The Country Heart (Week 1)

I already have an About meĀ page. So I decided to create a post on my country. Below is a poem I wrote that describes the unique geography, history and culture of India.

The Country Heart

India, my homeland, my motherland,

Her feet tread on the sea waves and sand,

Crowned with the Himalayan mountains,

Expands from Gujarat coasts to the Eastern rains.

From Kashmir to Indira point.


She, the great Mother to the great warriors, Kings and queens,

History tells the tale of holy monuments and ancient ruins,

Great rulers from great king Ashoka and Chandragupta,

To the Mughals, the British and the Maratha.

Great wars and struggles, the great Freedom Struggle


Rich in history, holy in culture,

Great many religions and tribes, boundaries are a blur.

Diversity is her name and fame.

Diwali, Holi, Id, Christmas,…,all’s the same

‘Unity in Diversity’, that’s pride in our country’s Heart.

7 Responses

  1. Heidi at |

    For some reason every word is capitalized. I loved your poem and learning more about your country. I would love to hear more of your thoughts on your last line, “Unity in Diversity’, that’s pride in our country’s heart. I look forward to reading more of your writing! I used to teach but am not an administrator at my school in Baltimore, Maryland.

  2. inpi at |

    What a beautiful poem, Rajyashoril!
    I ‘m reading at the same time the life of mother Teresa of Calcutta and the story of the Grameen Bank, so I’ve been navigating along this “great Mother” through the magic of books.
    Portuguese navigators once arrived with their merchandises to make commerce and bring back to Europe the precious spices.
    Our first captain to discover the way to India by sea was Vasco da Gama; he was 28 years old, and arrived at Calicut, in the coast of Malabar, on the 20th May 1498, about one year after leaving Lisbon.
    India is , in a certain way, as a mother to all civilizations, as the roots of the oldest myths and most powerful legends lay in this holly Land.

  3. Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba at |


    Thank you. Your poem is beautiful & shows love of the land.

    Reading your poem reminded me of both Indian National Anthems:

    Vandemataram by Bankimchandra Chatteraji

    and Jan Gan Man by Rabindranath Tagore

    Keep writing and sharing your gift.

    Mrs. trivedi-Ziemba (Student Writing Challenge 2018, USA)


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