Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hues !!!

The powdery red sindoor
The big maroon bindi
The jet black kajal lining her doe eyes
The tiny ruby nose ring
The plum coloured lipstick on her full lips
The stain of the yellow turmeric on her arms
And the orange brown mehendi filling her palms
The white jasmine flowers adorning her hair
The glistening white,gold and red bangles
Her sparkling solitaire diamond ring
The shiny nude nailpolish
The tiny black beads on her mangalsutra
The sterling silver toe rings
The olive green saree with the pallu just covering her head
The deep sea blue curtains in the room
The pink rose petals on the bed
The crisp white sheets


She was sent back home the next day. I wonder if it was her fault alone that she could not stain the sheets a bright red?

7 comments:

blunt edges said...

Powerful! Beautiful and depressing at the same time! Totally loved it :)

Ankit said...

Beautifully articulated!

Lakshmi said...

@ Blunt Edges : :D :D :D
Thank you !

@ Ankit : Thank you :) Glad you liked it. And Welcome !

തുമ്പപ്പൂ said...

The climax is so strong...takes you off guard...a complete u turn...but one thing keeping the last line in the same stanza would give the work even more impact ..because the new stanza itself gives you the sense of something which is about to come.

Lakshmi said...

@ Sreejith
Thank you :)
But the first stanza is a description of the bride on her wedding night. I don't want to spoil it.

COMMUNI said...

Loved it.. Lakshmi...

PeeV ee said...

Oh wow. Gave me goosebumps for I was thinking it was going in another direction. You should definitely write more!