Shopping Bag

0 item(s) in cart/ total: $0    view cart
The Life Tree - Poems
The Life Tree - Poems

The Life Tree - Poems

by A P J Abdul Kalam

Your Price: $20.75
In Stock.

Product ID:15942

Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0670049972 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 92

Binding

Hardcover

A P J Abdul Kalam

Author: A P J Abdul Kalam
Manav Gupta/
Painter: Manav Gupta
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 92
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0670049972

Description

In The Life Tree A P J Abdul Kalam takes us on a walk, through anecdote and poetry, over the terrain of his life. Kalam’s world is one of simplicity and beauty, in which nature figures prominently, as do human relationships and love for the country. There is also the constant, benign presence of God, an encouraging force motivating us to share happiness and destroy the barriers, whether of caste, religion or language, that prevent us from reaching out to others. For, as he says in one of his poems: Some build rock walls all their lives/ When they die miles of wall divides them...I build no wall to confirm either joy or sorrow/ To sacrifice or achieve, to gain or lose.

In Kalam’s world, there is room for all creatures, great and small, and he always has moments to spare, even in the midst of a busy schedule, to wonder at the beauty of God’s creation. He empathizes as easily with a child, distraught at being separated from his best friend, as with an adult anguished by the violence of a communal riot. And he is candid when the subject is deeply personal, as in his reminiscences of his mother.

As Atal Bihari Vajpayee says in his foreword, Dr Kalam shows a deep understanding of the problems of Indian society, and attempts to find solutions to problems with compassion, detachment, forbearance and sympathy. In this, Dr Kalam’s poems have enormous value for our society. In addition, these poems serve as an intimate introduction to Dr Kalam the man and his life, and are both moving and inspiring.

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOREWORD BYATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE

Song of Youth
The Life Tree
O Almighty, Light the Lamp of Knowledge
Harmony
Pursuit of Happiness
Gratitude
Anguish
Nature
God
Message
Let It Be We
Clouds
Pride
Ancestor’s Desire
Unseen Hands
Rock Walls
His Best Creation
Memory
Tumult
Tears
My Mother
Whispers of Jasmine
Prayer Touches the Soul
Soaring Dream
I Am the Child of Bihar
My National Prayer

Related Items

Recently Viewed Items