These days I go for evening walks with my son
He tells me about the upcoming blue moon
He continues to chatter about Mars, and Venus
As he keeps gazing at the starlit sky above us
He tells me how to distinguish a planet from a star
The Illuminated reflection, versus the flickering fire
He explains helium fusion, the role of the atmosphere
Something I'd learnt in childhood, but lost it somewhere
He talks about the brightest celestial body - Sirius star
The Andromeda galaxy, the nearest one, but yet so far
The discussion moves to Harry Potter inevitably
If not for these walks, I'd have missed it all easily
The excited voice when he shares all these stories
An infectious joy in those dancing, twinkling eyes
The way my heart glows, they must be the stars.
I kind of love these lovely, little starry walks...
~ Manish (30/10/2020)
‘वक़्त का क्या है, गुज़रता है, गुज़र जायेगा’ is a मिस्रा borrowed from famous poet Ahmad Faraz. I have based my poem on this line, with its core idea as ‘The time will pass anyway.…’. Today (25th August) is Faraz’s death anniversary, so I decided to complete this today. This is my tribute to this great poet.
You can see the original couplet by Ahamd Faraz below –