According to their website, www.Panhala.net/Archive/Index.html, the word “Panhala is Hindi for ‘source of fresh water’ (more or less). The purpose of this group is to share poems and prose that make the day a little brighter.”
That explaination is followed by the following quote:
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” — Edith Wharton
The postings on this site are excellent and beautiful “reflections” that will, indeed, make your “day a little brighter.”
My favorite is simply entitled, “Laughter” and is illustrated by this very happy photo:
Take some time to browse around the Panhala site. It is truly one of the gems hidden in the vast tangle of the internet.