Sunday, February 3, 2008

Second Skin



Jeweled skirts, alluring cholis
A vision for unsuspecting souls
Dancing toes, anklet chimes
Magic for weary eyes!

Covered head, midriff bared
Come-hither call that hide
Silk clad limbs in red sparkles
Mirrored dupattas in silvery linings
Captures heart, till eternity arrives!

Clothes with deep layers
this second skin compliments
A woman's beauty and essence
Not unlike crowning halos
That hint of angelic presence!
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In response to the prompt from WI
as well as prompt for Read Write Poem
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31 comments:

Jeques said...

Fabulous ornament well illustrated in a beautiful descriptive poem. It is amazing how you were able to weave together each piece of the cloth in words achieving fabulous imagery taking form in the mind.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

chicklegirl said...

Very exotic and evocative--I was transported!

Rethabile said...

Apart from the pleasure of learning about Indian wear, a bejewelled, enchanted poem.

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent description, sounds like a lovely outfit - thanks for the links too!

Whitesnake said...

I still prefer the birthday suit!

keith hillman said...

Beautiful words painting a beautiful picture.

gingatao said...

She is very beautiful, well your poem is very beautiful colourful and smiling, cool,

paisley said...

wonderful take on the prompt.. i woldn't have thought of it,, but you are so right.. they are magically beautiful aren't they????/

Prats said...

Thats a wonderful and magical description of a piece of clothing...what to us Indians is so everyday item. :)

Jo said...

Ooops, I mean lovely, lovely Ul....too many windows open, laughing.

susan said...

I think saris and other Indian attire are some the most feminine, beautiful clothes.

"SunShine" said...

hey it reminds me Aishwarya in Akabar - Jodha :-)

anthonynorth said...

You make those clothes come alive. Marvellous use of words.

gautami tripathy said...

You know how we like the Lehanga Choli here!

Good one!

mariacristina said...

Lush, beautiful images. Indian dress is especially delicate and intricate, and your poem does it justice.

tumblewords said...

Magical - your words are vibrant and present vivid images - very nice!

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, thank you! I needed a poem to transport me away from my life and yours did that so beautifully! Ah, the power of poetry!

Lucy said...

wow Ul! I can just see your image jumping off the page, beautifully written, beautiful imagery! :)

Marja said...

Oh UL this is an absolutely breathtaking very exotic poem

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Very descriptive, a vision for unsuspecting souls!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Very lush. I wish I was able to get inside this type of life and see what it was/is like. It seems so sensuous, but how can it be anything but real life -- amazing sometimes and a drag the rest of the time?

Redness said...

The magic of Bollywood jumped right off the screen at me - you're so clever, so magical!

noahthegreat said...

Paths into other cultures are great.

Selma said...

Beautifully described. Now I want to be bedecked in such magical finery!

sister AE said...

quite beautiful!

lissa said...

your descriptions are so well written, quite an alluring poem and I learned a few things from this poem, thanks.

A-kay said...

An interesting way to write about the Indian wear - loved it :)

UL said...

Thanks everyone, including Akay, for the comments, I am glad you could stop by Akay.

Rob Kistner said...

What a wonderfully lush poem... well written! ;)

totomai said...

the piece is quite evocative. loved the descriptions, they are representing culture and tradition i think.

lovely write, thanks for the read :-)

Thinking aloud said...

wow!! You really weave magic with your words!!!

I like this line 'second skin"
:D