At some distance, a rooster crows
fulfilling the reflex action of early morning
Corps de Garde mountain diffuses
the unique colours of dawn
Sparrows chirp joyfully
the golden song of daybreak
Black pigeons boldly maintain
their acrobatic equilibrium on electric wires,
then, carousel in the sky
The golden sun rises
un-curtaining the tropical blue

Sounds of doors opening,
adults walking, children giggling,
cars, motorcycles, buses and trams rushing
echo all around Rose-Hill
Busy-ness has woken up
The friendly business-town opens
its eyes wide examining its agenda
A challenging day is awaiting it
Rose-Hill will surely make it.

VATSALA RADHAKEESOON