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When the Earth was in danger 7


This story is based partly on the Indian mythology and partly 
on my imagination. The story theme is anger, which can destroy 
even the entire Earth, but if controlled it can also be converted 
into creative energy. The incident is from the mythology of Hindus, 
which speaks, how Shiva the supreme God of Hindus started 
one day his Tandava Nritya * or the Dance of destruction and 
how it was controlled …..What was the cause of this anger would
be explained in the concluding part of this epic.  

When the Earth was in danger   07

By then the new foliage of spring had began to smile, 
on the branches of every tree,

All the buds of the flower plants had started blooming,
in that new swing of season,

Fragrance coming from the sandalwood forests,
was flowing in the air all around,
intoxicating everyone and everything,

All the insects, animals and birds, 
which were not conscious about this sudden change of season, 

Began to dance in sweet pleasure, 
after tasting the intoxication flowing in the air. 25

Even the Koyal* started its sweet spring singing, 
in her most melodious voice during that time, 
which she had never sang before.

The peacock also started its most colorful and 
fascinating dance.

The Rivers too began to flow with the most pleasing sound,
as if they were singing a song.

The sky had opened in those moments,  
its fabulous treasures of alluring colors, 
to charm the entire universe.

The Sun rays coming from behind the hovering colorful clouds 
were spreading on the earth, 
a magical scene which no one had ever witnessed on Earth.

Such was the grandeur and wind of attractions,
everywhere on the earth,
that even Gods too got completely lost,  
what to say of human beings. 26

Embodiment of Shiva* the Neelkantha*  
which use to  fly often  high and low in the air,
were today dancing like a Peacock, 
while spreading their blue wings in the air.

What had happened to the Earth, 
why everyone was lost in the realm of a different world.

All the inhabitants of Earth and even of the heaven, 
were keeping a silence only with folded hands.

As they were either praying to Shiva or 
were silently praying to their favorite Gods 
to save the earth.

Kanpur India 07 h April 2011				                    	to continue in 8

•	Koyal = a singing bird of India like nightingale.
•	Neelkanth* = Blue jay. A bird having blue throat. To see Neelkanth  please open

Copyright © Ravindra K Kapoor

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  1. Date: 4/23/2011 9:45:00 PM
    Hello! Ravindra, itmakes me so sad that i missed alot of your poetry.. Been gone for a while.. but now im back to pick up where i left off.. and i see your story here got deeper... can't wait to go back where i left off... I had fun reading your poem, take care and have your self a happy and safe Easter! always p.d.

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 11:22:00 PM
    Saved by prayer! What a lovely ending to this epic poem, Ravindra. Love the spring images in this final part. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 11:22:00 AM
    Welcome back, Ravindra. I have missed this saga's continuation. It sound like the earth and its creatures are joyful again as the sun reappears. I remember the previous segments of the poem well and hope this verse is a sign of a happy ending. Thanks so much for sharing your culture's mythology and your beautiful words with us. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 9:08:00 AM
    Rare beauty from your creative and talented pen Ravindra my friend.. luv the Koyal .. the bird singing like nightingale..vibrant imagery throughout this lovely write fascinates the mind and eye for the reader luv... appreciate the website to view which u have listed for us .. so happy to read u again..thankxx for your lovely comment on Smokescreens... luv to inter mix my love poetry with my faith poems.. as faith is luv to me.. for God is LUV.. may u taste beauty of luv always..

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:43:00 AM
    Excellent piece filled with vivid images. Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:36:00 AM
    Sorry friends I am posting my Poem today after a long gap. I am aware that I have missed lot many good Poems when I could not read them during this period but often new things becomes our priority due to specific reasons. Although I am, still involve in a new challenging work but hope to be with you as and when I will get time to write something for PS, but in my heart all of you always lives every day everywhere. With best wishes always...Ravindra

  1. Date: 4/7/2011 2:31:00 AM
    the world has its own reasons for life and death's toll.. may we come from love and hope.. a stunning work with fine images, ravindra.. lookinf forward to no.8:) huggs, nette