I am sitting by the bank of the river,
by Jay P Narain
reflecting what my reflections in the water mean to me,
the calm and serenity of the eddies and waves,
sends my thoughts in the endless tranquility.
The images of my childhood play before my eyes,
jumping and playing in the water was a sheer joy,
Buffaloes and cows would come near us,
the drink of water kept them alive in the hot sunny days,
the flute music from the shepherd boy sereneded our play,
we looked forward to seeing all the girls coming to fetch the water our way.
On our honeymoon days,
we would sit by the bank hand in hand,
the tantalizing songs of the flowing water,
made us fall deeper and deeper in love there after.
The lush beauty of the river abounds in the country side,
The white and pink lotus flowers gracefully adorn several spots,
the sunflower would shine like sun on the banks,
the bamboo plants would dance and whistle in the wind.
The spirit of sharing bubbles through the sparkling stream,
In the intense summer heat, the thirsty gets their precious drops,
In the heavy rains, the overflow from the banks,
irrigate the paddy fields to the sheer joy of the farmers.
The water in the river keep flowing,
like a lover in anticipation with open arms,
it's eager to get to its vast oceanic destination,
where the lover meets the beloved in deep ocean of love.
River, you are my eternal friend,
lovers and loved ones will come and go,
I will always find you when I need you,
May it be the moments of happiness or sorrow.