Once after dusk,

Below the pleasing, purple sky,

Was a waving banyan tree with its warm branches,

Fondling the soft stream.


In the midst of this beauty,

One could hear a tune in the air,

The birds stopped singing,

And the cows stopped grazing,

The women carrying the pots,

And the weary farmers after work,

All stood still for a while.


They gathered at a spot,

A place of beauty and wonder,

Where, under the banyan shade,

Sat a boy with a flute,

Playing a heart-warming tune,

Dispelling all the gloom,

And taking them to a world of bliss and serenity,

The magic tune was never heard after,

But it still reverberated in those hearts,

For eons and eternity.

…now that you’re here

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Pravin Kumar Ameya

An ardent believer in that a good poem isn’t one that comes from, but through you, Pravin enjoys writing short but meaningful poems. Write to him at pravinkumar2788@gmail.com to know more about him.