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Poetry

Danilo Ramos

 

By

Rehan Qayoom

 

 

Love Is Better Than Wine

 

 

 

Don’t evade your realm because you think you’re weak

Sanctify our hole-and-corner warm white day

Stay and fight the battle with your own physique

 

Go away and pray

 

If I ever pass along your street again

Will you hire your boys to hurl abuse at me?

Can we ever (in the same way) meet again

 

Speaking Silverly?

 

I learn to live with what I’ve got and just then

Teeming tears of grief, flaccid pain

Tell me what I never had and where and when

 

My eyes can’t contain

 

Light enough to know our days won’t return

And it feels like I am close to passing out

Now the wings of tiny little angels burn

 

What’s love all about?

 

Grace me with your Chardonnay kisses tonight

Scintillating stature in fur coat soused in

Bathed luminosities and glinting light

Let our life begin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehan Qayoom

Rehan Qayoom is a poet of English and Urdu, editor, translator and archivist, educated at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has featured in numerous literary publications and performed his work internationally. He is the author of About Time and other books.

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