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

Gold Star - 18,398 Points (14-2-1957 / Tamilnadu, India)

Villanelle: The Asian Tsunami Dec 26th,2004

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

Women, children and men-Why swallowed thee?
With waters briny, blue and beautiful;
The home of fishes most, O hallowed Sea!

The happy isles of paradise beauty,
Now look so battered, flattened and woeful;
Women, children and men-Why swallowed Thee?

Perhaps, you acted with insanity!
The havoc caused to mankind is painful;
The home of fishes most, O hallowed Sea!

Perhaps, it was just one calamity!
The land seems bruised, so gloomy and awful;
Women, children and men-Why swallowed Thee?

The missing ones are umptine- what pity!
The persons saved looked rather sorrowful;
The home of fishes most, O hallowed Sea!

In death also, man lost his dignity!
Man paid his price for being not careful;
Women, children and men-Why swallowed Thee?
The home of fishes most, O hallowed Sea!


Comments about Villanelle: The Asian Tsunami Dec 26th,2004 by Dr. A.Celestine Raj Manohar M.D.,

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: women, children, home, sea, beautiful, happy, beauty, lost, death, fish, fishing, child, woman, water



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 27, 2010


[Report Error]