Ahmad Shiddiqi

Welcome To All Poetic Phrases

O Federico García Lorca! O Alessandro Manzoni!
Welcome to the victorious month
Month for all heroes
Heroes of the word

O! Stéphane Mallarmé! O Charles Baudelaire!
Welcome to the melodious month
Month for all rhymes
Rhymes of the love

O Hermann Hesse! O Friedrich von Schiller!
Welcome to the glorious month
Month for all poets
Poets of the heart

O Alexander Pushkin! O Boris Pasternak!
Welcome to the vigorous month
Month for all narrators
Narrators of the soul

O James Joyce! O William Butler Yeats!
Welcome to the mysterious month
Month for all announcers
Announcers of the freedom

O Omar Khayyam! O Jalaluddin Rumi!
Welcome to the tremendous month
Month for all troubadours
Troubadours of the sentence

O Walt Whitman! O Emily Dickinson!
Welcome to the amorous moth
Month for all storytellers
Storytellers of the spirit

O Oscar Wilde! O Geoffrey Chaucer!
Welcome to the gorgeous month
Month for all spokesmen
Spokesmen of the dream

O Humayun Kabir! O Chandidas!
Welcome to the marvelous month
Month for all dancers
Dancers of the hope

O Matsuo Basho! O Hwang Jini!
Welcome to the wondrous month
Month for all singers
Singers of the feeling

Come, ye friends of art
Come, ye families of culture
Decorate the sea, the sky
With your magical poems

Come, ye brothers of art
Come, ye sisters of culture
Decorate the river, the star
With your sparkling verses

Come, ye sons of art
Come, ye daughters of culture
Decorate the air, the water
With your charming voices

Come, ye fans of art
Come, ye guards of culture
Decorate the land, the mountain
With your enchanting words

Welcome to the joyous fountain
Fountain of pleasures, of garland
Welcome to the harmonious garden
Garden of lovers, of tuneful verses

Draw you inner beauties!
Into simple words
Read your poems!
Throughout heavens

Write your heart!
Into humble lines
Read your poems!
Throughout space

Let’s celebrate!
Let’s take a time!
When love vibrate
And our life decorate

Let’s join the party!
Let all pleasures descend!
Into our stream of most beloved
And our dream come to the ground

Let the words fly!
Like the Eagle of Egypt
Fly high to the sky, to the horizon
And beautify the marching white clouds

Let the syllables sink!
Like the Dolphin of Atlantis
Sink very deep into the twilight zone
And pacify the curling purple whirlpools

Let the rhymes run!
Like the Tiger of India
Run vigorously to the edge of heaven
And mollify the mystical thick green forests

Rejoice in peace
Rejoice in paradise
Rejoice in one piece
Rejoice in God’s Blessings

(dedicated to a great poet at poemhunter, Rangarajan Kazhiyur Mannar)

(with great admiration, enthusiasm, and adoration for American’s National Poetry Month, every April)

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, May 16, 2009

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  • Raj Nandy (5/24/2009 11:23:00 PM)

    THIS POEM REMINDS ME OF A GRAND MOSAIC PAINTING OF BYZANTINE DAYS! 10!
    RAJ NANDY

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  • Mimi Fakhira (4/29/2009 7:15:00 PM)

    I love, love, love this one! So amazing, spectacular, fantastic and mega-superb! ! ! This is my num.1 favourite! ! ! 10++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Rangarajan Kazhiyur Mannar (4/24/2009 3:56:00 AM)

    A great tribute to the month of poetry and the great poets of the world! It is simply superb. I appreciate your efforts to pick up each and every great poet and the presentation, I am at a loss for words to appreciate, is fantastic. It will make all the poets proud and pep them up for reaching more and more heights. Thanks for the opportunity to peruse and get pleased.

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  • Chad Robinson (4/22/2009 6:03:00 PM)

    Excellant my friend. another masterpiece.10

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  • Greenwolfe 1962 (4/22/2009 4:25:00 PM)

    I thought the structure and presentation were excellant. Your words were rather powerful, which bespeaks the potential for poets to influence the world. All in all,
    just a wonderful tribute to poetry month.

    GW62

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  • Ruerd Visser (4/20/2009 10:42:00 AM)

    And i have come to drink of the fountain off forever that springs from your poetic heart. I have quenched my thirst and was rejuvenated in ther proces.

    Dreamgreetings from Friesland

    Boomfriend Ruerd

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  • Every rose starts out as an ash * Ashes 2 Roses<3 (4/19/2009 12:55:00 PM)

    what a lovely poem! i especially loved how in the beginning u kept on mentioning different poets' names...thought that was pretty cool...poets from all aorund would be glad and proud to read this work of art, the living and the dead...i know i am...thanks so much for sharing and keep up the good work :)

    -Every rose starts out as an ash-Ashes 2 Roses ;)

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  • Victor SklyarovVictor Sklyarov (4/19/2009 11:57:00 AM)

    Your poem creates real poetic mood becoming the festival +10

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  • Omar Ibrahim (4/19/2009 12:02:00 AM)

    wow! ! ! ! ! ! ! i am really out of word infront of this marvelous poem...gread job......but you might have missed a great poet and u didn't mention him............he is (Ahmed Shiddiqi) ! ! !

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  • Maria Barbara Korynt (4/18/2009 7:49:00 AM)

    Your poem required much work. I am admiring your talent, the patience and the great fitness in writing. Very much I like it. :) Maria Barbara Korynt

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  • Mohammed AlbalushiMohammed Albalushi (4/18/2009 5:05:00 AM)

    wonderful poem dear poet, thanks for sharing

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (4/17/2009 10:33:00 PM)

    An amazing composition. Lovely.

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  • Anthony Foster (4/17/2009 3:30:00 PM)

    Brilliant idea and the discriptive writing is breathtaking loved it.

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  • Juan Carlos Abeti (4/17/2009 1:04:00 PM)

    VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT IDEA HONORING THOSE POETS THAT WE ADMIRE.....

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  • Ershad MazumderErshad Mazumder (4/17/2009 11:28:00 AM)

    A great idea with a very limited ability. I see a prose in this piece framed in a poetic style.Thanks

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (4/17/2009 10:54:00 AM)

    Great piece, composed well, a the message an important share of poets souls that have stamped the words in time that'l never be forgotten. Nice work

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  • Indira Babbellapati (4/17/2009 9:58:00 AM)

    wonderful composition, ahmad...

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  • Joseph Poewhit (4/17/2009 9:27:00 AM)

    Some party list, sounds like a great time.

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  • Lynda Robson (4/17/2009 9:08:00 AM)

    A wonderful celebration of poets everywhere, well composed Ahmad,
    10
    Lynda xx

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  • Elaine Oxamendi Vicet (4/17/2009 7:13:00 AM)

    Well it is the time to commemorate and so you have..not an exhausted list of poets so it could never be. Thanks for the tribute as we all remember the poets of old those of today and those being fashioned for tomorrow.

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