Shy Sanjna, married to the sun,
soft-skinned, hides in the night clouds’ mist.
Her avatar, Chhaya, one
who wears glass bangles on her wrists.
Her silken locks do lure with scent
of honey-myrrh, argan shampoo;
down, dinghy-lounging, Nile she went.
When flaming Surya, nose so true
did swim alongside Chhaya’s boat
then leapt into, a bright red fish.
With sev’ral lines of poems wrote,
shy Sanjna got her fondest wish;
she watches from the clouds afar
her shadow serve both king and she.
She celebrates ‘mongst moon and stars,
her panoramic spirit free.
Most of the poem is based on known myth but I used a little poetic license also. Learn more about Sanjna here.
Punam is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Punam says:
Pick any four [of the words below] and use them in a poem on a topic of your choice. You can write in any form of your choice but writing in rhymes would be nice as Hindi poems are mostly rhyming.