A Heaven on Earth

Tearing through the darkness of night The golden chariot galloped towards the earth. The ruddiness in the eastern sky- With its breath taking golden shawl- Enveloped the entire earth within its folds! The chirping birds in the sky, The animals with their babes frolicking on the earth, The green trees […]

June 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Poetry

Pray to God

Pray to God means devotion to God. Pray to God cleanses malice thoughts.  It shows us rays of clear mind. It makes a man so generous and kind. God pours love to our earthly mankind. Pray to God means free from all hazards.  Pray to Him destroys all impending danger. […]

June 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

The Terracotta Temples of Chandrakona

The small-small terracotta temples, Temples of Chandrakona, You break them not, Lying abandoned and neglected And ignored Somewhere with the statues, Somewhere without, The old-old temples of Chandrakona Of King Chandraketu of yore, O, break you not the history and heritage Of Old Chandrakona, Lying buried deep Into the earth […]

June 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

Love Me Too

The little swallows That once sat twittering On the window sill No longer chirp. The empty skyline Once lined with their crowning glory No longer swim in the sky. “Where have all the birdies gone?” Whispered my child… “Has God taken them away to another sky?” “Where, oh where will […]

June 2, 2014 · 1 comment · Poetry

A Woman Saviour of Mankind

When on 16 April 2014 Sewol, the South Korean boat, Was sinking with 476 passengers on board Frigid water filling up its hold And the crew with its captain fled Betraying all the hopes of the passengers There appeared a courageous woman head Rising to the occasion, raring to go […]

June 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

Children On The Street

I often see street children roaming our city, unnoticed      and indifferent to what passers-by think of them We have grown accustomed to despising them,              as they are to smiling it off. One evening, when I was, wrapped in a full-sleeve sweater and a scarf, still trembling under the […]

June 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

तुमने तो बस दोस्त भी बनना गवारा न किया

तुमने तो बस दोस्त भी बनना गवारा न किया हम तुम्हें दर्जा ख़ुदा का देते देते रह गए| रेत की दीवार से टिक कर खड़े थे आज तक हम  वही रिश्ते ,वही जज़्बे निभाते रह गए हम मोहब्बत में भी खुद्दारी नहीं भूले कभी इसलिए तो हाले  दिल भी कहते […]

May 31, 2014 · 1 comment · Poetry

Before and After the Vote

A cinema star, before attending a function, Presenting himself or herself on the stage. For a show of any kind or range, Goes to a beauty parlour to gain a look attractive Or for a facial the beautician is called to his/her hive; Through the body’s gate he or she […]

May 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

The Lady at the Opera

There is no song, no music, no opera… A lady sings at the corner of the street. Holding a stick and sometimes a drum. No chimes, no violin, no lyrics Just the beating drums. If at all she sings, There is no one to huddle around. None to hear her […]

May 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry

Hibiscus Dead

A red hibiscus Flattened under your heel Its velvety crimson stigma crushed Its powdery yellow anthers smudged against the tarmac its slender style broken like a frail tendril. Four petals bleed on the road Until antiseptic sun rays deal with the damp patches. And there is nothing left, just a […]

May 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Poetry