Saturday, 13 September 2014

September

Kans grass under a turquoise sky: image source here

I saw her

Tip toeing

In her deep turquoise sari

Embroidered all over

With white fleecy clouds

I saw her

Drinking

Dewdrops from leaves and grass blades

And hanging out the feathery banners

Of Kans grass on the river banks

I saw her  

Wiping off

The salty sweat of weary workers

And loosening their fetters of duty

On their busy fields

I saw her

Weaving

Joy in every heart for celebration

Of the coming festive season

Her Sheuli garland, lotus petals sing fragrant songs

 

 
Sheuli flower: image source here

Posted for Grace’s Sunday’s Mini-challenge: September Sky @ RealToads

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Shared with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

37 comments:

  1. Wow, what a great way to describe September.. I can so understand how September bring relief from heat where you are.. Perfect

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  2. a fairy flying around spreading happiness:)

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  3. I'd never thought of September like that!

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  4. Beautiful and (to me) exotic images. I like it that you gave illustrations of the plants you mention so we can visualize them. Wonderful poem.

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  5. This is beautiful. Love the thought of the sky moving like an indian woman in a turquoise sari. So lovey!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. I admire the personification of the month in your culture Sumana ~ She is drinking dewdrops and wiping off the sweat & mostly weaving joy in every celebration ~ Such a festive season in your part of the world ~

    Thanks for participating Sumana ~

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  8. This poem is filled with joy, Sumana. I hope she enjoys the festival.

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  9. You caught a glimpse of something truly beautiful!

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  10. I like that you see September as a 'she'. She seems a very benevolent goddess like kind of a woman.

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  11. Your words today are pure magic, have a good Sunday, thanks for dropping in at my blog

    Much love...

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  12. Something went wrong - hope it doesn't post twice but better than not at all... this is beautiful and September is a gracious, lovely lady in her turquoise sari

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  13. benevolent September! :)
    lovely imagery!

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  14. How beautiful this goddess's work as she prepares the fields, rivers and grasses by taking part in their colors and mood! Well might the workers feel refreshed in her presence. Love.

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  15. Aah... very well scented and in a wonderful flow. Excellent verses.
    ZQ

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  16. Such a beautiful, rich poem! One of my favorites of yours, Sumana. The personification of September is just gorgeous ~ you made it come to life. :)

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  17. What a gorgeous personification! I love the sight of September in her sari.

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  18. This is beautiful Sumana! Many have spoken about your personification here--it works so well and adds a sense of delicacy to the piece

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  19. What a beautiful way to welcome Autumn. Let the festivities begin!

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  20. That first image is particularly striking. I've never seen grass like that!
    You paint a picture of a person's kindness and gentle spirit. I feel as though I am watching them.
    Kind thanks for visiting us at Poetry of the Netherworld.

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  21. Sumana,

    There is a sense of excitement in anticipation of the festive time. September can bring some relaxation from the summer heat too. A joyous poem.
    Eileen

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  22. So gentle poem! I love the opening image especially: 'I saw her
    Tip toeing
    In her deep turquoise sari'

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  23. What an amazing opening and you carried it lovingly all the way through! September has never been so honored.

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  24. What a beautiful painting of September

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  25. oh, i just love this. perfect.

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  26. A lovely and interesting poem, Sumana. K.

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  27. I love September and the welcoming of Fall it brings. So beautiful!

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  28. Wonderful and dreamlike and yes, an enthralling.piece of beautifully drawn personification.

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  29. Wonderfully painted..visualizing and could actually feel through the words.... pujo aschhe ... :-)

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