Poems by Lily Swarn

Poems by Lily Swarn
 
 
Music of Night
 
Night has its own music
That of silence
A punch of quietude
 
A vacuum like hollowness
Carved out from cacophonous day
 
Sculpted with statuesque midnight
Coal black and palpable
 
Flirtatious moon
Wooing the silver stars
Suspended in eternal shine
 
A thick velvet pall of serenity
A bit like Donne’s death
Proud night
Haughty in its attitude
 
With only a hooting owl
And a squeaking mouse
 
A bewitched banshee
Hanging upside down
From the ancient banyan tree
 
And your heart thudding next to mine
Rapid fire and staccato.
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 23.1.2018
 
 
 
Silence
 
Silence can be deafening
Blaring and loud
It hits the eardrums with a ruthless vengeance
 
Silence is ferocious
A devil incarnate
A spell from Hecate’s crossroads
 
Silence can kill by mutilation
Gradually pouring venom in tiny doses of non communication
 
Silence is indifferent
Never hating or loving
Merely disinterested
 
Silence plunders and loots
With battle axes of iron
Hammers hitting temples soundlessly
Rupturing veins and clogging arteries
 
Silence is grapes squeezed into wine
Crushed beyond redemption
Bitten like nails
 
Silence can be blissful
Serene and cloudless
As a summer sky in the hills
Silence reverberates …
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 23.1.2018
 
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