Thursday, February 12, 2015

Love Is Not A Greeting Card

The love story of Lord Rama and Sita is timeless and Divine. A love for all seasons.

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What would I say to Sita if I were Lord Rama?

Oh Sita, behold the resplendent full moon that hides when you walk by
For it cannot match your effulgent light that is a beacon in space

Oh Sita, the flowers of the forest long to be fragrant like you
For you are the sweet scent of purity and joy

Oh Sita, the birds of the world listen intently when you speak
For your words are the melodious sound of the Universe

Oh Sita, without you this Rama is like a boat lost at sea
For you are balm that soothes the turbulent waters of my mind

Oh Sita, without you this Rama is bereft of life itself
For you are the essence of my soul and the breath of my cosmos


What would I say to Lord Rama if I were Sita?

Oh Rama, the glorious sun is dark like the night
For it cannot match the brilliance of your iridescence

Oh Rama, even the mighty thunderous waterfall cannot match your strength
For it is your gentleness that conquers the most formidable foe

Oh Rama, the animals of the forest are mesmerised by your gracefulness
And the lion bows at your feet not from fear but reverence

Oh Rama, without you this Sita has no existence
For you are the life force within me

Oh Rama, this Sita thanks the Lord of all Universes
For each moment in time, for the honour of your love, for the bliss that is you.

~x~


Hari Anant Hari Katha Ananta

(Lord Rama is eternal, infinite, timeless and so are His tales)


Lord of all Universes = Lord Rama
Hari = Lord Vishnu = Lord Rama
Anant / Ananta = eternal, infinite, timeless
Katha = story / tale / narration


Written for:
Poet's United Midweek Motif - A poem for a loved one - Love is not a greeting card
Blog-A-Rhythm - Love for all seasons

Linking to:
Poetry Pantry #239
Hyde Park Poetry
The Tuesday Platform





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79 comments:

  1. What a beautiful story and song of love, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Mary. The love between Lord Rama and Sita is so beautiful that truly it cannot be explained in words. So glad you liked it.

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  2. Wow! These could be wedding vows, or, as Mary says, a song. That is love absolute, fit for the gods.

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    1. Thanks Susan. This is truly love. Glad you liked it.

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  3. You expessed the romance of these lovers so very well.

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    1. Thanks GL,.Truly their love cannot be explained in words but I tried to express it best I could.

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  4. How beautiful this is in expressing the completeness of true love.

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    1. Thanks Old Egg, Glad you could feel the essence of my poem.

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  5. Love itself makes it timeless irrespective of time and space constraints! Very true Suzy!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank. Yes so true that a love like this is timeless and limitless.

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  6. In the shrine of your heart your devotion truly flows for the Lord and His consort...beautiful Suzy....

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    1. Thanks Sumana. My Lord Rama is my true joy and bliss. I love Him so dearly. In the words of Meerabai - mere to Giridhar Gopal doosra na koi. or in this instance my Lord Rama.

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  7. This is so beautiful, Suzy. I am so happy that you speak of the great love between Lord Rama and Ma Sita. Their love story is so often sidelined in common discourse about their marriage, especially when we begin to see it using our modern sensibilities and one-sided narrow view of everything that is there in our great heritage. Thanks for this very special post.

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Whenever I read, or hear or see the Ramayana, all I see is the love between Lord Rama and Sita. Their love is the soul of the Ramayana. It is quite sad that the Ramayana has become nothing more than a drama, a thriller, a focus on the warrior aspect of Lord Rama when really it is all about the different aspects of love and respect - Romantic love, love between parents and children, between Guru and student, sibling love, love for humanity and mankind, love for all of God's creations. All of Lord Rama and Sita's actions were done in the spirit of Divine love and respect. Even in the annihilation of Ravan and his demonic forces, Lord Rama did it in love. I'm so glad you could feel the love in my poem.

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    1. Thanks Vishal. Glad you liked it.

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  9. Im glad you gave a voice to both of them so it becomes a harmonious song

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    1. Thanks Moonie. I was a little hesitant in the way I tackled this prompt but glad I did.

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  10. Those are some beautiful lines you have penned from the views of both Rama and Sita. I must admit I am one of those cynical ones who Beloo might be referring to who thinks about how Sita was mistreated during her marriage and not necessarily respected. It was a nice change to read this.

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    1. Thanks Sanch. I think it's because they never show the tender side of Rama and Sita and because we are so seeped in the material side of things that we forget of the spiritual. I'm glad you found this nice to read.

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  11. Suzy, YOU are a master poet or rather poetess! That is incredibly versed: so romantic and it seems unworldly in the sense that the words came from a book in the ancient past, not ones you wrote. WOW! :) <3

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    1. Thanks Elly for your sweet comment. Glad you liked it.

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  12. So beautiful and divine Suzy...Eternal love !

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    1. Thanks Naba. Eternal love it truly is.

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  13. Suzy you have shown this part of Ramayan which few have seen. The true and pure love between Lord Ram and Sita. The journey to Lanka or the Agni-pariksha is the most
    highlighted part of our epic.

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    1. Thanks Kalpana. For me the soul of the Ramayana is the love between Lord Rama and Sita. Sad that the focus has shifted to the dramatic parts of the epic.

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  14. This is like a divine pure song ... your words are perfect :-)

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  15. Oh heavens! This is pure bliss! Amazing Suzy!! Just mind-blowing!

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    1. Thanks Shalini. Glad you liked it.

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  16. This is by far the best story of love I have read...beautiful.

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    1. That's so sweet Sulekha. Thank you. Their love is so beautiful that the words just become so.

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  17. I just finished reading Sita's Sister. Although the book is about Urmila, it underlines the deep love between Ram and Sita too. It was truly special - not loud or flamboyant but a gentle yet deep love that made a princess follow her heart into the forest without a thought. I loved the way you penned it Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Yes Rama and Sita had such a deep love that in today's Kaliyug it is difficult to understand. Their souls were so intertwined that they were the life force within each other. Such a beautiful love. Will have to wait until Sita's Sister is available on kindle. Looking forward to reading it.

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  18. This is how deep love can truly go, when the lovers become each other's whole world.. a love as deep as that is far beyond a greeting card.. great to bring out the two tender perspectives.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn. I think Lord Ram and Sita are the ultimate love story. I thought that the only way to show that deep love was to show both perspectives. Glad you liked it.

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  19. What a beautiful poem. I feel you have caught just the right tone for this great love story.

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    1. Thanks Rosemary I tried to show the eternal love transcending physical worlds. Glad you liked it.

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  20. I enjoyed reading your poem again here in the Pantry! Have a great week, Suzy; and keep writing. Smiles.

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    1. Thanks Mary for visiting again. Glad you liked it so much. Lord Ram and Sita's love story is my favourite.

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  21. powerful story on rama and sita, happy Sunday, suzy.

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Glad you liked it.

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  22. So beautiful and devotional! Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to read. :) Hare Krishna!

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Glad you liked it. Lord Ram and Sita are so close to my heart. Hare Rama Hare Krishna many blessings to you.

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  23. Expressions of love, for the heavens to hear and bless.

    Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy. That is such a beautiful comment. Warmed my heart. Thank you.

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  24. Somehow I missed this on Wednesday. I am happy to have come across it from the Pantry. So beautiful. I can see them singing it to each other, to lute music.

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Funny you say that because Lord Ram played the veena which is a string instrument. You must be in tune with me :)

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  25. love the imagery,
    sadness makes life more fulfilling.

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  26. Thank you for sharing this ideal love story, they together are really like symbols of masculine and feminine energy.

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    1. Thanks Humbird. That is exactly what they were Divine masculine and feminine energy and love personified. Glad you felt that.

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  28. lovely ghazals; i have scene dramatic presentations of the Ramayan such a beautiful story of love
    http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2015/02/25.html

    much love...

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    1. Thanks Gillena. It is truly the most beautiful love story. My heart feels their bliss.

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  29. I am following another blog on the A to Z where she is telling the story of Lord Rama and Sita! This is so fun. I'm intrigued by their story and the history behind it. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. Thanks Lisa You are actually folowing my blog at Someday Somewhere I'm so glad you are enjoying Lord Rama and Sita so much. Blessings to you. Bringing me so much joy to share.

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