A Nightingale’s Nightmare

The crescent of autumn moon

In it’s own senility was gulping the waves of ocean

Least aware of the looming time’s tornado

The seizure of the apocalypse, throbbing every hobo

Heart beats were inundated

As if the universe was paralyzed

In the wee, boo of geophony, biophony and anthropony

Micro and macro’s cells of universe were all yearning for metamorphosis

For she had lost her infinite patience

In the entropies of cobweb of five meta-trends

She succumbs, screams and now is silent in swirl’s of cocoon’s

Teeming at the core her heart isn’t soothing of any bonfire

But it’s the doomsday of time

Of the mother of all mothers

And before she blinks her third eye

At the camouflage of greenish moon , blackish sun

Breeze became the messenger of many poet’s plea as petition

To save our greener earth

To save humanity

So that the nightingale may keep singing the melancholy of untired wait

And the lady with lamp may keep her lamp burning

To free thy spirit To free thy soul

It’s all the memoir of the agony of a mirror

Mirror that is covertly in dalliance with the nightingale

To warn, to plead, to pledge of saving our earth

Listen one and all..



© Maaya Dev 9th feb 2015


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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at maayas-musing.blogspot.in.

4 thoughts on “A Nightingale’s Nightmare

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A very forthright and heartfelt work.

    EDITORIAL NOTE ( For the benefit of the author )

    i think by omitting the very last line,the poem’s impact would be enhanced. ” Listen one and all ” is by far a stronger line to finish with.

  2. Maya Dev Post author

    Thank you Louis….Your suggestion makes sense and would add beauty to the poem.
    Would do the necessary changes. ..Regards.

  3. lopu123

    This is an outstanding poem by all measures! Loved your deft use of imagery, the presentation of the theme and the uniqueness of it all 🙂

    Love and hugs,


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