Thursday, June 22, 2017

JH Sayyar's Sonnets

360
All wise men know the nature of four things,
Air, water, earth and fire, what all they had,
In their roots how water fruits forth brings,
How flowers and fruits wear colored clad
Think how fire makes white clouds black,
Who knows why comets appear on the sky,
Who knows how thunders make wide crack,
Buildings of stone -steels with lightning’s cry,
Do think what power hot air turns into cold,
Why in the seas hot and cold water alloys,
Think what power in spring makes cuckoo bold,
But in the hand of wise men four elements are toys

Earth the mother of four elements water his son,
To breed seasons each talks to earth one by one