Refer: Cacoethes ~An urge to do something harmful. Corium~ Dermis Oxblood~ A dark brownish shade of red. Poultice~ a soft, moist mass of material, typically consisting of bran, flour, herbs, etc., applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation and kept in place with a cloth.
Idiom: Get a second wind~ Return of strength/energy after a period of fatigue or illness.
(*Wishes upon dandelions credited to Libby Jenner.)
@miss_silentlyweird I borrowed the term "lilac bruises" from your amazing post today. Hope you don't mind ✨ ________________________________________________
OLD WEDDING SAREE
I'll let go of you
And all the memories we made
Like the silk threads unravelling
From the faded gold linings
Of my old wedding saree
That's rotting to dust
In the wardrobe upstairs
Where I wrapped it up
Sentimental fool that I was
The memory of the day I bought it
Is still a fresh memory
In the sweltering heat, Amma and I
We had gone to the store
Where every surface spilled with
Tendrils of embellished tulle
On the morning of the wedding
Clad in just a blouse and underskirt
Face unrecognizable with makeup
I felt so naked and alone
As I stood among the beauticians
Clutching the bundle of shimmering silk
To my hammering heart
And the only thought in my mind
Was that this saree and jewels were too heavy
All these chains and studs and sequins
And that it would weigh me down
When we were pronounced one
Little did I know
That the only thing that would weigh me down
That would ruin my whole life to rubble
Wasn't the saree...
Queried a Poet, who writes on Beauty "How many sarees have you Mother in your wardrobe?"
Quoth the Nature simpering coyly, "Silver, Golden, Saffron and Black!"
Added the Mother with affection, "SILVER wear I at the daybreak in calm composed an hour draw I damp prints on soil after a bride's shower. GOLDEN wear I in the noon when sun shines on head quite immersed in household chores like a diligent maid. SAFFRON wear I in afternoon before it gets dark grooming self with scented flowers for refreshing a walk. BLACK wear I at the night singing sweet a lullaby like your Granny, I let you sleep bringing dreams from sky!"