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April 15, 2024

Dark Festivities

By Pranab Ghosh

Dark Festivities

She will come…
The tickets had
Been booked long ago.
The carrier chosen…
Care had been taken to make
Her voyage to the place
She lived before marriage
Safe, with her children.

They all have been
Waiting with bated
Breath, all through
The year to catch
A glimpse of their


Time runs
With tides
Lashing the shores.
Ganga flows unhindered.

UMA will come this year too.

All the people will
Join the celebrations
of her homecoming…

What if some homes
Stay ‘dark’ during
The festivities!

Author's Note: 'Uma' is the other name of Goddess Durga, a Hindu goddess and wife of Lord Shiva. She is the symbol of victory over everything evil, as she destroyed Mahisasura, the demon among all demons.

Article © Pranab Ghosh. All rights reserved.
Published on 2023-10-02
Image(s) are public domain.
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