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I read with greed John Master's books,
to Indian culture introduced.
I grew to love a distant land;
by her allure I was seduced.

To Indian culture introduced,
I felt the urge to go and see
the striking beauty of her face,
the charms bestowed abundantly.

I grew to love a distant land
where the traditions are held high,
religion, races, culture, tongues
are deep-ingrained - will never die.

By her allure I was seduced,
this vibrant country in the east.
I plan to take a closer look
and let my eyes in wonder feast. 


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Contest: Shall We Retourne
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/24/2016 4:50:00 AM
Dear Paul Today I have completed the English to Hindi Translation of your Poem to place it in a Hindi daily writer's platform "Jagran Junction" forum. I hope to place the Hindi version of the Poem on PS hopefully by the end of this month after returning from a short outstation trip. I have placed Connie's Poem also on this platform - http://ravindrakkapoor.jagranjunction.com/2016/04/17/poem-by-american-poet-hailing-india/. Love and best wishes...Ravindra K Kapoor
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Ravindra K Kapoor
Date: 4/24/2016 7:43:00 AM
I will let you know the day I place your Poem on Jagran Junction. Right now you can view Connie's Poem already placed by me in Hindi as per link I have given above. Thanks Paul. WBW
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Date: 4/24/2016 6:50:00 AM
Thank you Ravindra for all the work you do. I appreciate the trouble you go to. I will now have a look at the "Jagran Junction" forum. ~ All the best. // paul
Date: 4/18/2016 8:53:00 PM
What a beauty of India you have painted in these beautiful lines dear friend. I have noted this lovely Poem to take it up after few other things I am awfully busy. Will let you know. May be by May End. Till then with best wishes... Ravindra K Kapoor
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Paul Callus
Date: 4/19/2016 4:24:00 AM
Thank you for reading and commenting so favourably, Ravindra. Being busy is a good sign:) Wishing you all the best....paul
Date: 4/17/2016 2:21:00 PM
I think the most of my rhymed poems are Quatrains.. Aren't they the normal rhyming 4-liners? I've written 2 stanzas for the new contest 'A Nook and a Storybook' and hope I got them right.. Is it okay if the syllable count of the lines in each stanza are not the same; but similar? Thank you! :) :)
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Sneha RV
Date: 4/17/2016 3:34:00 PM
Oh, I looked it up and it seems interesting.. I think I will use it in the one I'm writing now! :)
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Date: 4/17/2016 3:23:00 PM
Sorry, Sneha, it's my mistake...I meant the Quatrain in Retourne form:) ~ paul
Date: 4/17/2016 6:34:00 AM
Oh, this is so so lovely!! I do hope you would get to visit our country.. This poem is brilliant!! :) :)
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Date: 4/17/2016 2:12:00 PM
Thank you Sneha:) One of my dreams is to visit India, but as you know, it's easier said than done! Have you tried this Quatrain form yet? It is not as hard as people make it out to be...perhaps I can tempt you:) All the best....paul
Date: 3/2/2016 9:14:00 PM
What else can I say now...you have made me speechless...I am an Indian...'' By her allure I was seduced, this vibrant country in the east''...adding this to my fav...thank you for writing about my beloved country....hugs..Red
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Date: 3/3/2016 4:52:00 AM
I am so pleased that you liked this quatrain, Red. I have read a lot about India and I have seen documentaries, too. It would be great if one day I were to visit and explore some of its beauty. Thank you for your lovely reaction and the fav:) hugs // paul
Date: 2/25/2016 10:31:00 PM
There is something special about visiting a place where traditions are long-held and the history is lengthy ... when I visited Wales, the castles, etc., it made me think of how tiny American history is ... unless you consider Native American, but in regards to recorded history that's a different story. In regards to India, they DO have legendary food, and makes almost everything else feel bland. Good poem, Paul --- I only wish you didn't make me feel hungry now!
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Date: 2/26/2016 3:59:00 AM
I always wanted to visit America, but there is so much to see in European countries that I have had to shelf any plans. Malta, though small, can boast of its rich history; not all tourists come here for the sea and sun...there are treasures awaiting! And traditional food will make you hungrier still:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 1/9/2016 12:32:00 PM
If ever given a chance, and boy I've flown close flying to Manila, and that's the hope of standing in the midst of 'Karnataka' a most beautiful greened lush state in India. Someday one day, with someone special to me. Love this piece Paul ~~ James :)
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Date: 1/9/2016 2:45:00 PM
Hi James...my cousin spent several years doing missionary work in India, and she loved it there. One of my dreams is to go and visit this enchanting place....haven't given up hope, yet:) ~ Regards // paul
Date: 11/27/2015 3:13:00 PM
Shall We Retourne sounds like a tough one but you did it with this winner !!! Way to go with this win..Congrats..Sara
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Date: 11/28/2015 2:04:00 PM
Thank you, Sara! Even your unrhymed winning entry was a pleasure to read...tempted by the pecan and apple pies:) Have a nice weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 11/26/2015 9:04:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Paul! Love, Kim
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Date: 11/27/2015 12:20:00 PM
Thank you, Kim:) May I wish you a lovely weekend. Warm regards // paul
Date: 11/23/2015 9:07:00 AM
Hi Paul: Congratulations on a beautiful poem for a great country.
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Date: 11/23/2015 11:00:00 AM
Thank you, Ralph; pleased that you like it. Regards // paul
Date: 11/23/2015 3:05:00 AM
This is just lovely Paul. I have a love for India too. Congratulations on your win with this special piece!
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Date: 11/23/2015 11:16:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. You are always so supportive and encouraging:) Regards // paul
Date: 11/22/2015 4:07:00 PM
I do hope it placed ok in her contest. I see it is a win. I'll go check out your placement now. Glad to see this one finally.
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Date: 11/23/2015 11:13:00 AM
It just scraped through, but I am pleased that the sponsor liked it. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 11/22/2015 9:09:00 AM
Conrad's and thanks so much for trying & brilliantly succeeding at a new form! It would have gotten MUCH higher but I could not see a relationship to any holiday? Light & Love
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Date: 11/22/2015 9:31:00 AM
Hi Debbie! Earlier, on reading other entries, I did comment somewhere that this poem would get NA, since my concept of a holiday included going away to another country on tour, etc. I enjoyed the challenge of a new form:) Regards // paul
Date: 11/21/2015 11:28:00 PM
Paul, Congratulations on your win. ...Love SKAT
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Date: 11/14/2015 9:36:00 AM
I want also to go there my very dear friend, Paul, most especially after reading your amazing dedication poem for this beautiful country. I love it and enjoyed. Can I go with you? :)))Thank you, thank yo so much for sharing!And I can see, this is for the contest. Good luck my very dear friend. Many hugs! May I also have this opportunity to thank you for your kind visit on my poems and your unwavering support. More power and blessings! love lots, Leonora
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Date: 11/14/2015 5:13:00 PM
I too would love to visit this country, Leonora, as well as many others which unfortunately are too far away to travel to! When I win the lottery I will be able to afford it...and I'll also keep you in mind:)) I enjoy reading your poems, so I make it a point to drop by from time to time. Thank YOU for your support accompanied by a most pleasant character:) Warm regards & Hugs // paul
Date: 11/14/2015 8:38:00 AM
Wonderful description....i love my country....u r alwaye welcome
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Date: 11/14/2015 5:06:00 PM
Thank you, Rizwana:) I bet your country is truly beautiful and welcoming; would be a lovely experience were I ever to visit it! ~ Regards // paul
Date: 11/11/2015 1:15:00 AM
Do not forget Nigeria too Paul, I don't care if you say I am jealous. I look forward to reading such praise of my land from the master himself...hugs
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Date: 11/14/2015 4:34:00 PM
No...you are not jealous, Kayod5:) We should all be proud of our native countries! I like reading and learning about Nigeria, and your poetry gives us a good insight into this beautiful land. (Last week your young football players did you proud:)) Best regards // paul
Date: 11/10/2015 10:04:00 PM
Makes me want to book a ticket right now!!! Lovely poem!
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/14/2015 4:11:00 PM
Thank you Arthur! My cousin was a teacher; she then became a nun and went to work with the needy in India for many years; she loved it there!
Date: 11/10/2015 3:35:00 PM
We watch the series about the Indian Railways - a fascinating country and culture - it would be a wonderful place to visit - good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 11/10/2015 3:59:00 PM
Oh dear! Shame Bob isn't around to help! Hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 11/10/2015 3:51:00 PM
Hi Jan! My computer has gone bust. Waiting for repairs. Now using tablet, but it would not let me access Soup; only now it accepted validation...kept asking me to retype new captcha. I even had to change the title because it would not scroll down further than Q. Thank you for being the 1st to comment :) Hugs // paul