Category: Poems

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…..  

My Experiences with Ghosts

Today’s topic is ghosts! Yes, I’ve selected a ghost poem and written about my experiences with ghosts. The poem is a “Summer Night” by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 -1892), who was Poet Laureate during Queen Victoria’s reign. It’s a very beautiful poem with lovely imagery in which the poet is asking his dead beloved’s ghost…

The Poem

When it came to you the poem wrote itself I thought of your face and the words surfaced I remembered your voice and the rhythm emerged the lines were ready And I blushed when the verse looked up at me    

Tum jo hamare meet na hote by Shailendra

This is a lovely Mukesh song from the movie “Aashiq”. Have translated the beautiful lyrics written by Shailendra into English, and have posted the Hindi lyrics as well 🙂 If you weren’t my companions my lyrics wouldn’t be melodies If you didn’t make my life colorful my dreams would be unfulfilled If I didn’t have…

If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda

Here’s an amazing poem by Pablo Neruda that can be adopted as a practical guide to romance 🙂 In this poem, the poet says that he loves his girlfriend very much, but should she decide to stop loving him, he’ll also stop loving her. If she forgets him, he’ll readily forget her too! If she…

Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein by Prem Dhawan

Wish you all a very Happy Independence Day!! Here’s my favorite patriotic song, have translated it to English today  😊 Chhodo Kal Ki Baatein by Prem Dhawan/Translated to English by Aparna Rao Let’s leave the past behind yesterday is an old story We’ll work together and craft a new narrative Create a new history We’re Indians,…

At the Concert

Here’s a poem I wrote a while ago after attending a Hindustani Classical concert. Edited it a bit and posting it 🙂 At the Concert The lights dimmed ending all conversation the musicians stepped onto the dais We receded into the background awaiting an experience They were like magicians and the mood was to be…

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