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Nature, Star

Basketful of moonlight

© Rakesh

moon in not light but is brought in life

O moon,
give me moonlight,
basketful or two baskets full,
with seeds of moonlight.

From the city to my village,
on the sides of the path
I want to sow many,
small, small moons of light.
The whole village goes to the city
daily to work.
It becomes dark on its way back
as my village is quite far.
The route is tough and full of snakes and scorpions.
Neither bus nor cart plies.
When my father returns home
I am asleep.

And he goes back early in the morning
while I am sleeping.
O moon

give me a basketful of moonlight
on loan.

I want to light the dark route
so that my father returns early.
I too want to hear fairy tales
and stories from him.

O moon give me a basketful
of moonlight.
I want to sow seeds of moon on the sides of the path.

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