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Volume 10


From Pulp To Postmodern: A Tribute - July 2012


Verse

Asmara Malik

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Asmara Malik

Asmara Malik can usually be found lurking at http://elmara.deviantart.com [link], where she has, to-date, been awarded six Daily Deviations in Literature. She was one of the eight winners of the LUMS Young Writers Workshop & Short Story Contest 2013. She was short-listed for the Matthew Rocca Poetry Award by Verandah, an Australian journal of art, design and literature. Her work has appeared in Karachi: Our Stories in Our Words (OUP, Pakistan), Papercuts, Poets & Artists, Sparkbright, Read This Magazine and Breadcrumb Scabs, among others.

        
      
       
            
              

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Heavenly Shades of Night


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Heavenly shades of night are falling
and the robots have come out to play,
this music is their mathematical melody
sung helium high, bass dropped

like polynomial bombs from the clear

evening sky. Notes sweeter than DNA
locking into place. Instrumentum Vocales;
yet without voices they sing. It’s almost as
bad as French pop but it’s got heart so

it’s alright, a chrome choir that moves

joyfully through rhythm and progressive
arcs like two bodies entwined in love,
higher and higher, dark moves
uncoiling, a kundalini beyond

carbon and protein. Heavenly

shades of night are falling and
the robots have come out to play
but you are weeping, my love–
for what? I could not say.

 

 

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