Diwali: Festival of Lights. A Dedication. To my Dear, Dearer, Dearest Surabhi
O Row of Lights, O Festival of Splendour!
O Flame! You who are encircled by star lights
And indigo streams of Beauty.
Your diamond-orange hue,
Fascinates my core with its enchanting power.
Mesmerised by Your fiery Love, I remain riveted.
I dance with a cherubic joy,
Knowable only beyond speech,
Deep within the grandeur of the Soul.
Delight, O my Bright-Delight, how spirited
Is the merriment of Your children!
Firecrackers, fun, food and laughter,
Embrace their Lives,
As they praise Your name in joyful tears,
Embedded upon their gleeful Spirit.
Valmiki’s revered Lord Rama’s Victory,
Has enwrapped me in its sweet embrace;
I dance on His bosom, as a pageantry
Of terracotta lotus lanterns glimmer;
Diyas (lamps) Illuminate my Heart, in a spectacle of Bliss.
Come, my Beloved! Captivate this Being
With Your self-amorous effulgence,
Casting away my darkness.
Infatuate all Indian Souls in their diaspora;
Let them drink from the supernal salmon-tinted wine.
Bless them with inner garlands;
The opulence of Mahalakhsmi’s haven,
So that they continue to dance
With an ecstatic joy unspoken,
Within the profundity and magna of the Soul.
-Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, Copyrighted, 11th November, 2015. ~ Awakening The Inner Light ~
Divali: The Festival of Lights
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