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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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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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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Date: 3/25/2016 4:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie. I am honoured...