English: Dark clouds over Martin Down Despite ...

English: Dark clouds over Martin Down Despite the dark clouds, the larks were singing their hearts out. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes when a dark cloud settles on me
And the hope of a brighter tomorrow
Is suppressed in my charcoaled soul,
I look at the rabbits hopping around
and the hedgehogs moving about
After a winter of dormancy.

I listen to the flap of of the bats’
Low flight beneath the star-spangled sky.
I look for a sympathetic ear,
A voice as soft as honeydew,
I look at Picasso’s cubist painting
With eyes half-languishing
Half-drown in tears.
then I feel like a meek coward
Travelling among villages incognito.

The serenely still night
Brings to my mind
The wisdom of ancient men and women
Who were perfectly free from
The least touch of sickly melancholy.

I think of the naked and native
Dignity of mankind
In all its majesty and its might.
Then,I choose not to be the nightingale sitting in darkness
Cheering its own solitude Pramila Khadun
With sounds sweet.
I choose to be the ‘Paille-en-queue’
Flying over the pines
In all its moods and guises.

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Mauritius.

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