malini kadir

(17th october / Nagapatinam, a coastal port, Tamilnadu, India NOW RESIDING IN TRICHY)

Garlanding you......

To garland you in warm welcome,
I decide to pluck flowers from the garden;
The garden vacant this morn;

The roses in the garden
As if in reply to
The blowing winds;
Wisely nod their heads..

The long stalked lilies
Majestically sway...
Beside the smiling marigold

The slant sun on back warm
Which flowers to pluck?

The passion red roses yonder
Or the cupped gentle white lilies?
Weighing the thought in mind
I walk in a circle...

Smiling at the twittering sparrows
I retrace my steps
A garland of aromatic white lilies
To make ready
For the evening...
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Submitted: Monday, December 08, 2008
Edited: Saturday, February 15, 2014

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (5/19/2010 1:27:00 PM)

    As a blooming Poetess, knowingly or unknowingly you are concentrating on your poetic moods. lovely it is.
    liked these lines:
    Smiling at the twittering sparrows
    I retrace my steps
    A garland of aromatic white lilies
    To make ready
    For the evening...
    thank you vry much for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (12/18/2008 2:41:00 AM)

    a poem soft sweet and fragrant...and the sparrows make things enlivening... good garland you make out of your garden flowers for your evening, Hema...10 (Report) Reply

  • Katz Haus (12/15/2008 10:51:00 AM)

    This is very beautiful. I love the use of flowers in poems. I particularly like the opening line, 'To garland you in warm welcome.' KH (Report) Reply

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