Poetry

My Final farewell

To the nesting squirrel, In the trunk of the Neem I bid farewell I would not hear it chatter, Or scurry to pick up acorns.   To the owl that peeks at me From the hollow of the Jamun I bid farewell I would miss his hoots Whilst on his …

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A New Dawn

This poem was first published on #penmancy and was the second runner up (april 20) in the monthly poetry writing contest     The milkman, the paperboy, Or the presswala, don’t come knocking anymore. Like the housemaid, And the cook, they too no longer report for work. Where have they …

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Space in my soul

That space in my soul The one that I guarded with All the beats of my heart How did you learn of it?   You, with your lopsided grin And the scattered salt pepper Of your grisly stubble Burrowed your way in somehow   I never let my guard down …

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What do you see?

  Do you Peek into me when I peek into you? Do you Look at me when I look at you? Do you?   Tell me, what do you see?   A crumpled visage, Like the last cookie in the jar Guarding the vestiges of A faded youth within a …

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O gust of wind

This poem is a traditional ballad in the AABC rhyme scheme   O gust of wind blowing through this land Take a message, this letter from my hand Take it; carry it forth to my one true love The one who waits for my return at dusk   Rage if …

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I love thee

… I love thee With every ounce of my being With every thought in my conscious With every breath that I inhale I feel the pang of our separation. Yes, I love thee.   …I love thee When the orb of the night ascends I pin my hopes, tack them …

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When I am gone

When I am gone Like the beats from a heart gone silent, Would you miss me? Would you think of me? Would you pull out old sepia photos of mine, Hug them to your bosom and cry? Would you look at the chair I used to sit on And continue …

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Earth Wonders

  The muted sounds of yesterday Are no longer silent I hear them over the somber Veil of the day The chirps, the caws and the cheeps Are all clamoring For their share of my attention   Am I not their mother? Do only humans have a lien over me? …

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Unravelling the mysteries

    I have stood For more than a gazillion eons Through the mysteries of time Unravelling age old questions   Who created me? Who created you? Are you of me or am I of you?   I have held your fire Clasped to my bosom. Fanning your ravenous flames …

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Dusk’s promiscuity

Stealing away post twilight The dusk bids farewell Snuggling into Nightfall’s cool embrace.   She surrenders the sun To a distant horizon Rejoicing As he dips out of sight, Bleeding into the skies At this betrayal by her.   But does the eventide care? Does she rue her actions At …

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