The Song of the Sand
She sings a Sonnet at times,
At times, a Lullaby,
She hums like the wind chimes,
She plays the sand strings
She collaborates with the wind at times,
To create percussive echoes!
To remember someone's woes!
The ever changing shapes of sand dunes,
Love her varied tunes,
When the dry sand feels the thirst,
She sings a Melancholy,
When The Cacti feel too thorny,
She soothes them with a Melody,
When the camel feels like resting,
She sings a relaxing Ghazal,
When the Mind is meditative,
The heart is restive,
She readily sings a song of Sufi,
Thereby soothing the spirit!
She is the Earth
Where Water is in Dearth,
She is the Desert,
She lives for those who have not deserted her...
She guards the scattered Oasis
Like a Treasure for her children,
So that her children are not in a crisis!
Oh Mother Desert,
You strengthen the soul!
- Rupali Gore Lale