a poem by Veena Damodar

It’s festive season, with nature at its best,
Enriched with flora and fauna
That adorn this beautiful earth.
Colourful nature, spreading
Joy and Prosperity.

Can you hear the laughter and the giggle?
The tinkle of the anklets?
The bangles jingle?
It is now and here, that I long
To see my little girl.
She has flown away from the cocoon
To soar high in the sky!
The girls, enthusiastic,
As they adorn the front yard with flowers and ‘Rangoli’.
My little girl spreads her laughter and joy
In another land.
While I with eyes moist,
Bless her and wish her well.