Wednesday, March 24, 2010

locust years

honey in a broken jar
summer breeze caught in a net
flowed blowed away
towards lunglo* stream.

treasured glowing golden dreams
sunlit days and starlit nights
rolled scrolled away
never will return.

but the silver strands in hand
pretty pattern yet may weave
hide the scars
of locust years.

*Lunglo is a stream on way to the world of the dead in Mizo myth. It was believed that once the dead people drink from this stream, they forgot their earlier life in the world of the living.