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Seasonal Cycle - Chapter 05 - Winter

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"Oh, dear with best thighs, heart-stealing is this environ with abundantly grown stacks of rice and their cobs, or with sugarcane, and it is reverberated with the screeches of ruddy gees that abide hither and thither... now heightened will be passion, thereby this season will be gladdening for lusty womenfolk, hence listen of this season, called Shishira, the Winter...

"At this time, people enjoy abiding in the medial places of their residences, whose ventilators are blockaded for the passage of chilly air, and at fireplaces, in sunrays, with heavy clothing, and along with mature women of age, for they too will be passionately steamy...

"Presently, not the sandal-paste, which will be coolant like moonbeams of moon, nor the building tops, that were once rendered pleasant with the immaculate moonshine, nor the breezes, that are chilled by dense sleet... any of them is delightful for the people...

"The nights are unenjoyable for the people, for they are chilled with the huddles of snow, and further chilled by moonbeams of the moon, besides, these nights are ornamented very whitish clusters of cluttered and lacklustre stars...

"On taking betel leaves and their enclosing material like lime and areca-nut parings, and other fragrant material for chewing, and even handling body creams and tassels of flowers, for it is cool to wear them on, and with their lotus-like faces that are fragranced with delightful recreational drinks, the women are enthusiastically entering their bedchambers, that are desirably fragranced with the fumigation of aloe vera resin...

"On entering bedchambers seen are the irritant husbands irritating for the arrival of their wives, but once these husbands were at fault and they were daunted repeatedly earlier, hence they are now wavery, for their hearts are ciphered by their hesitation, and on looking at such husbands, who are now longing for lovemaking, the lustful women are overlooking their faults, lest time and opportunity fritters away... thus this season unites couples, though they are at loggerheads...
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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 March 2019

I have enjoyed this CLASSIC POEM OF THE DAY! Hurray! Ancient poems are oft from this powerful and flowery words. In that era in poems is just as DAILY EXERCISE, a habit of famous poets from that period. True famous for its sweet building up the poem to the next stage. Well penned and spontaneously coming out from the mind. Tremendous tender.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 March 2019

" At this time, people enjoy abiding in the medial places of their residences, whose ventilators are blockaded for the passage of chilly air, and at fireplaces, in sunrays, with heavy clothing, and along with mature women of age, for they too will be passionately steamy... CONGRATULATIONS to the honourable family of KALIDASA, as The CPOTD. G.B.U. All. Amen.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 02 March 2019

A well penned poem by Kalidasa.......

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 March 2020

Kalidasa is said to have called upon his goddess for help when he was going to commit suicide in a well after he was humiliated by his wife, and was rewarded with a sudden and extraordinary gift of wit. He is then said to have become the most brilliant of the " nine gems" at the court of the king Vikramaditya of Ujjain. Legend also has it that he was murdered by a courtesan in Sri Lanka during the reign of Kumaradasa.Such a saddest ending.

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Ramesh T A 02 March 2019

The descriptive beauty of the intimacy of lovers especially in the winter season is enticing the reader so much by the talent and genius of Poet Kalidasa is par excellence in depicting the rich culture of the past as mirror reflection to modern readers sure!

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paul amrod 02 March 2020

Amazingly passionate with a descriptive genius exemplifying the sensual.

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 March 2020

intensified will be the disport of lovemaking, for the self-conceit of Love-god occasions anew, but this season alone will be the cause for scorching the hearts of those that are devoid of their loved ones, and thus let this winter season be always there for your propitiousness... the great Kalidasa of India. tony

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Adeeb Alfateh 02 March 2020

such a lovely penning...........lovely greatest 10++

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 March 2020

WOW! The handsome greatest poet of all time KALIDASA is chosen again as The Classic POTD, most deserving, though ages dead, he IS the greatest, I reckon in Poetry's History all over the world. IMAGINE, he lived ages before Shakespeare and the rest. He is considered to be one of the greatest Sanskrit poets ever. We must read in this language, translated versions are changed a bit, but that can change the meaning what K.wrote

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 March 2020

Little is known about Kalidasa's life. According to legend, he was known for his beauty, which brought him to the attention of Princess Vidyottama and she married him. But since he got none education, she was very disappointed about his hoarseness and the more. So he wanted commit suicide since he was ashamed of being treated inhumanly by his wife. But great drama, he was killed by a courtesan in Sri Lanka during the reign of Kumaradasa.

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