Dr. Antony Theodore


The Tortoise Taught Me. - Poem by Dr. Antony Theodore

Once I asked a rabbit.
You run about so fast.
You will have so much
in your mind to tell me
about this world of beauty.


But the rabbit could not tell me much.


Then Iwent to the tortoise.
„ would you tell me
about this beautiful world? "

The tortoise smiled
and told me a lot
about this beautiful world.

I learned a lot.

I see the beautyof nature
now, which I never noticed
in my fast and busy life.

(Graphic: Trust My Pet Sittersaved to pinterest)

Topic(s) of this poem: beauty, lessons of life, life, nature


Comments about The Tortoise Taught Me. by Dr. Antony Theodore

  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/18/2020 11:26:00 AM)

    There is a lot to learn from the Tortoise. The wise Tortoise has been a teacher to the sages of India. Let us also learn to slow down and enjoy life in its innate rhythmic pace.
    A wonderful photo too. A simple but a profound poem of great worth. Thank you Tony.
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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (2/18/2020 11:19:00 AM)

    Tony, dear Poet, Though a little late in spotting this beautiful poem as the poem of the day, please accept my heartiest Congratulations on the Poem of the day.
    The story of the Tortoise and the Rabbit is an ancient Indian story. You have given it a new life with your beautiful poem........10
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    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 6:56:00 AM)

    i thank u dear Geeta for your uplifing comments. your heart is full of love. thank u. tony
    God bless you

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/17/2020 10:47:00 PM)

    This wonderful piece honoured with POD prize...
    somehow I missed... congrats dear poet...
    Tortoise reminds us not to get into this world's rat race,
    reminds about 'slow and steady'...
    reminds us that nature never hurries and yet overtakes any phenomenon in the world
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    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 6:57:00 AM)

    Dear Anirudhha, thank you for all your kind words. here in PH we all understand eachother and support each other. you are always kind to me. thank u again. to ny God bless You

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  • Jez BurlJez Burl (2/17/2020 9:03:00 PM)

    Life is pretty fast..if we don't slow down
    we will surely miss some beautiful things.
    Congratulations for a very-well-deserved POD.10++
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    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 6:58:00 AM)

    Dear Poetess Jez,
    thank u very very much for your loving and kind words of encouragement. God bless you always. tony

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (2/17/2020 7:50:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem imbued with insight
    and a meaningful message.
    A valuable lesson in life that we must put to heart.
    Congratulations, Tony for a well deserved accolade.
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    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 6:59:00 AM)

    Dear Rose Mary, I thank u so much for your kind words and support. God bless you always. tony

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (2/17/2020 4:52:00 PM)

    Lovely to read. Life is getting faster and madder.
    A reminder to slow down and breathe.
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    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 6:59:00 AM)

    Thank you very much dear poetess Lyn Paul for your kind words of encouragement. God bless you always. tony

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (2/17/2020 4:07:00 PM)

    From our childhood, we learned a valuable lesson from the story of A Hare and A Tortoise! Today we definitely learned a precious one! Congratulations! (Report)Reply

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  • Malabika Ray ChoudhuryMalabika Ray Choudhury (2/17/2020 4:05:00 PM)

    Wonderful Poem. Simple words, so much depth! Congratulations, Dear Poet! (Report)Reply

    Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin(2/20/2020 7:00:00 AM)

    Thank you dear poetess Malabika. here in PH we are all friends who always support eachother.
    you have big heart that praises.. thank yu always. tony

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  • Marie ShineMarie Shine (2/17/2020 1:50:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congratulations on being Poet of The Day, dearest Tony! I love the beautiful story with a moral which you narrate and the gorgeous complementary graphic. A wonderful virtuous write! Thank you for sharing, Tonyyyyy... (Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/17/2020 11:41:00 AM)

    Wonderful poem with an interesting narrative and a useful message.
    Thanks & Congrats.
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  • Kostas LagosKostas Lagos (2/17/2020 11:24:00 AM)

    Congratulations Tony! Your poem deserves to be the poem of the day! (Report)Reply

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  • Sarah PerssonSarah Persson (2/17/2020 11:02:00 AM)

    This is a wonderful poem which should inspire us all to slow down and look at the world with an open heart. Thank you so much and congratulations on Poem of the day (Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (2/17/2020 10:14:00 AM)

    So true! Congratulations on poem of day! (Report)Reply

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  • Anjandev Roy (2/17/2020 9:00:00 AM)

    Brilliantly depicted. Thanks. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (2/17/2020 8:55:00 AM)

    Hey, Tony!

    As it happens, I’m in PH for the first time in a while, and I’m glad to see your name and poem featured. The problems of spacing and punctuation aside, I like this piece. Somewhat similar, if you’re curious, see my poem “The Backyard, ” perhaps my most minimalistic poem.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Glen
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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (2/17/2020 8:53:00 AM)

    Congratulations Tony. I learn that I have to be slow in the fast moving world to enjoy the beauty around me (Report)Reply

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  • Leeann Azzopardi (2/17/2020 7:44:00 AM)

    Peaceful thought about the essence of the world Bravo! (Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (2/17/2020 5:50:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem.... congratulation dear poet/// (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/17/2020 4:08:00 AM)

    A well composed poem of the day.
    Congrats on your featured piece......10++++
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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (2/17/2020 3:14:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem in didactic tone! I like these kinds of poems! Many congratulations for this message yielding poem being displayed on the main page as the Poem Of the Day! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 6, 2019

Poem Edited: Monday, February 17, 2020


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