Poem: The Chronicles of Raja and Rani

An Eternal Bond . . .


Once upon a time, there lived a Raja (The King) and a Rani (The Queen) in the Sheesh Mahal of Jaipur city, India.

They were deeply in love with each other and both of them paid equal reverence to each other. The people in the town called them as inseparable love-birds.

One day, Raja had a misconception that his beloved Rani has become oblivious of him, as she has not been back from her parental home after their marriage. So he soliloquizes in agony, expressing his innermost ache.

Bride and Groom
Bride and Groom | Source

The Scene Begins . . .

Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal | Source
Raja
Raja | Source
Turbulence
Turbulence | Source

Raja says to Rani:


Rani, the blood rushes and boils

Amidst the very core of my Soul,

As the ivory curtains flung open,

Revealing some crystal cracks and hole.


At night, the Kingdom of Love

Seeks for the moon and its Light,

But the blissful winds snivel,

Causing turbulence and fight.


Your parting has burned my shrine

In the most unfathomable way,

And I’ve forgotten the aroma

Of a perennial rose today.


Do you have anything to say?

Hail the King or Shakespeare? Aha!

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Rani's Arrival . . .


After a few months, the charming Rani arrives on a chariot in the scorching heat of July. The doors of the Sheesh Mahal welcome her with bliss.

She sees Raja lying
face-down on the floor, drunk, with a broken goblet.

"Rani, where were you?" asks Raja.

"Raja, my love, I am here," says Rani, embracing him affectionately.

She explains to her beloved that she was abducted by an evil King, Maharaja Krodhi, and a divine power helped her to escape from his detention.

She sings a loftiest verse that exemplifies her eternal devotion. Suddenly, Raja regains his strength and embraces her firmly, kissing her on the forehead.


Rani
Rani | Source
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Rani says to Raja:


Raja, in my Delight and sorrow,

It’s your Divine face that I see,

For it fosters the spirit of tranquility

As I lay beneath the luscious peepal tree.


Perhaps when the grapes ripen on the vine

They become a target to stones,

Yet the seeds remain firm in the soil,

For they are inseparable from its throne.


Love alters not with the ticking of clock,

Though the rosy-glow and silken attires dry,

But it bears out even to the lip of doom;

O' so reciprocal, that none can ever die.


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2016


Note: This is a complete fictional account.

Wedding . . .

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16 comments

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shprd74 4 months ago from Bangalore

Raja rani ki kahini hai bahut Rumani.

Pyar ki batten hoti nahi purani.

Beautiful.

- hari


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you so much, Hari Bhaiya. You are so right!


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Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful story and poems expressing the essence of real love that is eternal. Thanks for it.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Venkatachari ji. Appreciated! Hope that all is well.


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swalia 4 months ago

Beautiful verses of love ...I loved the way you have woven them in the story.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Shaloo. Kaha ho aap aaj kal? Come soon. Write to me surabhikaura@yahoo.com. Love.


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manatita44 4 months ago from london

Nice! Original and charming. Cute story with a nice fairy tale plot. Simplifying some of what appears to me, to be a couple of obscure words may highten and beautify what seems to be potentially a great love story.

The scenery and the Shakespeare quote are awesome! Sai Ram!


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you so much, Manatita. Glad that you like it. Yes, I love that quote by Shakespeare. Jai Siya Ram!


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always exploring 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

As always, your poetry is charming and beautiful!


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I thank you, Ruby. Thank you so much darling! See ya soon :)


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DDE 4 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful about love!


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Devika. A very good night!


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MarleneB 4 months ago from Northern California, USA

This is a very beautiful love story. I truly enjoyed how you matched the story and the poem together quite well.


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Surabhi Kaura 4 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you so much, Marlene. You're too kind. A pleasure to have you here, Dear. In Joy and and Peace.


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I enjoyed your rendition, for it speaks volumes and will be a reminder of timeless value.


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Surabhi Kaura 3 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks, my Dear Deb. In Alberta. I will check your photography soon. Sending you Love.

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