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The Brilliant Spring

Crazy wind whispers 
Into the ears of ‘champa’
A light scented Indian flower
Trees are full of them now
Your love in each and every bough


The breeze is cool 
Because it is spring
Because it is south wind
Because everywhere is hue
Because it is warm with you

Blue hills and green plains
My room at sixes and sevens
Red bellied wood peckers drumming
Rhythm in feet nimble
Your twinkling eyes with dimple

Our roads are tremendously red
Ashok Palash and Gulmohar
They call it flame-of-the-forest
Love in red supreme
With you in extravagant dream

Books in eloquently colorful blurb
Beauty steps in every curve
Invitation in every nerve
The spring below and spring above
Your healing love 

 
Goes away alas the days
Of dance in soul in warm sun rays
Goes away your ocean gaze
Life in a twilight haze
Your beautiful craze


Ah if I could have turned the clock
Holding your hand in a Gulmohar walk
Only our hands and feet would talk
Around the clock  arm in arm
In your beauty and charm

Alas that is not to be a thing
Our time is as short as the spring
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March 18, 2016
Butea Monosperma or Palash is a species of Butea native to tropical and sub-tropical parts of India and Asia.
Saraca asoca ( the ashoka tree, literally ‘sorrowless’), belongs to the Caesalpinioideae subfamily  of legume family, of Indian sub continent.
Gulmohar  or Delonix Regia, grown in many tropical parts of the world, called FLAMBOYANT in English, is a striking sight for its vivid red/vermilion/orange/yellow flowers and bright green foliage...Wikipedia

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Date: 6/27/2016 6:26:00 AM
The imagery in this poem fairly jumps off the "page." It is especially effective because of your use of colors. I enjoyed every line. Congratulations on a stellar composition.
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Probir Gupta
Date: 6/27/2016 6:32:00 AM
Thank you ...
Date: 6/8/2016 11:13:00 PM
What an evocative poem!! Sounds like a beautiful scene. Where are you writing from? India? Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 6/9/2016 6:24:00 AM
Glad that you liked it... Thank you
Date: 3/26/2016 9:49:00 AM
You poem reminds of Pune, full of gulmohars!congrats on your placement!
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Probir Gupta
Date: 3/26/2016 10:05:00 PM
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Date: 3/25/2016 10:34:00 PM
Wonderful! Sir... Felt like having a stroll with my beloved at Shantiniketan. Respectful greetings, Bobby
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Date: 3/25/2016 11:10:00 PM
Thank you ... It's a great delight that you like it...
Date: 3/25/2016 9:45:00 AM
Probir, well done congratulations on your win!
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Date: 3/25/2016 12:38:00 PM
Thank you Eve...
Date: 3/25/2016 9:37:00 AM
Hi Probir, a beautiful ode to Spring my friend. A melodious song of beautiful imagery. Your words dance through the beauty of spring my friend. This i give a seven rating and the melody sings its way into my faves....Vlad.
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Probir Gupta
Date: 3/25/2016 12:39:00 PM
Thank you Vlad...
Date: 3/25/2016 7:50:00 AM
A very beautiful Lyric, Probir, with vivid images and metaphors. Congratulations on your fine win! Sandra
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Probir Gupta
Date: 3/25/2016 12:40:00 PM
Thank you Sandra...
Date: 3/25/2016 4:00:00 AM
I love this beautiful work of art Probir. I am so happy to see it on the winner's list. It is going into my faves my friend! Congratulations! #7 ; )
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Probir Gupta
Date: 3/25/2016 4:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie. I am honoured...