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The Migrating Spirit

Her aangan is a reverie of astral flowers  Spiral, elliptic, of mystical shapes and hues, cryptic
The haze of winter morning acts as multi-level drapes to nature’s opera, unfurling a new act fronted by trees every short distance I traverse. Wood smoke wraps around villages like blankets around our shoulders. A tiger calls, and a tigress returns his call, their duet resonating in the cold morning air for miles and miles. 

A universe at her doorstep, constellations on her sleeve  She tiptoes under star-clothed trees
 The rustle of van tulsi reminds me of a Kathak dancer, her ghungroo chiming with every step I take. Tiny, dark, heart-shaped seeds once contained inside the cup of the mature flower are sprinkled on the pugdundee like confetti. Odd, cold December rains swell them up like little puffy snow balls scattered on bare sandstone substrate.

The fluttering sky blue beings rabble ‘round her  Whispering the secrets of the universe
I pick a few sepals, pour a few seeds on my palm, and toss…