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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    This poem is structured on the antAdi form in Tamizh, where the last word(s) or letters of each foot is used as the first in the next, and the very first as the very last, to tie up everything into a mAlA--garland.

    The One and Many
    (iambic pentameter)

    The One that was, was all that was, alone.
    Alone, therefore, the wheel of Time at rest.
    At rest, the One reflected to have a Clone.
    A clone arose within and set the Quest.

    The Quest immersed the One in a cosmic dream.
    The Dream began in a primal undertone.
    The tone dispersed in notes of lives in stream.
    The stream of lives complains and seeks the One.

    --saidevo, 03/03/2014

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    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Hari Om

    Namaste

    Hello Saidevo,

    Very nice and thanks for sharing your poetry again.

    Om Namah Shivaya

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Very nice Saidevo

    ... can anyone post a poem here? For example, I have one, they are actually songs (bhajans) to Devas or Devi, but since in English are, well, poems!

    Om Namah Sivaya

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    namaste.

    You are welcome to post the poems you have, ShivaFan.
    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    This Tamil poem by Abhirami Bhattar comparable with Soundarya lahari of Adi Sankara is translated as below.


    Verse 1 Abirami Anthathi

    Goddess Abirami is my companion and the strongest support.
    How can I describe her gorgeous body ?
    Her dot in the forehead is like
    A rising sun full of red radiance.
    Valued by the believers as a precious ruby
    So soft like the blossoms of red pomegranate
    Even for worshipers like the goddess of wealth
    She appears and disappears like lightning.
    The mild fragrance of kumkum
    Radiates from her body




    http://truthdive.com/2014/03/09/abirami-anthathi-the-beauty-of-accompanying-abirami.html

    Last edited by manoharan; 17 March 2014 at 10:24 PM.

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Namaste,

    Awesome poem, Saidevo! Thanks for sharing it with us and our Ishtas.

    Hari Om
    "Be the change you wish to see in other people." ~Gandhi

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    The following poem employs the metre called amphimacer or cretic,
    which has the pattern /-/ (an unstressed syllable between two stressed),
    which is rare. The pattern in the last foot, sometimes, varies to
    antibacchius (//-).

    Human God
    (Tetrameter of amphimacers/cretics: /-/)

    Who would pray, to a god, who is male, and female?
    You are both, in your genes, O my friend, male female!

    Who would pray, to a god, who is null, sans woman?
    Check the word, O my friend, male-female, man-woman!

    Who would pray, to a god, who has clad, beastly skin?
    Check your fur, O my friend, is that not, brutal skin?

    Who would pray, to a god, dancing in, burial grounds?
    What is born, O my friend, dies one day, how that sounds?

    Human god, godly man, sacred word, that's my friend?
    Human god's human guide; godly man, in the end!

    --ramaNi, 21/01/2015

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    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Supplication to Shiva

    I know you are around; I need to dive
    in mind and feel you, it's awesome!
    I try an image, offer blossom,
    and seek a kinship which, in time, will thrive.

    A flower at your feet to cast I pick, ... 5
    and chant, but thoughts arise and shift
    my mind, and there it goes adrift,
    like the slender smoke of a burning incense stick!

    In this stage of vAnaprastha, I'm still
    worldly; it is alright with me, ... 10
    so long as I can always see
    and feel your grace and have some spiritual thrill!

    --ramaNi, 18/02/2015

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    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Re: Personal Expressions in Poetry

    Hermaphroditic God!

    If Faith's belief not based on proof, then how
    our faith in God is justified?
    In spiritual quests, is faith a holy cow
    that must be held and fortified?

    The guru said: you know your mother how?
    By instinct Sir, she is my source!
    Even your dad, you know from her, and love!
    Yet we trust a few in daily course.

    We know only by face and yet we trust
    the doctor, barber, laundry man!
    And yet our faith in God we feel it must
    be kept forever under a scan!

    Perhaps it's wrong to hold as dad, our God!
    Shiva, is father half and mother half;
    as both we trust and pray to him and laud,
    as mom in bangles, dad with a staff!

    Our Atmic quest is such a rigmarole:
    you need to trust and feel to find your soul!

    --ramaNi, 20/02/2015

    Note: A Shakespearean sonnet has three quartrains and a couplet.
    This poem extends it by a fourth quartrain, which has no precedence.

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    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Today I meet You here,
    your whisper in my ear
    I like to see You shine,
    your joy is always mine

    A hand finds my hand,
    You truly are my Friend
    Many doors we passed,
    leaving names to last

    Meet again we do,
    my Love forever You
    Last edited by Avyaydya; 21 February 2015 at 01:54 PM.

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