Sunday, 4 November 2018

Diwali 2018 - Seeds of Light




The sky flows like a river into these eyes,
there’s a golden mean and meaning somewhere -
but not right now, not in the city square,
not in the swoosh-words hoardings advertise.

But there’s no place where the river doesn’t flow,
and gold is hard to get and hard to keep;
unless you count the sodium streetlights’ sweep
and signage blinking in LED glow,

and this darkness that’s some percentage light -
partly wakeful crickets, partly starshine
the horizon a faint fluorescent skyline
the towers vanishing into their own height.

Nothing extra anything else can impart –
the seeds of light sprout deep within the heart.



It's Diwali week - the festival of light, which is on 6th and 7th - I'm celebrating with some more poetry readings at a local Diwali fair. Apart from the traditional oil lamps of course.  Happy Diwali to you if you are celebrating. Have a brilliant week and November.


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  1. Reading poetry? What a wonderful way to celebrate.
    I hope there is always light in your life and your heart.

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  2. Hi, Happy Diwali to you too! very nice way to celebrate this festival of lights. Wish you a wonderful week ahead! :)
    -Jui Positive Cookies

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    1. Thank you. From my POV all celebration is poetry and all poetry is celebration :)

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  3. Wow them with your beautiful poetry and happy Diwali!

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  4. you and your poems are a source of light. Enjoy the festival

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    1. That's the best compliment so far in 2018. Thank you!

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  5. I not only enjoyed the poem, but my eyes were attracted to the songs on your sidebar and I enjoyed them, too.

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    1. All my favourite songs are from a different century :) Glad you enjoyed them!

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  6. Hi Nila - the poetry readings will bring warmth to your heart and light for us all. I am sure you've had a happy time hearing others' poems and being with like-minded friends and family ... Seeds of Light - we all need these and we need them to help others - cheers Hilary

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    1. I did indeed have a happy time. Thanks, Hilary.

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  7. Nila, your life for the past few months must have been an absolute delight. I've followed what I could on FB and you certainly looked happy! We actually have Diwili week in Australia as we have a growing Indian population. What fun!

    Oh, love the poem I say, almost as an afterthought. You know I adore everything you write, clever child.

    'The seeds of light sprout deep within the heart.' Truer words ever spoken?

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    1. It's been rather hectic but very fun :) Thanks, Denise!

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