Thursday, August 14, 2014

A lovely poem on Hyderabad and Charminar by Mrs. Sarojini Naidu, and my comments:

Charminar has been the most important landmark and symbol of Hyderabad City since 1591! And for any Hyderabadi, Charminar or news about it or even its pictures or replicas in any form are quite exciting. The photograph just below this para, the poem below it and more photographs and video in the links towards the end of this article prove my statement!
And here’s that lovely poem on Hyderabad and Charminar by Mrs. Sarojini Naidu - Nightingale of India.
Nightfall In The City Of Hyderabad.
See how the speckled sky burns like a pigeon's throat, 
Jewelled with embers of opal and peridote.
See the white river that flashes and scintillates, 
Curved like a tusk from the mouth of the city-gates.
Hark, from the minaret, how the muezzin's call 
Floats like a battle-flag over the city wall.
From trellised balconies, languid and luminous 
Faces gleam, veiled in a splendour voluminous.
Leisurely elephants wind through the winding lanes, 
Swinging their silver bells hung from their silver chains.
Round the high Char Minar sounds of gay cavalcades 
Blend with the music of cymbals and serenades.
Over the city bridge Night comes majestical, 
Borne like a queen to a sumptuous festival.
- Mrs. Sarojini Naidu.

Charminar and Mecca Masjid – Two iconic monuments of Hyderabad… a video:

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