Poems by Lily Swarn

Poems by Lily Swarn
 
 
I Want The Sun
 
I want the sun to stream in
beyond the ray that traipses in
from the open window
I want it to light up my insides
like a thousand beacon lights
The lighthouse that gets the ships safely to shore
The lantern that the night watchman carries diligently
The candle in the wind that flickers bravely
The lamp in the hovel where penury resides
The street light under which the genius burnt the midnight oil
I want them all to illumine my dreary dank soul
That may snuff out before it is morn
 
Irradiate me O sun
With the benign smile of your sunshine
Bathe me O Lord in the moonlight of your love
Keep me O darkness away from your scorn
Kindle me O lamp with the wick of your flame
Keep me O Lord from the stain of that sin
Guide me O light with the glow of your mercy
Envelope me O fireflies with the glimmer of your flight
For
I want the sun to stream in ……
 
Copyright Lily Swarn 17.1.2017
 
 
 
The Dawn
 
It was the whimsical hour of dawn
The first bird fluttered drowsily and stretched her warm wings
Cows nodded sagely and looked with big lashed bovine languor
The peepal tree rustled a million stories as the spirits went off to sleep
My love lorn heart swelled with the whispers of eternity
Lulled by break of day the busy watch dog whimpered
And hoped for a tiny snooze
Before the world took over
With mundane chores and noisy errands
Breaking this magic spell
When the nectar oozed
from the red
Trickle of Dawn
From beneath the ominous greys
The fragrant breeze opened the petals
Of souls gorged on manna
Tinkling temple bells
Just added the background score
 
copyright Lily Swarn 24.1.2017

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