Poems by Lily Swarn

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Poems by Lily Swarn

 

 

THIRST

 

Blighted frost

on squiggly leaves

Melting into

molten silver streaks

Reflecting the moon’s

lonesome journey

across the desolate

star spangled desert

of the

planet ridden sky

Thirsting amidst

the water drenched

earth .

 

Copyright Lily Swarn 9.7.2016

 

 

 

STRINGS

 

Strings on guitars

Or on hearts

Need to be strummed

They need a pattern

To create music

 

Goddess Saraswati

With her veena

Divine music

Wafting

 

The rockstar

Lost in his world

Long hair

billowing

 

Whooshing winds

Serenading

the forest

Leafy Raagas

of love

 

Pining sands

Crooning their

Hearts out in

Manganiyar

sarangis

 

Pluck them

With tenderness

These strings

And watch them

Tingle your

Senses

 

Copyright Lily Swarn 9.7.2016

 

 

 

Helter skelter

 

Cantankerous minds

Maniac morals

Churlishly growing

Vagabond weeds

 

Helter skelter

Hither thither

higgledy piggledy

Mean and miserly

 

Groping for morsels

Of love in tit -bits

Hors de oeuvres

Spread thinly

 

Grimacing mouths

Crinkled eyes

Scrounging attention

Hills of waste

 

Prowling the night

On padded paws

Feline slyness

Nine lives to live !

 

Copyright Lily Swarn 8.7.2016

 

 

 

RABAABS

 

When the world sleeps

The heart dips in slush

Caked and muddy

Emerging statuesque

Makrana marble glazed

Eternal music of Rabaabs

Strumming the strings

Lonesome splendour

Infused with wonder

A million moon rays

Singing a lullaby

From shores of the river

That Sohni crossed

To meet Mahiwal .

 

Copyright Lily Swarn 15.7.2016

 

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