Poetry: Love’s Noise by Rizwan Akhtar

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Love’s Noise

The riveting sound of a grass aerator

spills over the dark passage hypnotic

after a chair squeaked through wind

outside the man bent frantically levels

the weeded patches some are too thick

like moments cast by random reaching

unaware that interceptions are natural

a woodpecker knocked and afterwards

the phone burred craving hands and mouth

the topsoil with the sub-soil like fragments

stripped hanging along squelching lumps

the machine pierced its teeth into the turf

guzzled spitting shreds all over the place

how much I miss you with that noise.

Rizwan Akhtar

September, 2020

Lahore, I Am Coming (2017) is the first Collection of poems of Rizwan Akhtar published by Punjab University Press, Lahore.

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