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The trees smile for its been a while
To see the sprinkle of colours
Bewildering shades in blues and reds
Celebrate the coming of Holi

The canvas of earth with tints of mirth
And happiness, peace and delight
Splashes of vibrant flashy hues
Spring colours abound in flowers

A full moon and people swoon
Lighting the holy fire
The crimson blaze and Holika in lace
Is devoured year after year

Holi-An Indian festival of colours
Holika- An effigy burnt in the purifying fire, an end of evil

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  1. Date: 3/30/2011 12:53:00 AM
    Thanks for a wonderful and informative poem, congrats, Harry

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 7:15:00 PM
    A beautiful job for 10th place, Tahera. "Congratulations!" Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 11:19:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Tahera in Debbie Guzzi's contest "The Rhyme Inside". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 10:09:00 AM
    Loved this poem the first time I read it, Tahera, and am delighted to see it in the winners' circle. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 4:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on the tenth place win in the contest, Tahera

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 9:39:00 PM
    well, I was happy to get to the bottom and find out that Holi is a festival's name. What a delightful poem of internal rhyme, Tahera. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 9:27:00 PM
    Tahera - Many Congrats on big win with this superb creative write. Appreciate attempt on Indian festival. Holi pyre is lit at night. Ladies perform puja. Next day is colour splashing day. Luv & Best wishes-Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 7:54:00 PM
    Congrats on your win and thank you for another glimpse into your country. BG

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 7:46:00 PM
    Congrats Tahera my friend on your wonderful winning poem in Debbie's cool contest with this excellent entry and superb rhyme sequence for the theme of contest luv.. enjoy another top ten success so sweet with luv ..

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 7:01:00 PM
    You have painted a beautiful vivid picture of this wonderful festival, dear Tahera. Many congrats on your well deserved win. Elaine

  1. Date: 3/15/2011 6:07:00 AM
    Holi sounds like a lovely celebration and your words compliment this holiday of India..Tahera.. if u look on the Home Page luv your name is now listed as a PM... enjoy..

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 11:44:00 AM
    After a very super weekend I am back at the soup reading. I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Tahera. There are so many diverse writers here and I am so happy I am able to read most of them. Have a wonderful week and may you find what you are looking for in life and in your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 10:55:00 AM
    Thanks so much for describing the Holi festival for us, Tahera. I'm sure there are many cultures that celebrate the colors of spring. When I lived in Tallahassee, each year there was a "Springtime Tallahassee" festival with a parade that featured colorful spring blooms, especially azaleas. A wonderful poem, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 6:35:00 AM
    A new form for me, I like it, must try, your poem is lovely, I am sending you a soupy mail~~

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 4:21:00 AM
    Rengay seems to be quite attractive form for expressing joy, Tahera

  1. Date: 3/14/2011 4:18:00 AM
    Yes. I shall be missing the colors and joys of Holika this year, Tahera