Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi

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My Dance Of Seven Veils - Poem by Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi

Today I dance
The dance of seven veils
One over other
In layers they are draped

Lights are dimmed
The stage is set
Soft music opens
With oriental track

Dressed in white
From head to toe
Pearls adorn the rest
Where parts of me might show

Slowly I step in
With melody of flute
Waving the red one
My first layer of pretension

Red is for passion
Of sanguine attention
Soon leaves my hands
Part of me in detention

Soon sunny orange
Takes on the stage
Glorious like sun
But soon it escapes

Yellow is found
Deeply meditative
No sound
Veils many sorrows
Until happiness is found

Next is Lush green veil
I dance with luscious trail
Satin and sheen
Promises of forgotten dreams

Now it time for the blue
Electric and true
Midnight with stars
Sprinkled with dew

Indigo veil
Penultimate trail
Almost close to my soul
Hidden stories untold

And in the end
With violet veil
In hand
I modestly stand
Soon to be devoid
Of all layers of self

Beat of the drums
Takes over the stands
A vigorous dance
Of freedom and chance

My Soul is now free
In its raw form of me
Nothing to stop me
dancing till eternity

Topic(s) of this poem: Dance


Comments about My Dance Of Seven Veils by Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi

  • Drtony Brahmin (11/14/2018 7:18:00 AM)

    My Soul is now free
    In its raw form of me
    Nothing to stop me
    dancing till eternity.....really a beautiful poem full of beauty and colors and rhythm and dancing steps. fine. thank u dear poetess. tony
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  • Dev Anand (12/5/2016 2:14:00 AM)

    The drums so very romantic, the dress, the dance, the stage, the music.......my soul is now free, dancing into the eternal world... very very nice poem. this is mystical and very poetic and romantic. thank you dear poetess (Report)Reply

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  • Siddartha Montik (11/6/2016 2:04:00 AM)

    Nicely explained the Heart of a Girl/Woman! all in 7 colours! And yes it is Jaipur too! (Report)Reply

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  • Dev Anand (4/8/2016 6:15:00 AM)

    Red is for passion
    Of sanguine attention beautiful poem thank you dear poetess
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  • Terry Craddock (3/30/2016 7:21:00 PM)

    Life's Wheel Shaping Spins

    intrigued with colours
    colours written into life
    colours of personality
    vibrant seen vibrations;

    colours have personality
    different shapes revealed
    in layers dancing meaning
    tempo step time stripped;

    the silent statuette
    formed clay has
    subtile elusive layers;

    formed by demands
    life's wheel shaping spins
    moves reveals solid limbs;


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'My Dance Of Seven Veils' by the poet Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi.
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    Terry Craddock(3/30/2016 8:19:00 PM)

    Sorry forgot the dedication earlier. Dedicated to the poet Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi.

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  • Terry Craddock (3/30/2016 7:21:00 PM)

    Colours Woven Into Life Patterns

    intrigued with colours woven into life patterns
    colours of personality vibrant vibrations seen
    colours also have personality yet different shapes

    revealed in layers of meaning time stripped away
    the statuette formed clay has even more layers
    formed by demands of life's shaping keep dancing


    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'My Dance Of Seven Veils' by the poet Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi.
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    Terry Craddock(3/30/2016 8:17:00 PM)

    Dedicated to the poet Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi.

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  • Terry Craddock (4/15/2015 12:36:00 AM)

    I also was intrigued with colours and wrote colours into a poem once, but colours of personality and vibrant seen vibrations; your colours also have personality, yet different shapes revealed in layers of meaning stripped away, and yet the statuette formed clay has even more layers formed by demands of life's shaping. Keep dancing.10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (9/2/2014 9:53:00 PM)

    A poem with dancing words lovely write Nalini thank you for sharing such a lovely poem (Report)Reply

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  • Donnie Wolff (9/2/2014 7:17:00 PM)

    This poem is the best I've read if yours, no question. I have added this to my favorite poems list, i now have 3 on that list of thousands if poems I've read. The feeling this piece gives is... :) its that good! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 2, 2014


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