into peals of laughter,
Remembered often and recounted by one and all,
Your story of a red bird that spoke only the truth
Had several messages,
Is safely stored in my memory!


Your zest for life was amazing.
You worked very hard for your family,
Yet, you had time to mingle and merge with your friends
Always tending and caring for all those around you.
What you cooked for us was always special
Mixed with special herbs and spices of love and tenderness!
There is not a day when I do not remember you
Or visualise your loving face,
I loved the way you called me ‘Geeta',
Calling me again and again
Till your last breath,
As if you were chanting a Mantra,
Or a song that chimed with the cool breath of a scented breeze!


I pray that you are born again,
In a pious family of musicians
With a blessed voice of silken texture
Where you can learn and sing to your hearts content,
Fulfilling all your dreams and desires
And be my Mother once again!


Your ever loving daughter

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Poem Edited: Friday, March 30, 2018

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

There is not a day when i do not remember my Mother. She was a charming lady with an indomitable spirit. She passed away on 25th
March 2002, but she remains embedded in my heart like a beautiful
lotus.I dedicate this poem to my Mother and all the beautiful
Mothers of this world.
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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2020 8:11:00 AM)

    I pray that you are born again,
    In a pious family of musicians
    With a blessed voice of silken texture
    Where you can learn and sing to your hearts content,
    Fulfilling all your dreams and desires
    And be my Mother once again! ......this concluding Stanza says much about your mother and about your love and hope. This poem is a great tribute to her. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. Five stars.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (9/19/2020 2:17:00 AM)

    A beautiful Mother raises a beautiful daughter! ! ! You both were so very blessed to have each other- and we are blessed to have her daughter share her mother and herself with us. 10+++++++

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  • Guru vijay Shanker (8/25/2020 10:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful and intense poems by Dr geeta best wishes and God bless you

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  • Preeti (7/28/2020 1:42:00 AM)

    This poem I so beautiful. It did justice to the picture you have upload. I am sure she was a person with a great and pure soul

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (7/27/2020 8:52:00 PM)

    The words of this poem touch me in a way few poems have the heartbreaking pain of loss of such an important person. You honour your mother's legacy with this work. She is immortal in this work. A truly exceptional work. Thank you.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/24/2020 2:45:00 AM)

    (2) I have tried my best to match that sophistication into my translation and also to retain the aesthetic core of the original poem but it is for the discerning readers to judge. Thanks a lot, Geeta Ma'am.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/24/2020 2:44:00 AM)

    (1) It gives me infinite relief and joy to say that I have posted the Hindi translation of this exceptionally marvelous poem. This, to me, was not a small job but a real big challenge. The poem takes into account even the minutest detail that goes into this portrait.

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  • Indulekha, A Menon (7/22/2020 9:26:00 AM)

    I love this poem. sooo much as I fully agree, with you about her nature and beauty. Very touched.

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (6/20/2020 2:48:00 AM)

    Most Beautiful and touching Ending from you, Dr. Geeta, for this scintillating Tribute to your Beautiful and Charming Mother. Yes, I miss my Mother still like you do.I have read this gorgeous poem two years ago, but I oft read this time and again without leaving a comment, since it is created so most fascinating with a passionate heart and soul as only loved daughters van have for their beloved beautiful mothers.Thank you so much, Dr.Geeta.

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  • Mayoori kharat (4/13/2020 7:05:00 AM)

    प्रत्येक शब्दातून तुमच्या आणि आईच्या नात्यातील ममता, प्रेम स्पष्ट होते

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  • Mayoori kharat (4/13/2020 7:01:00 AM)

    अप्रतिम काव्य

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  • Mayoori kharat (4/13/2020 7:00:00 AM)

    अप्रतिम काव्य, तुमचे आणि तुमच्या आईचे नाते खूप छान शब्दात व्यक्त केले आहे

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  • Mangeish kharat (4/13/2020 6:56:00 AM)

    सुंदर ... छान पद्धतीने कल्पेश ने तुमच्या कवितेचे सादरीकरण खूप छान शब्दात वर्णन केले आहे ....❤️🙏🏻

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  • Mansi Kharat (4/13/2020 6:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Ma’am 💜

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  • Kalpesh (4/13/2020 2:02:00 AM)

    मी देवाकडे अशी प्रार्थना करते की तुझा पुन्हा जन्म व्हावा...
    एखाद्या संगीत परंपरा लाभलेल्या पवित्र घरात, मखमली सुमधुर आवाज तुला लाभावा
    जिथे तू गाणं शिकावं आणि अंतःकरण भरून येईपर्यंत,
    तुझ्या सर्व इच्छा आणि स्वप्नं पूर्ण होईपर्यंत तू गाणं गात रहावं
    आणि मी तुझ्या पोटी पुन्हा जन्म घ्यावा...

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    Rajnish Manga(4/26/2020 2:05:00 AM)

    मैं आपको उक्त कविता के खूबसूरत मराठी अनुवाद के लिए हृदय से बधाई देता हूँ. इसमें डॉ गीता द्वारा अपनी परम आदरणीय माता जी के प्रति व्यक्त उद्गार को सहृदयता एवम् पूर्ण संवेदनशीलता से मराठी भाषा में संप्रेषित किया गया है.

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  • Kalpesh (4/13/2020 2:01:00 AM)

    तुझा प्रेमळ चेहरा, ज्याप्रकारे एखाद्या मंत्राचा जप केल्याप्रमाणे
    तू मला तुझ्या अखेरच्या श्वासापर्यंत 'गीता' म्हणून सारखी हाक मारायचीस तो आवाज
    तसेच सुगंधित, हलक्याशा झुळुकेबरोबर आलेला तो मधुर ध्वनी
    या सर्व गोष्टी मला अजून स्मरत आहेत..
    असा एक दिवस नाही ज्यावेळी मला तुझी आठवण येत नाही...

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  • Kalpesh (4/13/2020 2:01:00 AM)

    जीवन जगण्याचा तुझा उत्साह बघून मला नेहमी आश्चर्य वाटायचं
    जसं तू तुझ्या मित्र मैत्रिणींना वेळ देत आलीस तसेच
    घर सांभाळण्यासाठी घेतलेले तू अथक परिश्रम हे फार मोलाचे आहेत..
    तुझ्या हातचे जेवण हा आम्हां सर्वांसाठी नेहमी खास बेत असायचा..
    नेहमी दुसऱ्यांचा विचार करणारी, काळजी घेणारी तू प्रेमळ आई..

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  • Kalpesh (4/13/2020 2:00:00 AM)

    ते सर्व रंजक आणि थट्टा मस्करीचे किस्से
    जे ऐकून आम्हां सर्वांच्या डोळयांच्या कडा ओल्या व्हायच्या
    त्या अजून आम्हाला तुझी आठवण करून देतात...
    तू सांगितलेल्या त्या लाल पक्ष्याची कहाणी
    आणि त्या कहाणीचे तात्पर्य अजूनही माझ्या लक्षात आहे...

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  • Kalpesh (4/13/2020 2:00:00 AM)

    Hi Geeta Ma'am, below is the translation in Marathi of your above poem.

    चमकत असलेल्या मोत्यांप्रमाणे तुझे डोळे हे माझ्या अंतःकरणात स्थिरावले आहेत..
    स्मृतिपटलांवरून कधीच पुसता न येण्यासारखं तुझं ते गोड स्मितहास्य अविस्मरणीय आहे..
    चंदनाचा लेप लावलेल्या कपाळावर कुंकू वाचा टिळा तुझ्या मुखकमलावर शोभून दिसतो.
    घनदाट आणि सागरासारख्या लाटा असेलेल तुझे कुरळे लांब केस,
    तेजस्वी, आनंदी चेहरा आणि सदैव लुकलुकणारे डोळे...

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  • Budhashaya Behera (2/10/2020 7:36:00 AM)

    You are a great daughter of your mother. You have nicely reflected your thought. Her zest of life was amazing. This poem makes us emotional. May Lord Krishna give her blessings! She will get unlimited peace by grace of our child Lord. I am aunt of Lord Krishna, Hare Krishna! .../10++

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