Token of Love

Here stands a token of love,

With all its glory intact, upright.
With all its towers curved with love,
An edifice of a lover, for a lover.
Tinted with glittered joy,
White, white purity of soul,
Sanctity of gaze makes it look
Brighter in night, holier in sun.

Eyes astound, aesthetic love.
Hands clap, lips gasp.
A charming gift of love!
They see all but the pain of a lonely soul,
Buried half-died, half-live
Wait, wait eternal pause,
Anguish of a wretched soul,
Incomplete without the dearest one.

And here stands a token of love,
Beyond all ills, rises it every night,
Without fault, and lights up
All poor lovers, detached fatally.
Distant they see a foundation,
Rises alone before broken moon.

This is shared with Theme Thursday and the prompt for this week is Foundation.

P.S. Being an Indian, the first thing that came to my mind after hearing the word, Foundation, was the Taj Mahal; Taj Mahal is the most extravagant gift one can give to his beloved. Emperor of the Mughal Empire Shah Jahan wanted to gift it to his beloved wife Mumtaaz, but before the construction of the Taj Mahal was complete, Mumtaaz passed away. She is still buried underneath it. I wanted to brought out the hidden pain beside the most lavished structure of India.

This is also linked to Poetry Pantry  #118


  1. This indeed is a true token of love !!!

  2. A really poignant story wonderfully brought to life in your poem.

  3. This is a really beautiful poem, very well composed. And yes, the very first thing that came to my mind when I read the title of your post was the Taj :)

  4. When I look at the reflection in the pool I see what looks like a sad face. I do hope she got to see it before she passed away. But maybe she looks upon it each day and knows how much she was loved. Your poem is so beautiful and so sad at the same time. Love is a beautiful thing, while lost love has no bounds.

    Thanks for sharing this poem and story with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. It truly shows how great a foundation love can have.

    God bless.

  5. Thanks everbody for sharing your views and appreciating my work. Means a lot!:D

  6. that's a lovely, though sad, account of the history!

  7. I never knew this about the Taj Mahal- how amazing!

  8. What a lovely token of love ~ I wish to visit it in my lifetime ~

  9. I am familiar with the Taj Mahal but had never known the story behind it. How sad that his wife died before it was completed....but what a beautiful tribute to his love! Thanks for sharing your poem with Poetry Pantry.

  10. This is a lovely monument, with a sad history of heartbreak, which your poem has captured well.

  11. The first line says it all, I think, and the last line completes the poem perfectly.

  12. I like how both darkness and light accentuated the token. That was a great concept.

  13. The most beautiful building in the world to me, for its meaning and its beauty.
    Your words have paid a nice tribute to this token of love.
    A hug.


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