Saturday, 19 September 2015

Not Everyone is Happy


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She dabbed some white fluffy cloud

On the endless blue canvas

I was watching Her

She sprinkled sun dust all over the place

Shiny fronds began to sway by Her soft breath

I was watching Her

She was weaving beauty

With lotus, sheuli, Kash*

I was watching Her

Stream of joy flowed from the cup of Her hands

This is Mother Durga’s** homecoming

Happiness is in the air

Oh! How I miss you!

 

sheuli flowers

Kash/kans grass

*flowers of Bengal that bloom during autumn

**This is also the time for worshipping Durga who is our eternal mother. The festival marks the victory of Good over Evil. Early Autumn does prepare this homecoming of Mother Durga.

 

 


Posted for Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

28 comments:

  1. Perhaps we all should be praying to Mother Durga at this time it can't do any harm. A peaceable world is what we really need.

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  2. so often we write sad poems so this was refreshingly warm and bright - sprinkled with sheuli flowers and your observations repeated throughout

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  3. Such a wonderful spark of culture in your poem..!!
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. Sometimes we can feel content watching others who are able to summon fluffy clouds and blue skies when we are unable to..i sensed that here and it was beautiful

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  5. always good to learn about other's cultures.
    enjoyed your poem, Sumana. :)

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  6. Superb, being a bengali I can totally relate to the excitement of welcoming Durga puja :D:D

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  7. Loved the picture you painted with your verse!

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  8. Very interesting. I just pulled up and read a bit about Durga and your festival. Would be very interesting to experience. And what better reason to celebrate than for good over evil.

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  9. It is the time of Spring Equinox here, and I too have been giving thought to the Eternal Mother (by a different name).

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  10. Enjoy your celebration, Sumana! It sounds like the kind of celebration the world needs right now!

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  11. A powerful take on the salvation of mankind towards a bigger being in the spiritual sense. Soothes the unsettling feelings, Sumana!

    Hank

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  12. What a wonderful celebration of good over evil. So colorful, a beautiful poem of hope.

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  13. Ah, this is wonderful tradition, thank you for introducing it to us, Sumana! Inspiring and peaceful.

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  14. Luv that recurring line. Luv the stark telling Title. Luv the praise and awe toward your Goddess. Did I say inluv this poem a lot

    Sunday smiles

    Much love...

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  15. In every country / religion - there's always a celebration for its heroes / saints. Thank you for sharing this celebration to us Sumana.

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  16. owWOOOOOO! Wow! Perhaps after watching her add clouds and weave beauty, the speaker can embrace this return of happiness. Perhaps she will not turn away now that the mother acknowledges the presence of clouds and loss. Perhaps she is what was lost. What an insight, how vibrantly you paint the joy and the loneliness!

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  17. This is a beautiful poem, Sumana. I admire the unexpected twist at the end, of you missing the happiness of the season. I know. Loss pains us, at such times.

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  18. Stream of joy flowed from the cup of Her hands...
    that is a beautiful image.

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  19. I like your title Sumana. I know everyone's not happy and you miss it. Perhaps celebrations like this one, can spark a little joy and hope for the triumph of good. Take care.

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  20. A beautiful celebration...perhaps we could all pray to Mother Durga...we need so much more good in our world.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  21. i was drawn to "weaving beauty" - lovely image

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  22. Is she anything like the Earth Mother? I like to look for her everyday, and see her works.

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  23. Wonderful tribute to belief in the joy that flows from creativity,

    Elizabeth

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  24. A triumph of good over evil. What an exquisite evocation ... weaving beauty: a lovely extended metaphor.

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