Saturday, 13 February 2016

Love / 14 Feb


                                             
Courtesy: Google Images

These words come to me when I think of love

I see kaleidoscopes of teens in street

Wearing courage, smile they flutter and flit

Drunk in honey words, pairs of cooing doves

 

Devi Saraswati* and the Saint above

Indulge, smile, bless making hearts to be lit

These words come to me when I think of love

I see kaleidoscopes of teens in street

 

Many firsts happen on the Day of Love

Living in a cloud cuckoo land is sweet

For the enlightened hearts there is no pit

That key of prudence not all of them have

These words come to me when I  think of love

 

 

Form: Rondel

 

*Devi Saraswati is the goddess of learning, enlightenment and knowledge.  In West Bengal,Saraswati is worshipped on Vasant Panchami, a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 5th day in the Hindu calendar month of Magha (about February). Hindus celebrate this festival in temples, homes and educational institutes alike. Wikipedia.

The day has become the Bengali Valentine Day. Specially the school and college goers are in ecstatic mood with no studies and all friendship(!).


 

Posted for Sanaa’s Prompt Nights ~ To Love Would Be Sublime


Tonight, I want each and every one of you to close your eyes and write the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Love……”, Sana says. I did just that.


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Also sharing with Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

 

37 comments:

  1. A beautiful Rondel, Sumana, and lovely to learn about this festival. Reading your poem, I could see those happy teenagers!

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  2. Sigh...this left me absolutely speechless...
    Beautifully executed! Thank you so much for participating Sumana :D


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  3. It sounds like a perfect festival for the day of love! A wonderful rondel, Sumana.......I can see those teens, sweet as turtle doves, at least for now. Smiles.

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  4. I really enjoyed learning about the Hindu equivalent of Valentine's Day. Indeed I am sure many firsts come on this day...especially for teens who are feeling inspired by this holiday as only teens can be!

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  5. Very beautiful images and hanks for filling us in on the background.

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  6. thank you for the informative afterword. I bet it's very sweet and beautiful on this day over there in India. Ahhh...dream on James. hehe. Happy Bengali Valentine's Sumana.

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  7. Luv the parallels and these celebrations and the honour to lear a little of Devi Saraswati, never hear of it before

    I'm happy you dropped by to read mine

    much love...

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  8. Happy Basant panchami Sumana..

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  9. What perfect place and time to present your love. Sounds perfect presented in a Rondel.

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  10. Love seems such a tender thing in the eyes of the young.

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  11. Being young and foolish was one of the joys of being young, but now I am older I can write about it! Thank you Sumana for your explanation of the Hindu day of love.

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  12. I love the colour and the energy - even observing can lift the spirits as it has mine here :)

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  13. Wearing courage, smile they flutter and flit
    Drunk in honey words, pairs of cooing doves

    Beautiful lines Sumana! It catches the perfect picture of loving doves flutter in the skies to the lovers below.

    Hank

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  14. "Drunk on honey words." I just love how those words affect all the senses. There is something about honey...

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  15. I love this festival of love....and your words captured it perfectly !

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  16. it's always nice to learn of other poets' ethnic festivals. :)
    lovely rondel!

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  17. '...kaleidoscopes of teens...'
    These three words conjure up so many images; lovely writing, Sumana. :-)

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  18. "Living in a cloud cuckoo land is sweet" I think that describes young love to a Tee. Beautiful Sumana

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  19. This is a lovely Rondel and I am fascinated by this festival. Thanks for enlightening me as I had not heard of it.

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  20. a truly heartfelt poem unconstrained by the constraints of the Rondel - marvellous imagery too Sumana

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  21. Love the kaleidoscope's perspective... Much of Love to you, Sumana!

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  22. Seems like the Day of Love is universally welcomed ~

    I admire the rondel love poem Sumana ~

    Grace

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  23. These words lift and fly like Cupid's arrow.

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  24. Nice Sumana. I like the idea of a festival of love, and I like the way you write of the teens kaleidoscopic perspectives and discoveries of love.

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  25. You have indeed been blessed by Mata Saraswati Sumana! Beautifully written! :)

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  26. Totally a new perspective of love.Very nice

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  27. Sumana,

    Thank you for sharing the background to the Hindu culture and Saraswati. A shared experience for both young and old..St Valentine's Day carries a similiar sentiment.

    Eileen

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  28. what a sweet read! quite fitting for our holiday this past weekend.

    i adore the description of the teens in love. and thank you for the little history lesson! i am always enlightened by your words!

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  29. An awesome form on which to pin this jubilant, romantic piece - that simply bursts with the joy of young love. A pleasure to read!

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  30. This is so different and I like the way the poem links to the divine aspect of love. Thanks for the interesting information about the Bengali 'valentines day' and Saraswati.

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