Evening Shadows

Evening Shadows prose poem

Uploaded by Dr.Indu Nautiyal


Marching slowly towards western horizon
The sun goes to plunge down the hills over there
As if exhausted by the day- long travel
Traversing the sky from one end to the other .

Wonder if it seeks for a little respite
In the cool comfort of its secret abode
Or just take on a different route
Leading to another side of the globe !

Then all bedecked with starry jewels
The Evening descends as a shy maiden
Painting the horizon with curious mixture
Of myriad shades of red and saffron .

The sky is dotted from end to end
With flocks of nest-bound desperate birds
Fluttering their wings with maddening noise
Anxious to reach their safe shelters .

The sun having gone out of sight
And the moon yet to appear on the eastern horizon
But the stars in multitudes begin twinkling
To ensure that light isn’t out for ever .

And the world retires in peaceful slumber
Resting its trust upon God and Nature
That the sun shall rise again for sure
Soon after the night has had its tenure .

Picture courtesy
Dehra , the Heaven-

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Dr.Indu Nautiyal

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I have been a teacher for about four decades ,but even more than that , a student and learner all along --literature being my favourite subject with special love for poetry , a trait I seem to have inherited from my father,who was a very good poet ,it was he that instilled in me a deep love for poetry early in childhood . Starting as a science student ,I shifted to literature after graduation and and worked on Emily Dickinson's poetry for Doctoral degree. I don't claim to be a poet ,but do admit my inherent love for poetic utterances as and when I find them and sometimes feel inspired to give vent to my own emotions in words that seem to convey them .Honestly it happens quite effortlessly and also leaves me with an immense satisfaction .If it can be termed poetry ,all the more rewarding. .
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