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When the Earth was in danger 4

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When the Earth was in danger 4

Ref. Tandava Nritya* please see my Blog posted on 17th Feb Tandava Nritya or the Dance of ...

Prelude  of this story is given in part 1 of the epic.


When the Earth was in danger 4 of  

When her beautiful feet’s, touched the ground with a thrilling rhythm, 
To perform the best of their skills and the magic of her body and mind, 
She started her best the most eloquent steps, no one could follow that day,
As Urvashi was performing an art, which no one has ever performed.  14

A unique dance to match the rhythms of Shiva’s Tandava Nritya*, which
No one was capable to watch, such was the speed & elegance of her dance,
Even Gods and Goddesses too, could not understand what was happening,
Such was the beauty of her moving hands, thrilling body, her legs, feet’s and
The grace and beauty of Urvashi’s unprecedented magical dance.       15

To enchant Lord Shiva*, the Nature’s beauty and its wine splashed so high, 
That it touched the sky, wetting everything in its mood and flavor,
To fill the atmosphere more intoxicating, than the Sura* of heaven,
Everyone was only standing astonished, stunned with eyes wide opened. 16

When Urvashi’s feet’s touched the ground, no one could understand and 
When the drumbeats started to match her fleeing steps, again no one could follow,
The season had changed by then, by the presence of Basant* and
The Earth too began to play, a lofty musical notes on the ground and air,
To spread the intoxicating music and fragrance all around in the air.    17

By then the spectators of that divine dance, had lost their senses,
 By the flowing intoxication everywhere in the air, 
This unique happening on Earth, no one could ever understand completely,
As Spring had swept away the mind and their hearts, and 
The senses of everyone were  under the complete influence of 
Lord Shiva’s favorites, Nature, the Earth and the season of Spring.     18

Ravindra
Kanpur India 20th Feb 3011                            to continue in 5 /  

Clarifications:
Shiva* is the supreme God of Hindus

*Tandava Nritya* means Dance of destruction

Urvashi* was one of the most beautiful Apsara* of the court of Lord Indira of heaven, as
per Hindu mythology. She was a perfect dancer and singer.  

Lord Indira*  .   Is the  King of Kings. A warrior par excellence. Ruler of the heavens.
Dispenser of rain.

Basant* is Hindi Sanskrit word for the season of Spring. 

Sura*  a Sanskrit Hindi word means Nectar like wine of heaven.
   
Dahra*Hindi word  means earth.



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  1. Date: 2/25/2011 12:20:00 AM
    It just gets better and better. Stunning personifcation of nature, Ravindra! nature, earth and spring all together!

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 11:41:00 AM
    Another engaging and delightful sequence in the series u have penned so brilliantly Ravindra my friend... lovely images and intense dramatic visions ... appreciate your wonderful warm and encouraging comments on my poetry reads and contest entries..luv.. she was a perfect dancer and singer and u are a perfect poet ...

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 9:54:00 AM
    Ravindra, I'm hoping the arrival of spring in the poem does not detract from Urshiva's dance. I love the way you are developing this piece. It could turn into a poetic novella (short novel) and I hope you can find a publisher on one of the international poetry sites where the entire work can be posted. We are still waiting to see of Lord Indira finds compassion to spare the earth of danger. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 8:52:00 AM
    Sorry friends in order to do justice with this unique story I have added few more stanzas and hope it may exceed up to 7 or 8 parts. Hope you would continue to give your valuable and precious opinions and suggestions if any. Love and best wishes ...Ravindra