Tears are pearls of compassion! - Here is an experiment for the Wikinut poets to participate

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 6th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/18czowlu/
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Here is an experiment for all the Wikinut poets and poetry lovers and poetry-haters as well to participate.

It doesn't matter whether you take it in lighter vein or (s)ink in with heavy heart.


Writing poetry is not only fun... ...

Writing poetry is fun. And it is creative also, and especially when you are emotional it would make you more emotional as you put down some lines just emerging from your heart.

Sometimes every one feels to write some poetry, because it is natural to humankind.

Writing a song or crooning some babbles or spinning some rambling words --- whatever it may be --- being creative with a kind of emotion, or being in a special mood to explore one's own self to see what comes out when trying to be solitudinous --- everything is poetry according to me.

You may not agree with my personal view as I say this, but you are going to try it for yourself as you experiment with your creativity that is inherent in you.

Try this out...and see what happens!


I just got this idea when I was browsing through my Wikinut draft pages that I left unfinished in 2011.

I was looking at the following four lines I had written then:

Tears are pearls of compassion!
Who can hear their pitiful commotion.

They drop down drop by drop
They stoop to droop and stop


In fact, I was trying to add some more lines to make it a complete poem.

But, what happened?

I was not able to write any more and that was what happened exactly in 2011, so I had left it as such thinking that I would complete in future.

And it struck me that once Mark Gordon Brown conducted a Poetry Challenge to Wikinut Writers and asked all the Wikinut poets to take part in the fun exercise to showcase their talents.

As the saying goes --- two heads are better than one. Likewise, two hearts can be more emotional than one, especially in writing poems.

So, I request all of you to put your thoughts to this unfinished poem and add your lines fearlessly and publish it as a new poem at wikinut.com

In case you don't want to write a full poem...


If you could not make it as a full poem...

You may add at-least two poetry lines in the comments box below this page, so as to keep it as incomplete until others go on to add two or more lines until it evolves as a complete poem.

I hope you got my idea.

Yes, it would be a collaborative poem written by many poets.

I think it is going to be an exciting experiment.

Even if you don't feel excited I think the images I included on this page might get you some ideas for the poetry you are going to write.

Some examples of collaborative poems

For example, you may like to view these group poems in which I also participated some years ago.

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock

Zen of Housework

Freedom's Plow

The Most of It

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Image credits:

Crying girl: By Crimfants (http://flickr.com/photos/crimfants/327861820/) , via Wikimedia Commons

Tears of Laughter: By עדי נחום (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

Entombment of Christ, 1672, in Saint-Martin Church (in Arc-en-Barrois): By Vassil (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons

Tears with a smile: By Gexon from Darmstadt, Germany (Tears) , via Wikimedia Commons

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Mark, for the quickest moderation.

You were one moderator who first encouraged me to write more giving me some good ideas.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
6th Jun 2014 (#)

I love this idea, I may take you up on it later too, but for now I am extremely busy. Thanks for the compliment, I hope many writers accept this challenge and those who do should link back to this one as a source of inspiration and to show that they had permission to use your early lines.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Mark for your time and comments.

I hereby permit everyone to use my poetry lines that I gave as starters.

~Rathnashikamani

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author avatar snerfu
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Great idea rathnasikhamani -- here are my two lines:
Slick as the clock that heralds the dawn
Quick as the night that slips past unseen till morn

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Wow... snerfu,

You have made a good start.

Your lines are beautiful!

Hope it is going to be a great collaborative poem.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Beautiful! What a great challenge. Thank you Rathnashikamani.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Steve.

It may sound like a challenge.

It is more like an invitation to experiment with different ideas from various writers.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Jun 2014 (#)

I am no poet Rathna, but give it a shot anyway - siva

A world without compassion
Will be a place of desolation

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author avatar Delicia Powers
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Great fun...and super great to see you Rathnashikamani....! here are my two lines. :0)... Silent tears from the well of the heart flow...Tears seeking rivers of empathy- humanity's soul.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Delicia Powers,

Beautiful lines.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Jun 2014 (#)

Who said you're not a poet Siva...

The two lines you wrote cannot tell a lie.

They're just wonderful.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Jun 2014 (#)

Who said you're not a poet Siva...

The two lines you wrote cannot tell a lie.

They're just wonderful.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Interesting article.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Randhir.

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author avatar Retired
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Great idea...thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Starrleena

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
7th Jun 2014 (#)

This is my small contribution Rathna ..

They are weightless - and yet - they have the power to break the strongest heart ....

Bless you my friend .
Stella >I<

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you my dear friend.
Nice words.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
8th Jun 2014 (#)

The collaborative poem so far...

Tears are pearls of compassion!
Who can hear their pitiful commotion.

They drop down drop by drop
They stoop to droop and stop

Slick as the clock that heralds the dawn
Quick as the night that slips past unseen till morn

A world without compassion
Will be a place of desolation

Silent tears from the well of the heart flow...
Tears seeking rivers of empathy- humanity's soul.

They are weightless - and yet -
they have the power to break the strongest heart ...

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author avatar Mariah
9th Jun 2014 (#)

A mother’s tears for the death of her son...
as he bowed his head with the words "it is done"..
with fallen tears from heaven..
the earth was truly swept
vast oceans emerging as the angels wept.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Jun 2014 (#)

I think now the poem is gaining the most appropriate meaning.

Wonderful, dear friend Mariah!

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author avatar Mariah
10th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you Rath

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
9th Jun 2014 (#)

Ah Rathna ...you have started something precious here , and I just have to add that Mariah's words are wonderful ...
These are two more lines to add....

But . Joy of joys , when He has risen - free from pain ;
And enters into Heaven , where no tears are ever seen again .

Bless you my friend
Stella ><

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
10th Jun 2014 (#)

As I said earlier, I always see Jesus in your poetry.

~ Rathna

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
11th Jun 2014 (#)

And as we write, the tears flow free
Compassion, healing -- fresh pearls for the sea.

Great poem -- thanks for letting us participate!

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Jun 2014 (#)

That was so nice of you Phyl.

I think your two lines have completed the group poem.

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author avatar johnbee
13th Jun 2014 (#)

Thats very interesting.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Jun 2014 (#)

Thank you johnbee.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Jun 2014 (#)

Here's is the complete poem:

Tears are pearls of compassion!
Who can hear their pitiful commotion.

They drop down drop by drop
They stoop to droop and stop

Slick as the clock that heralds the dawn
Quick as the night that slips past unseen till morn

A world without compassion
Will be a place of desolation

Silent tears from the well of the heart flow...
Tears seeking rivers of empathy- humanity's soul.

They are weightless - and yet -
they have the power to break the strongest heart ...

A mother’s tears for the death of her son...
as He bowed His head with the words "it is done"..
with fallen tears from heaven..
the earth was truly swept
vast oceans emerging as the angels wept.

But - Joy of joys, when He has risen - free from pain;
And enters into Heaven, where no tears are ever seen again.

And as we write, the tears flow free
Compassion, healing -- fresh pearls for the sea.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
14th Jun 2014 (#)

I thought the the last two lines could be a bit different like this:

And as we wait for Him to come again, the tears flow free.
Compassion. healing -- fresh pearls for the sea.

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Please offer your comments.

~Rathna

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author avatar Delicia Powers
14th Jun 2014 (#)

Very lovely all...full of deep meaning...thanks Rathna....I so much enjoy this finished poem- you pull us together beautifully into one:0)...

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
15th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes, I like your finishing lines Rathna.
Again , thank you for allowing us to add our thoughts to yours to make up the whole poem .
Many blessings to you
Stella >I<

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
22nd Jun 2014 (#)

Interesting post

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
22nd Jun 2014 (#)

Interesting post

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author avatar Retired
6th Jul 2014 (#)

Simply wonderful, my friend. What a lovely thing to stumble onto on my return to Wikinut--lots of good creative poetic energy flowing here! Namaste and Warm Smiles, rd

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author avatar vpaulose
17th Jul 2014 (#)

Oh my dearest Rathna, thank you, thank you... I missed you for long! Sorry dear.

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author avatar johnbee
17th Jul 2014 (#)

Very good share. Thank you.

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author avatar Retired
2nd Aug 2014 (#)

Great idea, Rathna-ji. I will contemplate it too. Thanks for your wonderful presence here on Wikinut. It's nice to be back. Namaste, rd PS Am in Amritapuri ashram right now. :)

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author avatar Erly
12th Sep 2014 (#)

Very nice>>>My share...

Life is like a drama always in commotion
No other reason and intention except deception
Wanting and wanting anything and laugh for the accomplishment
Time won't refrain the same scene
Actors feel the pain in struggling conscience...

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author avatar Maria Malone
19th Oct 2014 (#)


At nature's first diversion
A quest for answers may never come

Rather time changes all
Beaded together like a strand of rosary

Prayers to help quiet the noise
And find beauty in chaos

While an emerging rainbow
Follows the storm....

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
4th Apr 2015 (#)

That is one thing I could never do... and the few times that I have, was under a broken heart...

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author avatar princej
12th Jul 2015 (#)

Well leme drop my own lines.

With loud cry, I feel the pain,
Tears roll down and strong like grain

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