I just sit upon a writing desk, and write. And then, I tell stories. Legends of long ago.
nice. I really liked 'The hand that tills the landFeeds the world.' well done with this magpie
Thank you Patience. Sometimes, it is easier to let the poem write itself. That's what I did this time around.Thanks for dropping by!
.... and I say this is a magnificent Magpie!
Dear Helen, Magnificent? I am a bit overwhelmed by that. But I am so very glad you like it!
this entry reminds of the poem I abandoned years ago for i thought the list of statements were endless and long. Only now I got an idea a poem like this really works! I loved how you start with an untested truth and make it all real along the way.
You say truth.
Isn't that just so? Very well done!www.angiemuresan.com
Oh Ninotaziz I just love this poem! It has so much truth, and is told as only a true poet could. Truly brilliant writing!
very nice magpieI like- I SAY...!!
This is very nice... well done...
Whoever said "the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" wasn't paying very close attention to the actual state of world affairs. :)Love your responses.
Dear Arian,You know I am a big fan of your blog and poems. Thanks for sharing!
Dear Jingle - why, thank you!Dear Friko,The truth can be so basic, yet often ignored. Thank you.Dear Angie Muresan ,Thank you! I will drop by soon.Dearest Carrie Burtt ,You don't know how happy you made me. Have a wonderful weekend!Dearest Suz,Yes, now that you mentioned it, I like I SAY too!Thank you Dianne, do come again!Dear AngelMay,Thank you. You are right, the responses and encouragement we give each other is all the more reason Magpie Tales is such a special place to be.
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Dear Kathe,Thank you! Cheers and have a great weekend.
I particularly like "..The hand that guides the chalkTeaches the young.." So true.
ninotaziz,Having no opportunity to study poetry I avoid most poems, being too abstract to understand what stirs the poet’s mind to express. This poem of yours is simple and I can appreciate it because it touches something personal. If I say it is beautiful I would want you to believe it. Menitisnya air kesawahAwan hitamDiperahMenitisnya airKepipiJarijari kecilkasihaniKerdilnya akuDikaki Mu
thank goodness for those hands that make a difference in our word and in our lives...nice magpie!
So true! I like how you expanded from a simple idea to make a complete poem.
Nice poem - well said!
Excellent reminders, all. Nicely crafted!
Dear Martin Yes, I love it too. Don't our teachers shape our thoughts and experienceDear Pakcik of Al-Manar ,I hope you enjoyed the foray to poetland and the poem specifically dedicated to those who craft, shape and teach...I really loved your beautiful sajak as well which is translated here [to the best of my ability, but sajak is notoriously difficult to translate] for those who do not know Bahasa Malaysia - if you don't mind... Menitisnya airkesawahAwan hitamDiperah The gentle drizzle falls upon the paddy fields Clouds grey and heavy Wrung tightlyMenitisnya airKepipiJarijari kecilkasihani The gentle tear falls Upon the cheek Overcame by pity For the little ones, the weakKerdilnya akuDikaki Mu How insignificant I am Lying at your feetDear Brian ,The more hands so willingly shape us, the more we find ourselves? Thank you for dropping by...Dear Aoife.Troxel Thank you! As I mentioned earlier, the poem weaved itself and was done in ten minutes !Cher Wan Sharif Merci beaucoup! Quand allez vous écrire de la poésie avec moi? Vois! Enfin, j'ai ecrire une poésie avec Pakcik! Thanks Linda - have a great Sunday!Dear TumblewordsOh yes...a reminder to all of us. Thank you dear Tumblewords...
To those who are interested...Menitisnya airkesawahAwan hitamDiperahMenitisnya airKepipiJarijari kecilkasihaniKerdilnya akuDikaki Mu-------------------The gentle drizzlefalls upon the paddy fieldsClouds grey and heavyWrung tightlyThe gentle tear fallsUpon the cheekOvercame by pityFor the young and the weakHow insignificant - meLying at your feet
Dear Ninotaziz,I knew that Pakcik is a very sensitive man.. for I believe only sensitive person..can devote his life to the needy.For a man who avoid most poems, Pakcik wrote a very beautiful poetry..observing life ...comparing water from heavy clouds and water that fell on the cheek of a child..that evoke a feeling of helplessness..dwarfing himself before the Almighty..
Dear Saudara Wan SharifI love your version of Pakcik's deep sajak! You really should write more poetry - do try the Magpies!
Ninot,Thank you for your vote of confidence..poems are still too deep for me..better to enjoy them first..before delving any deeper..A bientot peut-être
Just brillant, you express so much with few lines and generate much to think about....do love your work...bkm
Ditto, bkm. Ditto!
Thank you Sue!
Quiet hands can be the most powerful. Lovely.And thank you for the interpretation of the sajak. I'd like to learn more about that form.
Dear T I love that - Quiet hands...Thank you.In Malay there are many forms of poetry.PANTUNThe most famous and elegant are the pantun, known to the French circle of 18th century high society as pantoun.They can be 4 line, 6 line or 8 line stanzas of abab, abcabc and abcdabcd form.The first half is usually a metaphor/indication of what comes in the second half.There is also pantun berkait where the 2nd and 4th lines are repeated in the following stanza. Again, the 1st half is an indication of what's to come in the poetry.SYAIRSyair, which is usually sung in a melodic rhyme is influenced by Persian origins. The form is aaaa. The most popular syair known to us is Syair Siti Zubaidah Perang China of 4300 lines - the story of a Malay prinbcess who went to war with China.SAJAKSajak is of free form - as such the most difficult for me.Please feel free to drop by www.pantundanselokaninotaziz.blogspot.com for my Malay poetry. I never thought of translating them because that is so difficult, but now, I might try it.
Wise and beautiful words!
Thank you Willow....for a lovely rustic prompt.
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