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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.


Contest: Rhyme Royal


Blog Posted:8/26/2011 8:01:00 AM


My new contest is on the Rhyme Royal - sometimes known as the Troilus stanza - has
7 lines of 10 syllables and a rhyming scheme of
ababbcc.

The archaic spelling rime royal is still sometimes used. This is an old variety of stanza which goes right back to Chaucer, who used it for his Troilus and Criseyde -hence the form's alternative name.

You may write one stanza of 7 lines or more if your thoughts or the theme demands.

Here is my poem in Rhyme royal:
 

The remains of Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi came in Sonia’s dream

And asked her about his cap, specs,and staff

That he gave at his death to Congress team

She replied that the congress shares the half

My son wears cap in public to rebuff

Specs with the Prime Minister Manmohan

Only thing with me is staff to dethrone.

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Sonia Gandhi is the President of Congress Party, the ruling party at present.



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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 11:42:00 PM
    this was a fun one to write, I even attached a picture

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 5:22:00 PM
    i will tear your contest apart dr.ram, as i have nothing yet in my empty sckull.. but will be there ..please access 3ed eye so my enrty will get to you, awwwh! ;) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 2:02:00 PM
    Sounds like a fun contest,Dr Ram. I hope you enjoy my contribution to your contest. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 12:41:00 PM
    Thanks for the informational blog and your model poem, Dr. Ram. I hope many people will try it. I think I may have done one of these before!

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 11:42:00 AM
    This is a great form Dr. Ram..will have to check out the rules for the contest.. nice syllable and scheme too ..luv..good luck.. not to worry about the boo boo my friend.. it happens... no problem... I am a "Sweetheart" after all..haha..luv..

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  1. Date: 8/26/2011 10:29:00 AM
    this is another interesting form , I will try and come up with something this weekend for it, Another great challenge you've offered us Dr. Ram

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Date Posted: 6/30/2014 8:16:00 AM
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New contest on Diamente announced
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My Poems

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
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,
6/19/2014A Republican and A DemocratQuintain (English)humor,political,
6/18/2014A Bawdy LimerickLimerickfunny,
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