Dalliance in reveries is enough to thrill!
But aroused fancies lack the spirit!
No warmth to ever rain on the lips
No shyness to ever cloud the lashes
No ecstatic pulsation to be ever felt on
No musing ever over revelation of the
No delightful commotion to ever issue
From the vibrating life—
No vividness of the moment
That implanted the pearl;
No pleasure to spring
From caressing of the shell.
To overcome the blizzard
Coat is the companion:
There will never be a
And sensation will ever be frozen!
Published in IJAA, Jaipur, 2009.