Tonight

Tonight short poem

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Tonight,
I do not want to watch the sky-
the burden of my head
I took it from your shoulders,
my hands,
I will keep them on my lap,
like two chicks
fled away from their mother’s wings.

The moon’s breath froze, silvery,
on the edges of clouds,
the wind stopped-
it’s so quiet that I hear
the tresses of night caressing your face,
and flickering, your thrill of surprise
that you feel naked without my embrace.

Two bodies
separated by only a step –
two orphan shores
bathed by waves of longing.
Listen! From our every pore
are growing tendrils
that intertwine and weave
another heaven over our world

Tonight,
I do not want to watch the sky,
I want to watch your soul’s frightened bird
hovering in wide circles
looking for my branches,
and hearing her first cry of hopelessness,
I will flourish nests on my every twig.

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@carmenshantipriya_nanu, hearts in love under the night sky would wax poetic. And that is not to preclude romance. And with the incidence of the moon, any and all metaphors would lead to this anyway, so we need not read further. Just kidding. We have of course, to savor every line, how it went.

Akhtar Jawad
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Tonight,
I do not want to watch the sky,
I want to watch your soul’s frightened bird
hovering in wide circles
looking for my branches,
and hearing her first cry of hopelessness,
I will flourish nests on my every twig.
The beauty of emotions, sentiments and passions; the three basic colors of love forming many more colors have made this poem a rainbow.

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