Cascade of Stars

Mira MehtaMira Mehta

(Sentiments)

Silken Strings

Jealousy
Binds its object with tight cords,
Draws it in a close embrace
And strangles it,
Or ties it to a stake
To set it ablaze.

Love
Binds its object with gossamer,
Lets it roam at will
And puts in its hand
The end of the thread
To clue the way home.

This poem is from Mira Mehta’s collection

Cascade of Stars