Sun’s Parting Gift


When the sun,

preparing to call it a day,

makes for the western horizon, 

it leaves behind a parting gift for us.

A beautiful, mesmerizing landscape,

painting tall, post autumn,

sparsely leafed trees

in dark shade  

against a sky in the contrasting, fading light,

each minute detail of the object,

standing out

in a mesmerizing manner —  

bare branches, and some with

nascent leaves, emerging shyly

under the divine shade.


Awesome indeed…

thank you so much, o Sun God! 

We’d eagerly wait for

your rise tomorrow,

carrying your golden rays 

and a new dawn!



Ashok Misra


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