Diamond droplets descend

from the delirious dome

that revels in pompous pageantry,

celestial drums beat in joy,

the music of ecstasy,

and a lightning bolt

flashes out in a streak,

quickly, like a mischievous wink.

Below, her eager soul receives

the long-awaited gift

in silence, like a shy sylph. 

A fragrance emanates

from her wet skin

that wafts with the wind,

expressing to her mate 

a humble feeling of gratitude.

© Vidya Venkat (2006)

Published by Writer’s Workshop, Kolkata

Published by Vidya Venkat

Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at SOAS, London. Formerly, journalist at The Hindu, Chennai.

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