Standing by a bus stop this very chilly evening
As I ponder upon the wonders of this vigilant show
The thin fibres of my dreams keep withering when diamond
Balls of snow keep falling on my head and shoulder.
There are the stupefyingly freshest fleshy plumes of smoke
Surpassing over the skyscrapers
From the east
From the west
From the north
And from the south,
The fantasy pillows of the soft woollen clouds burst
Into the very tiniest, very cutest daughter specks
And no sooner the sky becomes a transparent hollow glass
Where from I could see the farthest natural horizon
The orifice of the heaven-
Borderless and baseless, indivisible and spotless
There’s the strangest baton of growling wind –
That in a second defies the modesty of the breeze.
The black cloud, like a seductive woman
Blasphemously stretches its quixotic curves,
…………..in the fluidic freedom of the skies.
There are the distant stars glowing with faintest wand of scented rays
The pollution laden earth holistically bids adieu to her falcate sibling sun
The silver-perched moon peeps me through the shielding pillows of clouds
The fading rays of the besmirched bulbs keep chasing
The shadows under the roofs and branches,
That solitary convoy of moths sticking on the lamp post
Remind me every now and then the icy hands of death before my arduous mission
My dreams wander with those newborn tiny specks again;
North and south
East and west
The sweetest cries of the old cardinal
Which are bringing solace to my naiad ears
Intrepidly keep defying the evening thunder of the winter sky
The merry dancing heads of the lavenders and roses, lilies and chamelies
In the travesty of the pacifying vents of chilling winter wind
Polish the broken heart of the street beggar,
The few remaining dry leaves on the branches sing of my lost love
Merrily In the cross chorus of koyel,
The road looks upon me with scepticism;
If I am diverging,
If I am lost And
If I am lonely!
The temple bells are an earthy peace to ring for in this very evening!
As I remain a part of this deaf magic show of the nature-
Again the diamond balls of snow keep falling on my head and shoulder
And my dreams are falling with this evening snow.
( Dom N. Kafley )