Verse for the week – 17th November 2009

क्रमेण धारामुसलप्रहारैः

प्रावृण् मयूरध्वनिबद्धगीतिः।


प्रवर्तते लोलतडिद्भुजश्रीः॥

Krameṇa dhārā-musala-prahāraiḥ

Prāvṛṇ mayūra-dhvani-baddha-gītiḥ


Pravartate lola-taḍid-bhuja-śrīḥ

The rainy season begins by degrees to grind the hearts of separated lovers with the blows of the downpours that form her pestle, as though they were grains of rice.  The song she sings is the call of the peacocks and her glistening arms the flickering lightning.

Dr Shankar Rajaraman



2 Responses to “Verse for the week – 17th November 2009”

  1. 1 balramshukla December 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    सुन्दरी कविता

    धार इति शब्दे छ्न्दोभङ्गः प्रतिभाति |धारा इत्यनेन भवितव्यम् ॥

  2. 2 Shankar Rajaraman December 3, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Dear Balramshuklaji

    As you have correctly pointed out, the appropriate form should be Dhaaraa and not dhara. This was a typing error. Thanks for your appreciation of my verse.

    Shankar Rajaraman

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