Red Dupatta

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dupatta : strip of cloth worn by Eastern woman over their shoulders across their chest

Jalebi: an orange colored Eastern sweetmeat

 

Red is the color of passion

Blood drop into blood drop combined

Red is the color of love

Two souls destined to be entwined

Red is the color of the henna on her hands

A wedding to join them together

Red is the color of her dupatta

Red is the color of forever

 

Black is the color of her kajol

That outlines tear filled almond shaped eyes

Black is the color of the embers of the wedding fire

That must live and then eventually die

Black is the color of his mood

As he knows he must go to war

Black is the color of mourning clothes

Black is the color of Deaths door

 

Orange is the color of candleglow

That softly shines around the marital bed

Orange is the color of fireworks

That proclaim to the skies they are wed

Orange is the color of jalebi

The sweetmeat they share in their bliss

Orange is the color of the dawns rising sun

Orange is the color they will miss

 

Blue is the color of the skies

That await for the sleeping couple to wake

Blue is the color of cold

Inside she begins to shake

Blue is the color of water

He uses to wash his face

Blue is the color of tears

Blue is the color of wedded grace

 

Blue is the color of their hearts

As they embrace the last time as far as they know

Orange is the color of firelight

By which he dresses to go

Black is the color of his horse

Who he mounts, telling her not to cry

Red is the color of her dupatta

Fluttering as she waves her goodbye

 

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About saharsalman

Aspiring poet. Spectator of life. Words of Whim.
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2 Responses to Red Dupatta

  1. words4jp says:

    oh my – this is just so lovely and touching. beautiful. really, this is so beautiful. xx

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