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.


  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

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