Dawn tiptoes stealthily
Towards my window
The dark silhouettes
In the purity of light
A car washer cleaning cars
A milkman cycling past
With clanging containers of milk
I too have to take to the sleepy roads
As my pet Mr. Snow Boot nudges me
With soft growls
The day's begun
No more sitting by the window...
Glorious morn seeps in unstoppably
Under a glowering sun
The street lights burn
The usual noises of work
The honking of horns
The busy strides of passers by....
Shadows of the trees lengthen
On my veranda
A pale good bye ensues
Its the parting time...
Leaving behind a trail
Of riotous red, purple, soft pink
A wistful end to day's delight...
The night comes in with bold steps
Sprinkling a few stars on the way
A doting moon with a motherly smile
The neons and the sparkles of the sky
Vie with each other
Tomorrow at predawn
I shall again sit by the window
To witness the interplay
Of darkness and splendour...