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Tambura Poems

Tambura Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of tambura poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for tambura.

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Premium Member To the Unknown Artiste
People sing in praise of a lead performer;
And the person playing the second fiddle
Often goes unsung and unhonoured.

That is the fate of all such auxiliary artistes, say,
A guitarist strumming the chords—
To keep up the rhythm
Or, as typically in India, 
The...Read More
Categories: tambura, music,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Translation of Oothukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer's poem Thaye Yashoda by T Wignesan
Translation of Oothukkadu Venkata Subba Iyer (circa 1700-1765)’s « THAYE YASHODA » by T. Wignesan


This devotional song and poem in Tamil (the principal Dravidian language which has spawned over twenty languages in the southern Indian sub-continent) is –unlike
Western poetical traditions...Read More
Categories: tambura, god, mother, religious, universe,
Form: Dramatic monologue
MEDITATION IS MUSIC
MEDITATION      IS      MUSIC


The raga’s minor keys flood my mind, unlocking a balancing shiver, pranayama and Om,

Its rhythmic tones in harmonic relation,  echoing season and day, 

Draw  out tension...Read More
Categories: tambura, health, music
Form: Free verse