Wednesday, September 28, 2016

River's song

(Inspired from River Parvati in Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, circa 2016.)




Open up your ears; hear the river sing as it goes
The melancholy song of the river holds a million woes

My ear picked up a feeble note as I sat there flinging a stone
Into the water for every time I'd ever felt alone

The voice I heard was familiar, but the chord it struck was new
The river sang to me the way my mother used to do

Off tune but full of love, she'd sing and I'd turn quiet
I'd drift off to dreamless sleep with the same song every night

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