Childhood Memory!!

As a kid “Palanquin Bearers” was always dear to my heart. It is nostalgic to remember my imagination when the poem was narrated by my English Teacher. The poem is most rhythmic and a visual treat.

Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

It is one of the poems of a great Indian writer Sarojini Naidu, the “Nightingale of India”. She was a child prodigy, a poet and an Indian Independence Activist.The poem is a description of one of the customs of ancient India.

It is a sensitive and great way of expressing pride & joy by the palanquin(palaki) bearers while they were carrying the royal princess. Palanquin is a means of transport commonly used in the olden time to carry the bride to her in-laws home. The bearers say carrying the royal princess was never a burden instead a huge privilege.

So, finally I could create the beautiful expression and made some additions in my own way to make it more memorable..:)

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I picked a painting, colored with pencils and quilled( paper art) the palanquin. It took quite a lot of time and patience and it is absolutely worth for this beautiful piece of art 🙂

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Hope you like and please don’t forget to leave your thoughts.

Bye

 

Published by Nima

Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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