Sunday, April 10, 2011

Winter Festival in Pallakad 2010

Last night I saw
a faun
Half beast half male
In the shadow of the river
basking in the moonlight
He hid his face
on seeing me approach
I startled by his beauty
Looked again
As the river lapped
Softly behind us
He too looked up
A body
so slender
so boyish
His expression
like a colt
And suddenlty
The faun was
bashful, narcisstic
tossing his head
Begging forgiveness
for his beauty
elegant and foolish
in the drizzle
left to himself
to grow and die
hidden away in
the cool vault of his home
by parents unforgiving of nature
yet loving him for what he was
and so he smiled again.