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A Girl Named Vandana

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Elizabeth Santos
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A Girl Named Vandana

There is a girl in India
Who writes a verse like song of lark
I happened on her poem one day
And found a quite distinguished mark

She seemed to me a poet with
A lot of beauty in her thought
And saw between the lines she wrote
The words and phrases that she sought

I wrote a letter to her name
In sort of curiosity
And found that she indeed has penned
A lot of lovely poetry

And then to my delight she told
The answer to my poet's thirst
That English language is to her
The second language, not the first

And so it follows that her verse
Is written in a different way
But read the lovely thoughts she writes
And add some beauty to your day

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 01-22-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 01-22-2000 06:17 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a touching tribute to this poet.  I hope you have sent it to her.  In whatever language, your heart is in your words.
Mike
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2 posted 01-22-2000 06:23 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Vandana is one of the poets I always read...
so am glad you wrote this for her...
to be able to write as much as she does in a language foreign to her shows her talents..
way to go Vandana...
when she first started submitting, I offered to assist her in her language... decided I probably need her help more..  *smile*

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Thank you so much,Liz.I don't know what to say to you.I love the poem very much.Thanks,once again.smile. Thanks!!!!!
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 01-22-2000 06:59 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Vandana-

I was just talking on the phone to Elizabeth and we were talking about you and your lovely poetry.

Keep it up.  I see a beauty from across the sea beckoning to me.
It's all I can do to manage two languages ..
well, English, of course ...
and English with a 'Southern accent'.
Oh, guess you can't read that inflection
in my poetry, huh?

Vandana, you keep it up gal.
We love you.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Sincere and sweetly expressed, Elizabeth. A wonderful dedication to a deserving writer.

Claire
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The thoughts she expresses are absolutely wonderful. I've always admired how well she does with the English language. This is a beautiful poem for a beautiful poet by another beautiful poet!!  

Denise
Seymour Tabin
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Elizabeth,
A wonderful thing to do for any poet. I loved your poem. Love Sy
Pepper
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What a lovely tribute to a most deserving poet....
Wonderful Liz....
hoot_owl_rn
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What a great tribute to a lovely poet and to think English is not her native tongue. Vandana...you amaze me  
whiskey
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This is sweet very lovely , what a wonderful poet she is  
Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 01-23-2000 07:19 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Vandana,
Well, my Indian poetress, you are certainly well loved in this forum, keep sending us beautiful thoughts to brighten our day.
Love ya
Liz
Thank you for all the responses, poet friends
Liz
 
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