Feverish excitement - hope adorning the mundane soul

A whole year waiting waiting for the four coloured days

Coloured with love,affection,regards,reverence

The festive season approaches; we'll remember always


A brightly coloured frock; those fairy-tale knickers

That shiny black plastic belt...... hope flickers

Petty squabbles take backstage; hope reigns supreme

Buying the perfumed talc and the fairness cream


Mud from mother earth , the bamboo , the straw

Artists spend sleepless nights try to draw

Draw the shape of happiness ; shape the shelter

Once the fesival is over all will go helter skelter


Be it the ragpicker, rickshaw puller, veggie vendor

Moneyed men,silk-shine ladies,children

Try to pull on some new clothes .. ah ! those days

Are all these I ponder.. a slice of heaven?




Author's Notes/Comments: 

Four days festival of Durga Puja on this speck called "my home"Kolkata metamorphosises into a wonderland for 4 days.Clay idols of goddess Durga are built(huge bigger than life) and placed in "pandals" which are attractively decorated.If this isn't magic what is ?

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I just love your descriptions

I just love your descriptions so young and fresh! Lovely details bishu! Hugss 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

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Durga Puja 10th Oct 2013 in the offing

Durga Puja 10th Oct 2013 in the offing