Sunday, September 29, 2013

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The calendar has just dropped
A Sunday in my room
On the table,
     -the sunlight hovers
The burning begins…
Lines scratch their way
Through my head-flow
 the neighborhood bond is strong.
One waits
over the fence to exchange
thoughts, words, 
          imaginations, poems-
The kind ones
Sing praises,
         Inspire
 -we start fusing
            It’s beautiful; its sheer magic
How words erase the niches
Between us…and then,
In togetherness...
minds interlock, ...and
We blossom
         - as poets
In a community
At Poet’s united!

I joined this wonderful community with only a handful of poems. And then,following poets  and linking to PU community became an everyday ritual for me…  
Reading and interacting with poets from the other corners of the world has been effective in triggering me to be more introspective. And I must confess, that its wonderful following some of the most incredibly talented poets in  PU-they are true Word Smiths!
Thanks for your support and inspiration, friends.

PS-Our main festival, Durga Puja begins soon in a week’s time! It is the biggest festival for us-- the people from Eastern part of India.  The festivities of Sharadotsav (autumn festival) is long, and need a lot of planning and shopping. So, I am a bit irregular in writing these days. Please bear with me till October end...



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    1. Thank you, Maniparna. Hope to see you more on these pages :)

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  2. What a lovely dedication to PU :) Thanks to you too...

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    1. Greetings to you too, Vandana as part of PU. Thanks a lot...

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  3. This is so true - we are a self-supporting structure!

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    1. Thanks for your concurrence, Cosmo. I sincerely appreciate it.

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  4. Panchali, I am VERY, very touched by your words! I love this idea of a fence (cyber fence) we have here, over which we exchange words every Sunday. It definitely is 'beautiful" and "sheer magic." Though we all are in our own little spaces, it is nice to have this common meeting place....where distance & differences are bridged in a spirit of poetic friendship.

    I enjoyed your commentary at the end, Panchali. I do think, being in poetic contact with people from so many different 'corners' DOES cause one to become introspective. Me too. I enjoy the opportunity of learning about other countries, cultures, customs through reading poetry. And though there are some differences, it is nice to see that under it all we are all VERY much the same. Enjoy your festival month, Panchali! And thanks for this poem!

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    1. .Thank you for a generous comment, Mary. In fact, that's how I feel and it keeps me rooted too!! I am VERY happy that I met so many good poets here! Thanks to all for their support and encouragement.
      Thanks for your greetings, Mary. :)

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  5. beautiful! It's interesting how we connect and find each other in our homes.

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    1. Thanks Natasha...I am really impressed with this group. :))))) Thanks for your concurrence. I sincerely appreciate it....

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  6. "It’s beautiful; its sheer magic
    How words erase the niches
    Between us…and then,
    In togetherness...
    minds interlock, ...and
    We blossom
    - as poets" I hope that Sharadotsav offers you the same sense of connection and joy!

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    1. Thanks for your Sharidotsav greetings, Laura, and of course, for the visit... :))) Thanks for reading...

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  7. smiles...i am a big believer in the fact that life thrives (and poets) in community as we stop and listen to each others voices and learn from one another...a very nice tribute panchali....its really cool as well how connected we can feel to those we have never met in person...

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    1. Brian..Smiles...I am VERY glad you could relate to this connection... thank you for your words and for your constant support, encouragement... means a lot to me, because you are one of those... whose work I love...:))
      This 'connection' is truly incredible! :) Thanks a lot, my friend.

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  8. we are all interconnected.......no doubt about it ....you expressed this so beautifully..........and PU is an amazing community...hope puja shopping's over and we don't have to miss you.. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sumana...It warms my heart when I think about this connection. :))))
      Yes, my puja shopping is almost over. What about you??? Any plans for Kolkata? If yes, do give me a shout.....:D

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  9. This is a beautiful poem Panchali! I am sure you echo many people's thoughts here.
    I like how you start with the sunlight and then the fusion and the erasing of niches.
    Best wishes for your festival!

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    1. Thanks a ton, Gabriella for your greetings. I heartily reciprocate the same to you.
      Glad you enjoyed reading my poem...Thanks for making my day... :))

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  10. Happy shopping for Durga pooja. Visiting Kolkata for Durga pooja is in my wish list :)
    Beautiful poem.

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    1. Thank you, Ranjana for the Durga Puja greetings. I heartily reciprocate the same to you and your family. Come over to Kolkata during this festival time...You'll enjoy every moment, I bet!
      Thanks for dropping by..

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  11. I so love "The calendar has just dropped a Sunday in my room." Love this poem, Panchali, and, especially, your comments which follow. My journey at PU began the same way. I tiptoed in and got hooked! Your post made me smile this morning. I love the idea that we are hanging out by our back fences, sharing our views of the world. Poets so need a supportive, encouraging community in which to thrive. Thanks for this post, Panchali. You made my morning. Enjoy your festival. How I would love to be there! Perhaps, in your writings about it later, I can be:)

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    1. Your words are most gracious...Sherry!! Thank you very much for your kindness, you were very helpful in introducing me to PU through the Poet's Interview.. I owe you a lot...:)
      Thanks for the encouragement... always so good to see you here... :))))
      Thanks for the wishes...:)

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  12. Your poem is as usual beautiful and meaningful,

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    1. Thanks for taking time out to visit, Rajesh Glad you liked the poem!

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  13. Sunday drops in, like a gift to unwrap as you show us vividly. Very fine!

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    1. Exactly...how beautifully you said, Susan. Thanks for reading my work. Absolutely gratified :)

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  14. You got me at the the first two lines! Lovely <3

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    1. ♥ ...So good to see you here after such a long time, Meoww :) How have you been??? Thanks for reading and for your comments...I do appreciate :)

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  15. I like the idea of minds interlocking.

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    1. Very happy to have you here, Suzy. Thank you...:)

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  16. Words certainly do that-fuse minds and interlock.
    Panchali wish you happy puja days!

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    1. Coming from you, that's a huge compliment. I am thrilled by your words, Indu...:)))
      Thanks you for your wishes. I heartily reciprocate the same to you and your family!

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  17. wow ! di your words always a benchmark for me !

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    1. Aaawww...thanks Ankur, for your wonderful words of appreciation. You made my day..my dear! Thanks a bunch. :D

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  18. every word taken assimilated accepted thanked in gratitude! yep..agree with every word here! :) so glad to have found you and therefore, PU :)

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    1. Akila....Thanks a lot for the visit.. and the fabulous comment. You made me feel so good... :)))))
      Yes...I am happy that I could lead you to PU...:)

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    1. Thank you, Deepak. I heartily reciprocate the same to you and your family!

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  20. What a poem Panchali! Good flow...Poets United is a fantastic place. Keep writing :)

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    1. Wow...thanks for coming by, SIS!! I really appreciate your feedback. I am sure you will continue to grace my pages again and again.
      Indeed...PU is a fantastic place for the new upcoming poets too! :D
      Thanks a ton for stopping by...

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  21. Well penned. :) happy dusshera Panchali di

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    1. Thanks a zillion, Jaish for your visit and appreciation...means a lot to me.!! A visit to your page is long overdue...I have been a little erratic. Shall be there soon, cross my heart! ♥
      Happy Dusshera to you and to your family too!!

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  22. Sharing thoughts, ideas and poetry... beautiful prospects which could make anybody happy. I liked the sheer beauty of your words.

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    1. Thank you so much, howanxious for dropping by....Thanks for reading :)

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  23. Nice post Panchali ! "The calendar has just dropped
    A Sunday in my room " - Loved them !
    A very happy Durga Puja to you !!

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    1. A very happy Durga Puja to you too, moonstone !
      Glad you enjoyed reading this...that's how a sunday drops in for me :P LOL..
      Thanks a lot for being here...!:)

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  24. How beautiful (as always)! The feeling of unitedness and togetherness that we all experience in this community of bloggers and blogging is indeed magic, just like your poetry. :)

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    1. Yes, Arti. One of the fantastic things about the growth of social media is how it has widened our window on the world. We live in amazing times where we can create amazing friendships with people we may never meet face to face...it's a magical connection!
      Oh, thanks for your constant support and encouragement, Arti. Absolutely gratified :)
      Million thanks...

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  25. I need to look into that group...would be wonderful to read many poets...and Happy Navratri celebrations to you!!

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    1. Do check out, FiF!!! I have met some great poets here who are down to earth and generous with their knowledge....
      Happy Navratri to you and your family too!! :)
      Thanks a bunch for reading this poem.

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  26. Beautiful Panchali! We're so fortunate to have Poets United, wonderful support and urges us to continue writing.

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