Daily Archives: July 5, 2017

poem – return home

Vanished then the Sable Monarch, and Savitri held her way Where in dense and darksome forest still her husband lifeless lay, And she sat upon the greensward by the cold unconscious dead, On her lap with deeper kindness placed her … Continue reading

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poem – fall of salya

Darkly closed the shades of midnight, Karna still and lifeless lay, Ghast and Pale o’er slaughtered thousands fell the morning’s sickly ray, Bowman brave and proud preceptor Kripa to Duryodhan said, Tear bedimmed the warrior’s eyelids and his manly bosom … Continue reading

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poem – the tumult

Spake the suitors, anger-shaken, like a forest tempest-torn, As Panchala’s courteous monarch came to greet a Brahman-born: ‘Shall he like the grass of jungle trample us in haughty pride, To a prating priest and Brahman wed the proud and peerless … Continue reading

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poem – krishna’s speech

Mirth and song and nuptial music waked the echoes of the night, Youthful bosoms throbbed with pleasure, lovelit glances sparkled bright, But when young and white -robed USHAS ope’d the golden gates of day, To Virata’s council chamber chieftains thoughtful … Continue reading

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poem – the princes

Gauntleted and jewel-girdled, now the warlike princes came, With their stately bows and quivers, and their swords like wreaths of flame, Each behind his elder stepping, good Yudhishthir first of all, Each his wondrous skill displaying held the silent crowds … Continue reading

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poem – the suitors

‘Brave Duryodhan and his brothers, princes of the Kuruland, Karna proud and peerless archer, sister! seek thy noble hand, And Gandhara’s warlike princes, Bhoja’s monarch true and bold, And the son of mighty Drona, all bedecked in gems and gold! … Continue reading

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