Let us splash vibrant frenzy colors on the eve of Holi…
... Gulal ...
red, blue, purple, yellow or green
A riot of colors ... let them free, let them fly
A day's melee or a life's canvas
let me paint an everlasting imagination
shades as beautiful as a dream
Like petals of a spirited flower
these are colors of a different kind
they touch us, they soothe and they bind
All trees - old or young, big or small
Smile in their tender sprouts
and laugh in their blooms…
What is the color of smiles and laughter?
Multitudes of the Universe in its chime
What is the color of innocence?
A gaze that cleanses the mind
purifies the heart of all evil
and fills it with love and adoration
... Love ...
as childlike, playful and pure as Radha and Krishna
Shaded in a feeling rich and wholesome,
A flight as gentle as a dove
Survival of faith when challenged by evil
And satisfaction dyed in the sweat of giving your best
Year after year,
A myriad of strings rages within my spirit
Each thread drenched in the hue of Existence
What is the color of Existence?
Smiles, tears, joy and sadness
flowing from the Heart of Life itself
A heady concoction of moments
happy, sad, bitter and sweet
igniting embers of hope, faith, kindness and forgiveness in the yearning fire of spirit
The yearning fire
dancing in the vast expanse of Love and Beauty – of My Father.
What color is My Father?
... And yours ...
And what color is His blessing?
Blessings that fill our canvas of Life
in hues and shades of all humane colors and more.
I wonder if I or anyone can really ever know.
HAPPY HOLI !
All pictures from the International Yoga Festival held at Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, 2015 - the only time that I can remember having participated in Dhuleti or the color day of the Holi festival!