Tuesday, July 21, 2015

THE LOVE THAT HAD FOUND THEM

THE LOVE THAT HAD FOUND THEM
© Farouk Asvat

Shower a confetti of pink carnations
Play the mournful shehnai
Light the joyful deepak
In the dancing hands of Shiva
Sprinkle them with coloured rice
Sprinkle them with holy water
Your beloved has come:
In a sari of rose petals and gold embroidery
With a dot of blood on her forehead.

Put sweet betel leaves in their mouths
Let the singer dance with a thousand rainbows
As they walk around the spluttering flames
As they tie the knot of eternity washed in flames
Circumambulating the eternal flames of love
Seven times
Sprinkled with Ganges water
Panditjee chanting through the choking smoke

At last,
They sleep beneath a curtain of carnations
Whispering seven times to the cool night
Celebrating the love that had found them
- Surrounded by the turmoil of the townships


© farouk asvat

composed: 1986 [Johannesburg, South Africa under apartheid].

[] Acknowledgements:

The Love That Had Found Them  was previously published in:

     Goodreads (usa, 17.09.2012, October 2012);
     www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com (21.07.2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (kindle, 2015);
     I Dream In Long Sentences (amazon paperback, p14, 2015).

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© farouk asvat.  All rights reserved.

Farouk Asvat asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

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Permission to publish or reproduce the writings in any format can be obtained from the author.

Reproduction of this work without permission, except for scholarly & nonprofit purposes,
is liable to a payment of 10, 000 ren men bi or US$ 1,500.

farouk asvat can be contacted at: farouk.asvat@gmail.com

[] please check out my blogs @:

farouk asvat - poems: www.faroukasvat-poems.blogspot.com




books by farouk asvat: www.faroukasvat-books.blogspot.com

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amazon kindle author @ www.amazon.com/author/faroukasvat

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Sadness In The House Of Love: the first NOVEL by Farouk Asvat
is now available on amazon: paperback @ $15.00 & kindle @ only $5
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