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LISTENING

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English Poetry

They walk in dreams
nightmarishly
spirits of nameless faces
staring without eyes.

The screams:
of a child
on whom you poured boiling water.

The screams:
of a girl made to wear only flesh, because
she ran away with a priest.

The screams:
of a wipped woman
who tasted the laughing moonlight.

Death makes a big hole
in a spooky silence!
Are you listening?

Satish Verma

One Comment

  1. Gion Gion says:

    Satish,
    the refrain forces an examination of the succeeding lines for the often ignored common denominator.
    “who tasted the laughing moonlight.” – beautiful expression.

    “Death makes a big hole
    in a spooky silence!” – the words “silence” and “death” resonate for me – “The Silent People” Walter Macken (set in the Great Famine) and a description of Ireland I heard reported from a woman who had survived into post-famine times (a silence descended over the country)
    Fergus

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