NIGHT QUEEN

She appears bright as ever

At the onset of night,

Steadily wades across the canopy

Amidst the twinkling stars.

Her phases attract the star-gazers

And elegance fascinates the composers,

I stare at her mesmerized,

Admire her queenly grace.

She reigns in the dark hours,

Sprinkles silvery light around…

But her shine fades down

As her benefactor arises –

Majestically from the eastern horizon

To sustain life all around.

She’s no match with the reverend,

But in shape and shine during the nights,

Oh! She has some moments though

To outshine and prove her might.

She shuns her majesty’s brilliance,

Casts a shadow to form a night,

Displays her feat to myriad spectators

Watching the eclipse, a celestial sight.

 

[Published in ‘melange’, the Sunday supplement of ‘The Sentinel’ on 12 December 2010]

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