Neelam Saxena Chandra (Women and Spring)

Neelam Saxena Chandra
SPRING

Do you think I’m just a woman?
Hey! I am Spring-
In body as well as spirits!

The season of sensuous Spring
May last for a few handful days,
I glow golden gleefully 
Eternally! I’m etherealness personified!

I may burn with the furiousness 
Of the prodigious sun,
I may woefully wither and turn poignantly pale, 
However, I am a woman with Spring in her heart-
I shall bounce back with equal fervor
And touch the faraway peaks,
Regally dance, with the yellow of the spring
In my attire, in my style, in my outlook! 

Don’t you think that Meera was a golden lady
Who danced with joy in her unperturbed heart?
And Sita? Despite being discarded,
Didn’t she have a golden heart that made
Everything that she touched glow?
What about Draupadi? She too was gold!
Pure gold! She shone despite her high-strung hurts!

Listen, all women are golden and have springs in their hearts,
Whether it is you or me or her!


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