A Blood Moon? / Poem by Lily Swarn

Poem by Lily Swarn
 
 
A Blood Moon?
 
When was it not blood soaked
This moon ?
 
Gnawing away at hapless hearts
 
Gorging on yearning damsels
 
Dancing on Krishna’s flute
 
Hiding behind naqabs of velvet soot
 
If she stood on the terrace with her surma lined eyes
It was a blue moon
for those who pined for a glimpse
 
If she vanished into the interiors of the haveli
It was a total eclipse of the moon
 
Moonlit madness never stops its magical wand
 
Enslaving , enchanting with each bloody gash in the azure
 
And you call today’s moon
A blood moon ?
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 31.1.2018

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