MangalSutra short poem

The black beads set amidst the gold beads
A jewellery, to be adorned eternally.
Reminding us the promises we had made
To keep the hearts, happy and hale…

Amidst the feast, glitter, and flowers
On a hustling, happening and upbeat day
I evoked a bond, tied a knot on the charm.
We sprang on path together, a long way.

The two threads, twined ever in loops…
Spirals, and circles, when she moves…
Catching one another, as if in a play..
Our lives too, so entwined now for sure.

The two plates, bound to one another…
Akin to lives, holding moments assorted
Like two parts of a pearl, broken for an endavor
Hence beautiful, in sync with the each other.

A trinket for some, a wealth for others…
The black beads never loose the flavor
Elegant, yet strong, in intricate patterns,
The trinket of marriage, shall last, forever

(Mangalsutra – a necklace of black and gold beads that is worn by a married hindu woman as a symbol of her love for her husband)

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Swathi Rao

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A few words strung together on inspiration, or a few thoughts penned down for clarity. A hobby that has consistently matched to represent the inspirations in me. Most often, they are from incidents and trends happening around the world, books or articles that I may parse through, or some noble cause that had greatly impressed me. I have been writing poems, and short stories, since I had been 6 years. Music and poetry walk hand in hand; good music, good poetry shall always stay my favorite pastime.
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Mesmerising as always @Swathi_Rao ..beautiful and elegant, your verse, just like the subject – MangalSutra.


Lovely Poem Swati….very well written ….

Ruparekha Singh Pradhan
Ruparekha Singh Pradhan

Lovely and truly depicts the essence of Mangalsutra for Hindu married women..Keep it up!!! Loved this genre..:) Expecting some more like this

Reyvrex Questor Reyes

A bonding tie of words and purpose. Nice poem.


The “two” lives entwined as “one”, how fascinating.

Abhinav Saxena

Wat a poem! The last paragraph was literally the real essence of being a married couple who r tied through the beads by a woman and the bond is so divine and elegant!

Keith Wilson

You express both the eternal beauty and strength of the bond of matrimony. It is the purest form of wealth above all and finely symbolized in the beautiful cultural tradition as written in your poem.

You show wonderful sensitivity

asoke kumar mitra

excellent write. enjoyed