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Platonic Relationships

Platonic Relationships Look at the 1st quarter moon of the 7th Day of the 7th month in the naked sky. Japan celebrating Tanabata festival There! The two stars Vega and Altair Vega neglecting her weaving and Altair allowed the cows to stray. Dereliction in the case infuriated their King Vega and Altair separated by the Milky Way Vega succeeded in arousing the sympathy Was allowed to meet Altair once in a year Provided no rain on the eve of seventh To unite in the milky way-Scorpion region On the bank of Amanogawa river. Blinded by love like the stars Vega and Altair In the Bard Kalidas’s epic poem Meghdootam. So did lovelorn Yaksha in his duties to Kubera. Dereliction in each case infuriated the kings. Vega and Altair separated by the Milky Way Yaksha expurgated by separation for a year. From Alkapuri in the Himalayas to Ramgiri. Prospero proved wiser expiating Ferdinand By his log bearing as ‘trials of thy love’. Reducing Miranda as ‘rich gift’ or ‘acquisition’ Forever as compensation to Ferdinand’s pains?
============================= Date 3-1-14 Dr. Ram Mehta First Place Win in Contest: Appreciate Platonic Relationship by Poet Undertaker Explanations of foreign words in the poem: Japanese “Tana” means a shelf in English and “bata” is a transformation of “hata” which means a loom "weaving with the loom (bata) placed on the shelf (tana)", One popular Tanabata custom is to write one's wishes on a piece of paper, and hang that piece of paper on a specially erected bamboo tree, in the hope that the wishes become true. According to a Chinese legend, the two stars Altair and Vega, Yakshas : name of the Kubera’s servant Meghdootam: Megh (rainy clouds and Dootam means messenger)An epic poem written in Sanskrit in the year 400 A.D. by the great Indian Bard Kalidas – meaning cloud messenger Ramgiri ; a hill near Nagpur in Central India Alka: the name of the city in Himalayan region also known as Alkapuri Kubera: the God of Wealth in the Hindu mythology the Amanogawa (River of Heaven),

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 7:32:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poem,, It's rich and you have a brilliant narrative power. Congrats Dr Ram and Regards..

  1. Date: 1/15/2014 9:13:00 AM
    I enjoyed the poem and the accompanying explanations. Congratulations Dr. Ram

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 6:19:00 PM
    a lot of work put into this one. I like that blend of poetry with cultural legend. Very nice, Dr. Ram. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 1/14/2014 9:11:00 AM
    Dr.Mehta,a wonderful poem. Congratulations. great win.(: ) Jenish.

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    Date: 1/14/2014 9:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jenish, Thanks for my placement
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 11:43:00 AM
    wow, this is so good,, good luck in contest..

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:02:00 AM
    I love the way your poetry is so rich and full of history, well done Dr Ram, my grandma used to tell me stories about Ferdinand, that was long ago, have a great day my friend xxx

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 6:51:00 AM
    Beautifully expressed in your lines! I wonder at the magnitude of your writings Sir,, thank you! Regards and Namaste..and thank you too for visiting my page yesterday, I deleted that poem Dr Ram, the one inspired by a song-on which there was your lovely comment too, somehow felt it was not good.

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 5:55:00 AM
    - As an adventure in the sky - A beautiful poem Dr.Ram - good luck in the contest ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)