He wants to embrace the night;

The dark, mysterious but mesmerizing sight.


The starry sky,

Lonely moon,

Stuck in his head

As the lone sun stand aloof

In the gaudy Spring day

Amidst bluish sky.


He desired to meet the woman

Dwelling in the moon

As they say in the tales

Of the immortal boon.


The rendezvous could be his dream

With eyes shut in peace

Waiting for her gracious self

To descend and meet.


He wanted to remain asleep

Coiled in the warm sack

On the icy night

Cuddling her through the life

As long as the sun shines.



It ought to be the day

When there was night

As the cycle runs

Of the nature might.

Ms. Raeesa Usmani is a Lecturer in English at The Department of Biotechnology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India. A Gold Medalist in M.A. in English Literature and Language, she received her M. Phil. Degree on Travel Writing. She is currently working for a doctorate. She has published poems in journals and magazines, i.e. Setu, Spillwords Press, Tuck Magazine, The Pangolin Review, Café Dissensus, an Anthology, “Muffled Moans: An Anthology on Abuse/Gender Violence”, GNOSIS: An International Journal of English Language and Literature, JMS: An International Multidisciplinary e-Journal.

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