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What a wonderful power you have got, Summer!
Religious ceremonies and marriages are over
Schools and universities’ vacations are over
O’ Summer I like you though you make us to suffer.

August and September are memories of the dear
But the days are still warm and stern, still to clear
Brides married in May and June return with cheers
To their future homes-to-be, to be endeared.

Summer’s last messages in August about to disappear
Silly September days, by all its signs are here.
Before we are given away to winter as brides with tears
Enjoy summer’s happy memories, autumn’s best cheers.

Above in the clear sky the stars twinkle at each other
Below on terraces, newly married sleep and whisper.

A repost: June 14, 2014
Form : Contemporary Sonnet
Contest: One Word Title by Skat-A

September First, 2013
Dr. Ram Mehta

May and June are the hottest months in India and rainfall varies from area to area.
But still most of marriages take place during these months. Then the bride stays for some days with her in-laws and then comes back to her parents. On the 2nd day of Aushadh, i.e. nearly August, the bride returns to her home-to-be.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2014 10:09:00 AM
    This sonnet really attracted my attention, mostly because of the information about Indian culture and traditions. Much enjoyed. In my country (Malta) July and August are the hottest months. Congrats on your fine win, DR. // paul

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 5:10:00 PM
    Dr Ram, thanks for supporting my one WORD title contest. Enjoy the win. ~SKAT~

    Mehta Avatar Dr.Ram Mehta
    Date: 8/30/2014 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks , Irma, for my placement
  1. Date: 11/9/2013 12:04:00 AM
    Real good poem here. Felt the summertime romance. I searched you up on Google and read your poem called is verse dying. Enjoyed it until you said success is guaranteed by quantitative work. I disagree its the quality not the quantity that counts. I'll probably read some more of your work in the morning. Peace :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 3:00:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your lovely poem. It gave a lovely image of romance in India. Best wishes Linda

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Your poem was not only lovely but informative. When l think of the end of summer l think of the joy of the monsoons arrival. I would love to visit during that time of year and be there when it begins. I have only witnessed it through films. Mahalo for this gift.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Dr Mehta! Where were you the whole year of 2012? I missed you and your poems as well. I enjoyed reading your poem tonight. Your depiction of India's tradition on marriage reminds me of how different we are as people but somehow similar in many ways. Love, Dalila

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Dr Ram a charming and educational poem that has a lovely flow Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 6:31:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your poem tonight. Especially like the last two lines. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 11:20:00 AM
    What I value most is the ethical info. It's special in it's way and very romantic. Thanks.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 9/2/2013 11:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's late but thanks for sharing the pictures with your poetry soup family.
    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 9/2/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    P.S. Indian women are the most beautiful woman in the world.
    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 9/2/2013 11:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You've always been helpful with explaining your culture and I always liked that alot. Even when you discribed your Christmas? Or that colorful holiday around that time. I remember the pictures still. Just know that you let us celebrate with you. And that is poetry too.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 11:05:00 AM
    Great poem about India Sir !

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 7:05:00 AM
    Cool poem! Doc! Jimbo

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 5:24:00 AM
    India sounds like such a wonderful place. One day, I shall visit and see for myself. Thank uou for bringing the error in my Halloween Sonnet to my attention. - mucg appreciated.. It has been corrected. Have a wonderful day. Elaine

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 3:40:00 AM
    Thank you for the trip to India's summer, it was most rewarding! Thank you for visiting!

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 10:26:00 PM
    You read my mind. I dread the very thought of winter. Why must we have it when summer is so perfect? And you are right--September days are silly. Great poem.

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 10:14:00 PM
    I love this!! I do, however, love my winters.. Hugs, Maggie Mae

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 9:55:00 PM
    A very refreshing poem, Dr. Ram. Thanks for the lesson of India's marriage custom. That is so unique :), I do love summer and do not want it end....Enjoyed!