Monday, August 19, 2013

Journey to India


Image: Hank (extreme left) with friends at the Mahatma Gandhi 
Memorial in New Delhi

Journey to India
Steeped in richness of culture
Varied variety

Sanskrit scriptures, Taj
Mahal Qutab Mina, land
of sita music

Preponderance of
Technology and software
development skills

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #276 - Journey to India and shared with
Open Link Night at Real Toads

24 comments:

  1. Sounds like a journey worth taking indeed

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  2. ah i would love to travel there and to get a in person taste of that culture.....rocking the scarf as well man...smiles.

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  3. I would love to journey to India - it is steeped in history, which you touch on here. There is a statue of Ghandi in my town in South Africa, because he served here during the Anglo-Boer War, helping the wounded soldiers.

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  4. How wonderful to stand at Gandhi's grave. And to be in India! Wonderful, Hank!

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  5. :) Hope you had a wonderful stay in India. Just in a few lines you have depicted India from old ages to modern day.

    Thank you so much for writing this poem and just a few days back we celebrated our independence day.

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  6. How the old and new co-exist there! You've made some balance in your peom.

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  7. I love this. Traveling for me is the ultimate in life lessons. Learning everything you can about how other people live just makes your life that much richer....great job.

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  8. I used to say to a friend who went with me on the trip to India, my history teacher was fond of uttering the phrase " The wonder that is India " and upon completing the triangle, Delhi,Agra and Jaipur, we experienced it. It is a truly exquisite country to visit.

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  9. Sweet! Captures the essence of the country.

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  10. India has so much that draws one to it! Your poem captures that!

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  11. Very nice contrasts here, Hank. First, the antiquities, then the traditions, and finally the realities of today's 'global market.' An excellent look, in only a few stanzas, at an entire nation. Peace, Amelita

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    1. Also, nice to see you linked this up at Real Toads, as I am a Toad myself, ha ha, it's true!! I am Toadworthy! A.

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  12. New places are a journey worth taking

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  13. Glad that you visited. Loved the verses here juxtaposing heritage, present and future. Hope you had a good time!

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  14. India is certainly a mix of ancient and modern, as your words convey!

    Pilgrimage to India

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  15. You look pensive in the photo. I'm thinking that the Gandhi memorial site is a sobering place.

    Bus to Mumbai

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  16. You make me wish to go.. and the technology part I know a bit about...

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  17. sounds like a melee for the senses.....I've always been fascinated by every aspect of the diversity of India...

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  18. This is a wonderful invite to visit the country. Nicely done.

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  19. Just remembered Life of Pi was from India...don't know why your words reminded me of that. Nice to see you in the photo!

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