Sweet Peas / She Came

Sweet Peas

Here are two evocative poems by Lily for .

Cloying cinnamonic caressing scent of sweet-peas
Wafting  across the  moss green expanse of gambolling meadows
Bamboo grasses reaching for the moon on wings of silver
Four leafed clover sinking furtively into the purple  heather

Sweet peas clutching  and clinging
like jealous wives to the pretty picket fence
Their tender prepubescent languorous tendrils
embracing possessively
Enticing and luring with the perfumed kasturi
from within their rapturous hearts

Sounds of “paloma blanca” mingling with
he strains of Jim Reeves, thanking the lord
for a new-born day and new mown hay
Ecstatic euphoric sweet peas nodding their
beatific heads   to the divine music of the winter breeze
I miss my gardens of yore and you my sweet peas !

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) on white fence

Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) on fence

©Lily Swarn


She Came

When the pines lurch drunkenly
On a tempestuous night
And the skies cry abundantly
At the moonbeam’s flight
Your endearments reverberate
in the realms  of the rainbow
Your  pachyderm like gait
Sashays into the hollow
Where my used to be
It’s lost you know, it’s free!
My heart!

©Lily Swarn

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Lily Swarn

Lily Swarn

Lily has published English poems in various anthologies. She was awarded Reuel international prize for poetry 2016 and Global Icon Of Peace And Virtuoso Award. A postgraduate in English from , she was awarded a gold medal for best all-round student and academics. She edited her college magazine and wrote middles for newspapers. Poetry blossomed after her young son's sudden demise. She writes in Hindi and English. Hailing from a defence family, she is settled in Chandigarh.
Lily Swarn