Lily describes the break of a day in this poignant verse.
As the day breaks in another
era in time
As the cocks crow the rising of another sunshine
As the birds unfurl their feathers and sing a merry song
As the Rose spreads its blood in the pulsating throng
I think of another time in life.
As milkmen tie milk pots to their roaring motor bikes
As sheep and goats tinkle their bells on their hikes
As temple bells peal the morning divine chime
As aazaans call the faithful to
Bow at prayer time
I think of another time in life
As women light fires for the first cup of tea
As men jog on tracks for a body fit to see
As kids yawn in beds to knock off their sleep
As puppies jump and frisk to poke prod and peep
I think of another time in life!
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Lily Swarn won the Reuel International Prize for Poetry 2016, Global Poet of Peace and Universal Love, Global Icon of Peace from Nigeria, Virtuoso Award and Woman of Substance. A postgraduate in English from Panjab University, she taught at Sacred Heart College, Dalhousie. A gold medallist for Best All-round Student from GCG Chandigarh, she has University Colours for Dramatics. Widely published and interviewed, she authored, A Trellis of Ecstasy and Lilies of the Valley.