By shores and by hills

it restlessly awaits

to dusks and dawns

it forever belongs…

Trapped in a moment

struggles to break free

with invisible wings

blithely flees…

In death or desire

never a friend nor squire

seconds or hours

neither stars’ nor ours…

Once in a while

is it by our side

today or on the morrow

only fate will decide…


Asha Seth