Connie Marcum Wong


Dreams Of India - Poem by Connie Marcum Wong

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her food,
her enchanting dance
which spawns dreams
of her romance.

I know in my heart
I have lived there,
I know, I have loved there.

Her poetry transcends
my spirit to encompass
a wholeness that is
so familiar to me.

I dream of the Ganges,
and her gentle cleansing flow,
of reflections on its surface
when the moon is hanging low.

Of crickets singing nightly
to serenade me to sleep.
I dream of colors of the saris,
the beauty that they keep...

Of garlands placed with care,
a gajra in a maiden's hair
and the hues of floral leis.

I hold a reverence for Hindu
gods and goddesses.
I aspire to learn the sacredness
of varmala in the seeds of
past lifetimes I have shared.

A passion grows for those
whose love glows through their
auras to welcome strangers.

I'd love to share a cup of chai
to chat with friends in open air.
I long to return home, though
I have never been there.

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© Connie Marcum Wong

Topic(s) of this poem: hindi

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Dreams Of India by Connie Marcum Wong

  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:28:00 PM)

    A passion grows for those
    whose love glows through their
    auras to welcome strangers.

    I'd love to share a cup of chai
    to chat with friends in open air.
    I long to return home, though
    I have never been there....
    Dear Poetess come to India...... thanks
    Very beautiful poem 100000000000++++++++++++++...vote
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    Connie Marcum Wong(3/22/2019 1:06:00 AM)

    Thank you very much for your wonderful comments Prabir. I have a bad cold right now so I won't be on my computer until I am feeling better. Aloha, Connie

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:26:00 PM)

    I hold a reverence for Hindu
    gods and goddesses.
    I aspire to learn the sacredness
    of varmala in the seeds of
    past lifetimes I have shared...
    Very beautiful line and respect for hindu
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:25:00 PM)

    Of garlands placed with care,
    a gajra in a maiden's hair
    and the hues of floral leis...
    ..floral beauty
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:24:00 PM)

    Of crickets singing nightly
    to serenade me to sleep.
    I dream of colors of the saris,
    the beauty that they keep....
    India is famous for custom...festval
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:23:00 PM)

    I dream of the Ganges,
    and her gentle cleansing flow,
    of reflections on its surface
    when the moon is hanging low...
    Sweet imagery
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:23:00 PM)

    Her poetry transcends
    my spirit to encompass
    a wholeness that is
    so familiar to me...
    Rabindranath...kalidas...
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:22:00 PM)

    I know in my heart
    I have lived there,
    I know, I have loved there..
    Very sweet love
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:21:00 PM)

    I become homesick for her
    scents, her sounds, her food,
    her enchanting dance
    which spawns dreams
    of her romance...
    AwsAwes......lines
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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (3/21/2019 2:20:00 PM)

    Her music haunts me
    in such a knowing way
    it makes me weep
    and causes my heart to ache....
    ...... beautiful song
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  • Srijita MondalSrijita Mondal (3/21/2019 12:12:00 AM)

    India is a beautiful country and you are a beautiful poet 😊..very nice tribute to India..You are always welcome in India...thank you for sharing this poem..
    It seems to me you were born in India in your previous birth.. wonderful poem..
    10++++++++
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    Connie Marcum Wong(3/22/2019 1:04:00 AM)

    I appreciate your lovely comment. Thank you very much. I have a bad cold right now and will check out your poetry when I am feeling better. Aloha, Connie

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019



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