Yasmeen Khan


Eerie Calm


Eerie calm melts and diffuse
Words linger in misty evening
Smiles break in queer rings
Whispers grow intense
Like a swan’s cry
On the river at a pitch dark
Midsummer night
Shadows stir in haze
And atmosphere rings
With deep growing silence
As a hundred swans splash
On water fluttering their wings
Breaking waves in many circlets
Feelings grow in the rhythm of gentle ripples
Concentric circles round one point
Growing, breaking in an unending cycle.

Submitted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 30, 2013

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  • Farah Ilyas (6/18/2013 12:34:00 PM)

    To look swans, fluttering their wings in water, splashing of water made by swan, intense silence, misty evening...wao am still in imagination, a perfect poem to be read as well enjoyed & read again & again over time (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (6/18/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    Silence giving way to meaningful sounds and feelings swelling for utterance! Beautiful images Jasmeen! I see a hundred swans splashing, fluttering their wings! ! (Report) Reply

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