this rainy morning
seeing her mausoleum
from his red prison


Notes: This is quite literally the view from [Shah Jahan's](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Jahan) prison cell in the Red Fort overlooking the Taj Mahal. It is one of my most poignant memories from my travels in India. The rain and intense humidity imparted a real heaviness to the morning which matched the tone of the story and the romanticized version of it that filled my head.