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Taj Mahal 1


In this October day, as usual,
Late  in  reaching  fulfillments
Memoried  paths  resenting familiarity
Historied tracks crumbling
A cloud-shred trailing a mass to merge
I walk into Taj and stop to find
Adorned love placed in an ornate pedestal.

Still selling their lights profitably are the sun and the moon
And getting her name yet again and finally is the Jamuna
O! unsung architect, why does not
This wafer get blown by the wind?
Where did you get this sky from,  
To stick your vision on?
Does the full moon become fuller
By holding a royal Mughal lantern
Will Jamuna loiter dazed by the punch-drunk fort for ever?

The Taj is in its all-white contemplation
On love birds, dogfights, nemesis and Nostradamus
And I walk through faded print with all words spent
Watching clouds forgiving crowds’ trespass into the skies..

S.Jagathsimhan Nair
* Written some twenty years ago and included in my book “RAINQUAKE”
For PD’s ‘Seven wonders of the world’ contest

For Andrea's 'Faves' contest again

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  1. Date: 4/28/2013 8:55:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Jag~A.O

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 5:36:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work in PD's contest...Sara

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Jag, congrats with your 7 wonder poem <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Great write Jag. Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Excellent poem about the lovely Taj Mahal, Jag, enjoued it, congratulations

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 1:41:00 PM
    Imagine the Taj being *as usual* you are lucky to get to frequent this sight...congratulations friend

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Jag, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Congrats on being in Andrea's favs line-up...Sara

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:58:00 PM
    You make it come alive Jag. Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Full of the mystery I feel about the Taj Jag; I read the story of how it came to be and think it is so romantic. Beautifully written! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 11:14:00 PM
    This is beautiful. I don't know much about it. I have only seen it in movies. hanks for sharing this. Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Jag, this is definitely a wow...David

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 5:09:00 PM
    wow, this is really a good one for her contest, Jag. One of the best I've seen on the wonders of the world. I hope I can be as inspired when I try one as well.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 8:55:00 PM
    You were a great poem way back then too...I wish I knew more of the hystory so I could understand some of your references. BG

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Jag this is very visual and I wish I could see this in person....great poem..Donna

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 4:06:00 PM
    I'll be the first to comment - a really impressive poem jaggy, written with your usual depth :) (soupmail)