Kasi (2)

Warm, yellow, early sun rays on steps of stone,

Cold, turquoise, early Ganga water;

Early, sleepy echoes all around; I alone

Not lonely, daily drifting, quite out of the river.

Vermilion, late, reflected, warm, green:

Stone steps, water, temples, river, air,

Later, resting echoes all around; I between

Stone and water looking foul yet fair.

Conch shells, damrus, drums all sleeping

Wake up, call out the coming of night.

Conch shells, damrus, drums sleep once again

Waiting to wake up with the coming of light:

With cold, vermilion, new-born sun smiling,

Drenching the stone-water in rays-rain.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s