Thursday, 19 February 2009

Exuberance

I have had high fevers and night sweats
My fingers and toes flush cold and heat
and transform
into purple flowers -
My face, that transient thing,
smiles radiantly
A sweet moon
in a thunder cloud sky.

Lupus, you odd unnatural thing
I am raising you
to the ground.

Here, on the ward,
I am laughing,
I am offering
my exuberant soul

Take it
if you dare.


Dear Blog Readers, I have been admitted into hospital again. My brother has very kindly brought his laptop to me so I am posting up my latest poem. I wrote it last night when all the lights were switched off, and all the other patients were fast asleep. I am the youngest on the ward as usual, and all the elderly ladies are kind and friendly to me. All the same, I shall be glad when I can escape and see green trees and blue skies again.

7 comments:

Infinite Riches said...

V sad to know that you're trapped in Addies again, Shaista, but consoled to know you still have a smile on your pretty face. I hope you get some rest. Haven't slept myself for 36 hours (I just love it when they decide to try out new drugs on us :), so I shall be thinking of you tonight as I lie in my own darkened room. And praying that they let you free v soon... Lve, Kx

Maggie May said...

AH i'm sorry. I've been for three surgeries with my Endometriosis, and it's such a relief to go home. I hope your body moves toward health and gets you outta there.

Muznah Umar said...

Oho *desi style* :)

i hope you get well really soon Shaista

jeannette stgermain said...

Shaista,
you shall return to the world of light, trees, and flowers. Picture them in your mind, dream about them -it will give you peace in your mind. then your body will follow and can heal. Hugs and smiles to you, Jeannette

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Thinking of you dear Shaista. I hope that you are feeling better today and that you will be home soon. Your poetry is beautiful and moving. I hope that writing will continue to comfort you as you get well.
Catherine

willow said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers, Shaista. Peace to you, dear friend. Hope you are home with green trees and blue skies soon!

Willow x o x

Amit said...

DEAR SHAISTA ,

WHEN ME AND MY WIFE WERE TRAPPED IN TAJ DURING OUR RECEPTION, LUCKILY RIZWAN WAS ON HIS WAY AND DINT MAKE IT THERE, BOTH OF US WERE COUNTING OUR LAST MINUTES ON EARTH. BUT WE HAD THE COURAGE AND DECIDED THAT WE WOULD NOT DIE JUST LIKE THAT AND DIE FIGHTING. JUST A REASSURANCE AND U SHALL BE OUT OF IT SOON TAKE CARE

AMIT THADANI

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