this rainy morning
seeing her mausoleum
from his red prison

Notes: This is quite literally the view from [Shah Jahan's]( 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.