Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Here sleeps the girl - Parvin Shakir

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Here sleeps the girl

Whose eyes bought dreams from sleep,
And then the night of rendezvous
She spent with her loneliness.

It was a strange waiting!
Pawning the whole city
To the shylock of fate
Just for the convenience
Of on half-lit casement!

But when the star,
On whose strength
The moon had been challenged,
Was about to appear on her forehead,
Aurora was already up
Tolling the kneil of tryst!

Parveen Shakir

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