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  • The Taj Mahal

    When mornings rise in splendour’s awe,
    behold! The Taj Mahal.
    A monument of marbled grace
    where sleeps, Mumtaz Mahal.

    Of yore till now in silent light,
    in peace where lovers rest.
    The Shah Jahan, wherewith his bride
    neath domes and minarets.

    Of blood and sweat, of artisans,
    from stone, a masterpiece.
    In Agra she awaits the souls
    who come to worship peace.

    Where madding hearts are pacified,
    where tears are washed away.
    The lonely ones who yearn for love
    for there where lovers lay.

    Her spires donned in chiseled leaf
    in artistry complete.
    The sculptor’s hand, his loving eye
    to master each motif.

    Calligraphy with fervour scribed,
    so sad a heart professed.
    Such pain engraved in ancient script,
    ‘O Soul, thou art at rest’.

    Of vines weighed lush with sculpted blooms
    adorn her gracious walls.
    Ascending to her minarets
    like lover’s answered calls.

    Her dome bestowed on grand romance
    in everlasting sleep.
    Where reigns but quiet, the quiet of dreams,
    where hearts will always keep.

    Perfection she, the art of arts
    in stone and symmetry.
    A place therein where lovers lie
    in death’s tranquility.

    From heaven fell a marble tear,
    the jewel of love’s mirage.
    Where suns and moons devote their light
    in reverence to, The Taj.


  • #2
    Very beautiful and melodic tribute Tony. Have you been in person? It is one of the wonders I think would be marvelous to see.

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    • Tony Grannell
      Tony Grannell commented
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      Hello RhymeLovingWriter, No, never been to India, some day, I hope, Always been a dream of mine. Delighted you found it beautiful and melodic. Thank you so very much. Regards, Tony.

  • #3
    I love this, tony. The architecture of the Taj Mahal is one of my favorites, and you depicted it perfectly. Well done!

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Darthvader. It is beautiful indeed, no choice but to love it. Thank you very much for your lovely response. Regards, Tony.

  • #4
    A lovely poem that, in my opinion, is even more beautiful than the Taj Mahal itself. Such a marvellous piece!!! I cannot stop reading it.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello N.Y Sonnet, How kind and lovely your response is and it is so very much appreciated, truly. You are in fine health and happy, I do hope. Regards, Tony.

  • #5
    Tony, Darth talks about architecture while I was searching for the perfect word to describe this piece. You are an architect of poetry. The Taj may one day cease(i hope not) but your words will last forever. You make us all here in the zone everlasting happy Tony,

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Bobby, I am so delighted that my poetry makes you feel happy, especially now, after all you and your family have been through. You are still in my thoughts and prayers and I wish you all, much happiness, now and into the future. Regards, Tony.

  • #6
    Another wonderful writing. Enjoyed it very much.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello AlexandratheLate, Thrilled that you enjoyed this one and I do thank you very much. Regards, Tony.

  • #7
    A majestic write, reminds me of how little I have seen. It is good to have a sense of wonder

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Parkinsonspoet, A sense of wonder, as indispensable as is hope, dreams and poetry. Thank you very much, most kind of you to read and respond. Regards, Tony.

  • #8
    So very much to like here Tony Grannell ! Thank you for sharing...

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Suz-zen, I do thank you so very much, most kind of you indeed. Regards, Tony.

  • #9
    A marvel of description.

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    • Tony Grannell
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      Hello Dwayne, This one came out of a coffee table book on the Taj. Some day I hope to see it. Thank you so very much for reading and responding. Regards, Tony.
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