White Lilies In The Crystal Vase

Like a happy day,
I am gazing at the white lilies:
Shining in the crystal vase,
Song-singing about their virginal splendour.

But, alas! Time is such a slayer.
By tomorrow’s end,
Blessings of the lilies will be lost!
Time is such a slayer.

The manner in which sweet lilies shine:
Behold for me,
Between my joy and eyes –
The ultimate realization…

Time is such a slayer!

21st February 2010

Geeta Chhabra

From the book: An Indian Ode To The Emirates by Geeta Chhabra

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