Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

Gold Star - 17,498 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Sonnet: The Teacher - Poem by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

The Teacher isn’t a source of mere knowledge;
Neither is he a passive transmitter;
He frees the creative bird from the hedge,
And makes his students face their lives fitter.

The Teacher helps the student’s mind to grow,
In optimal a way, that’s possible;
The students needn’t the Teacher’s line just tow;
Curiosity that’s born is sensible.

His teaching methods must well suit young minds;
The doubts of students must be respected;
By introspection, every student finds
His strengths and weaknesses/ what’s expected?

Well, Teachers remove society’s evils,
Harnessing creativity of pupils.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 27, 2010

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