In the backyard of your heart

He  was a London-born designer

Inspired by the rich cultural heritage

That is synonymous with India.

And she was a ballet dancer

With sophisticated tastes

And a champion for social causes.


Both knew each other for sometime

And soft flames of love and desire

With emotions cascading in all forms

Grew gently in her heart

Sparkling a ray of hope.


He was the answer to her prayers,

The warmth that encased her

And when she thought of him,

Be it dawn or dusk,

A sweet radiance of happiness

Glimmered in her grey eyes.


Her soul embodied the perfection

Of love God had created.

One evening, while they walked

Fingers intertwined, in the long

Promenade in the pine forest,

She unraveled to him

The sweet mystery of her love.


The horizon shone

Luminescent orange and white.

The birds sung unheard melodies

And she felt stepping on

A threshold to a new experience.


He held her close to his heart

And she whispered in his ears,

‘I know your heart is not mine,

Yet, give me a small place

In the backyard of your heart.’


He held her closer to him,

With a resplendent smile,

And strolled his fingers on her hair.

He thought for a while and said,

In love, Idon’t give all my heart,

I always keep some to myself

And that precious part,

I give it to you now.’


The strings of her heart

Strummed into celestial melody,

In an air scented with lavender.

Enfolding her soul in his,

He gave her his first passionate kiss.


pramila khadun


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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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