! ! ! ! ! Watching A Child Grow! ! ! ! ! Poem by Mamta Agarwal

! ! ! ! ! Watching A Child Grow! ! ! ! !

Rating: 3.2


Like flowers reaching for Sun, baby sucks ma's breast.
Petals open kissed by light, baby smiles content.
Dew drops evaporate, toddler plays on grass.
Butterflies flirt with flowers, he gurgles and laughs...


Whole creation is alive, youthful and so bright.
Tiny necks peep out of shell, ready for maiden flight.
Ma stands with Tiffin at gate, child hops into van.
Soon the van goes out of sight, things go well as planned.


Birds twittering day long, youth strums on guitar.
Dusk falls and shadows lengthen, a girl comes in car.
A magical hour, twilight... Walking hand in hand,
Light breeze caresses the leaves, ma smiles as she stands.


The night is young, air fragrant; sound of wedding bells.
Stars twinkle, full moon so bright, sound of conch shell.
The whole cosmos celebrates, as the feast is spread.
The clock strikes the midnight hour, together break bread.

Sandra Martyres 26 April 2009

Skilful use of nature's beauty to describe the growth and development of a child...great write Mamta

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Raj Nandy 26 April 2009

The beautiful poetic description of the various stages of life - reminded me of Shakespeare's lines, where the last stage is without teeth, hair, vision ......and 'sans everything'! 10+++ -Raj Nandy

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that was a watch along with nature..a lovely poem indeed

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Indira Renganathan 30 April 2009

You've spoken about the good growing of a child...nice and pleasing to read...but in the practical world, be it girl or boy, when they go bad beyond anybody's control.only the mother is blamed for their wrong conduct totally.. is it not? ....anyway a good theme10+++++++

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premji premji 01 May 2009

dear mamtaji, in malayalam there is a saying: the very life of a man ends on the very day of his marriage! sounds funny..isn't it? loved your poem...who other can write this poem except a passionate mother like you...thanks mamtaji......

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Allemagne Roßmann 02 September 2011

Superb write here...sways the reader here away to imaginations..

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Anand Madhukar 21 September 2009

A keen eye for detail, some wonderful comparisons and a beautifully poetic expression make this write stand out.

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Sarwar Chowdhury 31 July 2009

Touchy! and very neat and clean! A fine artwork indeed! Mamtaji, your mamtaful obsevation and creative composition always touch me! I can see your lovely mind! 10++++

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Bob Blackwell 16 July 2009

Mamta, lovely word pictures of growth of child, an enjoyable read. Watching, rearing, noticing, teaching and love all are necessary when we raise a child, I can see you noticed very well with lots of care! Love Bob

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Sathyanarayana M V S 05 May 2009

Picture perfect. touching, wonderful imagery

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