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Sweet Diwali, hymns we offer to you 	
Clothe us with fresh sari , draping our souls 
Through purest  grace of lotus we renew 
Blossoms of hope, this jubilee  consoles

Clothe us with fresh sari , draping our souls 
Grant us brocade of peace when struggles rise
Blossoms of hope, this jubilee consoles
Lifting hearts across dark winds that chastise

Grant us brocade of peace when struggles rise
To dance on petals as lanterns adorn
Lifting hearts across dark winds that chastise
And enshrine all worlds the joy of your song

To dance on petals as lanterns adorn
Oh, praise be this day when light bestows faith
And enshrine all worlds the joy of your song
Ringing chants, through heaven’s luster, we bathe!


* "Diwali", the festival of lights, is a national holiday
in India that symbolizes the search for light in darkness
to bring forth love and joy amidst doubt and obstacles.

Cyndi Mac Millan's Contest: Love Letters 
to Indian Subcontinent
        by nette onclaud
        Pantoum Poetry

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Congratulations, in Cyndi's "LOVE LETTERS TO THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: " always & forever * Linda

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 3:11:00 PM
    I would really like to be there to experience this holy day! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:40:00 PM
    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Beautiful darling. Many congrats for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Amazing words, Nette. Really deserve to win. Congratz..!! *hug*

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:28:00 PM
    Nette this is beautiful. A fabulous write that does justice for India. Congrats! Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:03:00 PM
    very lovely...very creative..congratulations on your win friend Nette :) Have a nice weekend.. hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:43:00 AM
    its really a great write nette.It really takes me through the season.awesome. congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 7:01:00 AM
    I love how you connect your work with nature. Congratulations on a fine win.

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:02:00 AM
    lovely my friend. congrats on your win. Rick

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:15:00 PM
    Hi Dear Friend! This is sublime -- I especially liked brocade of peace (de-LIGHT-full) Sorry that I've been away- life is upside down, right now. This week will be even more hectic. I can't wait till this move is over! AWK! I am barely on line- and I will be without internet for a week or so, soon. I think of you often and look forward to catching up with your poesies... miss you and your genius. HOPE YOU ARE WELL! Prayers sent, as always. Please, take care of you. Xoxox

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Hi! You have written an excellent poem on Indian festival of lights in such a wonderful description that it's really exceptional. Thanks for sharing it. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 11:00:00 PM
    all the best for contest........loved this

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Great work for the contest..You have written a winner in my book..Wishing you luck in the contest..Thanks for your visit to my work..A Festival Of Lights sounds like our lighting of Christmas lights to celebrate Christ's Birth..Sara

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:59:00 PM
    You present a masterful form to grace us by this glorious write! I just love this beauty of a poem, for it carries a lovely message within it, so beautiful Nette! I tenderly loved reading this delightful piece this evening! What a powerful poem, Great Work my friend!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Nette, it is awesome poetry..Besides,to see you describing our Diwali in your inimitable style is highly heartening, luv! Jag

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 12:44:00 PM
    Oh, how beautiful!!! I'm familiar w/Diwali. This was tremendous!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Beautiful poetry! Nette! Line 13 my fave! Jimbo

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:29:00 AM
    This is very pretty and I think it will do very well.

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:33:00 AM
    - Beautiful, Nette! - Luck in contest! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)