Sa Pa Sa

A poem I wrote for a fancy dress competition. Na R and Ad all participated. I dressed them up at a backbone, made with construction paper and cardboard and they sang the three notes before Na recited the poem.

Sa Pa Sa

Ripples on water – with a stone

A soothing rhythmic intone

To Music, they are the backbone

Sa Pa Sa

First notes, a student must hone

A musician setting the tone

A tuned tambura’s drone

Three swaras set in stone

Sa Pa Sa

Each note holding its own

Three notes that don’t have any clones

Sung together, sung alone

Three gems perched high on the musical throne

Sa Pa Sa

If strong like the backbone

A soothing rhythmic intone

Pleasing like making ripples on water – with a stone

If strong like the backbone!

If strong like the backbone!

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