Sunday, 16 March 2014

HAPPY  HOLI



Boisterous Holi comes with Spring

Dawn makes sure that the day shines bright
Dark desires burnt in the night

Frolicsome spirits dance and sing
Blooms burst colors to make bees hum
Boozers doze with carafe and rum

All squirt colors feud forgetting
The Sun above promises warmth
Tropical heat muses in mirth

Hearts in bright hues much rejoicing
Bliss wafts silently through the air
Though coal-black moments are not rare

Through ages flow merry-making
In all lands in different name
If I’m not happy who’s to blame?


Boisterous Holi comes with Spring


Frolicsome spirits dance and sing
All squirt colors feud forgetting
Hearts in bright hues much rejoicing
Through ages flow merry-making


* Holi (English pronunciation: /ˈhoʊliː/) (Sanskrit: होली) is a spring festival also known as festival of colours, and sometimes festival of love.[3][4] It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities.[ The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair ruptured relationships5]   
               Courtesy :  Wikipedia

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27 comments:

  1. Such beautiful girls and vibrant colours - Spring is indeed a season to be welcomed the world over. Your poem certainly captures the happiness of the occasion.

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  2. i am still waiting for that color splash....for the kiss of the warmth...great last line too....we are responsible for our own happiness...often in how we choose to view life....

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    1. i would so love to experience your celebration at least once in my life....smiles.

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  3. I really like the idea of this festival, Sumana. The colors, the singing, the dancing, the celebrating. Your words (and the picture) definitely portray it as a most happy celebration! The joy comes through strongly through your poetry.

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  4. I so much remember the concept of Holi from reading Vikram Seth.. We all need that type of craziness... Spring should be a time of joy, love and color.

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  5. If I’m not happy who’s to blame?

    I find that line so profound...

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  6. I love the rejoicing and merry making ~ Such a festive occasion, full of colors here ~

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  7. A nice description of Holi the way it's celebrated in India. I can literally feel spring melting into summer in your poem. :)

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  8. if I'm not happy who's to blame?
    indeed. thanks for the reminder.

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  9. What a colorful festival and wonderful celebration. I love that line, If I'm not happy, who's to blame? We're responsible for our own happiness ... this is inspiring :)

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  10. The vibrancy and the forgiving...that is an amazing way to welcome Spring. Gorgeous, Sumana. So glad to be back and reading your wonderful, uplifting writing.

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  11. wonderful festival! can sense the spring in the poem.

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  12. a festival of love and color - that sounds wonderful... over here spring started just last week and i could just get lost in every blossoming flower and tree...smiles..

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  13. The festival of colors must be amazing! You have captured joy in this poem. Loved it.

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  14. It must be real fun - all colors and festivities! Nicely Sumana!

    Hank

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  15. Lovely Sumana. The words capture the emotions of Holi perfectly. A joy reading it. And indeed we were on the same wavelength today, which I'm sure whole of India is!

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  16. I love the way you celebrate spring, Sumana! I like the idea of the dancing, the singing and the bursting colors.
    "If I’m not happy who’s to blame?" - very good question?

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  17. POOSH green...SQUIRT...yellow and blue to you too!
    "...feud forgetting" well said.
    ZQ

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  18. Love your Spring Festival! Faces at the photo look so happy! Fun! Happy Spring, Sumana!

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  19. You convey the colorful, festive mood perfectly in this. The rhyme lends a cadence to the piece of crowds, merriment, dancing and singing. Very good!

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  20. Lovely.. Reminds me powerfully of my visit to India a few years ago now - a truly wonderful and unforgettable experience... Thank you With Best Wishes Scott

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  21. Now this is a festival I would like to see. Happy Spring!

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  22. How wonderful to have such a joyful festival. Your poem did it honour.

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  23. I love this Spring will be here for us but not quite yet in temperatures.

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  24. Delightful party of color! Sounds like such fun!

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  25. What a beautiful and colorful way to celebrate spring!

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  26. Great lines Sumanadi..you've beautifully captured the real spirit of Holi and Spring.. :-)

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