Ushas

Dawn flounces her rosy breast,
spreads on the earth her ruby encrusted skirt.
Day mesmerised forgets to ride his blue chariot.

Ushas, the Dawn is the beautiful daughter of Prajapati. The rishis have turned poets galvanised by the beauty of dawn in the Indian subcontinent. They use sensuous images to describe this tantalising maiden who is desired by all gods.

Inspired by the Vedic hymns I call the pink candle holder Ushas, I  light the candle in the early hours of the day. The blue candle holder is her silent lover. 

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