The dream I woke up to

For as far as my eye could see, cerulean waters lapped

Under a clear azure sky filled with a few cottony puffs of clouds.

The coral white sand, soft and beguiling like a nymph’s touch,

Was littered with shells of all sizes, shapes and colors.


My eyes opened to this vista that stretched endlessly before me.

I gazed about in awe as the swaying coconut palms fanned me.

I ran my hand through the sand & wished time would not slip away like it.

I wanted to stay like this forever, happy, content and alone.


The iridescent water, rainbow like, glinted in the golden hued sun.

Little crustaceans scurried about dealing with their day’s work.

It all seemed so surreal for there was nary a soul about.

Enchanted I looked at the birds that flew on the horizon.


Was I in the Caribbean? Or perhaps this was Maldives, or Seychelles?

Whatever the locale be, its beauty made my heart sigh a happy note.

This land of no man, perhaps I dreamed about, but how in that moment

My satiated heart wished that a reality it could become.

Image – KS KYUNG via unsplash

About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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