Anita Sharma

Pinnacle Of Shakuntala Part 3 (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्) Dushyanta Proposing: O Beautiful One Be My Wife - Poem by Anita Sharma

Dushyanta: Who are you?
Why are you in these woods?
such beauty and virtues
Whence have you come?
O charming one
my heart deeply
desire to learn about you
tell me all
Shakuntala smiled
addressed words: Hear, O king
I am the daughter of virtuous
illustrious ascetic Rishi Kanwa
Dushyanta: O thou of fairest complexion
how you been born as his daughter?
It is a sincere doubt of mine
Shakuntala: O Dushyanta
I am born to
Menaka, first of celestial Apsaras
great ascetic, Vishwamitra
like Sun in splendor
tempted Vishwamitra
disrupt his penance,
Shakuntala concluded story to Dushyanta
O king of men
thus how Rishi Kanwa my father
fascinating tale
King Dushyanta said: spoke well
O princess,
Be my wife O beautiful one!
What shall I do for thee?
Golden garlands
robes, ear-rings
white pearls
Let the whole of my kingdom be thine today,
O charming one
Come to me
shed the timidity
join me
O elegant beauty
Gandharva norm (love marriage)
of all forms
Shakuntala smiled and blushed
O king, my father is away
Wait but a moment
father bestow me on thee
Dushyanta impatiently
O beautiful faultless one,
I desire you
my life’s companion
exist for thee,
my heart is in thee.
A tranquil spot!
Why should I thrill?
Love cannot enter there
Yet to inevitable things
Doors open everywhere
Shakuntala: o my king
i am chaste and your's
'O King, sacred is my promise,
Do not break your promise,
O King Let your love be sacred.
If you cling to a lie,
and will not believe, alas!
i must die without you
to be continued............

Topic(s) of this poem: love, marriage, romance

Form: Epic

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Abhijñānashākuntala(अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्) , is a well-known Sanskrit play by Kālidāsa, dramatizing the story of Shakuntala told in the epic Mahabharata.It is considered to be the best of Kālidāsa's works.The protagonist is Shakuntala, daughter of the sage Vishwamitra and the apsara Menaka. Abandoned at birth by her parents, Kanva was a great sage. He is best known as the sage who adopted Shakuntala, and at whose hermitage she met and fell in love with Dushyanta urging love and beauty, dialogue between shakuntala and dushyanta.king is mesmerized by beauty of young Shakuntala, kind proposed Shakuntala O beautiful one, I desire you, be my wife
to be continued...............

Comments about Pinnacle Of Shakuntala Part 3 (अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम्) Dushyanta Proposing: O Beautiful One Be My Wife by Anita Sharma

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/5/2015 10:06:00 AM)

    Beauty and virtues bring love and charming face side by side to have deep feeling of affection. The theme of this poem is very fantastically narrated and this guides from inside to motivate mind for acceptance of truth...10 (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/4/2015 7:26:00 PM)

    A lovely depiction of the dialogue between Dishyaant and Shakintala (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, November 27, 2015

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