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Shining Rock One Of The Many On Earth Rarely Found
Lying Bizarre On The Planet Like Many Other Stones
Creating Under-Worlds Crime Corruption Unlawful People’s World
Lives Spent To Maketh Shine By Light
Priced So High Affording The Rich
Making Beloveds Happy Their Own
Beautiful On Damsel’s Neck
Blood Lives Sacrificed
Tongues Spell


Diamond Polished 1
Blue Diamond Polished
Diamond Raw Image 1
Diamond Rock Raw


Diamond Polished 2
Diamond Cut to Shine


Last night I got to see the Movie “Blood Diamond” on the TV. I was browsing the channels, when I saw this movie being played which I had seen sometime back, I got it and stuck myself to continue seeing it. In the movie we come across the Diamond business as a whole to see where actually it is extracted from the earth in Africa. How the under-world operates and criminal activities go as a routine. Terrorism, Murder, Extortion, Refugees threatened to death, explosions in series all in one, very well organised underworld. One who has seen the movie shall come to know what I am telling.

In the movies what we see is much greater and much worse is in real life most the of times.

The previous day I happened to read Maniparna’s Etheree which I was astonished and rather inspired about the Etherre. I commented on her blog that its tempting me to write an Etheree, so she replied why should I not try one. Being in the aura, I kept thinking on this Diamond thing.

 Today words came flowing from the top and this Etheree for YOU ALL.

Etheree was information for me which I got to know from Maniparna’s Blog. Go check this below post link, she has written this award winning poem “Survival”. She is beautiful and writes beautiful poems.

For your information as what is Ethree.


The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Reversed Etheree: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Double Etheree: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 10, 9, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

…Triple Etheree, Quadruple Etheree, and so on!


You may now see the movie “Blood Diamond” and then read this Etheree or vice versa.

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40 thoughts on “THE SHINING ROCK

    Erika Kind said:
    December 1, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    I love how you achieved it to shape your poem into a diamond!

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      I am very eager on writing the Award Post. But I am so busy its not coming forth.
      I read your brilliant Interview on Sucess Inspirer Gobesing Romanus’s Blog. Its just stunning.
      By the way I wanted to know the meaning of your name Erika. I want it, to write the Post which is still in my head rolling.
      Thanks for this Diamond-Cut Comment.

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        Erika Kind said:
        December 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm

        Thank you for reading the interview! That is quite an achievement… lol! Don’t worry about the award post! You don’t need to do that one. I nominate people in order to show them my appreciation.
        The meaning about my name… I think it is only the name of a flower:

        The name is thus usually taken to mean something along the lines of “one ruler”, “autocrat”, “eternal ruler” or “ever powerful”.
        This is what Widipedia sais:
        “It is a common name in many Western societies. It is also a popular given name in Japan. Erica is also the name of a genus of approximately 860 species of flowering plants in the family Ericaceae, commonly known as “heaths” or “heathers” in English”
        They have some explanations about the first and second part of the name but that is silly complicated. haha!!!

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          December 1, 2015 at 5:12 pm

          I was also seeing for it in Wikipedia while you were there I suppose.
          But the which suits to you that I found is, it is a feminine name given for Ever Queen and Ever Powerful.
          It also means – She Knows. So that is right for you, cause you know of so many things.

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            Erika Kind said:
            December 1, 2015 at 5:14 pm

            Wow… I consider myself more like someone who is contantly on the search for answers… haha! But if this is the meaning…. at least it sounds wonderful! 😀

            Liked by 1 person

    Pam Witzemann said:
    December 1, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I like your poem and the thought it expresses…human blood spilled for decadence. Drugs and human souls could easily fill in the blanks where the world ‘diamond’ sits. It doesn’t require wealth to be decadent or to thoughtlessly and vicariously, sacrifice the blood of others for personal pleasure.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 1, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      You come like a cool breeze.
      I was off for two weeks on a holiday.
      That’s the reason for my absence on your blog.
      Do read my other Quotes and the poem – Who are You.

      Liked by 1 person

    charismaticword said:
    December 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    This is an extraordinary poem… And it’s really an interesting form of poetry! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 1, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Where were you, I was thinking of you and was to come to your blog many a times, but it so happened I got stuck on the moment. Read also my Quotes and the post ‘Who are you’, tell me- Who are You.
      I shall visit you. Anything poetic you have written. Do inform.
      Thanks for this comment.

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        charismaticword said:
        December 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

        I couldn’t write anything since a few days. Also I couldn’t log in here to read posts because of my exams. It felt good to log in after days and visit your blog first , and be greeted by such a wonderful poem. I’ll just read the ones you mentioned ! 🙂
        Will be writing soon…


    Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said:
    December 1, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    You’ve beautifully crafted the poem into the shape of a diamond. And, the words are so true! Human intellect and blood have spoiled to grab a piece of diamond time and again. 🙂 ….

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    Hariod Brawn said:
    December 1, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    You rose to, and met, the challenge with great success Shiva; I feel quite uncertain as to whether I would have the wherewithal to do the same, being rather poor at such dazzling puzzles! Incidentally, I read last week that the largest ever rock of diamond had been found.


      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 2, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thanks so much Hariod!
      Such comments makes one encouraged and one gets inspired to do more.
      I appreciate your frankness.
      I have read your one post half,shall complete reading and comment on that. I had to divert attention at the time.
      As you come to my blog you contribute to my happiness.


    patriciaruthsusan said:
    December 2, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Interesting piece, Shiva. That movie, “Blook Diamon” was really popular. A lot goes on in the world that the ordinary person is unaware of. —- Suzanne Joshi


      patriciaruthsusan said:
      December 2, 2015 at 5:38 am

      Sorry for the typos. I of course meant to type “Blood Diamond”. — Suzanne Joshi


        Shiva Malekopmath responded:
        December 2, 2015 at 8:25 am

        Yes what you feel is really true.
        It is all money that matters.
        I feel it is madness leading to more madness.
        How much comfort does one want; there seems to be no end to it.
        Thanks Suzanneji.
        Love to You.


    jacquelineobyikocha said:
    December 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    However beautiful they may be, not one stone can we take with us to the great beyond. Sometimes, I wonder, what’s all the fuss!

    Liked by 1 person

    Vibrant said:
    December 2, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    I liked the Etheree and I have seen Blood Diamond too 🙂

    I feel you use term ‘syllables’ in the description but it is actually words you use in that order 🙂

    LOve and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Dear Anand
      It is the words that have been used, you may count them. From 10 to 1.
      It is the information given about Etheree.


    dilip said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Beautiful poem Shiva. Yes the beauty of the Diamonds come with a hefty penalty and so become Blood Diamonds.
    Thanks and regards!

    Liked by 1 person

    Isabella said:
    December 4, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful my friend …

    Liked by 1 person

    Deb said:
    December 4, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Shiva! You never cease to amaze me with your ever-expanding creativity!! I didn’t even realize that the reverse etheree was in the shape of a diamond! Fantastic as always my friend!! Much love, Deb

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 7, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      It has come from the encouraging comments from you all.
      I Pat my back for that.
      Do always be so.
      Shall cometh more from Me.

      Liked by 1 person

        Deb said:
        December 8, 2015 at 1:22 am

        Until then…Namaste!
        xo Deb!


    Alok Singhal said:
    December 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Nice of you to take the plunge into Etherre. You’ve done a marvelous job 🙂


    Nena said:
    December 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Absolutely amazing poem!! Blood Diamond was an incredible movie that unfortunately had bad reviews. I thought it was a great revelation of reality and the acting was superb!


      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      December 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Thank You Nena.
      You always amaze me by your comments.
      It fills up me with lots of enthusiasm.
      Love to You!

      Liked by 1 person

        Nena said:
        December 8, 2015 at 4:27 pm

        Same goes for you, Shiva!! Have a wonderful day!


    penneyvanderbilt said:
    December 9, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Reblogged this on KCJones.

    Liked by 1 person

    bethbyrnes said:
    December 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    This is quite moving, Shiva. I have seen Blood Diamond and found the whole thing appalling. I just now read about “bush meat”, the selling of rare chimpanzees, butchered brutally for food. These practices and the people that engage in them for money sicken me. I could despair at humanity’s brutality if I thought about it more than I do. Lovely pictures of the diamonds, though.

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    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
    December 11, 2015 at 8:52 am

    I just do not understand what all people do for money.
    It makes me to tell you to read my Post “In the Pursuit of Business”.
    It is one of the most earliest post I had posted, unfortunately many people have not read it or may be it may not have been understood in the right perspective.
    You can throw light upon that, I mean your impressions.


    michnavs said:
    January 14, 2016 at 4:07 am

    This is indeed a beautiful form… it is also very challenging because of the syllable counts without compromising the idea or thought of the poem itself.


    atrangizindagieksafar said:
    April 30, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Absolutely fantastic Shiva. I’m going to attempt one when I get my Wi-Fi….I’ll tag you in it…

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      April 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Ranjini I hope you have read the other comments, it shall help you in writing Etheree.
      I look forward to yours..
      I am sure you can do it..

      Liked by 1 person

    hema subramaniam said:
    October 12, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    It’s a GEM of a poem!
    I’m intrigued as to how quickly n easily your ever sharp mind n grasp fits into any form of poem/poetry.
    In this .. Diamond shaped Etheree.. Your passion n love for writing n learning is mind boggling!
    Such a lovely, truthful n blood curling poem brought out so vividly, inviting the green importance in possessing the diamond By Any Means!
    A true to life poem brought ALIVE by You.’THEY’ always been involved in all EVIL!!
    You are indeed blessed Shiva!
    Stay Blessed!

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You have come all the way , May be crossing Seven Oceans , Mountains and Forests, would you not want to say something instead of going Bare Handed.........

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