Bhagirathi - Who will bring her back

Bhagirathi - Who will bring her back

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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This is a spoken word poem and animation project, the link to the video is in the review notes below and at the end of the poem ~ a project to create thought into how we will save our rivers...

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In times forgotten 
Sagara was the mightiest King
to prove he did yagya called ashwamedha
he released the horse to claim all lands
nobody would stop him or they'd lose their hands
until it was stolen by Indra the deceiver
Sagara was furious looking for its captor
he called a thousand sons to ravage every corner
forests were chopped, mountains razed
lands made barren, no animals nor rain
the carnage went on 'til the last drop was gone
but they met their fate, turned to ashes
souls in flames by a Saint not allowed to meditate
everything dried, tears did not come when children cried
death was the only home
Bhagirath knew the sins of his Fathers
penanced them to Brahma, the Creator
Only Ganga, river from heaven
can save the earthen 
but earth is weak
Shiva's help you should seek
so Shiva asked her to fall on his head and closed his locks
she feel slow, flowed to mountains and rocks
bringing life 
seeds and saplings
quenching the living
redeeming the dead
he called her Bhagirathi, they say
human greed has made her diseased
chances of suvival are bleak
now whose help should we seek?



© 2017 Poppy Ruth Silver



Author's Note

Poppy Ruth Silver
Poem recited by Poppy Ruth Silver and animation by Puppets of God. Do like the actual link if you liked the video and are on FB :)

https://www.facebook.com/Rally4Rivers/videos/299417977205576/?hc_ref=ARQhd35ZdUlbi2IY0RDS-xgtvCnilPgkYWpXK9VrlyilA9ZF-O1cRBo8kCICh3B6fVs&pnref=story

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I'll check out your video later . . . for now, just let me say how much I learn from your writing! I wonder if you know all these things as a matter of curiosity thru-out your life, or if you research such a poem as this, where many interesting & unusual cultural references are described with good detail? I admire your interest in a great array of things beyond the usual poetic topics & for bringing them to us in an understandable way.

I wonder if last word line 9 might be "razed"?

I just checked out your video . . . very impressed! I'm not a big fan of oral poetry, but your presentation did wonders to enhance the story! Awesome share!


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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you hon...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much appreciat.. read more



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Nice to see you fusing words and souls form Indian mythology.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you hon...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much appreciat.. read more
What an incredible journey you've taken your readers on, Poppy! You truly do travel a deep and troublesome path in this account. Is it based on faith or myth? Would like to know. What is obvious is that the evil done dessicated life... and made Earth sink into a void. Tears are what they are but they don't build hope or determination, do they. So your final words shout from the screen, dear Poppy.. how tragic,

'.. they say.. human greed has made her diseased.. chances of suvival are bleak.. now whose help should we seek?'

Beautiful, instructive, worthy words... not for the first time, dear you. .

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you hon...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much appreciat.. read more
What a vast, sacred story come to life through your words, your aching soul. How the earth seems to tremble in the wanting, the desire for healing and light. It truly moves like the river, dear Poppy.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much app.. read more
Thank you so much for writing this !!!
Thats all I have to say :)

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Ashwin...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much apprec.. read more
I'll check out your video later . . . for now, just let me say how much I learn from your writing! I wonder if you know all these things as a matter of curiosity thru-out your life, or if you research such a poem as this, where many interesting & unusual cultural references are described with good detail? I admire your interest in a great array of things beyond the usual poetic topics & for bringing them to us in an understandable way.

I wonder if last word line 9 might be "razed"?

I just checked out your video . . . very impressed! I'm not a big fan of oral poetry, but your presentation did wonders to enhance the story! Awesome share!


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you hon...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much appreciat.. read more
a travel through mid evil history,enjoyed the trip

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you hon...it was an honour to speak this for Puppets Of God...your thoughts are much appreciat.. read more
Very enlightening piece for a noble cause. The animation is also well put together. Thanks for sharing this message. Our rivers are indeed sacred and should be protected and respected as great source of life.

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Poppy Ruth Silver

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts Remi :)

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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