Moonlit Darkness: A night poem from Calicut, India

As Day gears up to bask in another of its glorified moments, Night wonders when in its day it had the last laugh. Photo:

CALICUT, June 19, 2013 - As the Day gears up to bask in yet another of its glorified moments, the Night wonders when in its day it had the last laugh.

Moonlit Darkness:

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The ancient day spreads out in glorified hues,

Asserting its ascendancy, with an inside track,

It pauses its light in quiet anticipation,

As raindrops purr in dogged fashion,

Taking a leaf out of every reigning book,

Temperature toils up and down a steep path,

Fettered by strings of wandering clouds,

Where fury and intimacy unite in mild showers,

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Watering down the bitterness of sour grapes,

And beating the daylights in moist undertones,

Impassioned- another day begins in humble earnest,

The climate was somber and the day was bright,

Furnishing the memories of a summer gone by,

Cleaving to the day- the night throws in the towel,

Complementing its foe; to survive the losing glory,

Haplessly wondering that in its day-it had the last laugh,

Of moonlit nights that were met with thunderous appeal,

Ah, my day will come and I’ll play more than comely host,

To the wretched day who will melt in my glory,

And bask in the enticing sunshine of a lonely road.  


Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer.  He currently writes at his own blog column as well. 

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Vishwas Anand

Vishwas Anand of Bangalore is a published poet and writer. A student at IIM-Kozhikode, Vishwas muses upon life and the little details that make people and the world around him tick. He believes that life charts its course as a product of one’s actions and feels that the human mind can be hypnotized into seeking what is good for it, regardless of the concomitant desires. Poems are a way of taking one on a path of solace where journeys are sketched to bridge the conflicting gaps in society.

His poems have been published in journals: The Copperfield Review, The River, The Nexuss, Four And Twenty and featured in online websites like One Shot Poetry, Jingle Poetry and Poets United. He was awarded ‘Poem of the Week’ at Jingle Poetry for his poem: Stilling Journey. He is also an Ezine Articles expert author. His articles and poems have appeared on GingerChai and Aquillrelle. He currently writes at his own blog column as well.  


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