30 days ago
I lie down by the river Sunkoshi
stretching my arms toward eternity
in search of you with the stars in my eyes
weaving the moonlight in my soul with joy.
Love, O’ my love, come to me,
come in my arms and lay down
your salacious dreams in the valley
of my shoulder where the heart
ripens and the birds of love sing
the song of the lover’s unity.
Come, come to me. Utter not
a word. Just close your eyes,
lower your lips over mine and
overlap my shyness with your smiles.
Drown me in the pool of ambrosia
and let me moan with the infinite
beneath the heavens tranquil core.
Tomorrow, I hope to wake up
with the dew of your breath
all over my face and read
the morning papers in your eyes.
- by Rajeeb Shrestha
- by Moin Uddin