Monday, 4 August 2014

Banyan and light






There was a banyan, half light half shade,
the sun on a twig - a surreal fruit,
a flock of crows on a raucous raid;
and restless lake waters in pursuit
of the far shore. Idyllic made
into a rapier-thin moment of truth:
each moment and each breath must fade.








2 comments:

  1. Hi Nila ... Banyans have always fascinated me when I've seen them or read about them ... your verse certainly describes them and their habitat so well .. cheers Hilary

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  2. 'each moment and each breath must fade'...sad truth. :)

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