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Ode to beauty-w


I stand on the snow covered mountain
Colorful vase of flowers
Slopes  with flower beds laden
I saw the snow lotus flowers
I asked, “Why are you all alone here?
Beauty is meant to be adored.
Should give yourself to somebody
Before your petals fall to dust soon, dear.
What if I crushed your petals, I asked
As at these heights, you are quite lonely”..


One of the flowers quickly responded
“I enjoy the shelter of blue skies.
I would be too glad
If you choose  to crush my petals
My fragrance will spread everywhere.
Fulfilling the purpose and duty
If destroyed, not admired.
By plucking my petals, remember
You won’t gather my beauty,
Beauty is to see, not to be plucked'.


“O’ lotus, you teach wisdom to man
Praise her beauty, don’t destroy her. 
It is the gladdest thing under the sun
Touch a hundred flowers not pick ever”
O’ man, pluck not wayside flower even 
It is the traveler’s dowers.
Silently a flower blooms alone
And in silence it falls down
If I am worth many pleasures,
I think I am too few then”.

June 15, 2014
Form : Ode
First Place win in
Contest: My favorite poem by Carol Eastman
Form: Ode (the Homostrophic or Horatian Ode)
Rhyme scheme: ABABCDECDE (Ten lines)
Second place winner in
Contest: Ode sponsored by Jared Pickett

This is the  English Ode, also called the Homostrophic or Horatian Ode. 
The Romantic Ode often followed the Irregular Ode's structure 
and the Homostrophic Ode's meditative quality.

The poem also won the second place in the International Poetry
Contest of 2011 by Poetry Soup.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2015 7:55:00 PM
    This is stupendous! I am so glad I came across this awesome poem of yours. There is talent and keenness in your verses.

  1. Date: 10/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
    So beautiful, :) eve

  1. Date: 8/24/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, Dr. Ram. Congratulations. Sandra

  1. Date: 8/24/2014 12:47:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem once again, Dr. Ram. Congratulations on another win with this lovely write!

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 11:17:00 AM
    this is a wonderful write! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Dr Ram,, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:01:00 AM
    simply stunning Dr Mehta - a fabulous write and a well deserved winner:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 12:36:00 AM
    Beautiful write! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! Regards, Kika

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:32:00 PM
    and of course, Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:32:00 PM
    very well done, Dr. Ram. I don't think I saw this one before. But you paint the message of the poem so beautifully as you describe these wise flowers.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:37:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:35:00 PM
    Very beautiful and tender words, Dr. Ram. Congratulations on a win with your favorite poem!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 8:01:00 PM
    Congrats on this obvious winner Dr. Ram!

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 4:21:00 PM
    Your poem is a winner every time. No wonder it is a favorite. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 3:32:00 PM
    Your lotus flowers speak for Nature which is there to be enjoyed and praised, not destroyed. This is a very good poem, Dr. Congrats on your win. // paul

  1. Date: 6/15/2014 12:08:00 AM
    Nice win Dr, . Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 10:52:00 PM
    Dr Ram. Congratulations with your own "Favorite Poem, entered in Carol's XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win... What a sweet Deal... XOX~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/14/2014 10:33:00 PM
    wonderful words of wisdom learnt. my fav. too, Dr. Ram. Mohan

  1. Date: 10/18/2012 9:01:00 PM
    Dr Ram, , :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 12:19:00 PM
    What you say here is absolutely true: beauty is meant to be seen and admired by everyone, not covered and hidden. People should be able to show the world not only their outward beauty but their inward beauty too, and you have shown yours with this fascinating poem which, beyond doubt, deserved recognition. Congratulations.