Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blue Bonnet

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she cut her hair short
obeying customs manifold
satisfying deceased

satisfying deceased
hiding under blue bonnet
her frail tears whisper


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26 comments:

  1. How sad but wonderfully written.

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  2. beautifully done...I'd like to know more about this custom...

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    1. Well I had heard about this custom long back, don't know if it is only a story or whether it's real ... according to it, a widow has to shave her hair when her husband dies !!!

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  3. Some customs are hard to follow.

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  4. Image and words...beautiful and sad. I didn't know of such a custom.

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    1. Even I am not sure if it's true or not ... just heard of it somewhere !!!

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  5. Some old customs are so meaningless in today's world!! They make no sense isn't it?

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    1. Yeah, times are changing, and mindset of people should change accordingly !!!

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  6. Gives me a sad feeling, but you have caught that feeling in wonderful words. Thank you Green for sharing.

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  7. and soon she will learn that her uniqueness has not gone with her tresses... the tears will dry and she will find her voice again.

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  8. i love this really... a lovely and sad set.

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  9. It's sad and must be heart wrenching for the woman...perfectly written ..

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  10. A beautiful story, her emotions heartfelt. It's a strange thing about a woman's hair,,I know of many who cut theirs in times of sorrow, sickness or emotional loss. It is symbolic somehow to many. In this case she is sad as it wasn't her choice - but often it is.

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