Nauroz-Easter

My Ringneck Dove - Taimur Khan

A pollened afternoon,
a distant call to prayers,

crow and sparrow,
sunbird and speech

sleep in nectaries.
It is so sweet, this

surmise of sibilance,
this grass-grown

milkiness, such empty
emptiness resounds

a mansion, I,
and you, a home.

1:18 pm 4 April 2010

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