30 Poems About Holi

Written by Dan

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As teachers, we educate our students about various holidays and their uniqueness. Holi is a vibrant festival with unique rituals, traditions, and fun! Poems are a great way to celebrate any holiday in style, especially during Holi.

With its vibrant colors, joyous music, and playful water fights, this festival has lots of inspiration for poetry crafting. In this blog post, you will find a fantastic collection of poems perfect for celebrating Holi in your classroom!

Related: For more, check out our article on Poems About Diwali  here.

Five Free Verse Poems About Holi

Colors of Joy

Colors fill the air

Green, blue, pink, and yellow

Dancing, chasing, laughing

Delightful chaos everywhere

Joyful celebration of life

Holi brings pure happiness

The Spring Festival

Spring arrives

Nature blooms

Holi is here

The festival of colors

A time to renew

Bidding farewell to the old

Splash of Hues

Hues of love

Splashing every soul

Together we celebrate

Holi, the festival of colors

Painting skies and hearts

With joyful hues of life

Sweet Memories

Fond memories liven up

The taste of gujiya, the aroma of thandai

A celebration of colors, love, and life

Holi brings back sweet remembrance

Of childhood and togetherness

A day where we all let loose

The Colors That Bind

Colors unite all, young or old,

Rich or poor, and tales retold

Holi transcends all barriers

In love and hope, we bond

The colors we throw are more than mere hues

They are the shades of unity and acceptance.

Five Haiku Poems About Holi

Festival of hues

Colors fill the sky and earth

Holi has arrived

Joyful heart dances

Smeared in red, green and yellow

Holi celebrations

Gulal on faces

Whispers of love, hugs and cheers

Holi brings us close

Spring brings new blooms

Festival of colors and love

Holi is here, y’all

Vibrant festival

Colors splashed, delightful chants

Holi hues and joys

Five Limerick Poems About Holi

Splash Some Colors on Me

There once was a festival named Holi

Where people got wild, not holy

With splashing of hues

And dancing shoes

Come on, and splash some colors on me!

Festival of Colors and Love

Holi is a sight to behold

With colors a-plenty, bold and old

Faces smudged with paint

That’s far from quaint

A festival of love, we all behold

Get Drenched in Merriment

Let’s drench in colors, don’t be shy

Come on, let your inner child fly

With dance and song, we sway along

Holi’s grandeur and merriment, oh my!

Hues of Love

Holi is a festival of hues

A time to forget the daily blues

Found stories retold, and love retold

Amid colors, hugs, and without a dispute

Paint the Town Red

The spirit of Holi takes us over

Dancing, grooving, and smears all over

With colors of pink, yellow, and green

Paint the town red, and be seen!

Five Tanka Poems About Holi

A Play of Colors

A play of colors,

Abandon, mirth, and delight,

Holi does define,

Drenching in shades of laughter,

Heartfelt memories etched deep.

Festival of Love

Shades of pink, yellow,

Bright green and vermilion too,

Holi paints the town,

Festival of love abounds,

Unites all, breaking down walls.

Spring’s Arrival

Spring’s fragrance runs deep,

Fluttering leaves, blooming flowers,

Holi welcomes her,

With hues of love, joy, and cheers,

Echoing remembered dreams.

New Beggingings

Holi, spring’s smile, brings

New beginnings, fresh start, hope,

Hues of love and joy,

Drenching every soul in glee,

Life, like colors, blooms with ease.

Renewed Love

On Holi’s canvas,

We paint memories with love,

Old, new bonds added,

Laughter, hugs, and joyful tears,

Bring renewal, all too clear.

Five Sonnet Poems About Holi

Holi Hues

Holi’s hues, sweet as spring’s gentle breeze,

Bring to life hope and unity in love.

All differences fade, the spirit will ease,

As rainbow colors touch each heart and dove.

As water, flowers, and paints unite all,

Mirth and laughter sing loud on this fine day.

With togetherness, we rise from every fall,

Filled with happiness, love and joyous play.

May Holi send harmony to every nation,

And unite our world with vibrant thread,

As colors of life chase discrimination,

May all hearts be touched with polish red.

So be not shy, play, dance, and let loose,

As Holi’s hues sprinkle joy and love profuse.

Festival of Colors

When winter fades, and spring arrives anew,

Holi welcomes all to enjoy the fun.

With colors that sprinkle love all around,

And forgetting the misdeeds undone.

As festival of colors with pleasure and delight,

With water fights, food, music and dance,

Holi spread the message of love so bright,

With the scent of flowers that makes romance.

The worries subside, and spirits are high,

With powder from head to toe and all around,

The aura of beauty, in yellow, pink and rye,

With smiles and laughter, none unsound.

Holi, the festival of colors and hue,

Spreads the message of love both old and new.

The Spring Comes Alive

Spring comes alive with Holi by its side,

With all the colors and bliss so wide,

The nature blooms, and the heart fills,

And the jolly spirit perfectly fits.

Holi rejuvenates your soul and mind,

And warm spring sun rejoices so kind,

Old bonds strengthens, and new ones create,

And forgiveness is the key to unlock the gate.

With sweets, dance, and love’s embrace,

Holi brings everybody in one happy place,

It’s time to forget and not to remember,

The past mistakes and determine to be better.

So join the carnival with love and cheer,

Run, laugh and do away with the fear.

Spring in Celebrations

As blooms announce spring with elegance,

Holi’s hues embellish joy’s ambiance.

With the festival of colors, all are ties,

In merriment, music, and hearty highs.

This day brings forgiveness and heartiness,

By cleansing the soul and clearing the mess,

And love and unity find an impressive ground,

With vibrant hues splashed around.

It’s a day to leave every feeling of animosity,

And indulge in love, gaiety, and generosity,

May each heart color with hues of exemplary life,

With broomsticks broken, bonds turn rife.

With hope and happiness all around,

May these Holi hues glue every reunion found.

The Bliss Day

Holi, the day of bliss, colors and fun,

The day filled with love, mirth, and sun.

The festival of harmony and unity,

Where the differences do merge into immunity.

The colors mark the dignity among dissimilar races,

From the green leaves to the vermilion, all the graces,

Splash colors, and forget the pain and melancholy,

Dance and play, because it’s all right and jolly.

Holi removes the differences that pull us apart,

And moves us closer, just like in a love’s art,

A fuse to bring people together, unite,

And make every being feel bright.

So bring in the cans of colorful powder,

Holi, the bliss day, is for all and every border.

Five Ode Poems About Holi

Ode to the Colors of Holi

Oh colors of Holi, how do I sing thy praise?

With love and happiness, you brighten up our days,

Green, yellow, pink and red,

A deluge of hues, you make our spirits shed.

Filling up with merriment, we dance and play,

Holi, the festival of colors, all in gay,

A time to forgive and forget, embracing new beginnings,

With every color sprayed, trouble melts, and hearts lighten.

Oh, colors of Holi, how you do bring joy,

Like rainbows in the sky, you bring hope to the coy,

With every shade, there’s another feeling,

Oh, Colors of Holi, they have us reeling.

Ode to Holi’s Sweets

Oh, sweet Gujiya, intoxicate my senses,

Starring your way, my mind just commences,

A savory bite just sets my taste buds alight,

With every stir, taste and touch, oh what a sight!

A perfect snack for when I am merry,

Mixing well with laughter and not a bit chilly,

Always bringing a celebratory mood in,

Just like the Holi festivities themselves from within.

Oh, sweet Gujiya, part of Holi’s sweetness divine,

Bringing pleasure to our lives, every single time,

A delight that sticks to the taste bud,

Oh, sweet Gujiya, my favorite pud.

Ode to the Spring in Holi

Oh Spring, the fresh aroma that fills the air,

Breathing in your warmth, everyone does share,

New beginnings, beauty, and life,

Through the wind and sunshine’s vibrate,

Flowers bloom, leaves flutter, and we smile,

Like a canvas blend of an after rain’s style,

As nature blossoms into its own loves’ core,

The butterfly dances, we laugh, love, and more.

With Spring’s breeze blowing in a gust,

We indulge in the colors, letting our hair rust,

Celebrating with dance, music, and scrumptious feasts,

Oh, Spring, this Holi season’s beauty eternally lasts.

Ode to Holi’s Dances

Dance and dance, at Holi, we feel the trance,

Celebrating the joy of life in an exciting prance,

A time to let go, forget, and have fun,

Gliding to the rhythm with everyone.

Like peacocks spreading their wings,

We let our bodies move, forgetting the material things,

Dancing to sound and echoes of music that’s new,

In a united harmony, we make love spruce.

Faces painted, joyous hearts blooming,

Holi’s dance is nothing but amusing,

As we groove our bodies to every beat,

Oh, Holi’s dance, our happiness it sure does meet.

Ode to Holi’s Water Play

Water guns, balloons, and buckets all in tow,

Holi’s water play, our spirits does it flow,

Like sweet nothing on our faces, water sprays,

Welcoming the spring’s warmth in amazing ways.

We soak, sprinkle, and splatter everyone around,

With every drop, grins, and laughter rebound,

Happiness that sets plenty to smile,

With water play, Holi brings joys that run for miles.

The water, the colors, the laughter and the game,

Is what makes Holi’s water play, a favorite a claim,

No inhibitions, no restrictions, everything in flow,

Oh, Holi’s water play, as joyful as it can glow.

Five Villanelle Poems About Holi

Holi – The Festival of Colors

Holi, the festival of colors so bright,

Joy and happiness fill the air,

Celebrate it with all your might.

Friends and family gather in sight,

Throwing colors everywhere,

Holi, the festival of colors so bright.

Delectable sweets served day and night,

All the differences we share,

Celebrate it with all your might.

The sound of Dhol, with all its might,

Cheerful songs we all blare,

Holi, the festival of colors so bright.

We forget all the wrongs and the right,

Forgive and forget all that we bear,

Celebrate it with all your might.

Let’s spread love and colors in sight,

And say goodbye to all despair,

Holi, the festival of colors so bright,

Celebrate it with all your might.

Colors of Holi

The colors of Holi bring such delight,

Red, yellow, blue, green, and more,

A sight that’s truly out of sight.

All around, people in pure delight,

Singing, dancing, and enjoying galore,

The colors of Holi bring such delight.

Flowers, sweets, and colors in sight,

In every alley and walkway door,

A sight that’s truly out of sight.

The music plays, and all is right,

We join hands and dance, for sure,

The colors of Holi bring such delight.

On this day, all differences unite,

The bad ends, and the good Pours,

A sight that’s truly out of sight.

Take part in it, and spread love so bright,

Chase your worries and all that’s bore,

The colors of Holi bring such delight,

A sight that’s truly out of sight.

Hues of Joy

The hues of joy that fill my sight,

Spread far and wide on this special day,

A festival where our hearts alight.

The bhangra beats, to the left and right,

We dance and sing, and laugh and play,

The hues of joy that fill my sight.

Colors in the air, Oh, what a sight,

It’s all so colorful in every way,

A festival where our hearts alight.

We forget all wrong, no more to fight,

All friendship, love, and unity on display,

The hues of joy that fill my sight.

Let’s bury our grudges and cherish the might,

Forgive and forget, and just sway away,

A festival where our hearts alight.

On this day, let’s love in all of our might,

And spread happiness all the way,

The hues of joy that fill my sight,

A festival where our hearts alight.

Rang Barse – The Holi Melody

Rang Barse, oh, how it echoes bright,

Happiness and love in the air sway,

The Holi Melody, a true delight.

Red, yellow, green, blue in sight,

So much joy to give way,

Rang Barse, oh, how it echoes bright.

The drums keep beating, only slight,

Our woes forgotten by the day,

The Holi Melody, a true delight.

The colors fill us with such a fright,

But we revel in them anyway,

Rang Barse, oh, how it echoes bright.

The food and sweets, oh so right,

All our troubles thrown away,

The Holi Melody, a true delight.

With open hearts, we bask in delight,

We dance, we sing, we all pray,

Rang Barse, oh, how it echoes bright,

The Holi Melody, a true delight.

The Colorful Spring Festival

It’s that time of year, where colors burst with might,

Holi, the festival, in the air, it’s all gay,

A colorful spring festival with so much sight.

Red, blue, yellow, green, oh what a delight,

It’s all so vibrant in every way,

It’s that time of year, where colors burst with might.

The music beats, and there’s such a beautiful light,

A time when our hearts are finally in sway,

A colorful spring festival with so much sight.

The sweets and savories, so much to bite,

We all gather, friends and family in the bay,

It’s that time of year, where colors burst with might.

We forget all our wrongs, and we soar at height,

Love and happiness is all we say,

A colorful spring festival with so much sight.

Let’s all come together, let’s make it right,

Burry the hatchet and just sway away,

It’s that time of year, where colors burst with might,

A colorful spring festival with so much sight.

Holi is much more than just a festival; it celebrates love, forgiveness, and unity. On this day, we forget all our differences and come together in a colorful display of merriment and joy.

These five villanelle poems about Holi beautifully capture the spirit of this amazing festival of colors. Let’s all come together and celebrate this Holi with love, peace, and happiness. Happy Holi!

FAQ Section on Holi and Poetry

What is Holi?

Holi is a popular Hindu festival that is celebrated primarily in India. It usually falls on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna (February/March) and is also known as the “festival of colors”. The festival is celebrated by people throwing colored powder and water at each other, singing, dancing, and feasting.

How is poetry related to Holi?

Poetry has a longstanding association with Holi, as many poets have written beautiful verses dedicated to the festival of colors. In fact, Holi is considered a great occasion for poets to showcase their talent and creativity. Poets often write verses about the colors of Holi, the joy and happiness that the festival brings, and the cultural significance of the celebrations.

What is a villanelle poem?

A villanelle is a poem with a specific structure and rhyme scheme. It consists of nineteen lines – five tercets (three-line stanzas) and one quatrain (four-line stanza). The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternatively in the following stanzas as a refrain, and both are used again in the closing quatrain. The rhyme scheme of a villanelle is ABA ABA ABA ABA ABA ABAA.

What are some common themes in Holi poetry?

Some common themes in Holi poetry include the colors of the festival, the joy and happiness that it brings, the cultural and historical significance of the celebrations, and the idea of unity and forgiveness. Many poets also use Holi as a metaphor for the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, and explore themes of love, friendship, and community.

About The Author

I'm Dan Higgins, one of the faces behind The Teaching Couple. With 15 years in the education sector and a decade as a teacher, I've witnessed the highs and lows of school life. Over the years, my passion for supporting fellow teachers and making school more bearable has grown. The Teaching Couple is my platform to share strategies, tips, and insights from my journey. Together, we can shape a better school experience for all.






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