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the myriad colored land

Crowned with a tiara,precious white,
crashing at the heels turquoise tide.
here all known colors exude through ,
at every step diversities brew.

The winds of past,
would forever last.
waltzing around the weaver's needle,
or reverberating through the artisan's chisel.

through the mystic roads,
clad in saffron robes.
saints chase the ultimate solution,
--a path towards salvation.

Not in a folklore or a song
here the palanquin bears the daughter along.
tied knots* are too strong to break,
solemn promises for eternity are made.

witness a reverse in clock,
the ideals in bricks and blocks.
or a picture of originality,
during the frolics of festivity.

here in happiness skylines swell with kites*,
the earthen diyas* set all corners alight.
Holi* makes the faces hued,
Of the past all feuds are subdued.

in reverence for the Gods of health,
and the Goddesses of wealth
the rangolis* are drawn at the thresholds
welcoming them to dwell their households.

Knowing no constitutional provisions,
or land demarcations,
Almighty on the seventh sky,
strolls down here on the sly.

May this land beneath His hand hail,
may never the people fail.
within its splendor shall we reside,
its the land by the sea side!


*tied knots--refers to the relationships
*kites--are flown on makar sakranti (a festival) It is a harvest festival. On this occasion the sky is filled with kites
*diyas--earthen bowls in which oil is used and they are lit on the auspicious festival of diwali as a mark of dispelled darkness when good won over evil.
*holi-is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours.

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  1. Date: 7/6/2013 10:55:00 PM
    Congratulations, in Cyndi's "LOVE LETTERS TO THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: " always & forever * Linda

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/7/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks again linda!
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:42:00 PM
    this is one cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/7/2013 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks skat!!!! :D
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Brilliant piece! I'm glad I stopped by. This one goes in my favs. :)

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/7/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks varsha di! :D
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Nice write. Only after coming to USA I have come to believe how great India is. We have to get the word around.

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/7/2013 10:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YES! and congratulations to you! :D
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Lovely words. Congratulations on your win ! :)

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/6/2013 10:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Shirley! :D
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Enjoyed this one. Congrats on your win. Connie

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/5/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank-you Connie! :D GLAD u like it!
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:51:00 AM
    great poem Alpana. congrats on your win

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/5/2013 1:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hey thanks jenish!
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:08:00 AM
    wonderful poem. congrats on your win. Rick

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks rick! :D
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Congratulations! Thank you for entering this RICH poem, so many treasures in each line. Wonderful, really wonderful.

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    sorry ! didn't realize the winners are listed! glad my poem delivered the messages and images you hoped for love and gratitude! :D
    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 7/5/2013 5:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKS Cyndi when would you announce the result ? :D
  1. Date: 6/29/2013 5:06:00 PM
    excellent poem Alpana, welcome to our poetry site, hope you make lots of friends here, xxx

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/30/2013 5:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Rose! glad you found it worth reading! :D
  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:23:00 AM
    Good morning, Alpana congratulations with having your poem featured on the soups home page. Take care and enjoy the coming week. ~XOX~ *LIND

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/23/2013 7:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKYOU! AND you too
  1. Date: 6/18/2013 1:34:00 PM
    Very good poem!Namastey.....

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 12:02:00 PM
    Lovely poem Alpana. . . . . Keep writing -Shiraz :-)

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/17/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thankyou
  1. Date: 6/17/2013 2:12:00 AM
    hi Alpana, I'm stopping by to say hi.... I noticed all your poems, have the same title. Please send me a hello, as soon as you have a new poem. .luv...linda

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/17/2013 12:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes i will! there was some fault and it was posted too many times.I din't notice that! thank-you! love--alpana!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Alpana. Stopping by with a sweet smile and a warm Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan....... God Bless.......... Hugs* "SKAT"

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/17/2013 1:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    NAMASTE SKAT(an Indian greeting or hello!!) :D i am alpana. i belong to India. i am a novice in poetry and i am really humbled to be received so warmly!! i hope my poem was worth reading and your time!! --love your junior!!
  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:22:00 PM
    Hi Alpana. Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. My name is Linda; I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest in the future* hopefully I can be one of your first poetry soup friends. You are welcomed to look for me anytime you need certain feedback on any given poem. I look forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love- LOL) * Always * ;-) Linda

    jain Avatar alpana jain
    Date: 6/17/2013 1:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    namaste linda (an indian greeting or hello!!) :D this is alpana. i belong to india. i am a beginner and i am really surprised with another warm welcome. i hope you found my poem worth your time and i'd love to be your friend and a contestant in your competition. love junior!! :D