O virgin sunray
You said you would come
piercing the darkness

of this blind night
bringing the dawn.

I sat through the night, waiting
As the dew spread in a sheet
and the moon gave a glimpse
the stars shone in the sky
fireflies danced in the forest.
Then a cruel loneliness descended
like a dark cloud.
Again the hope
but once again deception
O virgin sunray.

Did you have the cure
for my pain?
Would you have perished
had you come?
The thirst of my lips
the thirst of my heart
the thirst of desire
Would you have quenched these?

The heart would have remained
lonely, thirsting,
still the same.

It would only have wept
perhaps
in your embrace
O virgin sunray.

Author Sajjaad Hussian Peerbhai

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