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The Only Star For Me

all my deepest thoughts, all my inward reflections surround the mysterious constellation, where is one marvellous star...the purest one, with my name on it... some days, the mythical star with my name, descends to the earth ... when I feel the unbearable grief of separation, and it sings a sublime lullaby of far-away water-falls streaming down the mountains ~ and I feel peaceful and serene as I never felt before. my star “Ashwin”, to me, the brightest star in the constellation, narrates to me all the incredible stories in the history of mankind - of saints and warriors, of philosophers and poets, of brave men and women and their fights through eternity - of Joan of Arc, of Rani Lakshmibai, of Aristotle and Buddha, of Homer and Kalidasa... inspires to heal the world undergoing incredible sufferings, with the magical power it has instilled in human beings . when my heart bleeds...with passions and longings, love and heartbreak, sorrows and griefs, there’s my star ~ gleaming and sparkling ~ embodying all my dreams and desires - reminding the inevitability of separation and sadness in our life - death is inevitable, but not the end, legacie amaranthine. Notes: Ashwin or Ashvin is the first star that appears in the evening sky. In the Indian astrology it is the head of Aries, or the first of the 27 Nakshatra. Ashvin also stands for the divine twins, the Ashvins, the gods of vision, Ayurvedic medicine, the glow of sunrise and sunset, and averting misfortune and sickness in Hindu mythology. Asawin is the Thai variant of Ashvin and stands for the warrior. The term is often translated into English as "knight". legacie - Old French amaranthine : mid 16th century: from French amarante or modern Latin amaranthus, alteration (on the pattern of plant names ending in -anthus, from Greek anthos ‘flower’) of Latin amarantus, from Greek amarantos ‘everlasting,’ from a- ‘not’ + marainein ‘wither.’ November 7, 2022 "Only Star For Me" Premier Poetry Contest Sponsor: Mystic Rose Rose Fourth Place

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Date: 11/22/2022 2:08:00 PM
CongrAtulations…. I learned much from your win. And I loved the universalists of it … So enlightening! Celebrate! Pangie~
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 11/22/2022 3:58:00 PM
Your reply is just beautiful. Appreciation is a gift we can share. Nice to meet you! Pangie~
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/22/2022 2:54:00 PM
Dear Pangie, so glad to read your comment. This is the best thing being at this site - sharing, appreciating each other's work, and learning from each other. Thank you, Dear Friend.
Date: 11/16/2022 9:46:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! I love that you claimed your star, a beautiful fantasy, Malabika. I can read and enjoy the Hindu myths, they are fascinating! Faved
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/19/2022 8:36:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Poet, for reading my poem. WOW, you faved this poem! That's such an honour. I love many of your poems - your style is unique. I think, star "Ashwin" is mentioned in Indian Astrology. Glad you read and enjoy Hindu mythology - those are truly fascinating! Love and best wishes ~ Mala
Date: 11/13/2022 7:30:00 AM
Congrats Malabika. Not only is this beautifully written, its educational. Thank you.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/13/2022 8:29:00 AM
Dear Mark, thank you for your uplifting words. I was a teacher by profession …probably that’s why some of my poems contain a bit of information! Really appreciate your encouraging comment.
Date: 11/12/2022 8:09:00 PM
The beautiful poem with the enlightening notes has been a pleasure to read. Very informative about the constallation of 27 stars and the twin stars Ashwin and Ashvin !Indeed a lovely influence. Congratulations on your well deserved win, sweet friend Mala.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/13/2022 8:26:00 AM
Thank you, Dear Valsa. Some days I don’t feel inspired at all… your words cheer me up! Your visit to my page is such a delight…and your comments are so positive, kind, uplifting! Fortunate to have you as a friend! Love ~ Mala
Date: 11/11/2022 12:00:00 PM
Poetic and educational, a smashing two for one deal. Congratulations on your win, Malabika. Terry
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/11/2022 12:47:00 PM
Thank you, Terry. Your visit is delightful - really appreciate your uplifting comment. You have written a brilliant poem blending romance and humour!
Date: 11/11/2022 9:00:00 AM
Wonderful poetry Malibika, a lesson too to us that didn’t know the history of the Ashwin star. Congratulations on your well deserved win in the contest… Belle
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/11/2022 9:30:00 AM
Thank you, Belle. Really appreciate your kind and thoughtful comment. Stars truly amaze us.
Date: 11/11/2022 8:38:00 AM
Your poem is beautiful, Mala, and such a lovely belief. ... sublime lullaby of far-away water-falls...beautiful. Congratulations on your win!
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/11/2022 8:54:00 AM
Thank you, Ann. Appreciate your kind and thoughtful message. Stars amaze us all!
Date: 11/7/2022 12:39:00 PM
- A wonderful poem, Mala ... Ashwin is a star we admire ... I love to look at the starry sky ... their grandeur and mystery ... the starry sky is spectacular - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 11/7/2022 4:32:00 PM
Dear Anne-Lise, thank you so much for your inspiring comment. I love looking at the starry sky - stars remind me of everyone I miss.