Written in response to a suggestion - to write on the theme 'If
you discovered a magic lamp where the (stingy!) genie gave only one
wish, what would it be?'
On Summoning the Genie of One Wish
-----oo0oo-----"Why have you summoned me from ancient sleep
Restless bound in chains of brass?
Guard your tongue, O Mortal man, lest you should weep
When heartfelt wish turns bitter ash.
Call on me now, fulfill your lust
"What I desire, contemptuous sprite,
That my mind should ceased be compassed round
I would swim in deepest oceans,
I would walk the rainbow bridge, unlock the very vaults of heaven
This my wish, chapter and verse -
The Djinn shrank back with horror stricken
"Please be sure" - he stretched his hand
He touched my brow.
I felt elation.
My soul flew back to its creation.
For poetry and other miscellaneous writing click the 'Poetry' link on the home page, or click here to go to the poetry index page.
Click here to go back to the home page