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Royal Chamber of King Marthandavarma

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Royal Chamber of King Marthandavarma

In the royal chamber
Eyeballs roll on surprise back.
There destiny slept to wake up
In red dawns, centuries back.
Cool it’s wooden roof under.

Artists carved all fair in fear,
Who will tell me their names?
Thought incense always smoldered;
Now fragrance is only in whims.
“White soul rides on midnight horse” -where?

Maids’ dressing room stood blushed,
So close to the royal chamber.
Though with marks of tension waves withdrawn,
Floor is like a serene shore there.
And moonstruck bed is pale and hushed.

Guards with swords always roamed,
Now visitors with cameras wander,
But the sands in courtyard are the same.
With a ticket, even a layman does enter;
Changed to change I floated.

(Marthandavarma was an old Indian king. His palace stands at 
Pathmanabhapuram,Kerala-Tamilnadu border,India.)

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  1. Date: 5/26/2011 11:34:00 PM
    ... congrats on the award, fabiyas! ..huggs!

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 11:47:00 AM
    Wonderful write Fabiyas.Congrats on your HM....

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 10:47:00 AM
    I remember this one well, Fabiyas. Congratulations on your success in Drake's contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest Fabiyas. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 7:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of drake, Fabiyas

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 5:31:00 AM
    Congrats FABIYAS on your HM in I roam contest with this brilliant adventure in poetry my friend.. am missing u much luv.. enjoy your special honor...

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 4:31:00 PM
    So great to hear from u FABIYAS.. we have been busy as well and traveling on the road for our businesses at least three days a week .. so totally understand about not being able to comment luv.. take care and much success in all u do luv..

  1. Date: 1/31/2011 7:34:00 PM
    Fabiys, a well told story of torn innocence.. strong with awesome imagery.. a very brilliant poem to share with us.. thanks..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 9:34:00 PM
    HOw interesting to imagine it now being overrun by tourists after all that history! I loved that line about the moonstruck bed pale and hushed. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 3:19:00 PM
    Enjoyed and visited the palace of marthandavarma with you, Fabiyas

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 1:47:00 PM
    Historical writes always catch my attention, Fabiyas, and I love your description of the king's royal chamber. How wonderful it would be to see his palace! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 1:01:00 PM
    Interesting work..Educational..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 4:58:00 AM
    There is always something to learn everyday. I've learned something new by reading your entry. Good writing.

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 1:32:00 AM
    a fascinating tale with finely written phrases.. enjoyed the history of this as well, fabiyas! all the best! :) huggs, nette