Poems by Lily Swarn

 

Poems by Lily Swarn
 
 
The Magic Wand
 
From a pale lime green tendril fast asleep in the bosom of the tree
You sway in joyous glee all year long
In your leaf green shades
Come September and the blush appears on your cheeks
Colouring your visage like a coy bride
Reddening in embarrassment at the tender endearments of the flirty west winds
 
Hues that defy nature to splash a brilliant fire in the woods
Sickly pestilence stricken pale yellow turning into a sunny golden shade
Orange , pumpkin , saffron dancing with flames of burnt sienna
Burgundy and wine to plump up a woman’s lips
Some ash grey and purple hues too vying for attention with the magenta
Gasp worthy red shades that add life to the sedate greens that clothed the trees all year round
 
The fashion designer nonpareil ,The Creator
Wields his magic wand as fall colours paint a story of love and loss on a canvas waiting to be caressed
Warming up to the passion of autumn Its the flame that does the heated tango
Before its final goodbye from earth
Shrouded in quilts of white snow ,
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 22.9.2017
 
 
 
A Beloved Nib
 
When I read Sahir Ludhianvi’s poetry or even hear someone croon them from the depths of a Dolby sound music system
I wonder if that was the reason Amrita Pritam supposedly loved him
 
Do words stir women more than the acts of men
Or is it merely poets ?
Ripping through your innards with swords of acid
Burning a river of anguished lava
Burying you beneath the weight of sighs
 
Poetry is like condensed drops of blood sometimes
Trickling like a spring of precious life force
Curettage of the healthy pumping heart the next
Embossing sentiments with hot irons of love
 
Women may be Durga in a particular moment
Melting avalanches of Himalayan snow in others
The Shakti symbolism may well hold true of her
But words from a beloved nib are fatal
She buckles under her dainty feet
And basks in the odes inked for her .
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 21.9.2017
 
 
Lily Swarn

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