Labour of love (a quadrille)

Pic taken by me

Many hands toiling behind the scenes
to smooth all creases
many hours spent slogging over details
to make a beautiful experience
many miles travelled
to bless and celebrate
marriages may be made in heaven but
require a lot of effort to work on earth.

Written for dVerse. Today’s host, Li, has asked us to write a quadrille including the world work in it.

It has been a hectic two days, travelling to and fro to attend a wedding in the family. We are on our way back home and I have written this sitting in the back seat.

63 thoughts on “Labour of love (a quadrille)

  1. Punam, what a priceless image and I’m sure one you will be smiling at for years to come. You’re right, so much work to make the occasion seamless and heavenly and I like the way the occasion is the pivot point for the work that comes after. Deftly written.

    FYI: the link you put in Mr. Linky wasn’t working, so I deleted it and re-added your working link.

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    1. Yes, Li! They looked adorable. Weddings in India can be tiring as the rituals are spread over 3-4 days. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Much appreciated. 😊

      Thank you so much for re-adding the correct link. I uploaded the post from the car and the first time it didn’t work. When I tried the second time, it went through. But later I saw it was posted twice. I deleted it without realising I had shared the link from it. I apologise for the inconvenience. Thanks once again.❀️

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      1. They are a beautiful couple and the feeling of love in their expressions is strong. 3-4 days is a lot of rituals and I’m hoping parties, etc. are part of it? Definitely not to be missed if you are part of the family.

        No worries on tweaking the link, not sure if I would be able to link up from my phone or not.

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      2. Thank you, once again! They will be flying off to Canada in a week as both are working there. Our weddings are full of fun rituals, parties and of course food! Moreover these days it is the only time when one can meet the extended family under one roof.πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi Barbara. I am sorry I was not very clear in my post, my cousin’s son got married. 😊
      But anyway, thanks so much for your good wishes. My wedding anniversary is this week. πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ™πŸΌ

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  2. A lovely couple! I wish them many years of wedded bliss! Your poem captures the reality of wedding preparation so well. I’m considering suggesting to my sons that should they marry, we’ll give them a cash gift to elope!

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      1. It all depends. Patriarchy always comes in to play. If a girl from a Hindu family marries a Sikh, she usually embraces Sikh traditions and the same goes for the Sikh girl …she embraces Hindu traditions.

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