Saturday, March 16, 2019

Pramila Khadun writes

The remnants of a lost love

My thoughts linger on the remnants of a lost love
Gone with the wind.

With precision profound and passion unflinching,
A beautiful allegory showcasing the truth of love
Reigned in my heart for years many.

‘Loving is always cathartic,’
He whispered with feelings exuberant
In my ears soft and attentive.
The message spread around,
Hale and hearty, bright and light
Like kaleidoscopic rangoli
In all the cells of my body,
Making me shine with
The seven colors of love.

I was in the prime of my youth,
Always talking gleefully, gently and peacefully.
I touched his silvery grey hair
Which was like fur of a velvety cap.
Leaning on his shoulder, I replied,
‘Love knows neither decay nor decline.’

We looked at the crystal moon,
Our fingers entwined,
Admiring the sights and the sounds
Offered by the waves.
We slept together on the sands soft.
In the morning, while the first sun rays
Warmed our hearts laden with love
And bodies drowned in passions pure,
We said ‘Adieu’ and parted.
Love had her reasons to bring us together
And life had his reasons to separate us for ever


1 comment:

  1. Rangoli is derived from the Sanskrit word "rangavalli" (color). The art form consists of patterns on the floor, door, wall, or ground. The base material is usually dry or wet powdered rice or dry flour, to which sindoor (vermilion), haldi (turmeric), and other natural colors can be added, but colored sand, flower petals, cement colored with marble powder, or chemical colors may be used. They are usually made during Hindu festivals, auspicious observances, and marriage or other similar celebrations, but have decorative rather than religious purposes (though they are thought to bring good luck). Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, or flower and petal shapes, but they can also be very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people, usually females. Utswdhermita (auspicious symbols) are the most important element in the design; these include lotus flowers and leaves, mangos, fish, birds (especially parrots, swans, and peacocks), human figures, and foliage. Designs are passed from one generation to the next, though variations on the themes are common.


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