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And Crowns Crumbled to Dust

And Crowns Crumbled to Dust .. .. .. Bells of triumph clang, Fortresses fain to hail thee Men of valiant swords. Glories thence fell, crowns crumbled To dust.. no wailings were heard. . . The wind about thy sceptre howl and cry, Loft precipices trampled; Ruined rich piles of graves. ~ For Dr Ram Mehta's contest : "My Best Poem of the Year 2012" Forms : Tanka /Kimo For Russell Sivey's contest : " A Mesh of Forms" (4/10/2012)

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  1. Date: 3/22/2014 3:53:00 PM

    Cool how you chose a mesh of forms for your favorite. It's interesting to see what poets chose to put into this particular contest and I enjoyed your imagery here. Congrats.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:33:00 PM

    congratulations on your no. 1. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 11:49:00 AM

    wow, gautami,, you reel with deep imagery in such few words.. sweet congrats in your high win!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 6:51:00 AM

    It was a great pleasure to read one of your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, gautami

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 4:12:00 AM

    Lovely write. Enjoyed.

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 9:07:00 PM

    This poem sits on my desk bc I love it so!...A hearty congratulations to you for your unique wording that paints a powerful historical scene! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 2:34:00 PM

    An excellent write, Gautami. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 12:09:00 PM

    Congratulations on your super win in Russell's "A Mesh Of Forms" contest FGautami. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/10/2012 10:15:00 AM

    Gautami, congratulations with your win;-) Always~ PD

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 6:51:00 PM

    Congratulations on your meshing of forms and win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 6:35:00 PM

    Oh my good a number one for me! Elegant, cultured, sophisticated! Congrad's on your win Light & love

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 3:21:00 PM

    Guatami congrats on your special win lovely poetry hugs vie

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 1:57:00 PM

    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 9:13:00 AM

    spectacular, gautami... a roaring congrats on your win... shine on! :)

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 8:44:00 AM

    congrats Gautami on a superb win for this mesh of forms so eloquent and brilliantly written luv.. so en joyed ..

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 7:58:00 AM

    Happy Easter, gautami :D! Thank you so much for my wonderful placement in your contest :D I am so happy you liked it! I enjoyed writing that one! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hugs to you! :D

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 6:46:00 PM

    wow, this is so deep and so well crafted. you are a wonderful writer, Gautami.

  1. Date: 4/7/2012 7:25:00 AM

    beautiful write, gautami. thanks very much - i loved your contest

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 3:02:00 PM

    This poem is really wonderful Gautami, best of luck in the contest and thank you for my placement in you In the Deep Sea Contest, I really enjoyed writing that poem for you, one of my personals fav's.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 12:57:00 PM

    Fine collection Gautami, and I so love the title. I so wish this gem to be on the winners podium, it deserves to be. Thank you kindly for liking my poem enough to honour it. Happy Easter & have a most lovely weekend :)

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 2:46:00 PM

    Hi Gauti...I tried a dozen times to write something spectacular for your contest and I researched and just couldn't get my brain to flow with images...It might be bc I am more than 5 hrs from the ocean and don't experience its peacefulness much...I am awaiting to read each and every poem in the winner's circle though...You look like you have been super busy also...Hope u are having some balance to work and life...Thinkin' of ya...Sending smiles your way! G.

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 11:04:00 AM

    You certainly gave such a triumphant tone to your tanka, gautami! I wish you the best in the contest with this inspiring write :) hugs to you! :D

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 11:13:00 PM

    I enjoyed the way this came together. A great tone to it!!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 7:59:00 PM

    an excellent blending of forms with powerful words of presentation Gautami.. much success as this is a winning wonder luv.. thankxx for all your kind words and special thoughts to me at this time.. am doing well luv..

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 7:50:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading this eve..Read like a winner for Russell's contest..Good luck..I am glad that I chose this one to read this eve..Thanks for stopping by..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 3:37:00 PM

    It is so nice to read your work again, Guatami. When you get down to it, we are all equal in God's eyes, so the money and power held by alleged "kings" means nothing to our real King. Excellent entry for Russell's contest and I wish you success. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 2:33:00 PM

    I meditated on this incredible poem several times since I first read it...the depth of it is u really understand how deeply moving it is?...It echoes even beyond these mentioned graves..If my father were living, he would have loved this write of yours too!! :) Hope the internet connections improve! :) Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 6:02:00 AM

    Gautami, your poem carries a very deep image.. i like the image if crowns, deteriorating knowledge, when everything fails.. leaving behind what was once worth fighting for... great poem... have yourself a wonderful day~LUV*PD

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 7:04:00 PM

    Good evening, Gauti,,,,It sounds like the ancient rising and falling of great civilizations and it leaves so many images in my history-lovin' mind...beautiful...There is so much to behold in these mixed forms,,,Russell will be blown away...Love, Gwendolen ps...may I save this one FREE OF CHARGE? ha ha..

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 1:52:00 PM

    A poem for the ages....the wailing has been heard for century after century. Wow, what an amazing mesh of poetry!