Dusk

A red sphere is sliding down
birds chirp to say goodbye
and retire to nest,
misty air over river
grows mistier and mystique
and the jungle owls
rise to leave for prey
I, thru' my window am watching
a world sinking into ocean of darkness.

I light up lamp
to drive away that bit of darkness
entering me slowly noiselessly
a sad bird in me still sings a sad song
drawn from stale past,
and alas! the lamp throws
frightful shadows of beasts
hidden in the dark caves of gone days
somewhere inside me.
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by Rajendra Nagdev

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I, thru' my window am watchinga a world sinking into ocean of darkness. sad bird in me still sings a sad song.shadows... so many ideas and images and imaginations dear poet. thank you. tony
Rajendra, such a fine write👍👍👍