Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ek Aag Ka Dariya Hai...

Fireworks                    
~ by Amy Lowell

You hate me and I hate you,
And we are so polite, we two!

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But whenever I see you, I burst apart
And scatter the sky with my blazing heart.
In spits and sparkles in stars and balls,
 Buds into roses and flares, and falls.

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Scarlet buttons, and pale green disks,
Silver spirals and asterisks,
Shoot and tremble in a mist
Peppered with mauve and amethyst.

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I shine in the window and light up the trees,
And all because I hate you, if you please.

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And when you meet me, you rend asunder
And go up in a flaming wonder
Of saffron cubes, and crimson moons,
And wheels all amaranths and maroons.

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Golden lozenges and spades,
Arrows of malachites and jades,
Patens of copper, azure sheaves.
As you mount, you flash in the glossy leaves.
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Such fireworks as we make, we two!
Because you hate me and I hate you.