Saturday, 19 October 2013

Singing the song of Solitude

Lying on a carpet of grass
Looking up at the sky
With no one by my side
Humming alone was I

Missing my old friends
I played with as a child
Would they still be the same?
As innocent and mild.

Then I heard that song
Tweet!  Tweet!  Tweet!
A bird was calling on,
But none came to meet

“Tweet! Tweet!”, said I
It looked at me surprised
With a single amber eye
“Tweet! Tweet!”, it replied.

“Tweet! Tweet!” it sang
Again did I sing.
So the duet began
The little bird and me.

It was alone like me
The bird did allude
We sang on together
The song of solitude.


- Nivedita