Veiled

Night, how can you close your eyes
when your love stands at the horizon
your radiance increasing by the hour
yet you veil yourself at the footsteps of dawn?

Day tiptoes in his eagerness
to catch a glimpse of your face
you kill your passion mercilessly
do you not die every day?

Hands extended across time, you are the darkness
bringing him solace
He carries the burning coals of the sun
and dreams about your velvet eyes.
©Reena Prasad

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About Reena

Reena R is a poet/writer from India, currently living in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her poems have been published in several anthologies and journals. She is the Destiny Poets UK's Poet of the year for 2014 and one of the editors of The Significant Anthology released in July 2015. She won awards at ‘World Union Of Poet’s’ poetry competition, 2016 and at "As You Like It International Poetry Contest’. She won the Reuel International Prize for poetry, 2018.

5 thoughts on “Veiled

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Darkness and light.Their dichotomy an allegory for human travails.There is something not quite unsaid but nevertheless alluded to,as if the “star crossed lovers” of Shakesperian renown were just that.

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  2. Lokesh Roy

    some lines r powerful indeed,striving to tell a story-the vanishing point between day & night getting a ‘veiled’ delight !

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