DIWALI LIGHTS

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DIWALI LIGHTS

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

TALES OF LIGHT LIT BRIGHT: DIWALI 2015

The panorama is still
Still you can read a thousand thoughts
Still you can weave a great many stories
Tales of light lit bright
Peppered, mingled, conversational
The panorama is still
But its colours stir emotions
Like a kaleidoscope
Colours, merging into darkness
Colours, immersing darkness into their fold
Illuminated like colours of a rainbow
Within verbatim realms
Within perceivable wanderings
Within unimagined possibilities
Colours are telling a great many stories
Inspired by lights this night
A panoramic serenity so vibrant
That it touches hearts
That it speaks to souls
To pour every emotion
To live every expression
Crooning rhymes of wheels of time
Lost in music these voices create
In brightest hours of this darkest night
Of light, of lamps, of colours, of voices
This symphony is beyond words
Taking me into their fold
It is so uninitiated, it is so raw
That it is so pure
Life is riding high on colours today
Enlightened by glow of possibilities
This Diwali is different
For, it has drawn me to its sameness
Sameness of tales lit bright
That is always there for you to see
And I could see into it again
Yes, today is that autumn night of lights..

Diwali 2015

TALES OF LIGHT LIT BRIGHT

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

LIGHTS WERE BRIGHTER. MOOD WAS HAPPIER.

My sister’s 11 year daughter yesterday had her demand simple and direct – I needed to write a poem on Diwali, the festival of light, that she could present in her class. The demand had its genesis after she read what I was scribbling, a random poem in fact, had Diwali as one of its elements. My deadline was set for this evening with a strict warning that it had to be as per her ‘standards’, the elements of which were left to me to think over. And it was to be contemporary, reflecting the trends of the times, at her level.

I looked back on how it went – the day before Diwali, the Diwali day, and the day after Diwali – and tried to pick what kids love the most these days on a festival like Diwali – lights – colours – sweets and chocolates with chocolates getting upper hand on kids’ preferences with big-bang ‘chocolaceous’ promotions – and the schools running meaningful campaigns to aware the students of the harmful effects of traditional crackers and to promote the use of non-polluting crackers.

Well, I did my background work and this is what I have tried. And thankfully, she liked it. My kid. 🙂

Lights were brighter..
Mood was happier..
Yes, it was the Diwali day,
Again after a year..

The colourful lights,
Enveloped houses..
The glow of earthen lamps,
Dotted the fences..

Chocolates then,
Added to the plate of sweets..
And more sweetness,
Added to the fun in the streets..

The family time was there,
And we were all together..
We had a green Diwali,
Smoother and safer..

No more noisy crackers,
No more polluting haze..
The blissful Diwali memories
For the coming days..

LIGHTS WERE BRIGHTER. MOOD WAS HAPPIER.

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

DIWALI LIGHTS AND COLOURS

Lights: Colourful. Jovial. Meaningful. Social.
Colours: Dazzling. Thoughtful. Delightful. Inviting.
Diwali: The Spread of Light. The Reach of Colours.
Diwali: The Spiritual Symbolism of Light.
Diwali: The Situational Pragmatism of Colours.
Diwali: When the Brightest Hour Comes of the Darkest Day.
Lights and Colours of Diwali:
Let There Be Light. Let There Be Colours in Life. For All.

Diwali 2 copy

DIWALI LIGHTS AND COLOURS

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/