The day is ending now; the sun leaves behind a warm trail of red along the horizon line.
i wake up and look around; the sky looks wonderfully sublime.
i look out my window, my chariot patiently waits,
the horses, white, delicate, sway with the winds; the night kindly opens its black gates.
i wonder what shade of white i wear tonight, the bright, the silver or the pale,
should i wear pearls or diamonds in my hair, or should i wear a veil.
A tiny star winks at me, a fleeting piece of breeze whispers in my ear,
i smile, amused for a moment, and all confusion seems to disappear.
Now the horses neigh, the night beckons, the breeze sings to the earth and the stars are all twinkling away.
yet i stand before my mirror, slowly dressing up, i want to look beautiful today.
i pin sweet smelling roses in my hair, tiny glow worms make me a tiara and sit softly on my head,
the wind drapes me in silver and the clouds dust on my cheeks the remains of the red.
Soon i make the horses run across the sky, for tonight i will smear the entire universe in my silver dye,
i leave bits of my silver on the passing clouds, and then i paint the entire sky.
i am the sun’s reflection; i am what mortals call the moon,
i am the light that lights the world, long after the day falls into a swoon.
Upon a cloud high above, i rest my tired fleet,
i lean over and gaze around and then the vision i wished to see, my eyes greet.
Down in a valley below two lovers in my light douse,
their sight, such a delight, in my heart feelings of joy arouse.
Oblivious of the things around, not to the earth they are now bound,
lost in each other’s eyes, another world they seemed to have found.
She leans closer to him, he tenderly nestles her in his arms,
she mumbles sweet nothings and he listens attentively as if they were sacred psalms.
i grab a hanging cloud and wrap it around me tight,
but let fragments of me escape; let shadows play with my light.
The sky is gleaming, the night is silent, i hear her heat beat,
at times she loses the race with his heart and at times his heart she defeats.
The winds playfully run through her hair, they hang loosely around her face,
he takes a strand then twirls it around, then on her, signs of love begin to trace.
His lips lightly brush on her ear and whisper words divine,
like a ripening fruit she colours and her eyes fill up with brine.
So long for this moment her heart had craved, so long for this moment to arrive,
so long since another dream dreamt, so long since she had felt alive.
Like a frail tendril on a tree, into him she gradually slides,
his arms grasp her securely now, nothing lies between them, nothing the two divides.
His hands hurriedly run all over, his lips kiss her in haste,
one touch of her reminds each feeling, one touch recalls each taste.
The wind blows away my curtain; the wind takes away my screen,
in my full splendour i rise before them for i am now not unseen.
A smile dances across her lips; she stares at me amused as if i was a thing unknown,
then turns away and lets him know, tonight they weren’t alone.
She looks up to me again, her eyes delicately my contours outline,
a moment she fondly lends to me, a moment she lets her joy be mine.
The clouds draw closer again, now they cast me in a ring,
i let my light embrace them warmly; i let my glow halo their being.
A faint band of blue she discovers, streaming from where my white disintegrates,
they look, distracted, for a while and then my colours with the flowing wind abates.
i am veiled by clouds again; i peek from behind the pallid haze,
his eyes look at her again, and by her sight he seems amazed.
Like a nomad in search of water, she was that oasis he unearthed,
but each drop drank, to more yearning gave birth.
Drenched in my flames, their souls burn to plunge into each other’s depth,
desires unending, unbounded now within them crept.
The night is getting over; the sun will rise again,
my horses want to run back home, but i will still remain.
In the feeble gleam of the dawn, i find the brightest spark,
two entwined bodies, dazzling in the dark.
Love envelopes them lightly, peace serenades all around,
The sky is lit up with their afterglow, and then it lights up the ground.
It’s time for me to leave, i kiss both the dreamers goodbye,
and when i look into my mirror, it’s me who has been smeared in their dye.