Poems by Lily SWARN

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Poems by Lily SWARN
 
 
THE SURREAL BLENDS
 
The wheel rotates
Ominously
From this stratosphere
to another
The surreal blends
into my being
on a cold winter morn
 
Distances blur
Foggy mists cast
an uncanny haze
The here and now
Becomes
the there and then
 
Frosty chills warm
The oozing heart
Cashmere shawls douse
The embers of love
 
Snow mounds blind
The baby sun’s rays
Icy tentacles tighten
their vice like grip
 
Manna drops like mercy
from heaven on high
Laden to the brim
Is Santa’s sleigh
 
Keep calm and breathe
The chill will thaw
Wood fires glow
Your heart’s ablaze
 
Smile my soul
As the wheel rotates
The surreal blends
On a cold winters morn
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 28.7.2016
 
 
 
HALLUCINTIONS
 
Nascent dreams of polypeptide chains
swinging with langurs from the Jakhu hill
 
Pre pubescent hormones
Dashing on Alpine
peaks of
submerged desires
 
Fragrant gazpachos of lurid
Designs
Crawling up the Pamir knot
Of ancient hallucinations
 
Copyright 27.12.2015
 
 
 
THE CHILL
 
Vultures and kites had decided the menu for the day
The squirrels scurried up and down the tree with the finesse
And grace of ballet dancers
 
The snow was tightly packed in mounds and heaps of hellish chill
Deer roamed gazelle eyed
Stepping stealthily on the icy pine needles
 
Kamli was huddled under a tattered blanket
It’s vintage was unknown
Yawning holes shredded it in pitiable strips
Her weakened frame
A mere bag of shivering bones
Barely alive in this torturous winter freeze
 
Her home ,the barn was burnt in the fire last night
Her family lay burnt to cinders
The blaze from their simmering ashes long since dead
Too young to know the magnitude of her loss
Old enough to know she was all alone
 
The puppy near her elbow yelped piteously
Hunger and chill made them comrades in arms
Child and Beast embraced
The wrath of nature triumphed
Poverty has no favourites
While destiny remains biased
The girl died !the puppy lived !
The chill laughed like a banshee!
 
 
Copyright
LILY SWARN
26.7.2016

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