Vasant Panchami is the festival of Spring celebrating the flowering of Mustard fields, the beginning of harvesting season. Girls dye their scarves yellow, apply Henna on their hands, sing and play on the swings.


Spring, the King of Seasons

I
Earth is getting closer to the sun,
Spring is in the air!
Vasant, the Spring,
Rituraj, the king of all seasons,
Is striding confidently ahead,
Filling the morning air with
The faint fragrance of Mango- blossoms.

Flowers soon will bear fruits,
Fruits will ripen, spread their seeds,
New plants will begin to sprout,
Raise their pretty heads from ground
Daintily sway with the wind
Grow to become majestic trees...

The hoar frost in the early morn
Will be replaced by tender dew,
Dew will evaporate to give way
To warm vapour of sunny spring.

Golden yellow mustard flowers,
Harbingers of graceful spring,
Are beginning to fill the fields
A heady feeling to none akin...

Earth is pregnant with new offspring!!!

II
Birds, who sat warm on their eggs
Protecting from harsh winter winds
Have begun to hatch fledglings.
Mother bird hops about the garden,
Gathering nectar from the flowers
Feeding her young with ardent care.

Soon the birds'll fly off their nests
Begin a fresh new life ahead
Life beckons them in its fold...

Spring, the season of creation,
Rejuvenation, renovation,
Of gathering knowledge at
The feet of the Goddess
Saraswati, of arts and aesthetics,
Is here to enthralls the hearts,
To fill the soul with renewed spirit...

'Spring! Spring! It's time to love!'
To invigorate, to recreate!
'Spring! Spring! It's time to live!'




Author: Zoya Zaidi
24.01.2007 Vasant Panchami
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright©: Zoya Zaidi

Quote: "Spring! Spring! Its time to Love!"
Alexander Ecenin
*Vasant- Spring
*Rituraj- the King of seasons
*Saraswati- the goddess of knowledge, arts and aesthetics, is also the goddess of spring in Indian mythology

Photo: 'Girl in Mustard Fields' by and ©: Zoya Zaidi





Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2007-03-16 at 18:22

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uma
inspiring as usual...strong and sensual...i am feeling the spring...combination of warm sun and cool air...

love
uma
2008-03-13


Mr.Mist
Spring...its a such nice time of the year. All the flowers blossoming, birds flying and the sweet smell in the air!!! A wery nice and warming poem. Wery well written. You have once again amazed me with you words!!!
Thanks for shearing this nice poem!!!

(((((BigHugs)))))

-mr.m
2007-03-20


Mikael Lövkvist
What a wonderful celebratory statement. You, and your poetry, are an inspirational force.
2007-03-19


anirudh
gud 1
2007-03-18


angelwings
Profound truths divinely grace natures face...I salute your
inspiring inspirations....
2007-03-17


Gopi
you made me homesick with this piece.
2007-03-17


Kathy Lockhart
Zoya, you are an amazing poet. I am in awe of your talent, of your genus, your artistic abilities. This has to be one of my all time favorites. It is stunning in its imagery and brilliant in its beauty.
2007-03-16


Hagzissa
Yes!!!! Spring is in the air!!! Finally and this poem must be the most enchanting spring-celebration I've ever read! Beautiful!!!!!!
2007-03-16


Dominic
delicious writing....if only I could get on this level. I shall try, however! Thank you for giving us a goal :)
2007-03-16