She bloomed like any flower would,
Gentle at first and sensual after.
Innocent and heady, her fragrance spread
Through the desert sands like her sparkling laughter.
She dreamed of a life where the grass was green,
Where the blazing sun didn’t scorch her eyes.
She wished for a glimpse of what she hoped,
Would be that vision, of her very own paradise.
Months rolled to years and then some more,
Many a visitor sought a place in her heart.
She smiled and tarried a while now and then
Relishing the moments but then drifted apart.
Far away in the distant sands,
A cherished vision once caught her lonely eyes,
As if the gods had finally heard,
And granted her a glimpse of that paradise.
A rider on a stallion black,
Resplendent in the afternoon sun,
Teased her senses from afar,
Causing her heart and soul to break into a run.
Her flowing robes and auburn tresses,
…wrestled with the winds as she ran,
While her kohl laden eyes seemed to search,
For that handsome visage that would belong to her man
As the sands turned to copper with the setting sun,
She called out to him with all her might,
But her voice, like her breath,
Was drowned in the silence of that desert night.
Her kohl laden eyes closed forever,
With one last glimpse of her divine love,
Unaware her vision was just a mirage
She found her final solace under the stars above.
Her tale of love, just like her laughter,
Spread through the land like some cosmic prose.
And as soul mates found their bliss under those very stars,
They sometimes spared a thought for a lonely desert rose.