He took her into his hands,
pressed close to his chest,
and caressed her little head
with his firm fingers.... more »
The Indian moguls
Throw their spit outs
Over their compound walls
For the poor to scramble,... more »
‘Five steps to success! '
‘Become a millionaire
in just ten days! '
‘A complete repertoire... more »
Let us not go into reasons
I don't keep asking
But the fact is that
You stopped listening... more »
I had some land in the city's suburbs
beside a pond with ferns, fishes and ducks
amidst a beautiful jungle of shrubs!... more »
Who chained the humans Sir?
With bracelets, anklets and tassels
Made of gold, gold and all gold
Studded with precious jewels... more »
YOU AND BONSAIS
Hundred years seem to you
a very short journey!
In the time's whirlwind... more »
The stranger’s bike preceding mine did look
Precarious. It’s veering right and left,
And screeching wild; jetting out inky smoke.
I kept a safe distance behind this threat... more »
We left the house! No, we lost it;
to repay our growing debts!
Three years of drought
and three years of flood... more »
One says there is ‘NO’ God
One shows the skies
And says ‘YES’
And jokes one clever modern... more »
I know, you never keep up your word
by habit O' my mate.
Yet I sat in that deserted place in wait
behind a thorny bush, beside a pond... more »
When I closed my eyes
her eyes opened in me
like just blossomed lotus petals.... more »
"He's choking" I cried
looking at that sixty plus old man in a dhothi and a tattered wet shirt.
"Dyspnoea! " commented my friend Rajan
staring at him.... more »
They row, row and row
towards the sliding wonder world
of a fleet of hovercrafts
of elite on show... more »
"Why not", I asked
‘Nay! Nay! I never meant that", she replied
I shivered and mumbled
"I'm sorry, I misunderstood"... more »
I told you my little harmless tales O' friend
and made you laugh at my silly peccadilloes.
But those blunders I did; those grossest
sins I did perpetrate... more »
ye come for once
to the arbor O' dear
to kiss thee, my last good bye.
let us revisit the shady cove;... more »
One male animal leers at her
as if a thousand dirty tongues
came out of those eyes
and are licking... more »
Sitting in the portico
while he keeps burning his lungs
and bloating his liver,
gossiping on others' fallibilities... more »
A WALK ON SUMMER NOON
- - - - - - - - - - -
Hey, got some errand
on a hot summer noon?... more »
You came to me;
a walking rose like, following it's own scent
and a flying dune like
to touch the spraying ocean mizzle.... more »
NOTES: Someone did some harm to us. When he comes across our blood curdles and we look at him with great contempt. But think once who is harmed more by this contempt; he or you? ...... more »
O' Ma, Uma! O' Queen of universe!
In gloom, by thirst oppressed so much, we are!
Oh shower Ma, oh shower Ma, on us,
thine smile-moonbeams, dewy with Ruth-nectar.... more »
Closed eyes too can see
Visuals on heart-easel
Tight lips too can speak
In eloquence expressive silence
Deaf ears too can hear
Thundering miseries all around
Searching senses work
even when locked
Hungry are they; for truth
Eager are they; to revolt
Sans smut and rust
They know their worth
(This poem is about oppression. Oppressors think they are perpetrating their evils without anyone's knowledge. But there are searching senses around, that are sans smut & rust, which are live to their surroundings even when shut and ready to revolt)
We crave it, when young, in rage
Scared of it, when wise, to divulge
Love! The undeterring vice of any age
Underlines our life at every stage
What an onus laden on man
Since the “Adam”antine sin
Is it a curse or a boon?
He delivered to the whole clan