Love is truth-a joy for ever-

True love never dies it’s black and white in books Love is not love that alters when finds alteration Love stories are fantasies giving joy to the world Ideal love is an object set for lovers, for example Lust may be without love, but love will have both Lust short love eternal, love inner lust outer beauty. Farhad, fell in love with Shirin, the Persian beauty Tragic love story looks like a black and white in book Love was sweet but to rid pain was sacrifice for both, Love was true and both never tried to find alteration, Love was only an ideal object to attain, for example The love story of Shirin-Farhad is famous in the world. Story of Orpheus-Eurydice not famous to the world Orpheus fell in love with and married a nymph beauty But it is ideal love, for the lovers to attain for example Love story is, like Shirin-Farhad, a black & white in book Pure love with one mistake of Orpheus with an alteration Walk ahead, not to look back, followed not advices both. Pocahontas-John Smith of Virginia is a modern example Of Jamestown, Tidewater, story of love and sacrifice both Account of Indian princess and Englishman, in Smith’s book A great story of unfulfilled love, little known to the world Later baptized as Rebecca, married Rolfe, not a real beauty Met Smith in London once, though with a little alteration. Greek legend of Helen and Menelaus is fact and fiction both Helen’s love for Menelaus-Theseus well-known to the world Two versions of this love story point to her love’s alteration “The face that launched a thousand ships” for Helen’s beauty Loved Theseus and tricked him to kidnap her as per a book. Other says, loved Menelaus, loathed Theseus so not exemplary. We find in all love stories of world literature, the alterations Shakespeare never steady, but changing with many examples Romeo-Juliet, Othello-Desdemona, Sebastian-Olivia, all beauties Sonnet 128, proclaims love as promiscuous, and pure love both Pure stories of Marie-Pierre Curie, Queen Victoria-Albert of world Neither folklore nor a legend but realistic love in world book. We do enjoy the beauty for example in altered love stories Though bookish but of both worlds of legend or make believe The beauty in both the records concerned we feel catharsis.
+++++++ **Words chosen are: book, alterations, world, example, both, beauty** June 2, 2014 Form Sestina Dr. Ram Mehta Second Place Win Contest: Sestina by Jared Picket

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Date: 7/3/2014 6:00:00 AM
Looking at the way you have structured your work makes me reflect on perfect paintings like Monalisa. Your work is legendary Dr. Ram Mehta!!! :-)
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Date: 6/30/2014 2:45:00 AM
Many congrats on your sensataional win, Dr. Ram, with this sensational Sestina. Your friend in poetry, Elaine
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Date: 6/28/2014 6:29:00 PM
Dr. Mehta, I do not understand this for at all, but I truly enjoyed what you have penned here. Congrats on a great win, my friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 6/28/2014 4:36:00 AM
Wow! beautifully done. Congrats!
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Date: 6/28/2014 12:44:00 AM
How many of these have you written this form? You are really good at it, impressed was I! It was a pleasure to read, you made a complicated form look simple!! Well done and congratulations my friend!!:JP)
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Jared Pickett
Date: 6/28/2014 4:11:00 PM
Your welcome my friend! This poem is excellent and deserving of its placement. Thank you for entering my contest and giving this difficult form a shot...:JP)
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Dr.Ram Mehta
Date: 6/28/2014 7:26:00 AM
Thanks, Jared, for the appreciation of my poem. I have still in stock, Jared
Date: 6/28/2014 12:11:00 AM
Congratulations Dr. Mehta on your big win with your sestina. It was quite challenging but you kept it very interesting. love, Joyce
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Date: 6/27/2014 5:56:00 PM
Gave me a history lesson with this one Dr Ram, congrats on your win..cleopatra and mark anthony?
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Date: 6/27/2014 9:51:00 AM
This is a very informative and long sestina. Must be time-consuming to write. I was tempted to try it, but resisted! Congrats on a top placing. // paul
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Date: 6/27/2014 9:00:00 AM
Hi Ram, congrats you wrote as one who has written this form many times...Seren
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Date: 6/27/2014 8:27:00 AM
Dr. Ram, congrats on a wonderful win in the sestina challenge. Mohan
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Date: 6/6/2014 4:45:00 PM
Though not a strict sestina, this was a very interesting read. Well done!
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Date: 6/5/2014 5:09:00 AM
Doc, this is a fascinating write. Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed this poem!
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Date: 6/4/2014 9:48:00 AM
A superb write this is my dear friend Dr. Ram. Splendid poem and theme for the contest. This is one of the most difficult form of poems a special sestina form I think but you did it extra-ordinarily well. Good luck in the contest my dear friend. TYSM for sharing! love lots and big hugs, Leonora
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Date: 6/3/2014 2:12:00 PM
richly expressed, dr.ram... delighted to have read this.. huggs
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