Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taj Mahal :)

Taj Mahal



                                                         The Taj
                                                                                       

The white marble mausoleum,
                                    Captures every changing hue of the Sun-n-Moon,                                              The five sky-high domes reverberate,
 The subtlest flutist’s notes in perfect tune;
 

          
             The four minarets stand guard,
            While the ethereal Mumtaz peeps through filigree screens,
            And the imprisoned Shah Jahan gazes with dismay,
            From the distant Agra Fort a mile away.




  (Shah Jahan, the Mughal Emperor [1592-1666] was imprisoned by his own son, Aurangzeb
   [1618-1707] in the Agra Fort, a mile away from the mausoleum he had built in
    memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal who was married to him in 1612 and died
    in child- birth in 1631)

A long due post, must have been here on Valentine's day, never too late ...This is a short poem on the great "Taj Mahal" written by my dear Grandpa Shri Atul Kumar Jain. I have also requested him to write a guest post for me sometime soon, I am so looking forward to that. :)

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3 comments:

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Very well written!

sharkara jain said...

Thank you Neha :)

Reena said...

Its simply beautiful Love it,,