Poetry

Obituary

On Our Papa’s Passing Away Day by day, he struggled To keep himself alert His health gave way gradually He saw visions we did not see. The brightness of the day receded Far, far into the wild He probably was aware The sun would soon set, not rise Darkness would […]

December 10, 2018 · 3 comments · Poetry

Breathing through the Veins of Eternity…Darjeeling

I stood still among the rhododendrons… Bursting with vivid red, yellow, orange and loosely-hung monochromatic tones, Bound not for the distant traveller, but for that little child sitting amidst the dense foliage of the tea-plantation… Thurbo, Gopaldhara and Tindharia all serrated with fancies, whims and Durga-puja wishes that disappear across […]

December 8, 2018 · 3 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

Negligence

Without a thought or care We saw them polluting the rivers We saw them felling good trees With glee and lots of fanfare We saw them blasting virgin hills To widen roads for conveniences We knew they’re cutting the jungles To make buildings for residences We saw all harmful human […]

December 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Pull out the specimen drawer see how I spent my summer vacation. I have been chasing butterflies from sunup to sundown hands full of pins and cardboard mounts covered in silvery dust from careless blunders. When I hang up my jacket for the night, my pockets are taped up tight, […]

December 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Latest Post, Poetry

Mundane, Magical

As the night casts its magic on an uneven divided city a megapolis vertical horizontal for others eyes wait eagerly for that eternal wanderer moon to light up seamy nooks and corners and a figure a stride a winged horse white, coming over seas and oceans astral visits illuminating inner […]

December 8, 2018 · 0 comments · Poetry

Vulnerable

You saw that my face was always shining Did you notice that my eyes weren’t smiling Just pause to think, isn’t this facade of joy A little weird, amazing and beguiling You have often seen me taking a walk Even when streets have become a little dark Just pause to […]

December 2, 2018 · 0 comments · Poetry

पथिक

मिले मुसाफिर अनेक हमें इस ज़िदगी की राह पर कुछ अपने, कुछ पराए- राही वो भी थे और हम भी लेकिन राह एक ही थी–‘ज़िदगी’ सोचा चलो अच्छा है नहि हैं हम अकेले हैं पथिक और भी मेरे साथ तो समभल जाऐगी ये ज़िदगी आसानी से कुछ बड़ो की छत्र-छाया […]

December 2, 2018 · 2 comments · Poetry

Warranty

Hush! The morn whispers A gleeful tune into my ears I listen drowsed with sleep Heavy eyelids not ready to ope… Flicker, then close Till the fragrance of dewy flowers Tickle my awakening thoughts… Stretching forward…I fling the sheet to Greet the glorious morn… The twittering birds hop From branch […]

November 25, 2018 · 2 comments · Poetry

Cocoon

A  tiny  fragile  child  I used  to  hide  from  probing  eyes I  could  not relate  to  all  those  gals  and  guys I  couldn’t  run  fast, I  couldn’t  play  ball While  trying  high  jump  I’d  often  fall I  was  not  at  all  in  their  league I  was  an  alien  to  all  […]

November 25, 2018 · 2 comments · Poetry

Tilted Window

Lend me a piece from blue sky Where avians freely fly high, In my backyard I may implant As weedy growth ravaged rampant; Suggesting others to remain closet Malicious breeze flowing intermittent In suppressed tone fellows whisper As if life shaken on muzzy fear. Let me lay green plants on […]

November 25, 2018 · 0 comments · Poetry