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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.


Balassi Stanza Contest


Blog Posted:11/14/2013 9:12:00 AM
Here a new form called Balassi Stanza not available on the PS list. But it is a simple form of
nine lines only. Please go to the contest blog for further information.

The Balassi Stanza is attributed to Bálint Balassi (1554-1594) who is probably
Hungary's best known Renaissance poet. His work included poetry about his battles
with the Turks and his love poems to a woman he called Julia. His poetry was known
for the richness of its forms and was a blend of Turkish, Polish and Hungarian folk poetry.

This is a Balassi Stanza.  There are no limits on number  of stanzas.
The Rhyme Scheme is: bbaccadda
Syllable count is: 667667667

I hope fervently for your participation and support the contest,

Thanks

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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 5:59:00 PM
    just stoped by to see Drac's place. Very glad to see that you are a very accomplished man.. Intrested that you find an intrest in my poetry having all of your credentials.

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  1. Date: 11/14/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Hello Dr. Ram.......and thanks so much for my placement in your previous contest! It was great to see how each poet mirrored their words to have opposing meaning.....such an interesting form! Looking forward to the next contest.....will have to go take a look! Thanks again!

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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
7/24/2014ProbabilitiesHaikuintrospection,
7/23/2014Wedding, the preface of marriage - LGTRondeaumarriage,wisdom,
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,
6/23/2014A Positive PoemSijopoetry,poets,
6/22/2014ColorsTyburncolor,
6/21/2014A QuickieQuintain (English)life,
6/19/2014Is Verse DyingSonnetintrospection,
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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
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Passed outDiminished Hexaversefunny
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