Another of my 'Nature Musings'...


Darkness waits for the errant Sun



Darkness waits for the errant Sun
Endlessly through the Night;
Briefly meeting him at Dawn,
Spreading in welcome her magnificence
At his strident fleeting feet-
World watches their transient union
In all its ephemeral glory:

The birds celebrate with sweetest songs
The Peacocks in unison dance
The evanescent dew decorates it
With glowing pearls of moist drops-
Sits pretty on the flower petals
A while and happily give up its lot
Sacrificing all its magnificence
In the allotted succinct time-slot...

Then the darkness lets him go
To complete its days tasks,
It journeis through out the world
Touches every peak and valley
Flirts with tall and lofty trees
And fields lying in fallow
Kisses every flowers cheeks
And roams all the meadows
Burns the desert with its passion
Plays with the streams and brooks...

And when it has had all its sport
With the world at large
It dutifully returns to darkness,
Who welcomes him with open arms-
Their meeting this time is full of passion
Painting the skies cherry red
Myriad of hues spread across
In orange, yellow and scarlet
Till the crimson of their love
Slowly turns violet and blue

And the sun exhausted
Slumps into a slumber true
The darkness watches him tenderly
Sleep through the night,
And starts again to wait
Eternally for her knight,
Who appears day after day
In shinning armour bright
At sundown and sunrise...

So do I wait for you, my love,
Eternally in hopeful predicament,
Fate has written in my plight...





Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh, UP, India
Copyright©: Zoya Zaidi

21.12.2008 on a leisurely Sunday Morning
Inspired by Tagore's lines from Fireflies:
"Darkness is a veiled bride
silently waiting for the errant light
to return to her bosom."
Pg 67, Fireflies, by Rabindranath Tagore

Photo: 'Sunset at Varsova Beach', Bombay- by and ©: Zoya Zaidi




Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2009-02-05 at 20:38

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Eli The PoetBay support member heart!
It indeed a pleasure to read your poetry, Thank You again.
2009-02-06