RONGALI BIHU

Spring has arrived

And Bohag beckons,

Parents await their

Homeward sons.

 

The cuckoo sings

And kopou blooms,

Dancers dance

To the Bihu tunes.

 

Tinge of jetuka

On the delicate hands,

Offering Bihuwan

To pay reverence.

 

Chira, pitha, laru,

Home-made delicacies,

Muga mekhela-chador,

Pride of the ladies.

 

Dhol, pepa, gogona,

Rendition by Husori,

Merriment fills the aura,

Ah! Spirit of Rongali!

 

[Published in the e-magazine ‘Bordoichila’ on 15 April 2011]

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