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Taj Mahal

 The poet Rabindranath Tagore described it thus:
"Like a solitary tear suspended on the cheeks of time"
This structure is indeed sublime
Located in India, it is one  of the most visited places
Its name means Crown of Palaces
And it took about 20 years to build

Hailed as the epitome of love and beauty
Emperor Shah Jahan felt he had a duty
To build this magnificent structure, in memory of his favorite wife.. (Mumtaz Mahal)
Who sadly, in childbirth lost her life

Construction began in 1632
And it took a 20,000 man crew
To complete this structure
Consisting purely of white  marble

Standing in perfect symmetry
It is surrounded by four gardens, and four minarets
Its interior  is inlaid with precious gems and pearls
Taj Mahal,  one of the seven wonders of the world

Copyright © Joseph May

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Hey Joseph...congratulations on the win and nice to see ya...

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Joesph, thank you for the wonderful poem and stunning imagery in my "7 wonders of the world contest." CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for the support. Take Care & Good Night ;-) ~LINDA

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:22:00 PM
    Hey, there. Congratulations, cool poem. -Jeremy

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Joseph , congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Excellent poem to the Taj Mahal, it is truly beautiful, congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Great winning work..Wonderfully filled with some great information..Enjoyed reading this eve..Congrats on your win..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:45:00 PM
    Always wanted to see it congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 4:27:00 AM
    Congratulation on your factual and deserving win~ A.O

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 9:52:00 PM
    That's a lot of men and marble...congratulations..

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 8:36:00 PM
    I'm only peeking in Joseph, thanks for the support.. xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:23:00 PM
    This is awesome Joseph

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:22:00 PM
    A beauty Joseph, lovely tribute to this amazing work of art. wouldn't it be fabulous to travel to these places and feel what it stands for? Love, Lizzie