Love came to her unannounced
Without any heralds or fanfare
Gently tiptoeing into her being
Tucking flowers in her unruly hair
Imbueing her eyes with faraway dreams
Stars descending from heavens on her palms
Making her feet dance to an unheard melody
Her lips fluttering in a smile like a bloom
Her heartbeat tattooing just one name in her chest
Butterfly desires flitting in her heart
She floated like a feather on the wings of hope
Staying wide awake on velvety nights
Talking to the lonesome, sympathetic moon
With fireflies as her handmaidens,
And the night owl chaperoning her
Gentle zephyr teased her, bringing a flush to her cheeks
As she cartwheeled on the candy coloured clouds
No human tongue made any sense to her
Nature spoke to her in myriad languages
Making her loquacious as well as tongue-tied by turns
Love can do many strange things
But the first flush of love
Can certainly leave anyone delirious.
पहले प्यार का खुमार कुछ इस तरह छा गया
पाँव जमीं पर न पड़े, हमें उड़ना आ गया!
Intoxicated by the effects of first love
I scarce could walk, I learnt to float!
Written for World of Words (prompt: प्यार, which is Hindi for “love”)
World of Words, is a weekly prompt hosted by Jade of Jade M. Wong, (https://jademwong.wordpress.com/2020/03/09/poetry-love-hope-and-feathers/), Rosemarie of A Reading Writer and Maria of Doodle Scribbles.