Saturday, May 7, 2011

Journey (Theme # 35 Picture # 26)

The journey a bride take to the bridegrooms place after marriage was considered the most important journey of her life in the last century. The bride traveled in a palanquin and many artists and poets have captured the essence of this journey.Here is my creation under this theme with a poem 'The Palanquin Bearers' written by one of India's famous poets, Sarojini Naidu.The poem talks of the journey from the point of view of the 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. 


  1. This is exquisite...just wonderful and thank you for sharing the information and the poem...the whole post is fantastic

  2. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tradition, both with prose and with your art. The colors are rich, and the poem is moving. Great entry! BRAVO

  3. Beautiful poem + artwork. Great Art!

  4. Lovely poem, equally lovely picture. Bright beautiful Indian colours. Beautiful.

  5. A beautiful expressive poem and wonderful artwork to accompany. Love the stylized art!

  6. Fantastique art work, love the bright colors, and lovely poem.

  7. This is just stunning. The colors are wonderful, the poem too.