Cactus

Poem: Cactus

Author: Shiv Kumar Batalwi

Translation: Punjabi to English by S. Soze

The poem talks about the pangs of love, separation and the feelings of a soul that goes untouched by the flower of love and affection.

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Numb!

Dead eyes give away,
I’m a man without
a perspective.
That’s
the worst kind.
I have grown,
And I am not
anymore me !
But here I am
Synchronised imperfectly
In this perfect harmony
Or so it may seem.
Behind snow capped peak
Is the light
I seek and I am
Not me.

Love actually

When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few.
Baubles of stolen kisses.
Trinkets of borrowed loves.
Trunks of secret words,

I cry.

  • Maya Angelou