coconut tree in the dark

i live under the umbrella
of a coconut tree
in the dark night
above i see …

i live under the umbrella
of a coconut tree
in the dark night
above i see
understated
refined
beauty

a shot i tried
to take for you
but the camera
did not see
what my eyes
and my heart
did see –
oh that unknown
beauty

so my love
come you too see
this spectacle
in udupi

but you must
in the dark
stand still
and also quiet be
late in the night
when everything
indeed does quiet be

then you touch
that which is
dark, rich and
velvety

the night and its
coconut tree

~ vani murarka