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

Gold Star - 17,877 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!


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 27, 2010


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