Thoughts on Twilight
As sunlight smears sacred vermilion
on the tapering gap between day and night,
crimson ribbons released from evening’s ivory box
shades in broad strokes the unassuming skies,
mirroring the finesse of those final magical touches
of an artist crafting a beloved masterpiece.
The lilting cool breeze keeps hastening everyone
to the warmth and comfort of homes,
as hymns and prayers reverberate through thick walls
spreading an ambience of love and peace,
and wandering minds are slowly brought to a halt
on the banks of deep and inviting pools of sleep.
Often i gaze at these waning beams of twilight
with a mind steeped in childlike wonder,
as they playfully waver on my day’s chosen paths
illuminating moments of smiles and tears,
and i bid farewell to this lingering brightness
richer in wisdom and experience.
As the mellowed sun sinks into the bosom of seas
leaving all promises on hold till tomorrow,
darkness begins to cast its mysterious spell
luring me to an unexplored land of dreams,
while a crescent shaped moon like an angel’s reassuring smile
valiantly marches forth with a procession of stars.
©2016 Anjana Vipin E