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Dusk - Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

Dusk - at Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India .... by Vanita Thakkar

Dusk - at Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India .... by Vanita Thakkar

Dusk


The western horizon is turning crimson,
The shadows of trees are beginning to lengthen.
The lotus folds in, trapping the bee
And to their nest, the birds are returning.
The sunshine is gradually drifting away,
The humming breeze sings of the departure of the day.
Here ends another day's work !
And countless feet turn homeward,
To be back before the lamps are lit
And the moon peeps in to greet,
For, soon in, the night will crawl
To wrap the land in her dark shawl,
Under whose folds, we shall creep
Into the world of dreams, in our sleep.
All the tiredness may it absorb !
While the Sun goes to light up the other end of our Orb.


- Vanita Thakkar (28.11.1989)

Sunset - at Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India .... by Vanita Thakkar

Sunset - at Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh, India .... by Vanita Thakkar

© 2020 Vanita Thakkar

Comments

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Thanks, dear Peggy :) :)

Love and best regards to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 25, 2020:

Ah, blessed rest at the end of a fruitful day! Lovely!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Thanks, John for coming by and posting a nice comment.

Sincere appreciation.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Jay Thakur, Brother Manatita

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 25, 2020:

A delightful poem, Vanita. Thank you for sharing.

manatita44 from london on November 25, 2020:

I thought of Thakkur when I saw your name. So the association is awesome!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Brother Manatita, I know Sanskrit as chanting Sanskrit prayers is a regular feature of my daily routine - however, I cannot claim fluency in speaking in Sanskrit the way I can speak in my mother tongue Gujarati and in Hindi, English and to some extent in Bengali (I spent more than five years of my childhood in Assam, hence learnt Assamese and Bengali).

My profile on HubPages has most of the details about me.

I have saved your email ID and will write to you as well.

Best regards to you.

manatita44 from london on November 25, 2020:

Beyond the Mind--In the Heart of our Lord Beloved Supreme. Sri Chimoy. A Bengali Divine Incarnation and my Guruji.

Do you speak Sanscrit? Write to me. Tell me about you. ceeccil@ hotmail.com

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Thanks and best regards, Brother Manatita.

I like your name - being beyond the boundaries of mind, in the wonderland of pure joy ....

Vanita Thakkar (author) on November 25, 2020:

Thanks, dear Chitrangadaji. Always love your comments and appreciate your support. Best regards to you.

manatita44 from london on November 25, 2020:

Beautiful!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 24, 2020:

Beautiful and poetic description of the dusk time.

Thank you for sharing.