That rose with the sun
And cast first colours,
Scattering dawn's final mists
And spread an optimistic warmth.
That glowed with a
Burning desire to do good,
To shine with an intensity
That pervaded and banished all darkness.
That shimmered in an afternoon haze.
Warming oceans of friendship with
Sparkling diamond motes of seaspray.
Happiness refracted and rainbow dissipated.
That soothed and calmed in the dusk.
Where blue skies were riven in hues of
Purpling oranges, reds and memory-golds.
A gentleness that settled at day's end.
That set with the exhausted sun
And colour bled in a joyous final blaze.
The night-creep blackness arriving inexorably,
To gently cloak with stillness.
A new poem, reflecting on a life. A transition that sees many dawns and many sunsets, and inevitably is witness to its first sunrise and final sunset.
A life in a day.
In memory of my daughter Milla, who passed away in December 2016.
Also written for my friend Awais Khan . May Allah soothe your grief and may you find comfort in memories. Reflect on the warmth, the light that was given throughout A (wonderful) Life.