Azure sky; diamond dews
resting on green leaves like jewels;
emerald moss, turquoise river,
reflecting the ruby sun’s fiery glitter!
Dazzling hues, a total seven –
mortal Earth’s bridge to immortal Heaven!
Dark blanket of the enveloping night,
with silver and gold dots shining bright –
drizzle your sapphires on me from the cracks
of the cloudy white pearls when morn replaces black!
What is Nature but a great big treasure –
with beauty and finery beyond measure?
May god in his bounty grant it grace,
And from theft and plunder keep it safe!
© Isha Garg