Poems by Lily Swarn

Poems by Lily Swarn
( Quote by Oscar Wilde )
I dream of peach roses perched on walls
Doused in love and heady with longing
I dream of mothers whose sons come home
From mindless wars that mean not a thing
Of moonlit terraces where whispers mingle with whiffs of frangipani
And rocking chairs where grandma snores
I dream of valleys where tulips blossom
And cherries redden without a qualm
Where humans don’t care for the cap you wear or the turban you sport
I dream of a world where your hand in mine
Draws no glares from heartless souls
I dream of promises that are kept
And loves that last a lifetime
I also dream of kids who walk fearlessly through their own homes and streets without predators stalking their tiny feet
I dream of a universe where stars say hello to each other without deciding your fates
I dream of destinies that are God’s gifts
In the city of our hearts that roll and tumble
I dream of butterflies that somersault on fragrant tuberoses in fields of peace
I also dream of a plush blanket that envelopes me from your cold glares
That keeps you safe from nuclear bombs that periodically threaten our tiny world
I dream of the look of bliss that creeps into your eyes as I enter a room
I also dream of the black saree that you bought me in my dreams
For I dream along with Oscar Wilde till the abundant dawn brims over the hedge !
© 2016. Lily Swarn. All rights reserved.
The Cosmos
The cosmos that lives in an atom
Could well be the secret of life
The constant reminder that baby acorns will one day be mighty oaks
That dew drops have the power to become oceans
One glance through inquisitive eyes could become the love of a lifetime Even if there were obligations and deterrents
What has to be will be
Tearing through mountains and walls
Flood waters of deluge
Crashing through zones of time and distance of lifetimes
A ship that comes to harbour
A rose that nestles in your hands after floating on the stream of consciousness
Flotsam and jetsam that roost like ravens in rookeries
Let the mighty universe sink into your being
Let God be in each particle !
Copyright Lily Swarn 23.11.2017

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