Transfixed in your utter hypnotism
My being could retain mere form from you
Savored bit by bit your charisma
Is as grotesque as the veins;
In me absorbed, your aura paints
Acute an image, stainless;
So grandeur, no less than a Greek Prince,
Your hegemonic portrait
Before my dull eyes appear;
The broad fair countenance, with the eyes-onyx,
Emptying passionate oceans
Filling my thirst to the fullest
The light brown hair, curled and shaped,
Like a coronet adorned in Red Coral;
The lips are as honest as of an emperor who
Passes his words soothing millions
The main and it’s every gesture
Left me unmoved desiring their possession
The voice sweetest that overwhelmed me further
Yet on the eardrums composes rhythms
Whirling my heart at every beat
The picturization in those intervals of sorrow
Fills tears in my eyes fogging the sight
The heart is attacked with aches
The sheer aches that clutch the heart so tight
And I fail to break the series of images rolling on
I fail as well to hold the rains that turn into floods
I fail to save the heart-sucking poison of its own desires
I fail and how flawless
To survive in those intervals of sorrow
Naheed Akthar, an Indian poet, holds a master’s degree in English literature. She is a lecturer, poet, and writer. She seems in love with Classical and Romantic poetry, however, a sense of originality is vividly seen in her way of writing. Her poems have been published in various anthologies. And, have also been published in her own book of poetry, “Phantasms of My Heart”
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