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?
37 person liked.
9 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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 »

New Poems

  1. Over the river, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  2. Many people, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Life is funny!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  4. America the Beautiful, oskar hansen
  5. freedom, marriam anderson
  6. insane, marriam anderson
  7. A Man Of No Patience, Sir Toby
  8. Philosophy, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  9. A Rose Flower, Akhtar Jawad
  10. For A Friend, Randy McClave

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. bra maidenform, rwetewrt erwtwer
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]