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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