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I am a native of India, 79 years old. My two sons live in Detroit.MI and Charlotte NC and a son and a daughter in Canada. My grandson lives in Atlanta GA. I was born in Dwarka (Where Lord krishna ruled), had been a professor and Head, Department of English, N.A.Arts College, V.Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. After retirement as a professor and Head of English in 1994, I split my time between India and North America.

 I visited France on a cultural mission in 1989 and presented a scene of the French dramatist Moliere's La Tartuffe in Paris.I also visited UK, Scotland and Ireland. I am a life member of the World Academy of Arts & Culture and attended its convention at IASI, Romania in October, 2002 and 25th World of Congress at Los Angeles in August, 2005. I also attended 4th Encuentro Internacional Literario at Montevideo, Uruguay in April, 2003.

I have been awarded the honorary degree of Litt.D -by The World Academy of Arts and culture at Los Angeles (USA), in 2005 (UNESCO sponsored).

My poems are published in Algeria, Australia, Argentina, Canada, India, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Turkey, USA, UK, Uruguay and Zambia.


Updates for contest "Hard Choices"


Blog Posted:6/30/2014 8:16:00 AM

I have received uptil now 29 entries out of which 9 entries are not in Quintain form. They are light poetry, I do not know, ABC, quatrain, narrative, Carpe diem. rhyme, free verse and couplet.

One poem is listed as quatrain but it is Quintain. Some poems do not follow rhyme-scheme of ABABB

Still there is time, please correct your entries and if need be,  I will give you time for that before judging.

Wish your muse fully activated,

 

 

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  1. Date: 7/4/2014 10:12:00 AM
    It happens - when sponsoring a contest.. entries that just aren't matching with the contest description... such a warning message shows respect for improved poems and respect to the poets who's poems did match the requirements. Glad to be on the winners list. Although a reality-based poem.. (that's the magic about poetry-writing - one can be very pleased/satisfied also with a just finished intense sad poem) Hope to have the time and the space for a read of all the poems on the winners list. But for now: in advance - congrats to all the happy poets on the winners list. Dutch greetings.Elly

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  1. Date: 6/30/2014 9:41:00 AM
    Hi Dr. Ram, Thanks for letting us know. I had a mistake in one line regarding rhyme, but I've corrected it now. Even though I put up a blog asking people to reread their poems, none did. I hope others read your blog while there's still time to edit their poems. Take care, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 6/30/2014 9:39:00 AM
    Yeah I caught myself on the Quatrain, but I have wrote you a quintain as well and as a result of your contest you have inspired two well thought poems from me, so thanks :) was fun learning both of the forms I had never done before :)

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My Past Blog Posts

 
Updates for contest "Hard Choices"
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 8:16:00 AM
Measure for Measure ...Updates
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 5:11:00 AM
My Best Poem of the Year 2012- My Contest finalized
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 6:24:00 AM
Contest:The Best of my poems
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 9:40:00 AM
Balassi Stanza Contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 9:12:00 AM
The Diamonte Contest judged and announced
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 11:42:00 PM
New contest on Diamente announced
Date Posted: 10/18/2013 9:39:00 AM
Nonet Contest ...Update
Date Posted: 10/15/2013 11:02:00 PM
A Sactuary - Safe and Strong - Poetry Soup Palace
Date Posted: 10/2/2013 8:55:00 PM
My Nonet Contest- a suggestion
Date Posted: 9/25/2013 8:50:00 PM
The recent Indian National tragedy
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 4:26:00 AM
Nonet Form Contest
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 12:35:00 AM
My contest... Passions pay, Not Patience
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 7:31:00 AM
Quatern Contest Judged- New Contest announced
Date Posted: 8/24/2013 8:33:00 AM
Updates 4... Quinzaine
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 8:35:00 AM
Update on Quinzaine contest
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 6:10:00 PM
Updates ...2 on Quinzaine Again
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 8:52:00 AM
Quinzaine Update....
Date Posted: 10/25/2011 11:16:00 PM
The balassi contest judged...
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 3:53:00 AM
Balassi Stanza Contest...
Date Posted: 10/1/2011 11:46:00 PM
Balassi Stanza contest
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 6:07:00 AM
Photos referred to in my Poem "Tree-Ghosts of Purandhar Fort
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 9:38:00 AM
Kite Flying Video clips
Date Posted: 8/31/2011 4:15:00 PM
My semi-finalist poem "One last leaf on tree"
Date Posted: 8/27/2011 9:15:00 AM
Contest: Rhyme Royal
Date Posted: 8/26/2011 8:01:00 AM

My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
7/27/2014Many Ways To EyeTrioletanalogy,
7/27/2014Budding Beauty BurningVersebeauty,passion,
7/27/2014Unrequited loveRhymelost love,sad,
7/26/2014Butterfly counts moments, not monthsRhymelife,
7/26/2014A Secret Love MessageSenryuhumorous,
7/24/2014ProbabilitiesHaikuintrospection,
7/22/2014IntegrityHaikuintrospection,
7/22/2014A Vacation HumorLimerickhumor,
7/20/2014The Squirrel-my poetic proseRhymeanimal,
7/18/2014Doors Into DoorsVerseemotions,love,
7/16/2014The scent of water- A TercetRhymehope,life,
7/14/2014The LibranFree versefantasy,science fiction,
7/13/2014A church by the OceanQuatrainreligious,
7/11/2014Evening On The Pier-winRhymelost love,
7/10/2014Oh, no, That's not my elephantFree versefor kids,fun,
7/10/2014The BeesAcrosticlife,
7/9/2014A Beauty's SanctuaryNonetbeauty,love,
7/9/2014Spring of LoveSonnetlove,spring,
7/6/2014A Garden PartySonnetromantic,
7/4/2014SeptemberAcrosticseptember,
7/1/2014The Cyber shepherd to his belovedSonnetromance,song,
6/27/2014What I gave youFree versebetrayal,lost love,
6/26/2014MortalityFree versejealousy,
6/26/2014Birthmarks- An evidence of reincarnationFree versefather daughter,
6/24/2014AndromedaVersefantasy,romantic,
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PassionI do not know?introspection,love,passio
Burning Fire.....Versepassionme,
A Window On Our WorldFree verselove,me,passion,
A Path Un Traveled ( Part 4 )Rhymedeath,lost love,love,wife
101 POETSRhymecelebration,community,ded
SALUTATIONSRhymededicationheart,heart,me,
How Does One Write POETRYFree versefaith,hope,love,philosoph
What We Leave BehindSenryulife
The Heart of a POET Speaks Part 5Rispettogirlfriend-boyfriend,love
Commenter's, I Thank YouQuatrainon writing and words,peop
POETS LOGGED INDramatic monologueblack-african amerpoets,
FracturedNarrativechildhoodfather,father,gr
Better Than GoldQuatrainon writing and wordswords
DR RAM - for the Better than Gold contestKyriellededicationwords,
Better Than GoldKyriellededicationwords,
BETTER THAN GOLDKyriellededicationwords,
Warm Is The Color Of GoldKyriellededicationwords,
Comments Better Than GoldFree versededication,on writing and
The Golden InkwellFree verseon writing and wordswords
At the End of Dr Ram s WordsNarrativelife,thank youme,heart,he
Dr Rams Words Are Better Than GoldKyrielleadventure,devotion,epic,f
Scion of WisdomKyriellededicationwords,
Doctor Ram: The Soup's Golden VoiceFree versededication,peoplewords,wo
Better Than GoldKyriellefriendshipwords,heart,hea
Passed outDiminished Hexaversefunny
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