Spring

The summer sun shines in my eye, I wander out of my home for the rays otherwise shy; The walls meet my palms with a rough handshake, And the wind insists on brushing by. You can see my eyes still shine, And there is summer in my mind; With one …

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Dance with me

“Hello” “Hi-” ” how are you doing today?” “I-” “It’s a wonderful evening, wouldn’t you say” “Yes, I -” “I would love to hold your hand and dance all day” “Really, why -” “Oh I love you like crazy, now if I may?” “Okay” He holds her hand and takes …

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Firefly Moments

July, 2014 Fleeting firefly moments with you I catch and hide them in a box. I take them away from glaring eyes Hide it under faithful rocks. Dodging those snatching hands Catching glitter under bare trees In an urgency to find space And let out free. Someday, we will have …

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Stitch me up

Winter, 2012 And you led me through the sand You took me by my hand With your soft warm grip That firm dictating lip I miss you by the day When the lonely night is chased away I miss you when it’s dark In jokes and sundry lark. Come here …

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Little Boy Unnoticed

Little Boy Unnoticed In a deserted street Bending over The garbage bin. Pulls out A used rag From within. He looks around No cherubim. Only, His addictive sin. Little boy, They turned you at the gate Even though you had been raped But you never knew The care-house wasn’t safe …

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Two friends and a Picnic

Two friends by a lake They laugh at a joke. Not far behind them a friendly house – Sniffs out some Smoke. The friends, they stroll, And pet each other’s dog; While somewhere in a house’s fireplace, Someone pushes in another log. The friends – they arrange a picnic, They …

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एक दोस्त ने हमसे कहा, तुम्हारी दोस्ती झूठी है; बरसों बीत गए उसे मनाते मनाते – वह फिर भी रूठी है। इन सालों में हवा के रुख बदल गए – वह कहती है हम अलग राह पर निकल गए। पर आज भी हम-तुम वही गीत गाते हैं, उसी तालाब उसी टीले पर जाते हैं। एक अकेला कैसे जोडे टूटे धागे? काश वो कहती, आओ साथ में नया धागा पिरोऍ।

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