What better way to learn and explore a language than Poetry and Literature?
The topics can be chosen together by members and coordinators.
Snippets of poems for your consideration -
Poem by John de Kadt
In the end, when these bones are only bones,
all that matters,
is how much we gave and how much we loved.
Poem by Najwan Darwish (Palestinian Poet)
You take off from the earth but you can't help falling back again You'll land on your feet or your face, you'll land Even if the plane explodes your pieces, your atoms will still land You're nailed to it: The earth, your small cross.
Poem by Dulce Maria Loynaz (Cuban Poet)
I wouldn’t trade my solitude for a little love For a lot of love; yes. But a lot of love is itself a kind of solitude.
Haiku by Dogen (Japanese Poet)
The migratory bird leaves no trace behind and does not need a guide.
Doha couplet by Kabir (Bhakti poet from India)
चलती चक्की देख कर, दिया कबीरा रोये | दो पाटन के बीच में, साबुत बचा ना कोए ||
Looking at the grinding stones, Kabir cries In the duel of wheels, nothing stays intact.
Rumi translation by Coleman Barks
Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing,
there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
Poem by Dushyant Kumar (Indian Poet - Hindi)
हो गई है पीर पर्वत-सी पिघलनी चाहिए, इस हिमालय से कोई गंगा निकलनी चाहिए।
आज यह दीवार, परदों की तरह हिलने लगी, शर्त लेकिन थी कि ये बुनियाद हिलनी चाहिए।
Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit) -
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत । अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥