Making of a Doodhi (Bottle gourd)

It seems like yesterday,

you were a little flower,

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bottle gourd flower

sweet, delicate,

like a snowflake,

by the hour!

It seems like yesterday,

we were admiring your beauty,

 singing paeans,

 like a love-struck,

hovey-dovey!

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tiny bottle gourd

It seems like yesterday,

we were busy pollinating,

from one flower to another,

like enthusiastic honeybees!

& it seems like yesterday,

you showed up,

as a bud,

while we stared at you,

    wide eyed,

                                                                                                           wonder struck!

& Here you are today,

so cute, round and strong,

we can’t believe you’ve grown so big,

we’re proud of you little one!

bottle gourd

© Apurva

(This poem is an expression of excitement of growing our first big vegetable in our balcony garden ….Amidst the hustle-bustle of the city, it sure seems like heaven!)

paeans: song or lyric poem expressing triumph or thanksgiving

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