Taj Mahal*, a monument of love enshrined in white marble is breathtakingly beautiful on a full-moon-lit-night...The marble dome, with its intricate inlay work, glows like a delicate, fragile maiden bathed in moonlight...
Taj Mahal by Moonlight
The moon casts a diaphanous veil
over the face of night,
A beauty entombed in marble glows
bathed in moonlight,
Four minarets look heavenward
'Gombad' blushes with luminescence bright...
A spirit of love roams the night
through corridors of Time,
Overlooks the graves of two
Lovers there enshrined...
Cool zephyr with a fragrance blows
The fountains come alive,
Red roses whisper songs of love
Sweet melody plays in hives
Laughter of a maiden rings
Echoes in the shrine,
Footsteps, light, chase each other
In the garden of Time,
A kiss is planted on the lips
of Beauty, ardently by Love,
Rustling in the breeze is heard
a swish of muslin robes,
A sigh escapes the lips of Time
somewhere in the groves...
Two souls rise above the dome
and in the garden roam,
Hand in hand in the glory of
a love three centuries old...
Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
CopyrightŠ: Zoya Zaidi
*Taj Mahal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal
built by the Moghal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, recently celebrated its 350th birthday.
I dedicate this piece to all those in love...All who have known the enchantment of love...
I also invite every one to come to India...to visit Taj by moonlight...
Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2005-12-07 at 20:22
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