An Evening In The Amazon

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There is something evocative about the jungle river. The Amazon, mightiest of them all, evokes romance and a spiritual awakening

The sky was spread like a sheet
decorated with shining stars
I saw moon rising over the trees
lightening up the evening as sapphire

an old couple walked over the bridge holding hands
pink dolphins leaped from the river Negra
to greet the eternal love birds
and insects sang full throat in a certain raga

when the moon  had ascended above us
I saw the Amazon glowing that night
my soul began singing  an ancient song
and I was filled with celestial light.


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