Happy Birthday Reshma
During my life time as a teacher,
I have had many students,
Who came to learn dance from me -
The lyrical and graceful style of Mohiniattam.
But most of them were like coloured butterflies,
Who tasted the honey of the floral 'Mudras',
And the rhythmic beats of dance for a short period.Then,
They flew away in search of new pastures and colours of life.
But one student who remained with me
For seventeen long years, is Reshma.
She grasped and imbibed, not just
The techniques of dance and music,
But the rhythm and melody of life -
To learn and serve with cheer as well
Creating a beautiful bond of ‘Guru- Shishya'
With a smooth, silken thread of pure love.
Today, I would like to wish you on your 46th birthday,
A life filled with happiness with your dear family
And a long, healthy life!
May the fragrance of your melodious voice,
Reach far, echoing beyond the rivers and mountains,
Spreading happiness and peace, above all,
May you keep smiling always like a bright shining pearl.
Many, many happy returns of the day!
Your ever loving teacher
13th March 2021
Friday, March 12, 2021
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