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Mornin’ soup

The air was frigid

Like soup left on the table

The wind blew in forceful gusts

As if blind the to long dead heat

 The night was a hungry child Continue reading

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Shubh Diwali! (Happy Diwali!)

Today is Diwali! If you don’t know what that is, it’s the Hindu festival of light and the date changes each year as it’s observed according to the lunar calendar and this night is said to be the darkest night of the year. Before the festivities of today everyone would ensure their houses are cleaned, fences are repaired and repainted if needed, all in preparation of the arrival of the Goddess of Light, wealth and prosperity Mother Lakshmi. According to Indian legend when Lord Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Latchman returned from a 14 year exile, imposed by one of his father’s jealous wives, the streets and steps of the people of the kingdom were lined with diyas. Here, Wiki explains the rest much better than I would: Continue reading

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As I look up and into the sky tonight, I see her …

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She is the High Queen of the night’s sky

The stars at her beck and call

The ruler of our seas and oceans, the tides obeying her whims

A silent sentinel, watching us from above

She often lurks behind the curtains of darkness

Her crescent is like delicate china,

That would shatter with the slightest touch

At her monthly prime,

Her brilliant white light shines through

Starless nights like a beacon out at sea

Guiding us, the wondering vessels,

To our peaceful places in our minds

I often wonder what she sees when she looks down

To the Earth upon which she’d never laid her dainty feet

As she prefers to look from her lofty seat

~ Devina S.

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