Bangles

a poem by Nishu Mathur, India

Ornaments that delight, even in their simplicity subtly ornate,
Circles of rainbows in colors of life, flamboyant or hues subdued,
Creations in glass, a pistachio green, cotton candy pink, in  myriad shades.
Clinking bangles in mulberry purple, majestic red or peacock blue.

In exclusive platinum or sparkling silver or a glimmering metallic gold,
Bridal jewels with gems, in exquisite work and beauty fair,
Precious symbols of love, an inheritance of priceless moulds,
Jingling bangles worn with pride and delicate care.
 
Colors and styles that often would a woman define,
An expression of marital ties, perhaps a mood or style she'd state,
Each bangle in perfect circular symmetry designed,
A reason beautiful enough to celebrate.

As wrists laden with bangles move to the beats of the 'dhol'
Bedecked in festive finery in tune with traditional occasions,
Songs of life sung, hymns to God or the notes of rustic folklore,
One can hear the music of bangles in life's little celebrations.

( a dhol is a double headed drum, played on occasions, like marriages, festivals. Bangles are popular in India, an integral part of the culture..)

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