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Garland of Pen Friends - A Poem


Rinita is a creative writer, with focus on poetry. She delves into several forms including Haiku/Senryu, Sonnets, Free Verse, and Prose.


I wrote this poem as a tribute to some of my regular followers, who themselves are excellent writers, and through Hubpages, have become my pen friends of sorts. My humble tribute is an acknowledgement and appreciation for always being there as a soulful audience for my work.

If I have missed anyone, please know it was unintentional.

The Poem

Visible paths of wisdom you chart

Through your writing lessons, dear annart

Breaking the monotonous work-life chain

Your soothing poetry arrives, dear snakeslane

To another realm, another world of verità

Soulful sonnets carry, from dear manatita

Dark satire, mysterious crime, incidents socio

At the brink of thrill each time, from dear Frank Atanacio

The golden nectar suckled by the swift bees

Thus opens up your poetry lines, dear threekeys

Flora, fauna, oceans, or a shrine, like a pagoda

Your rainbow of poetry - true delight, dear Jodah

Colorful gems from the nib of your pen

Flow through your sanguine words, dear Li-Jen

As a flavorful, well-blended margarita

A garland of pen friends, woven by Senoritaa

© 2018 Rinita Sen


Rinita Sen (author) on September 10, 2020:

Thank you, Mona. It was the least I could do to show gratitude. There is so much I have learnt from all these brilliant writers. I'm happy you liked the garland I wove.

Mona Sabalones Gonzalez from Philippines on July 19, 2020:

This is such a wonderful way to express your gratitude and warm feelings for your friends on Hub Pages. It is also a very well written poem. With each friend you applaud, we learn a little something more about them.

Rinita Sen (author) on September 15, 2018:

That was very kind and sweet of you, Li-Jen. Thanks again.

Li-Jen Hew on September 15, 2018:

Haha. Thank you for the generous comment, Rinita. :) I describe but it cannot replace the poet's original meaning of the poem. :) I am learning from you and other poets. Lastly, you have taught me how to appropriately respond when I am at loss for words. ;) *wink*

Rinita Sen (author) on September 15, 2018:

Thank you, Li-Jen. It is never too late. As my friend and fellow hubber Verlie (snakeslane) once said - poetry has no expiry date. You are an amazing describer, at times can explain the meaning of poems better than the poet herself/himself. You should seriously consider becoming a poetry analyst. I am truly happy to have you as a part of my garland. Keep writing, and my best wishes for your results.

Li-Jen Hew on September 15, 2018:

Ohh and so sorry for the late reply.. I was busy preparing for my exam in early September.

Li-Jen Hew on September 15, 2018:

Hey Rinita, I enjoyed how your poem introduces each hubber creatively in each stanza: Sweet, succinct with a meet and greet rhythm like handshaking each one of us. I admire how you managed to use your sharpness in observation to summarize our work. I feel touched. Thanks for including me Rinita. Your poem is one of the best gifts I've received and thanks for the encouragement. Keep writing, Rinita. :)

Rinita Sen (author) on September 04, 2018:

Thank you, Hari. Yes, I have felt the same way ever since I joined, years ago.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 04, 2018:

No doubt hubpages is a fantastic platform. Excellent poetry Rinkta.

- hari

Rinita Sen (author) on August 25, 2018:

Thank you, Dana. Humbled by your generous comment. Thanks again for visiting my garland.

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on August 25, 2018:

Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry. I can tell you have a beautiful heart, full of wisdom and, passion for love and life.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 03, 2018:

Thank you, Rajan. I agree this is a great place to share the written word. Glad you enjoyed the write.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 03, 2018:

A fine tribute to some really good writers. Hubpages as a well-knit, caring community is incomparable. I loved reading it.

Rinita Sen (author) on August 02, 2018:

Thank you, Bill. I agree. There might be hundreds of other websites where one can find great writers, but a community such as this is rare. Thanks again for visiting.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 02, 2018:

That is a lovely tribute, my friend. There are some amazing writers here at HP, a community I am proud to be a part of.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 30, 2018:

Thank you, Shyron. Happy you visited.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 29, 2018:

Beautiful tribute to some pen pals.

Blessings my friend

Rinita Sen (author) on July 28, 2018:

Thank you, Ann. Appreciate you visiting my garland. Happy to be woven together with you here on Hubpages.

Ann Carr from SW England on July 28, 2018:

I appreciate you including me in your lovely verses, Rinita. What a lovely thought, to pen a tribute to your 'pen friends' here. I'm honoured to be among them. Thank you.


Rinita Sen (author) on July 27, 2018:

Thank you for reading and inspiring, manatita.

manatita44 from london on July 27, 2018:

Sweet! Charming! Woven well. Thank you for the shout. Shalom!

Rinita Sen (author) on July 26, 2018:

Thank you, Shannon. Glad you enjoyed my tribute. Thank you again for visiting.

Shannon Henry from Texas on July 25, 2018:

What a lovely tribute to some of HubPages' finest!

Rinita Sen (author) on July 25, 2018:

Thank you, Clive. Happy you visited today.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 25, 2018:

Thank you, Threekeys. Glad you visited and enjoyed the tribute. Your comment is as sublime as your poems are, and I hope we continue to bond through the magical world of words.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 25, 2018:

Thanks to you, Verlie. You made Tuesdays so very poetic and special. Inspirations always flow, from poets like you. Live and breathe poetry. Thank you for visiting.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 25, 2018:

Thank you, Oscar. Your poetic comment sounds like a rhythmic gift. Happy to share. Thank you for reading.

Rinita Sen (author) on July 25, 2018:

Thank you, John. You are so humble, and that makes you even more special. So please excuse me for refusing to exclude you from the "good persons" list.

Clive Williams from Jamaica on July 25, 2018:

nice tribute

threekeys on July 25, 2018:

This was a showing of great generosity to poetry and those of us that aspire to the heart's rhythm.

Thankyou Rinita for encouraging all of us poetry lovers and poetry writers in keeping the flame alive.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on July 25, 2018:

What a lovely garland you weave Rinita, thank you so much for celebrating poets (and poetry) here. And thanks for the acknowledgement Poet!

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on July 25, 2018:

pretty pro se.. poe a tree. purr effect a lee.. reed it two, find some true, over the rain tie a bow, share it with me..


John Hansen from Queensland Australia on July 25, 2018:

What a wonderful tribute to some wonderful writers here at HP, and even better people (myself excluded). Thank you for even including me, Rinita. I loved this poem and I know all these people love and appreciate you too.

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