Have you heard the ancient lore
Of the two koyal birds
Who could live not without each other
For they each breathed life into the other?
Their names were ku & su.
Together they soared
Across horizons pink & blue
Flapping their wings in unison Joyous in their divine union.
And then, one fatal day
A tremendous storm blew their way
They fought the relentless gale
Until their wings, tired and frail,
Surrendered to destiny’s cruel game.
Many days & hungry nights later
Su found his way to their battered nest
Kuhu he called, where are you!
But silence was all that his empty heart got.
Eons later, until this day, on every stormy night and day
He calls out loud his twin soul’s name
With faith that someday he shall be heard.
So sweet is his love song, his shattered soul cry,
That it delights our unseeing hearts & eyes.
But that harbinger of relief as the monsoons quell our thirst
Shall remain unquenched
With the sweet name of his beloved bringing music to our ears....
Kuhu kuhu kuhu kuhu…