Treasure Island

Shreya Jani

(April 1981 / India)

Pink City


The city of pink with an ocher silhouette
Sparkling gold as the sun shines upon it
Wherever the eyes rest a sense of wonder
A story waiting to be heard and told

Hidden carved in the palace corridors
The secrets of a maiden’s heart kept
Sidewalk singing about legends
which brave swords did tell the winds

A magic trick by a street urchin
A camel to take you for a ride
The city weaves like Shahrazad
The tales of color and delight

From Amer fort to the City Palace
Hawa Mahal to Jal Mahal
The city of gems twinkles always
A different romance in every breath! !

Submitted: Friday, April 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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