Quintessence of Art — the Taj
Dream of an emperor realized in stone,
In memory of Mumtaj, a time-proof tomb.
Frozen music, a couplet in architecture,
Lover’s nest, a life’s last chapter.
Unkissed bride, marble imbued with love,
Shadow of a dream, moon on the earth.
Lustrous eye under the lid of the sky,
Mirror of love reflecting tears dry.
Telling tales of the dusty past,
Manna dew on Time’s desert vast.
The last picture from a lover’s album,
Anchoring at Jumna the boat of a Seraphim.
Stone saturated with the shy soul of a queen,
Peace’s abode, calm, quiet and serene.