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strophe I stand on the snow covered mountain Colorful vase of flowers Slopes with flower beds laden I saw the snow lotus flowers I asked, “Why are you all alone here? Beauty is meant to be adored. Should give yourself to somebody Before your petals fall to dust soon, dear. What if I crushed your petals, I asked As at these heights, you are quite lonely”.. antistrophe One of the flowers quickly responded “I enjoy the shelter of blue skies. I would be too glad If you choose to crush my petals My fragrance will spread everywhere. Fulfilling the purpose and duty If destroyed, not admired. By plucking my petals, remember You won’t gather my beauty, Beauty is to see, not to be plucked'. epode “O’ lotus, you teach wisdom to man Praise her beauty, don’t destroy her. It is the gladdest thing under the sun Touch a hundred flowers not pick ever” O’ man, pluck not wayside flower even It is the traveler’s dowers. Silently a flower blooms alone And in silence it falls down If I am worth many pleasures, I think I am too few then”. =================================== June 15, 2014 Form : Ode First Place win in Contest: My favorite poem by Carol Eastman =================================== Form: Ode (the Homostrophic or Horatian Ode) Rhyme scheme: ABABCDECDE (Ten lines) Second place winner in Contest: Ode sponsored by Jared Pickett ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This is the English Ode, also called the Homostrophic or Horatian Ode. The Romantic Ode often followed the Irregular Ode's structure and the Homostrophic Ode's meditative quality. ==================================== The poem also won the second place in the International Poetry Contest of 2011 by Poetry Soup. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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Date: 6/12/2020 11:52:00 AM
This is a plagiarized poem from excerpts of a book called, Living With the Himalyan Masters...very sad that someone would STEAL another person's words and experiences. If I were you, Dr. Ram, I would do the RIGHT thing and take down all the poems on PS that you plagiarized. If there are any original thoughts from your own, than leave those. I doubt there are many.
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Date: 10/21/2015 9:43:00 AM
A lovely write with a msg full of fragrance.
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Date: 10/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
So beautiful, :) eve
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Date: 8/24/2014 12:10:00 PM
Wonderful poem, Dr. Ram. Congratulations. Sandra
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Date: 8/24/2014 12:47:00 AM
I enjoyed reading your poem once again, Dr. Ram. Congratulations on another win with this lovely write!
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Date: 8/20/2014 11:17:00 AM
this is a wonderful write! Congratulations!
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Date: 8/20/2014 10:00:00 AM
Dr Ram,, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda
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Date: 8/20/2014 7:01:00 AM
simply stunning Dr Mehta - a fabulous write and a well deserved winner:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/20/2014 12:36:00 AM
Beautiful write! Congratulations on a well-deserved win! Regards, Kika
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Date: 8/19/2014 4:32:00 PM
very well done, Dr. Ram. I don't think I saw this one before. But you paint the message of the poem so beautifully as you describe these wise flowers.
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Date: 8/19/2014 4:32:00 PM
and of course, Congratulations.
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Date: 8/19/2014 1:37:00 PM
Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy
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Date: 6/15/2014 8:35:00 PM
Very beautiful and tender words, Dr. Ram. Congratulations on a win with your favorite poem!
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Date: 6/15/2014 8:01:00 PM
Congrats on this obvious winner Dr. Ram!
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Date: 6/15/2014 4:21:00 PM
Your poem is a winner every time. No wonder it is a favorite. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 6/15/2014 3:32:00 PM
Your lotus flowers speak for Nature which is there to be enjoyed and praised, not destroyed. This is a very good poem, Dr. Congrats on your win. // paul
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Date: 6/15/2014 12:08:00 AM
Nice win Dr, . Love ~SKAT~
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Date: 6/14/2014 10:52:00 PM
Dr Ram. Congratulations with your own "Favorite Poem, entered in Carol's XOOL contest... Yeah, we all Win... What a sweet Deal... XOX~ LINDA
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Date: 6/14/2014 10:33:00 PM
wonderful words of wisdom learnt. my fav. too, Dr. Ram. Mohan
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Date: 10/18/2012 9:01:00 PM
Dr Ram, , :-) congratulations with your wonderful win in the " April, 2011 Contest " It is very nice to see you on this winning list..*'.*'.*' hip hip hooray. Good night :-) always~ PD
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Date: 6/12/2012 12:19:00 PM
What you say here is absolutely true: beauty is meant to be seen and admired by everyone, not covered and hidden. People should be able to show the world not only their outward beauty but their inward beauty too, and you have shown yours with this fascinating poem which, beyond doubt, deserved recognition. Congratulations.
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Date: 1/16/2012 2:14:00 AM
Beautiful mehta ji, great are these versus giving us the beauty in store in your mind about these beauties in life..sunkan
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Date: 1/8/2012 10:18:00 PM
Very well done my friend. Love the way you weave the tale as the man speaks to the flower and she answers in kind. Very cleverly done. God Bless, JB
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Date: 12/11/2011 12:47:00 PM
Ahhh.! i remember commenting on this before Dr Ram, it deserves the win indeed)
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Date: 11/25/2011 10:06:00 PM
In awe...this is so lovely.
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