A Dancing Girl in the Desert Poem

DancingGirl-LikeNavarti

From my book called ‘The Spinster’s Code’. This is the song the red-headed minstrel Trey wrote and sang for Navarti. (He is, in fact, in love with her and is the one who can break the code and win her heart.)

The desert wind will blow away

            The curtain of the sand

            And will reveal what villagers say

            The fairest bird in the land

                                   ~           

            Its feathers glisten duskily

            Its eyes flash fire like gems

            Its voice sends warbles huskily

            From which its sadness stems

                                   ~

            For though meant to fly

            And meant to soar

            The days go by

            With flight no more

                              ~

            For a cage holds it hard and fast

            With bars of gleaming gold

            The bird must watch as life goes past

            Until released, stolen or sold

                                      ~

            Who will come to open the door?

            Will freedom find its wings?

            Will life fulfill and feathers soar

            Of this hope the bird oft sings

                               ~

            For though meant to fly

            And meant to soar

            The days go by

            With flight no more

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