Raksha Bandhan

My literary journey began when I was in school. We had an assorted set of some of the best works to study, understand and imbibe – prose and poetry. That experience has been so good that till this day I remember practically all the works I studied.

Residing far away from home, in the Southern hemisphere I couldn’t think of a better way to express my love and wishes to my brothers, except through this beautful poem by Sarojini Naidu.

Raksha Bandhan

Beloved I offer to you
In tender allegiance anew
A bracelet of floss, let me twist
And violet, to girdle your wrist.
 
Accept this bright gage from my hand
Let you heart its sweet speech understand
The ancient high symbol and end
In wrought on each gold-threaded strand,
The fealty of friend unto friend.
 
A garland how frail of design,
Our spirits to clasp and entwine
In devotion unstained and unbroken,
How slender a circle and sign
Of secret deep pledges unspoken!