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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.

A Sactuary - Safe and Strong - Poetry Soup Palace

Blog Posted:10/2/2013 8:55:00 PM
Sometimes in May, 2011 the poetess Linda Marie sponsored a contest "Poetry Palace.

What I had said on those days : I have to say this these days:

A Sanctuary – Safe and Strong

People don’t have to migrate to be citizens to this palace,
Over here life burning well creativity is the ash
Even the poorest gets the best sanctuary
The status not inevitable here in this heaven
Rare infusion of mind and heart, not an illusion
Yearning to write and to be read with pleasure

Poets, writers, commoners, dreamers old and young
An African-Asian-European-Australian-American all
Lands are free, homes are beaming with activities
A problem of racism unknown, prejudice, malice dead
Come all sane, insane, to record the best or the worst
Eventually let the Goddess of poetry soothe our hearts.

I was inspired to present this blog on reading the blog of the poet Craig Cornish.

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Date: 11/1/2013 10:22:00 AM
Hello, I have enjoyed reading your art and hope to learn more about it.
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Date: 10/13/2013 3:30:00 AM
I admire the thrust of this blog Dear Doctor; I sometimes consider the idea/ideals of peoples sense of 'perfection' I know life circumstances often push us to one side or the other.. 'however' it is very good to have some refrence point to refer to even when we are so belegured..'
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Date: 10/4/2013 8:37:00 AM
Everyone here, regardless of circumstance, is united by a poem. What a wonderful thing that is !! Thank you, Dr. Ram, for expressing this amazing fact. :)
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Date: 10/3/2013 10:33:00 AM
Beautifully written thoughts... Poetry can do all that... if only others would notice... Laughter is the same way too. Loved this blog.
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Date: 10/3/2013 1:25:00 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this very beautiful & inspiring awesome blog & poem my dear friend Dr. Mehta. Have a great day! love lots & big hugs, Leonora
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My Past Blog Posts

Updates for contest "Hard Choices"
Date Posted: 6/30/2014 8:16:00 AM
Measure for Measure ...Updates
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 5:11:00 AM
My Best Poem of the Year 2012- My Contest finalized
Date Posted: 3/21/2014 6:24:00 AM
Contest:The Best of my poems
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 9:40:00 AM
Balassi Stanza Contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2013 9:12:00 AM
The Diamonte Contest judged and announced
Date Posted: 11/13/2013 11:42:00 PM
New contest on Diamente announced
Date Posted: 10/18/2013 9:39:00 AM
Nonet Contest ...Update
Date Posted: 10/15/2013 11:02:00 PM
A Sactuary - Safe and Strong - Poetry Soup Palace
Date Posted: 10/2/2013 8:55:00 PM
My Nonet Contest- a suggestion
Date Posted: 9/25/2013 8:50:00 PM
The recent Indian National tragedy
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 4:26:00 AM
Nonet Form Contest
Date Posted: 9/24/2013 12:35:00 AM
My contest... Passions pay, Not Patience
Date Posted: 9/21/2013 7:31:00 AM
Quatern Contest Judged- New Contest announced
Date Posted: 8/24/2013 8:33:00 AM
Updates 4... Quinzaine
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 8:35:00 AM
Update on Quinzaine contest
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 6:10:00 PM
Updates ...2 on Quinzaine Again
Date Posted: 11/2/2011 8:52:00 AM
Quinzaine Update....
Date Posted: 10/25/2011 11:16:00 PM
The balassi contest judged...
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 3:53:00 AM
Balassi Stanza Contest...
Date Posted: 10/1/2011 11:46:00 PM
Balassi Stanza contest
Date Posted: 9/28/2011 6:07:00 AM
Photos referred to in my Poem "Tree-Ghosts of Purandhar Fort
Date Posted: 9/19/2011 9:38:00 AM
Kite Flying Video clips
Date Posted: 8/31/2011 4:15:00 PM
My semi-finalist poem "One last leaf on tree"
Date Posted: 8/27/2011 9:15:00 AM
Contest: Rhyme Royal
Date Posted: 8/26/2011 8:01:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
2/3/2015 Life Is Like a Maypole Personificationcelebration,community,
1/31/2015 Soulful Luxury Free verseintrospection,money,
1/30/2015 This is the day the Lord gave Free versegod,inspiration,thanksgiv
1/29/2015 Home Sweet Home Sonnethome,
1/29/2015 Freedom At Mid-Night Tercets Rhymededication,devotion,
1/28/2015 Magic Kisses And Valentine Wishes Quintain (English)sad love,valentines day,
1/26/2015 India Tarot Card Reading The Fool for 26 January Versecelebration,celebrity,fan
1/24/2015 Phil Punxsutawney Personificationanimal,celebration,fantas
1/23/2015 Chhh-ta-cuff, Chhh-ta-cuff Free versejourney,joy,
1/22/2015 Last Leaf On A Tree Haikubeauty,inspiration,life,
1/21/2015 Pleasure becomes a Pain - A tribute to Lord Byron Rhymegrief,tribute,
1/20/2015 A Tap-Dancer Free verseanimal,
1/18/2015 Pass Over the Nian Free versecelebration,new year,
1/18/2015 Winter's End Epicwinter,
1/17/2015 A Place In the Sun Rhymeinspirational,religious,
1/15/2015 This Year In English Quintain Quintain (English)hyperbole,inspiration,sad
1/15/2015 A New Drug Device Limerickfun,humorous,drug,
1/15/2015 Virgin of the Rocks Ekphrasisart,
1/15/2015 Magic Beans Free versefantasy,
1/12/2015 Faith Is A Powerful Thing Acrosticfaith,
1/11/2015 Eternity Within Me Touches Versepeace,
1/8/2015 The smallest ants cast long shadows Free versepolitical,
1/4/2015 Autumn Free versesummer,
1/3/2015 Make a Joyful Shout to the God Versemusic,
12/31/2014 They are the magi of the inner value Free verseinspirational,
12/30/2014 Lol- The Poem is a winner Free versefun,muse,
12/28/2014 Burning Man That Never Ends Free versefreedom,life,
12/27/2014 In the Moment Free verselife,
12/23/2014 A Tall Tragic Tale Free versebereavement,sad,
12/21/2014 The Gods of Winds Ottava rimagod,mythology,wind,
12/21/2014 On A Cold Winter Night Rhymewinter,
12/20/2014 The Moonlight Serenade Verselight,moon,
12/19/2014 Whispers of Your Soul Rhymeinspirational,uplifting,
12/18/2014 Roses, Roses and Roses Free verseflower,inspirational,rose
12/16/2014 Quo Vadis poetry, a damsel in distress Sonnethow i feel,introspection,
12/15/2014 Eyeful, Handful and Soulful Sonnetnostalgia,drug,
12/12/2014 Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna Free verseinspirational,religious,
12/11/2014 New Year's Resolutions Kyrielleuplifting,
12/10/2014 Main Clause - Santa Claus Clerihewchristmas,humor,
12/9/2014 Empty Nest Versepeace,
12/9/2014 To A Disheartened Poet Free versecheer up,poets,
12/8/2014 A Unique Job Sonnetlife,
12/6/2014 A Christmas Snow Rhymechristmas,snow,
12/5/2014 Surrogate Mother Rhymeinspirational,sympathy,
12/2/2014 Eternity within Me Touches Kyrielleemotions,nature,
12/2/2014 Sycamore Memories Sonnetmemory,
12/1/2014 Doth mock the meat it feeds on Free versejealousy,
11/30/2014 A Children's Christmas Rhymechildren,christmas,
11/30/2014 A Rendezvous With My Muse Versemuse,writing,
11/29/2014 Lovely Sundress Girl Lyricromantic,
11/29/2014 Sight, Sound and Scent Free versechristmas,holiday,
11/29/2014 Global drama of medical Marijuana Free versedepression,
11/21/2014 Knots of Life Didacticinspirational,uplifting,
11/11/2014 Sensuous Apparition Versefantasy,night,
11/9/2014 Smiley and Roaring Diamanteocean,sea,
11/6/2014 My strengths and weaknesses Free versejourney,life,
10/31/2014 A steep descent of a small river Versenature,romantic,
10/31/2014 C'est la vie - That is life-N Free verselife,
10/29/2014 Words, the Heart of Imagination Free verseimagination,words,
10/26/2014 Seize the Day Carpe Diemlife,
10/21/2014 Be happy with what you have Free versebird,inspirational,
10/20/2014 Ownership I do not know?introspection,
10/20/2014 A Kiss of Gratitude Free verseanimal,senses,
10/19/2014 Cowboy Hoedown Free versefunny love,boy,
10/18/2014 My Grandma Free versecharacter,inspiration,
10/17/2014 Relationship Tableau Verseencouraging,introspection
10/15/2014 The Darfurian Girl Prosebereavement,character,
10/14/2014 Plentitude of Pies Epulaeryufruit,
10/13/2014 Time Versetime,
10/11/2014 Marvels Rictametercreation,miracle,
10/9/2014 Now and Then Trioletdream,
10/9/2014 October Bliss Sedokajoy,nature,october,
10/8/2014 A True Devotee Free verseinspirational,prayer,
10/7/2014 Yellow Acrosticlove,
10/5/2014 Darkness in the Light Free versedark,light,sad love,
10/3/2014 Install in Me, My Lord Trioletspiritual,
9/30/2014 Autumn Acrosticautumn,seasons,
9/29/2014 A Great Blue Heron Free verseanimal,bird,
9/26/2014 A Ravaged Raven Free versedark,
9/25/2014 Cool withdrawal from love Sonnetlove,love hurts,
9/23/2014 God's Kind of Poetry Free verseappreciation,god,
9/23/2014 The death-bed of a day Free verserelationship,
9/23/2014 Death, a Reincarnation of the Self Free versedeath,
9/22/2014 The Lighthouse Verseappreciation,
9/21/2014 Cowboys in badlands Free versecowboy,
9/21/2014 Cascaded Free verseallegory,romance,
9/19/2014 Divine Intervention Free versedevotion,mother,mum,
9/19/2014 Behold Him, Holy is the Lamb-Win Free versefaith,religious,
9/18/2014 A Special Memory Free versememory,
9/17/2014 I am a 3 Than-Bauknostalgia,visionary,
9/17/2014 Desired Truth Tetractysdesire,
9/16/2014 Death is but a slumber Free versedeath,desire,
9/16/2014 Anath, the warrior goddess Dizaingod,mythology,
9/14/2014 Niagara Personificationnature,
9/13/2014 She Fell In Love And The Danger Trioletlove hurts,
9/11/2014 One Autumn Day Free verseautumn,beauty,
9/10/2014 The Lady in Gloom Rhymeloneliness,longing,
9/10/2014 A Magical Touch Ethereeintrospection,love,
9/8/2014 Driving of a busy mind on a busy road Free versefunny,humorous,
9/7/2014 Count His Blessings, Keep on Stepping Narrativebio,introspection,

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Fav Poems

Passion I do not know?introspection,love,passio
Burning Fire..... Versepassionme,
A Path Un Traveled ( Part 4 ) Rhymedeath,lost love,love,wife
101 POETS Rhymecelebration,community,ded
SALUTATIONS Rhymededicationheart,heart,me,
How Does One Write POETRY Free versefaith,hope,love,philosoph
What We Leave Behind Senryulife
The Heart of a POET Speaks Part 5 Rispettogirlfriend-boyfriend,love
Commenter's, I Thank You Quatrainon writing and words,peop
POETS LOGGED IN Dramatic monologueblack-african amerpoets,
Fractured Narrativechildhoodfather,father,gr
Better Than Gold Quatrainon writing and wordswords
DR RAM - for the Better than Gold contest Kyriellededicationwords,
Better Than Gold Kyriellededicationwords,
BETTER THAN GOLD Kyriellededicationwords,
Comments Better Than Gold Free versededication,on writing and
The Golden Inkwell Free verseon writing and wordswords
At the End of Dr Ram s Words Narrativelife,thank youme,heart,he
Dr Rams Words Are Better Than Gold Kyrielleadventure,devotion,epic,f
Scion of Wisdom Kyriellededicationwords,
Doctor Ram: The Soup's Golden Voice Free versededication,peoplewords,wo
Better Than Gold Kyriellefriendshipwords,heart,hea
Passed out Diminished Hexaversefunny
Dr Rams words are better than gold contest Free verseinspirationalwords,
Ram's the Man Kyriellefriendshipwords,prayer,
Doctor Ram's Golden Legacy Free versededicationwords,
Doctor Ram's Words are Better Than Gold Kyriellepeoplewords,
Picky Eaters Rhymechildhood,family,health,m
Poets Night Out Limerickadventure,dedication,fant
TIED UP Free versefriendship
A Table of Four I do not know?friendship
The Poetry Soup Convention 2011 Narrativeanniversary,on writing an
Viagra Falls Limerickallegory,fantasy,father,f
SOUP SAFARI Couplethappiness,holiday,people
The Convention Free versesweet,
Never mind Rhymeadventure
Attitudes differ Sijofamily,forgiveness,life,p
Dr Ram Mehta Clerihewpeople,
Dr Ram Awaits Senryuhappiness,
BEMUSED Trioletlove,
Mommy stopped being mommy ABCmother,
Death - Reborn - Balassi Stanza Rhymedeath,life,love,high scho
Betrayal at the Hand of the Protector Lyricabuse,betrayal,family,pai
WHEN I LOVE THEE Balladabsence,analogy,care,char
UNNOTICED Haikuappreciation,
PrEmAtUrE aGiNg Chastushkaage,angst,bereavement,bod

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