Twilight Walks


A sliver of pearl traverses the night

Bumping into scintillating stars

Sleep eludes and thoughts soar up

Wrapping dreams like a blanket


To lie back on the curve of the moon

Leisurely fish for errant asteroids

Loop a rope around a comet and

Stumble upon an outrageous galaxy


Hike back to earth on a meteor shower

Fall into a luxuriant canopy of grass

Rinse feet in the cold bustling stream

Dig toes into the sifting oozing sand


A golden lace of sunshine threading

Patchwork quilts of carnations and daisies

Silver drops perch atop the glossy leaves

Feathers of dandelions narrate faraway tales


Stories familiar of concrete and clocks

Of life that forgets the beauty of dawn

Don’t want to leave this secret meadow

And wake up to begin living yet again.

Deadlines, meetings and doctor visits have made me want to run away. Dreaming is my one and only outlet. I needed Open Link Night to pick up the pen and write again.

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Walk in the Woods


The black brought colors to life

Twinkly fireflies erupted gold flakes


Green leaves danced with aquamarine

Flowers glowed with a topaz polish


Diamonds sparkled on still waters

Amethyst beams dappled the rocks


Stars shone with the sheen of pearls

 Lights of the moon spun with silver


Emerald eyes caught with onyx ones

Love blossomed… treasured and priceless

Day 4 and this is fun… Thank you Rob 🙂 I went on a night trek last weekend and this painting at one of my favorite breakfast place took me back there…

My next nomination for this is Prateek… Look out for his poetry, it can stun you breathless. The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”