The City of Lights | Bhavya Prabhakar

The City of Lights | Bhavya Prabhakar

The hangings have bellied out with the winds

Trying to be mischievous in this weather,

The nights have become longer and darker

In the wait of dawn,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings

To celebrate the arrival of the Lord, 

I can smell the fragrance of Indian sweets

Kept to please the cravings of taste,

The flower petals and candles have charmed

The streets of the city,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings

To celebrate the arrival of winters,

The sun had already set due to the breeze

Looking for some ease,

He said, he could read omens around him;

Bury the worries about tomorrow

To enlighten the bright and transparent present.

The hangings have bellied out with the winds

Trying to be mischievous in this weather,

Fog has arrived with smog in it

To prove the destruction of nature,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings

To offer a prayer for the well being of people,

It’s time for some uniformity

The flower petals, candles and lights are still charming

The streets of the city,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings

To find some purification in solace,

To celebrate the arrival of the Lord

In this winter season,

He is endowed with some divine inkling

Glaring at the sky, admiring the city of lights

He asked me once again to light up the surroundings.

The hangings have bellied out with the winds

Trying to be mischievous in this weather,

It’s turning colder day-by-day

Wanting to be draped with a warm and cozy

Heavy velvet,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings

To showcase the admiration for the Lord,

It’s turning cold in the season of festivals

Let’s light the candle of hope and love

To create a positive aura all around,

He asked me to fix and light up the surroundings!


Written by Bhavya Prabhakar

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