Saturday, July 24, 2010

‘The Last Breath’ by Abha Iyengar

I've danced
with dervishes
And whirled
to their wishes
In dreams that swirled
So very fast.

I have lived
With the ghosts
Of my past
They continue to haunt
unburied
To the last.

I close my eyes
And nightmares speak
Of death and deliverance.
Heaven, hell, retribution,
Salvation, words that make
No sense.
(C) ABHA IYENGAR. (first published in sage of consciousness issue 2.2)

4 comments:

magiceye said...

wonderful imagery....!!!

abha said...

thank you, magiceye!

Rhett said...

Hello... I think you're an amazing writer. If I have sufficient money anyday I will maybe buy your book. The word-play in 'the rain falls blindly' was amazing.

abha said...

Hey, thank you, Rhett. Join me as a friend on facebook.And my book of poems is just Rs. 199/-!