Free verse 35 – Granny’s Basil

Beautiful granny
Plucking holy basil
Holding a basket,
Filling leaves inside
She is smelling the leaves
Smile blooms on her face
Her white hair drags one petal
Thread and leaves together
Garland around Krishna’s neck
I’m standing beside the basil
Where is granny now?

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Granny

Wrinkled face dusky skin with a smile,
Full white hair tied a knot at end
Head with temple flowers
Forehead filled with holy ash and kumkum,
Light weighted printed saree draped loosely
Visiting temples with oil and camphor
In front of Shrines , chanting mantras


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