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The Beauty of Charkha the Spinning Wheel 2


The Beauty of Charkha the Spinning Wheel  2

The Poem is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and his Charkha


Cotton has always won the hearts 
Of every men and women 
In every age
Whether it was the time of Dark Ages 
Or the dawn of new awakening 
When the world witnessed 
The fruits of knowledge and new adventures
Which were emerging, one after another 
Bewildering the human race
By its lofty discoveries and new inventions
Amid the passions and craze in both young and old
For reading and writing, 
For sailing on the waves of high seas 
Or creating the beauty on the canvas 
For decorating the great walls of art galleries and shrines 
By the timeless beautiful paintings.

This was time when singing and dancing
Were enchanting the youth 
To invent new Ragas and steps of dance 
To woo their lovely sweethearts 
Without caring for distances differences 
Without thinking about the heights and depths
And high rising waves.

It was an era when the languages and cultures 
Of the newly discovered places and people
New cities, towns and ports  
New climatic zones were appearing on the maps
Alluring the mighty rulers to expand their boundaries
And to rapidly change new countries and lands
On the earlier stamped maps
As the earlier cartographers 
Had not the vision to see
Beyond the limits of their mind and Earth
And beyond the mighty seas.

But their dreams were fulfilled
By the valor and efforts of  the devoted strong sailors
Who were thirsty to throw their boats
Without caring for the winds and shores
And without fearing the soaring foam of shores.

As many of them were crazy to buy 
The most precious gift of that time
In the form of cotton dresses
Made from the priceless soft cotton
Weaved on the Charkhas of East.

Till then the beauty and charms of Charkha
In the form of soft and cozy hand spun fabrics
Was touching the lofty heights
Amid the crazy young and old
And the beautiful women of that time
Who were too happy to keep it  
Very close to their beauty and hearts
To become a star in the eyes 
Of those elegant men and women  
Who were wealthy and the rich 
And were enjoying the power of that century
To any price 
To posses and feel cotton's 
Soothing touch and comforts
To impress their beloved and mistress
As the main attraction of those ladies 
Were in those fabrics and dresses
Which had the beauty of Charkha
Woven in its threads.

Ravindra K Kapoor
Kanpur India 26th May 2015

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  1. Date: 5/26/2015 5:21:00 AM

    God gave you eyes to see and hands to write and a soul that grows wings when it shares with others, bless you for this dear Ravindra xxx
  1. Date: 5/25/2015 10:47:00 PM

    This is wonderful!! Mahatma Gandhi was a great icon!! :D :D
  1. Date: 5/25/2015 10:21:00 PM

    I hope this new series would be liked by the lovers of ethnic beauty and values. The next part of this series would be placed soon. Till then with Love and best wishes I shall be waiting for your comments....Ravindra K Kapoor

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