Eyes were enthralled to see you,
You were floating above my head,
over the sky,
Appears as black and white,
enticing the emotions,
Moving rhythmically to somewhere.
Hiding the Sun from us,
Strewed across the sky,
By seeing you,
I apprehended various shapes.
I saw angels playing on your surface,
Laughing folks and
flocks of sheep.
I was lone company of you,
Enjoying the glittering surface
of your edges,
Spending the whole day
watching your beauty,
I too disappeared myself
Stood watching and feeling jealous-
As you were free to move anywhere.
The day felt very long as
it was very hot
Sun was throwing its rays which
cut across the atmospheric layer
Traces of clouds are not seen
Lakes were evaporated by the intense summer
Cattle wandered across the field to
Tree were left with leave-less branches
Hornbills, sitting on the branches
lifting its beak, waiting for the rain
Cicades were tired of
its crying for water
Soil was parching.
Ponds were dried of intense summer,
Nightingale were not singing as
they were more thirsty.
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds