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Newton's Law

I was inattentive in Science class one day
When the teacher at random looked my way
I didn't look up, I wouldn't dare
There's no escaping that intense glare.

Asked me to explain to the class
Newton's Law of Gravity and mass
My mind was a blank, heartbeats louder
For an answer, I started to flounder.

I stood before the class trembling with fear
"Gravity," I said..., and then oh dear!!!
I fell off the stage on to the floor
How the class with laughter did roar.

The children tittered in great amusement
They didn't know my sad predicament
The teacher said, "You've demonstrated gravity"
"Although you did it with much levity".

At length, I returned to my seat
With much applause did they greet
Now I look back upon this and ponder
I decide to listen and not let my mind wander.

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Just doesn't add up

Pythagoras once fell off a ladder
And landed on a venomous adder
This adder couldn't add
Calculus made it sad
Algebra and theorems made it madder.

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I am NAN -no relation of JAN

I am Nan, no relation of Jan
Just an admirer and a fan
Her poems are well read
Mine are masterpieces (only in my head)
So you see I can't do what she can.

I am Nan, no relation of Jan
Just an admirer and a fan
Her sense of humor is godsent
Mine would be too if it wasn't absent
So you see I can't do what she can.

I am Nan, no relation of Jan
Just an admirer and a fan
Her sense of humour is very fine
I wrack my brains can't find mine
So you see I can't do what she can

I am Nan, no relation of Jan
Just an admirer and a fan
You say we are poles apart?
But we looked so similar at the start
Shortened my name to Nan so I can, like Jan.






26th APRIL 2015

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SIGN OF FAME

         

                  SIGN OF FAME



                  Well, I see
              You ask for a sign
        I assume you would want mine?
   Perhaps you'd want my photograph too
           Along with my autograph
           So here, I've signed this
                     Nandita
















Name: Nandita Das
Contest title: Give me a sign
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
16th May 2015

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BEAUTY OF NATURE

BEAUTY OF NATURE SONNET

Oh! The magic of a new day dawning
Red sun peeping though veil of morning mist
Nature welcomes with joy a new morning
As earth rises from deep slumber sun-kissed
Creepers, vines, flowers of exotic hue
Sweet fragrances of blooms borne by the breeze
Sun painting the skies, a delightful view
Music of twittering birds, humming bees
Mine eyes drink in the beauty of nature
Cascading waterfalls merrily dance
Weaving dreamy spells my senses capture
Casting spells, sending me into a trance!
Feeling one with nature, makes one feel whole
This beauty of nature uplifts my soul.

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A Beautiful Dream

I awoke to find silver rays streaming in
In half awake state I lay dreaming
I glide on the silky moonbeams
In radiant moon's soft glow
While sweet breeze sing 
Melody of music as they gently blow.
Floating on soft delicate 
Wisps of pink clouds sailing
Dancing gaily on rainbow across
The sapphire blue sky.
The splendid golden sun paints
The sky pale pink and crimson gold
Purple colored lofty mountains
Waving to me I behold.
Sparkling brooks gurgling and babbling
In sweet ecstasy and glee
Blooming evergreen sheltering trees
Beckon me with wide open arms
Richly fragrant spring flowers
And scented blossoms delight.
Soon the sky turns a purple tinted hue
Golden stars glitter like diamonds
Embedded in a soft velvet sky
Casting an exquisite golden, celestial glow
The moon and stars dance in joyful harmony
Delightful dream filling me with heavenly bliss.

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The mind is an universe

The mind is an universe of majestic splendour
The mind is an amazing, unfathomable wonder
The mind is a wondrous refuge, a perfect haven
The mind is a sanctuary, a gateway to heaven.

The mind is a boundless, priceless treasure
The mind is a source of infinite pleasure
The mind is an origin of thoughts and attitudes
The mind is a display of mercurial moods.

Now rising, now sailing, now soaring on wings
Now descending, now plunging into deep, dark ravines.

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POETRY

Thoughts, images, impressions, musings
Churning, whirling, spinning, swirling
In the inner sanctum of the mind
Dwelling, screening, sheltering, nurturing

Thoughts, images, impressions, musings
Yearning for expression
Passions, emotions, sentiments, feelings
Aching, pining, craving, seeking

Thoughts, images, impressions, musings
On the canvas of the mind
Sprouting, budding, blooming, blossoming
Bursting in a riot of expressions.

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INDIA

Where the sun sets the sky aflame painting it vermilion gold
Where golden green grass glow in soft sunlight, oh behold
Where the stars like golden lamps light up the sky
Where at the beautiful  horizon earth meets with the sky
Where the first golden sun rays softly kiss the earth
Where the earth awakens from slumber in joyful mirth
Where bejeweled rays of moon cast its golden glow
Where cascading waters into clear, sparkling streams flow
Where gleaming sunlight through treetops cast magical spell
Where in the land of dreams my sweet thoughts dwell
Where wisps of soft white clouds gently sail past
Where softly floating they merge into dreams at last
Where from the seashore to the distance rolls golden sand
This India, my blessed,  beautiful motherland.

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Nature's Beauty

I see the beauty of nature in

The majestic mountains
The soft, gentle breeze
The sailing of clouds
The green, sheltering trees.

The splendour of the sun
The fragrance of flowers
The beauty of blossoms
The sweetly passing hours.

The ripples of rivers
The harmony of heaven
The melody of music
Like sweet dreams woven.

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