Today's Beautiful Gem: `The Little Id Moon' by Freda Bedi

"Tahira, Fahmeeda, Shameen, Khatoon,
All dance together for the little Id moon;
Dance in a circle in the lit room,
Dance all together for the little Id moon.

"This way, that way, three in a line,
Three feet beating all in time;
Noodles this evening, pulao at noon,
Sweet yellow rice for you little moon.

"Bibiji fasted a whole month long,
Now it's all over, let's sing a song;
O thread of silver, night's precious boon,
Rising with us, little Id moon."

om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao