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001. Truth and Wisdom
gurunAthan ramaNi
(couplets: iambic tetrameter)

The earth vibrates with so much noise
The sky, refined, is peace and poise. ... 1

shivA is bright in a peaceful stance.
shaktI, his wife, shows up in dance. ... 2

The moving breath is body's make
The wise, they move it like a snake. ... 3

This world's a showy dream for eyes
Beneath it lurks the Truth for the wise. ... 4

When you set the my apart from I
And leave the why you know the sky. ... 5

Notes:
shivA - God of Destruction in the Hindu Trinity 
 who rejuvenates the world after the Great Deluge.
shaktI - Consort of Shiva who is the source of 
 energy in the Universe.
snake - refers to the kuNDalinI force
sky - the Truth about heavens.

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Welcome, gurunAthan. I'm excited that you've joined the forum.

I like your debut submittal a lot. To me, it's quite pleasing from content to form. In five relatively short couplets (tetrameters in lieu of pentameters) you've presented an intriguing narrative that includes historical (1), earthly (2), intellectual (3), spiritual (4), and philosophical (5) ingredients. 

I love that you've included the notes. The layout and look of the work is scholarly and artistically pleasing.

Thank you for this exciting, tasteful presentation. It's very much to my liking.

Tony

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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13 hours ago, tonyv said:

Welcome, gurunAthan. I'm excited that you've joined the forum. ...

Thank you for this exciting, tasteful presentation. It's very much to my liking.

Tony

Thanks a lot, tonyv, for your understanding and appreciation of my debut poem in this esteemed group.

Currently, I am in the task of creating Tamizh equivalents of some of such a large number of English Poetry forms that Miss/Mrs. Tinker has accumulated and expounded very well. In that process, I am happy to try my hand in some of the forms writing my own English verses. I am happy to join this group and look forward to deepening of my understanding of English prosody and poetry.

gurunAthan

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5 hours ago, eclipse said:

Has shamanic quality...

Thanks, eclipse.

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