Category: Poems

The Daydream

I invited life to my desolate home and you walked in disguised as love filled my days with delight and laughter thought the joy would last forever But the castle crumbled into the air the daydream ended in a nightmare Love’s an illusion and life unreal yet those deceptive moments made living worthwhile

Memories of Mangoes

Each time I gaze at a mango tree it revives some exquisite memory or some forgotten longing beautiful, joyful, slushy and sentimental like the fruit both sweet and sour and I lose myself for hours remembering childhood spent in gardens filled with the beloved green scented presence Simply love mango trees that were a very…

Always the First Time

  André Breton (1896 – 1966) was an eminent French poet and writer. One of his most famous and beautiful poems is “Toujours pour la première fois” (Always the first time). Tried to translate the last few lines of that poem into English. ——————————— Pushed to the edge of the precipice by your absence I discover…

A Poem for Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day – the day chosen to celebrate women’s achievements in the scientific, social, economic, cultural, political and other fields. It’s also the day to talk about women’s empowerment and remind ourselves that a lot remains to be done in this regard. Here’s a great poem contrasting a “free bird” to a…

In Memoriam…

Am going to soon move to another city and shift into another apartment. Have been busy sorting things out and cleaning up in that context. It’s simply amazing how much clutter we accumulate over time, and how difficult it is to declutter. Was reading some online tips and one great idea was to “digitize to…

Why we write poetry?

Poetry is the subject closest to my heart and I feel happiest when I’m either writing it or about it. Wrote an earlier post on how a great poem might be defined and evaluated. In this post, I’d like to write about why poetry is written. The best possible reason to write poetry is of…

A Poem for Inspiration!

  Happy 2018!! Hope you’re all enjoying the New Year! 🙂 🙂 This is the time we’re all trying to turn over a new leaf and make some positive changes, overcome bad habits and write a brand new chapter in our lives. However, research has shown that most people will break most of their resolutions within a…

On the Road

Simply love road trips. Here are some pics I took on the road in Rajasthan, and an excerpt from a lovely poem by American poet Walt Whitman: Song of the Open Road – Walt Whitman Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before…

Waiting – A Poem

Translated a poem by Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907 – 2003) into English. It’s a figurative and simple translation, not a literal one. Hope you like it 🙂 🙂 Waiting (प्रतीक्षा – हरिवंशराय बच्चन) If waiting for you is so delightful, how divine would the meeting be? The night is like the silence that…

On Windows and Views

Wrote this poem a few days back when I was in Hyderabad. Managed to stay for a few days in my old apartment there. The last few years that I’d spent in it was quite ill and invalid, so it felt really great to be back in much better condition. Used to spend a lot…

Paint me

Paint me with your brush in the way only you can I love the colors you choose your strokes your brush Fill the outline choose the shades Make me a fantasy to remember forever

How do I know?

How do I know you’re the one? Because I saw the lost look in your eyes that told me you were searching Searching for me….. PS: Poetry bites

Is Today the Day?

Is today the day for a confession of my eternal and ardent obsession Should I reveal I’m crazy about you and can love none else but you? Will words be sweeter than silence or will they break this breathtaking dream? Is today the day for a confession of my eternal and ardent obsession…..