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After the heat and then the rains
As a cool quietude starts to reign
Bringing into fraught lives more glee
Comes the day of lights, Diwali

Time, on fireworks and feasts, to splurge
Love, joy and hope finding a surge
Nights turn light’s veritable sea
During the time of Diwali.

The oil bath ritual  helps restore
Nerves sore, bringing love and peace more
‘Good quells evil’ is what we see
As  the message of Diwali

Even those who’ve got to borrow
And the ones caught in mild sorrow
Whatever their private woes be
Joy to them too, come Diwali.

For the famished and the homeless
The day remains  just as hopeless
Their bellies get a fill rarely
For them it's empty Diwali.

Written :02/Dec/12

Diwali is India's Festival of lights.
Form : Kyrielle (Quatrains with 8 or 10 syllbls, Rhyme Sch:aabB, ccbB, ddbB, eebB.)

Second place in Cyndi Macmillan's Season of lights contest( Dec 2012, judged on 7 jan 13)

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  1. Date: 3/27/2014 11:52:00 AM
    Jag, Congratulations, on your own favorite poem. Stay Xool *xox* Forever LINDA

  1. Date: 3/22/2014 1:02:00 PM
    An enlightening poem! Congratulations on your win in Dr Ram contest. Ruben.

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 9:02:00 PM
    Interesting and informative. Congratulations on win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 12:39:00 PM
    Hi, An uplifting powerful glow shines forth from your lovely vision of Diwali. Regards Theresa xx

  1. Date: 3/21/2014 7:41:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your best and favorite poem. Congrats on the win, nair

  1. Date: 2/13/2014 2:36:00 AM
    Very Well written ! Congrats on great win !!

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 6:58:00 PM
    Well-penned poem and congrats on the win, nair

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:54:00 PM
    Beautiful write! Congratulations on your win, Jagathsimhan!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/12/2014 4:49:00 AM
    Congratulations as always Jag xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 5:40:00 PM
    I remember reading this one before, jaggy, deceptively simple but as I look deeper I find the wordplay (rains/reign) and internal rhyme that is typical of you - congrats on your win in my contest sweetie :)

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 5:00:00 AM
    Congrats on your win, Nice read :)

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 4:01:00 PM
    Great flow to this winning work..Enjoyed reading ..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:56:00 PM
    JAG, a nice SEASON OF LIGHTS a nice & warm CONGRATULATIONS, with your win is a DELIGHT & ENLIGHTENMENT in OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY (contest)... keep up the good work... always~PD

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 4:28:00 AM
    Congratulations on your grand win friend Jag!! Happy New year! :)

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 6:58:00 AM
    Jag, Beautiful, relaxing and hopeful---congratulations on this wonderful write!

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 3:54:00 AM
    Memories of the Diwali parties my Indian friends invited me to in 2011 and 2012 will never be expunged from my little memory..... Thanks for bringing back those memories.... Congrats Nair on your well deserved win. Happy New Year too. xxx

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 4:34:00 PM
    A lovely poem about Diwali and the way of celebration. congratulations on a great win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 3:00:00 PM
    Love hearing about Diwali, and the rituals that are celebrated! A wonderful poem,...hearty congratulations to you!!

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:26:00 AM
    The Festival of Lights is a stunning Hindu tradition - love the poem. Congratulations on your win.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/3/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS I have learned a lot from my various fb friends and the photos posted during the week long festival, was stunning :-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/3/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    *were stunning ;-)
  1. Date: 1/3/2013 10:08:00 AM
    what a nice repeating line about Diwali. So lovely. Congrats on your win.