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The Moon: Poem

Vanita is an engineer-researcher-consultant-artist: a gifted singer-poetess; & writes in English-Hindi-Gujarati on her diverse experiences

I wrote this poem when I was in the Higher Secondary School - in the final stages of my schooling - as a 12th standard student ....

During the two years of my Higher Secondary, I had written many poems - in Hindi as well as English - they were as if cropping up - perhaps to ease my mind off the burdens of study .... During 12th standard, I had put restrictions on myself - very restricted, and for long phases, no listening to music; no TV programmes; no movies .... remaining away from Music is too tough a task for me - I realized this very clearly during those days ....


The Moon

Look ! Look at the distant moon !

Scattering silvery light all around,

Peeping from the tiny window of Heaven,

Gleaming in the darkness enveloping the ground !


All the light it throws and

The delight it showers are but, apparent,

But for its reflective surface,

It would be a dark, invisible fragment.


Darkness is all it has,

But, it makes itself smile and glow

By reflecting in the eternal gloom,

The rays it receives from the Apollo.


We can also be like the Moon

When the darkness of sorrow surrounds us.

While searching our own delight, we can smile and shine

By reflecting the radiance of joy spread by others.


- Vanita Thakkar (06.02.1989)

Moon rise on 14th January, 2014 at Vadodara ....  - Vanita Thakkar

Moon rise on 14th January, 2014 at Vadodara .... - Vanita Thakkar

Moon-lit night on 14th January, 2014 at Vadodara .... - Vanita Thakkar

Moon-lit night on 14th January, 2014 at Vadodara .... - Vanita Thakkar

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