beneath sleeping lids, lightning flashes

the bhakti spirit cries out for the Beloved

the night is long, rotund

Vedic chants,
memorised in water,

Suda vasantam hriday aravende,
bhavan bhavani sahi tum namame ….’

kisses, light as air, burn deep holes
in the heart’s fabric

can this thirst be quenched,
can this longing be satiated?