Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Rookie (10.6.1938 / India)

Peace, Be Not Proud - Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Peace, Be Not Proud (A Reverse Davidian)

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That world's entire wealth can't purchase you.
Perhaps you'll not be bought for silver, gold,
Saphires, rubies, pearls and diamonds too.
But dare you say, for LOVE you won't be sold?

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That high you dwell, atop a towering tor!
Like Bruce's spider, ceaselessly we will
Try to heave ourselves right up to your door
By scaling, inch by inch, your craggy hill!

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That none can see or hear you; so no clue
We have to track you down. But we can feel
Your presence versus present absence too:
Suffices this, your hide-out to reveal!

Evasive Peace, be not proud
That you, At'lanta-like, can keep mocking
Your chasers all for whom you're much too fast!
Like shrewd Hippom'nese, your pathway blocking
With 'golden apples', win we shall, at last!

Comments about Peace, Be Not Proud by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

  • (2/3/2009 10:47:00 AM)

    A good effort to remind us of what we need to do to establish peace. I like this line, “But dare you say, for LOVE you won't be sold? ” (Report) Reply

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  • (1/13/2009 9:21:00 PM)

    If each one of us were like 'Bruce's spider' PEACE may pity us and allow us a closer view of it. (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 8:39:00 PM)

    Well done and Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • (1/13/2009 3:09:00 AM)

    A perfectly penned poem! ...10 (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2009 8:31:00 PM)

    A great poem in great style! (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2009 3:53:00 AM)

    Simply fabulous! I have thoroughly enjoyed this poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2009 3:19:00 AM)

    If I say this poem is 'MARVELLOUS' it would perhaps be a euphamism. (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2009 1:15:00 AM)

    The iron-clad framework of this 'fixed form' poem has not interfered with the fertility of your imagination nor with your all-round poetic talent in any way. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2009 12:50:00 AM)

    An inspiring poem handing out to us the message that sincere and ceaseless toil for attaining our aims, whatever they be, will one day bear fruit. (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2009 4:23:00 AM)

    Very well penned. Only Love, coupled with patient toil, like that of 'King Bruce's spider' can make make our chase of Peace faster and one day it may well be caught! Let us hope so! (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2009 3:13:00 AM)

    An excellent piece of poetry! (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2008 10:15:00 PM)

    Thy had written a god piece of poetry...i liked ur thought and way of looking at peace..Wish u a very Happy New Year 2009

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  • (12/26/2008 7:11:00 AM)

    The words..classical..that makes each lines very captivating...

    And the concept..of very poet, indeed...

    Great poem..Well penned...
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  • (12/25/2008 10:48:00 PM)

    What a beautiful poem this is, Dr. Tulsi. Your writing is a breath of fresh air in a world run amok with free style or ethereal poetry. It is more classical in form, and wonderfully so. This moving poem is an excellent example of that, and more importantly, it is also an eloquent statement on the meaning of peace. Carl. (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2008 9:46:00 PM)

    This was good, however I felt the erge to get 'lost'as I was reading the poem down, maybe in my oppion too repetisious...... But none the less very well constructed...

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  • (12/25/2008 2:02:00 AM)

    wow amazing and so true beautiful! ! ! ! Peace cannot be traded for the world. (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2008 7:25:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem, precisely written to capture the elusive peace on this world. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (12/24/2008 4:06:00 AM)

    An emotional overflow of powerul feelings.
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  • Maia Padua (12/23/2008 8:09:00 AM)

    full of sentiments...your great desire hope for the world to obtain PEACE....
    no money can buy PEACE...only LOVE....
    very meaningful...heartfelt appeal....If we can only embrace and chained that evasive peace...then we have done it already....just for this world to have PEACE....for everybody, especially for the children to be happy and live in this world without fear and regrets...
    thanks for this ma'am....i love the thoughts....the irony in it.....this is absolutely a great piece....10+++++ and my vote....
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  • (12/23/2008 5:17:00 AM)

    Beautiful write :) reminded me of death be not proud.. :) But thats just coz of the title and the tone of the poem :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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