Born are the great
All over the world
All through the ages
Spreading the message of peace and amity
Leading people to friendship and fraternity
Injecting joy and hope in mankind!
Afflicted with agony and penury more in mind
Animosity and compassion, betrayal and protection
Bad and good, pain and pleasure
Cruelty and kindness, hatred and love
Defeat and victory, failure and success
Birth and death, poverty and prosperity
Cowardice and valor, diffidence and confidence
Despair and hope, fear and courage
Sorrow and joy, vices and virtues
Vacillation and firmness- pairs of opposites!
Animals and birds, worms and insects
Hills and dales, fields and deserts
Plants and trees, flowers and fruits
Sun and moon, stars and planets
Summer and winter, Autumn and Spring
Art and culture, religion and society!
Myriad phases of life and world!
Gifted poets- ancient-medieval and modern
Marvelous mysticism and mythical meanderings
Powerful pen and pleasing prowess
Significant style and varied vision
Caste and creed, class and color
Giving message – message for the world
World peace and universal brotherhood
THROUGH THE NOBLE WINGS OF POETRY!
Dead may be, yet immortal they are
Robert Browning and Rabindranath Tagore
Wordsworth and Omarkayyam of yore
Yeats and Keats, Eliot and Milton
Shelly and Shakespeare, Dante and Tennyson
Sarojini Naidu and scores of class
Daisaku Ikeda and dozens of today!
Valmiki and Vyasa, Kalidas and Kabirdas
Barthruhari and Battadri, Surdas and Tulsi
Bharathi Dasan and Kanna Dasan, Kamban and Bharathi
Nannayya and Thikkanna, Vemana and Pothana
Thyagayya and Shyama Sastri
Annamacharya and Muthuswami Dikshithar
Mythili Saran and Sumitra Nandan
And those countless noble anons!
We bow our heads in respect and reverence
Sure for the world to find its deliverance!
(Peace and harmony “Through the Noble Wings of Poetry”. Below are its wings!)