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Under the Banyan

“ memory is my journal, that I carry around with me always”

No tiny doves fluttered in the air
There was peace everywhere...
The call of the peacock in the woods
Breaking the mighty stillness that broods
And I under the banyan keep’’’
Company to the shadows that sleep
**Only a soft drowsy humming
    From the timid pond is coming
Oh it is the giant bumble bee~~
All bedaubed resplendently
With yellow wings against the black ground^^^
Each stripe not large, not thin nor round
    Into the sunlight higher and higher
    It’s wings catching the sun’s fire”’
Until it rested on the chosen flower**
The grateful petals danced in their forest bower
 ++ The beauty of this long forgotten day
       Gladdens my heart all the way...

By Tahera Mannan
For Constance’s “ A poem, please” contest

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  1. Date: 9/6/2011 10:21:00 AM
    Wish you a very very happy birthday~

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 9:43:00 PM
    wow, how nice this is, Tahera. Congrats on the win I see you got. Hey, I wish I'd remembered you were Sept. girl too. I just commented to a birthday blog wishing dr. Ram and Charolotte happy birthday too! When is it again for you?

  1. Date: 9/3/2011 3:53:00 AM
    A Fourth Place Win Congratulations. CR

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 8:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, nice to remember long forgotten days. Lee

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 7:50:00 PM
    Lovely poem!!!!!!!!!congratulations on our win!!!!!!!---Lori

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 4:31:00 PM
    Congrats Tahera on an excellent win with this magnificent poetry my sweet friend.. I simply luv this piece .. so soft and romantic too..luv..

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 2:50:00 PM
    Hey there Tahera, congratulations on your win in the contest ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 1:44:00 PM
    hun, you mesmerize me! congrats on a well deserved glowing award! grrreat stuff... : ) huggs

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 12:04:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Tahera. Excellent piece. Nice going. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 11:07:00 AM
    hey Tahera, congrats on your win, loved it...David

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 10:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Constance's "A Poem, Please" contest Tahera. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 10:40:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery here Tahera...enjoyed.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 8/29/2011 11:59:00 AM
    a lovely creation Tahera my friend ..filled with beautiful imagery and visuals luv.. good luck in the contest.. luv your quote.. awesome..