Treasure Island

Sarojini Naidu

(13 February 1879 - 2 March 1949 / Hyderabad / India)

Indian Weavers


WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .
Blue as the wing of a halcyon wild,
We weave the robes of a new-born child.


Weavers, weaving at fall of night,
Why do you weave a garment so bright? . . .
Like the plumes of a peacock, purple and green,
We weave the marriage-veils of a queen.


Weavers, weaving solemn and still,
What do you weave in the moonlight chill? . . .
White as a feather and white as a cloud,
We weave a dead man's funeral shroud.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
25 person liked.
6 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: funeral, marriage, purple, child, green, night, children

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Indian Weavers by Sarojini Naidu )

Enter the verification code :

  • Monali Khandagle (2/12/2014 8:54:00 PM)

    The simple act of weaving connects our life from birth to death, without clothing, we humans are reduced to the pre-human state. The poetess has expressed this importance of the weaver in our lives quite simply and eloquently. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. Mbaitoli, Missau Missau
  2. An Evergreen's Aubade, Maurice Whyte
  3. The Love Of God, BRENDA KANSHABE TUMUSHABE
  4. A SHADOW IN DAKNESS, ROCHISH MON
  5. Flaming Desire, Pijush Biswas
  6. Reasons for Defeat, Maurice Whyte
  7. Meadow, Aftab Alam
  8. Desirable Someone, Zillur Rahman Shuvro
  9. The Caged Bird, Zillur Rahman Shuvro
  10. Rainbows, Phil Soar

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth

I

I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]