देहरी : The Threshold (A Haiku and a Tanka )






                                                                     कलिका प्यारी 
                                                                     तुषार कणों मध्य
                                                                     भी स्नेह मग्न

                                                               
                                                                      मृदुल तन
                                                                      शिशु सा भोलापन
                                                                      द्वैत में मन ... 
                                                                      देहरी पे अटका,
                                                                      अल्हड बचपन !



The Haiku and the Tanka are written for the audio prompt given by dear friend Ravish Mani who created the prompt on my special request .. ahem-ahem :) 


I chose to portray the bridal joy and anticipation, as the audio gave me the ambivalent feeling of happiness and nervousness at the same time. 
Irrespective of her age and education, a bride is essentially a girl going to become a responsible person, an epitome of grace, dignity and maturity just in that distance from her maternal abode to her in-law's home.
Half aware of it, the hurt childhood hesitates but refuses to budge, while the dreams of ensuing future spur her towards that image of rosy bliss.
And there she wonders at the Threshold....  a sweet dilemma!





कलिका  - a bud                                                                                                                                     तुषार कणों  - Frost                           स्नेह - affection                                                                                                                                         मग्न- lost, absorbed           
मृदुल - soft                                                                                                                                               भोलापन - innocence                       द्वैत  - duality, dilemma                                                                                                                               देहरी  - threshold                       अटका - hitched                                                                                                                                           अल्हड -  carefree, jaunty 


Image Courtesy : Here 

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I love the description of the bride and the meaning associated with it :). A marriage sure is a culmination of so many beautiful thoughts :)

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    1. Thank YOU Vinay,gladdening to know you liked it, as 'wedding' is all about joy and euphoria but 'marriage' certainly is a serious business! :P :D

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  2. Very beautiful. Loved the way you interpreted the musical piece to explain the inside of bride's mind on the occasion of her marriage, especially Vidai. Superb both of them but I like the tanka most. :)

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    1. Well well, the person who gave the beautiful prompt liked it means, sab badhiya:)
      feels so good :D
      Between I forgot to mention that I meant this haiku and tanka to be read as a single piece.. like in poems :):)
      Thank again, for inspiring this out of me :)

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  3. बहुत ही सुन्दर ... काश बचपन अटक ही जाये ....

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    1. सच में..... शुक्रिया :)

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  4. Beautiful - I love this post. Mix of music and poetry - intellect delight.

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    1. Heart gladdening to know you liked it Saru :)

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  5. So beautiful i love so much this

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  6. So very beautiful, picture is cute too 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Alok! Picture mujhe bhi achhi lagi thi ye wali :) :)

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  8. anticipation, the tremor of love and of parting, painful joy, joyful parting......mix of tears and smiles...what a beautiful poem Kokila....

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    1. Thank you sunaina! It's a pleasure when you read and find these nice!😊😊

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  9. Thoughtful words and beautiful pic

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    1. Thank you Swati! So glad it resonated well with you,dear! 😇😇

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  10. बहुत सुन्दर , काश ! ये बचपन कभी खत्म ही न हो

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    1. Thanks a Million Yogi ji! Kaash..☺☺

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