The Mehndi Tree

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A poem about an Indian bridal tradition. Check out our Fun Stuff page for great activities to go with this poem.





Take red and gold of the morning skies
From the leaves of the mehndi tree.
Make patterns of the special dyes
On the hands of you and me.

Take little hands, and decorate
With mango, leaves and curls.
A paisley pattern of your own
With mehndi shapes and swirls.

© to Brenda Williams


Published by Scholastic.




Check out our Colouring In page for an printable version of the poem, complete with illustrations for you to colour.