Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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SHUBH DIVALI
a cadence of raindrops... chants to Mother Lakhsmi...curved bamboo structures yet awaiting deyas...all this is happening on the street where i live

its morning ... sky sheds tears as the old moon is crumbled... into a thousand stars...new moon waits like a patient bride...adorned in light...she waits in her boudoir... high up in the sky

old moon will soon be forgotten... rain-tears cleared... new moon welcomed... as evening draws in...the celebrants have hearts full of hope...tiny deyas to be placed, on the bamboo forms... oil to be added for the flames...and a myriad of lit deyas to resonate stars....on the street where i live

new moon will shine... in this dark October night...Divali night...then the cadence of footsteps...of visitors and residents...shuffling through the rows of light...shubh Divali...on the street where i live

SHUBH DIVALI © gillena cox 2017


Note
Today is a public holiday here in T&T as the Hindu community celebrates Divali - The Festival of Lights
Diwali also spelt Divali / Deepavali a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika





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16 comments:

  1. Vivid and Compelling. And that Diwali Greeting is marvelous! I think I'd like the street where you live.

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  2. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

    Muchđź’–love

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  3. Diwali night is so beautifully and subtly celebrated in your poem Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sumana
      Muchđź’–love

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  4. Wow!! This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Gillena❤️ especially love; "its morning ... sky sheds tears as the old moon is crumbled... into a thousand stars...new moon waits like a patient bride...adorned in light...she waits in her boudoir... high up in the sky" ❤️

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

      Muchđź’–love

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  5. You have added your own light to the festival of light, a super poem Gillena.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation John

      Muchđź’–love

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  6. Beautiful and vivid depiction of a Divali night, and a hint of celebrations to come. Enjoy the festivities. Much love!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Khaya

      Muchđź’–love

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  7. I love the old moon crumbling into a thousand stars. Happy Divali, Gillena!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Sherry

      Muchđź’–love

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  8. a patient bride...adorned in light Love that Happy Divali I might be going to the festival. Here in Christchurch They call it here Diwali and it will be celebrated this Saturday

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    1. Oh Saturday! Enjoy Marja.

      Muchđź’–love

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  9. I really like this. Especially the 'resonate stars.'
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Rob

      Muchđź’–love

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