The dust suffocates me sometimes, Then I realize, I’m no flesh and bones. I was an object – that spoke once, When the world was old. Now I lie at a corner as a show, To feed your nostalgia that boasts. The memories of war, love, peace; All that I […]

May 17, 2020 · 1 comment · Poetry

A Life of Dreams Lost

He peered through the window, no wrong done, but before realization, excruciating pain, a spinning world, before buckling to the floor, what could have been, a life of dreams, aspirations, gone to waste, what could have happened, but had not, and will not.               […]

May 17, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

Silence Will Triumph

Aunt searches for prognosticators, she rummages through books of prediction for talismans. My sister wants to fly like ‘Una Paloma Blanca ’ as she listens to the song of a serenading free bird. I say ‘times are tough, you must mutter up..’ The pallor of gloom that she carries in […]

May 17, 2020 · 1 comment · Poetry

Nothing Belongs To Us….

Nothing belongs to us We are busy looking and working for Money, wealth, fame and recognition All belong to the EARTH. Nothing belongs to us We are busy filling our bucket list Collecting memories from travel All belong to the TIME. Nothing belongs to us We are busy honing our […]

May 17, 2020 · 1 comment · Poetry

Life Is Magical

Magic Of My Sunset Zone Walking with passage of time I’ve reached the twilight zone, Not so young, active or beautiful Yet, I do not, evermore,  moan. It’s true that I have slowed down, I view surroundings at much leisure, Trees, breeze, cascades and flowers, Offer me a new found […]

May 17, 2020 · 1 comment · Poetry

The Book and I

It’s a little hard to say how, why on one calm eve the book and I all over again met eye on eye and bibliosmia and human scents concocted sent dragonflies dancing in an orgy of you and I. Deserted pages long left unfinished… Long back life’s galloping stallions severed […]

May 17, 2020 · 5 comments · Poetry

Fighting Soul

A cool breeze touched my dry skin , and woke me from a bad dream . And made me stroll around the room Thinking about my murky future. And stood still like a frozen water. Could see folks through my window ; Busy in their morning regime . And I […]

May 17, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry

A Conversation With Ex

Now that you have cared To sit before me and talk A bit till we both go away to catch the train , What about asking you few basic things? Yes yes I know, Your train is due at 1300 hours Mine too, following yours, ( as always in every […]

May 17, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry


(In fond memory of my late husband 7th May 2019) You were sick, very sick You were aware of it  So were we Yet we looked forward To your recouping your health You were frail you became a fighter We knew you would soon be yourself again The day you […]

May 10, 2020 · 2 comments · Poetry

Agra 2001

I looked out of Shah Jahan’s window and watched the sun setting over the Taj Mahal. The Yamuna was blue silk under the rose-satin sky; the latticework let in a cool October breeze. I imagined the imprisoned Emperor watching the yearning tomb on lonely nights under a quintessential golden moon. […]

May 10, 2020 · 0 comments · Poetry