Spring the First

– Mujeeb Jaihoon

Kite-flying kids await the wind
And farmers for the monsoon drops
Majnun, for Laila to untie her tresses
And the Cup for those intoxicating hands

Sinners await Ramadan to purge
And Saints for midnight to tears-discharge
Lotus, for the sun’s warmth to kiss her cheeks
And flowers for the bees to colonize their nectar-lands

And the Heart:
Restless, sleepless-
For Spring the First
To celebrate

* Spring the First: The Arabic month of Rabiul Awwal which contains the birthday of Holy Prophet