Many a flower blossom sans seen by any and wither
In wilderness alas!God’s wonderful creations better
To be seen and enjoyed by all for its scent and color
man must have eyes and nose-ears and tongue to spread!
Many an unknown poet and author write and write all times
Keep them unread by any! They die unwept, unsung and unhonored!
Biographers are the need of the day to bring them out to open
National Biographers Day is today-sixteenth May!
A day to admire them who teach us about the famous people
Give us an impression into their lives via the biographies.
Biographies for children is the best way to explain history
Of people and their accomplishments in life.Day to honor!
Tell me who your friends are, I shall tell you who you are
Tell me the books you read, I shall tell you who you are!
Questions of those great days ringing loud in our ears
Two noble matters that shape a person for years!
Reading of books or hearing at still younger age
Sure will make a child grow in a way to gain an image
Schools and elders to inject the habit of reading
To last all through the life on the road of prospering!
Today is the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY
Second April of each year- for the elders to pay
Proper attention and get the quality books for the age
And infuse the great and noble practice at that stage!
Connemara Public Library, Egmore, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Knowledge is wealth so goes the wise saying-words of wisdom
Sources of knowledge manifold- one is through reading sure
“Tell me the book you read, I shall tell you who you are”
On the type of books one reads, we can find who he is- pure!
Books in the world though one has to read, purchasing to read
Pretty difficult indeed- Libraries give a great lead
Home or school, college or public libraries are many
For the people to make use, read and enhance knowledge!
“Chennai Connemara Library” one of the four
National Depository Libraries indeed gives more
Has all books, newspapers and periodicals published
Was on this day in eighteen ninety six established!
Reading makes a man knowledgeable and gives him a place of pride
To be developed as a habit right from the young age as tide
Regular and early habit lasts from the cradle to the grave
Reading habit sure an example of this dictum great and brave!
Weeks come and weeks go, months come and months go every year sure
November comes and Second Tuesday dawns-this year today is day pure
Observed as “YOUNG READERS DAY”-reading process requires good practice
Activity personal-yet read aloud- others benefit!
Present a new book to youngsters, spend time with them-read, make them read
A sacred day to cherish and nourish for the year as a whole-plead
Make the young ones to continue each day along with school study
Extra reading -fiction or non fiction, prose or verse make them steady!
Among all the hobbies and habits, Book Reading is great and lovely
Innate taste for reading to be developed right from childhood nicely
That will last for ever -from cradle to the grave-bound to help self growth
Providing knowledge triggering thoughts-thoughts noble and wise worth!
On one side book sales soars to millions thanks to Book Fairs here and there
Reading habit among the youth cause of concern for all everywhere
Sitting before the television sets and having smart phones on hand
Youngsters find little time for books unfortunate and looks very bad!
There are people who love reading books buy a lot every month for sure
Whether stay in bed, hit the beach or find perfect spot serene quite pure
Under the shade of a green tree, kick back and relax with book they like
Great indeed are they and on this holy day, let us wish them through a mike!
Imagination sweetens her lips
All the epics and scriptures she sips
Art of painting and drawing her fort
Her flowery hands display in court
Quality of words and speech her sport
Knows well the taste of songs, sweet and great
Graces the scholars and the well read
Gives strength to their tongue with divine feet! (3)
Surrender to my God of learning!
Sure she will shower her grace flowing
Tower of penance and devotion
Ever on earth will grace with passion
With compassion decked heart sure she will
Bless me create the fame of the five
In the language of divine Tamil
My obeisance to Goddess Vani! (4)