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-         Manas Bakshi (India)

Before I'm struck

By the levin

Of another Monalisa smile,

Give me the winy blush

Of your eyes

To live another rainbow - rich night.


Before the glow of your love's proved

Illusory as the gesture of a glaring dryad

Certain to dim into the freak of a ghastly night,

Give me a handful of dust

To throw into the eyes of a white squall

For keeping me still alive !