A glowing promise beckons
Days are short; time is shorter.
Surprise around the corner
In autumnal tones awaits
I am in turmoil
Wanting the radiance of new
Desperate to leave history behind
Rid the sterile pessimism of
Summer lights will dim,
What will climate change bring?
Dryness and fire or water and floods?
My heart still clings to a peaceful September.
The night sky speaks in a foreign language
Unaware of the strangeness of familiar
Translating changing ways of life
I remain a foreigner in my land
When will I feel at home?
I end today in the rise of tomorrow
The promise of the new must emerge
In the decline of August
Singing the September Song
Bindiya is a linguist and works for a diplomatic mission in New Delhi. She is a published author, poet, social worker, bibliotherapist, and happiness coach. Her heart beats in her community-building volunteer organization – “Mil Baant Ke–Sharing with Dignity” – whose mission lies in spreading literacy, stray care, counseling, healing relationships, and skill-building for women. She is married, has a son, is an artist, is a keen learner, and is passionate about value creation.
She received a commendation by the Honorable Minister of Women & Child Development Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani on 03.03.2022 for work related to women and child support for many years.