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The Shadows of Love

Ravi Shankar Rajan is a software program director who writes on varied subjects from history, archaeology to leadership and poetry.

The Background

Some time back, I was chatting with my friend over trivial topics when the conversation veered towards love. That was when my friend, a seasoned veteran in all matters concerning the heart made a profound statement

"Love in its simplest form is just a game of light and shadows.Sometimes the light wins and sometimes the shadows overwhelm the brighness.A person who understands this philosophy would never be heartbroken in love."

These haikus are a culmination of that interesting conversation. Needless to say, they are all inspired by dear Hubber Brenda Arledge's week-22 prompt "Shadow"

The Shadows of Love

She caught my shadow,
looking discreetly at her.
Is something brewing?.

Love at first sight,
coming close to a lantern.
Shadows play hide’n’seek.

Shadowy rendezvous,
a mosquito disturbs us.
Swatted savagely.

One umbrella, two shadows,
the person more in love doesn’t
mind the burning sun.

The seven heavens know,
earth knows, every shadow knows.
Still, parents don’t know.

Only my shadow
remains on the moon swept bridge
waiting for her.

© 2021 Ravi Rajan

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