to have build
“elegy in marble”
did he really act noble
when the men so skilled
lost hands for what was created
no love is this selfish;is it ?
(This poem is an experimental trial at mixing rhymes with syllables. by attempting rhyming pattern of abcddcba to the syllable count of 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.)
Story behind the poem : Taj Mahal(Agra, India) is called the “elegy in marble” the tomb of Queen Mumtaz, build in her memory on orders from his husband, king Shah Jahan. There is also a rumor that the king got the hands of the artisans chopped off after the completion of Taj Mahal, so that no other such building could ever be built again. More on this myth/tale here