Minutes to Night Curfew

In the fading city bustle;
Dusk deepens towards dark;
The heart shaped leaves rustle,
Crore crickets chirping;
Turning leaves into megaphones;
In yellow summer evening,
Standing middle of the road;
The old Peepal Tree fixed in time;
Sings its sacred fables,
I listen transfixed.

Linked to dVerseQuadrille #104′ where De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting. Prompt , ‘Just fix your muse on a poem of precisely 44 words, including some form of the word fix‘.

In my city, the seven’o clock curfew has been in effect since two days after a sudden surge in the number of patients, I forgot all about the curfew this evening as I was walking past this old Peepal tree, I sat beside it for sometime, listening. I clicked a photo from my mobile and on the screen I noticed it was quarter to 7, I headed towards home at a run to beat the curfew, all the while I could hear police sirens and curfew announcements on megaphones. I hope all this will come to an end soon and things will change for the better.

jay

19/05/2020

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© dixitmrityunjay, 2020. September heart-to-hearts

13 thoughts on “Minutes to Night Curfew

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  1. “Turning leaves into megaphones” is just wonderful, Jay. I pray you are staying safe in your corner of the world. Your description of the sirens tugged at my heart. I’m glad you found a peaceful moment under that tree. I adore trees, and I think they know things. I like to listen.

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