Indian Weavers Poem by Sarojini Naidu

Indian Weavers

Rating: 3.4

WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.

Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright? . . .
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.

Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill? . . .
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

B. Laxmi Priya 10 September 2013

reads more like a nursery rhyme to me.

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Monali Khandagle 12 February 2014

The simple act of weaving connects our life from birth to death, without clothing, we humans are reduced to the pre-human state. The poetess has expressed this importance of the weaver in our lives quite simply and eloquently.

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Mayank Raj 15 July 2013

this is about hindu weavers also known as kori/koli caste

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Mayank Raj 15 July 2013

i'm also related from this community indian weavers

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Uddhab Naik 19 August 2016

Beautiful use of alliteration.....

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Bri Edwards 21 August 2022

5 stars. simple and sweet. This is from another dead poet, not dead at the time of writing...I suspect. Great rhyming and tale. bri : )

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Diksharaj 23 July 2022

This poem is like a god

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 November 2021

The poem about Indian weavers, they weav all things for Indian people to wear, we can read here that India is self-supporting in their own clothes. Very fascinating poem

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Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Naidu

Hyderabad / India
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