How she taught

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Like rays of moon pouring through;
As constellations reel and dance.
She sought to have our skills enhance.

Beneath the time’s flowing tide;
Bless the thoughts that made me sail.
And higher aims that still prevail.

Though years have passed – recall her words
To stimulate like the moistest herbs.
Her mysteries one can not explain;
How rainbows appear – when there’s no rain.
Fit for a Poet’s finest thoughts;
Can’t long forget – how she taught.

 

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This poem is dedicated to Ms Kaukab Tariq without whom I would have never discovered the love and passion for Literature.

Form: Pindaric Ode

Posted on Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Comments

  1. X says:

    Nice, it was an English teacher that touched me as well – and prompted me to begin writing. I would credit her with much of my success as well.

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  2. Susan says:

    “How rainbows appear …” Isn’t it amazing how teachers like this take something inanimate like a book–words and sentences–and make them live like herbs in our recipe of life! Your images work very well.

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  3. Old Egg says:

    How often it is that English teachers manage to find that spark within us that we never knew was there.

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  4. She taught you well because you write beautifully πŸ™‚

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  5. Sumana Roy says:

    “How rainbows appear – when there’s no rain”…the most beautiful tribute to a teacher who helped you blossom….

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  6. Jae Rose says:

    Bless the thoughts that made me sail…And higher aims that still prevail..such a wonderful line and tribute…perhaps the best gift any teacher can give us is the desire to learn more for ourselves..another uplifting and tender poem πŸ™‚

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  7. Wow. Your banner photo is incredible, and your poem so lovely. It is uplifting to come in here and see what you have for us…….I love the poem, especially “rainbows where there is no rain.” It was an English teacher who first took note of my poetry and encouraged me, too.

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  8. totomai says:

    lovely tribute to your teacher, Sanaa. the flow of your words is like a dream hope you share this to her

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  9. Grace says:

    You are indeed very lucky to have such a teacher to inspire you ~ Good for you to still remember her words ~

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  10. ann says:

    Teachers are the best! A good teacher is blessed along with their students.

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  11. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    A caring teacher can make such a positive, lasting impression on her students…it truly is a precious gift.

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  12. It is wonderful that an English teacher helped you ind your relationship with words–what a special gift

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  13. gillena says:

    A lovely thank you to your special teacher. I luv the ” return of her words to moisten”

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine today

    Much love…

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  14. kaykuala h says:

    There were teachers who stood out and this being one of them! Great poetics Sanaa!

    Hank

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  15. Rall says:

    A lovely tribute to Miss Tariq who inspired your love of literature.

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  16. Myrna says:

    Sanaa, what a lovely tribute to your teacher. She would love it if she could see this poem, I’m sure.

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  17. This poem is so precious…your teacher would be honored.

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  18. Elizabeth says:

    The fact that you remember so clearly, so something special about the teacher you give tribute to,

    Elizabeth

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  19. G L Meisner says:

    A wonderful teacher you describe.

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  20. panchali says:

    Incredible lines…beautiful tribute, Sanaa..!! πŸ™‚

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  21. Indeed someone to be very grateful for!

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  22. Susmit says:

    A great tribute, indeed! it all starts with that someone who spots and be a means to ignite the spark within……Awesome lines!

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  23. L. Moon says:

    A lovely tribute to your teacher. I’m glad she gave you the spark my dear friend.

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  24. gillena says:

    Sanaa, thank you for linking up at Monday WRites, have a good Monday

    Much love…

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  25. Nicholas V. says:

    I think most of us can remember such an inspiring teacher at some point of our schooling. This kind of teacher can change lives and it is important to remember them and acknowledge the good they do.

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