Saturday, 22 February 2014


Those words-
They roam - restless spirits
While burgeoning,
Suffocating feelings
Try to pin them down.
The tumult, within,
Of these wandering, wayward
Wanton, vagabonds-
They will not let me be. 
I shift.
Bend. Struggle.
And my heart fills.
Chest constricts.
The lull. 
The eye of this hurricane
It is too still. 
My dearest
You'd better stick around
To pick up the pieces.
22 February, 2014
When papers chain one down, the only thing to do is go bonkers, with writes like these :D

Friday, 14 February 2014

Once Upon a Time

It wasn't to be
The storyteller had it all wrong.
It wasn't thataway.
The words weren't right, for that song.
Music, in soft violins and harps
Played in enchantment.
Perhaps, perchance, their tale
Would find denouement. 
Till then, when stories lullabied
In hope of creeping into dreams,
They meandered, in that very hope
And played on, in plotted schemes.
Would they be, what they were meant
Where, they were meant, in that tale?
Of a happily-ever-after? Did they really want to?
And into the sunset, afterward, sail?
Did they just! 
And that was just another one to add to the list
Ever growing each year, in words, in hearts, here
While this rambler, scores yet another number
Singing, or trying to, of Love, pretending to be a seer!
Let love shine on.
Let love love you.
Let there be just that one, too.
Look! Turn around! There!
Love will find you :)
14 February, 2014
A gift, this day to all who love :)

Sunday, 24 November 2013


You give, and I take.
An even deal or not-
That's how it's always been.
Till when I knew
That only taking
Meant I was losing. 
And giving, well,
As strange as it seemed
Made you richer...
The homily wasn't lost on me.
And happily enough,
We still have time
To approbate a new deal.
24 November, 2013
Pic courtesy Google Image search 

Friday, 18 October 2013


Dry, flaky, thin and long
So unassuming -
Quietly, it lay.
Knowing, with baffling certainty
Someday, one day
It would be chosen.

Today. It was.

Allowed to finally free itself
It long and drab form
Transferring, transforming
Fragrant in release.


Filling, fulfilling, its destiny.
It burns. Gladly.

You know that.
Because you sense it. 
That joy.
In the fragrance of its soul,
That quietly permeates, often,
Into your own. 

Undated (about a year ago, in 2012; discovered while hunting for something else, entirely :D )
Picture: Google Image search for 'incense' :)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Waxing (Poetic?)

On your full moon night:

I marvel at how
You entrance
Blemishless, distant,
I think.

Yet, I know, fact says different.
I'd rather be poetic-
For nothing else can I be
When you adorn in 
Simple gold.
Tonight, I shall enslave
Myself, in you. 

You make me think in clichés 
In much-used, oft forgotten similes
All revived, when you finally come
Into your own
Every twenty-eight days
That's an interesting number

Veiled in references of a vulnerability-
Veiled in- and from.
Beauty that must be hidden;
But can never be held back,
So you tell me
As you climb, in your
Slow orbit.

Only, today we are in orbit-
Awed by your magnificence.
And so, you out-climb
Out-shine those grey wisps
That would confine.

For how do they know-
From you, off you, shines
That brightness - which,
No matter how they try-
They never shall steal.
Not tonight.

And, as brighter yet
You pour your light-
Lighter yet, my heart is...
Pushing aside 
Clinging cobwebs
Of an oppressed, submissive me.

Shine on, dear heart-
And so shall I.

This night. 
19 September, 2013
When the full moon shone, on 19th Sept, 2013, dispelling those grey grey clouds; and I could not help but wax eloquent :)
Photographs credit: Moi! :lol:

Friday, 30 August 2013

The Queen of His Heart...

... and a princess in mine, no less
That is my younger DIL
(love the way it reads too, in Hindi,
That's Neeti, for you!

Lovely, lissome, with a sense of humour,
Wit that cracks me up whenever, wherever it cracks :D
A generosity of the heart;
Empathy, deep and sincere!

These are her gifts
Ones she shares unconditionally!

She is undoubtedly, the only
Who can tame the Lion
With just a word, a hush
A look!

When all the Mother Lioness can do
Is flail, roar as loud as he
Not to mention, sulk - Lion-size
Just as he!

But she? Oh no!
All she needs is say
Why, A---, Why!

The clouds lift
The frown fades
The smiles return
The Queen, she has quite
Charmed the beast.

n n ash1
Absolutely no quarrel on that!

My dearest gurl
The day you found him
And so us, is when, truly
We've managed to get a lid
On the tetchy and till-then confounding
Situation that arises
When two Leos refuse to back down

Ah, yes, both those aforesaid Leos
Love 'Never Back down'
And so they don't!

You know, of course, exactly what happens
When that happens!

No more, Thank God!
No more!

From the movies to the songs
We've shared and enjoyed
Slices of dialogues we gorged on-
"I'm a gooo gurl I am..."
And the epicness of RDJ...

Wooohoooo, gurl!
Is what you make me say!

There's an uncanny sense of
Sweet sorority, not really maternity
I feel, you know?

You know.
(Now, your Lion's going to have to figure that one out)

There are soulmates, in our friends
In the everydayness of familiarity
In the anticipations we hold
With those we love...

Though, especially,
When they aren't family!

It's never been that way, with you
You're an alter ego;
Someone who's so me, sometimes
That it's a joy
A reaffirmation, if you wish
Of my belief
There does exist, an alter-ego

And, Lo!
She can be family too!

Though, perhaps, too much, there is, then, of us?
Let me hoot a bit here
(I know you're joining me, as you read)

My dearest Neetikutty
Let me this day wish you

Pretty promises that come true
Dreams fulfilling, Monsters running!

Loads of love to envelop you
Linked arms and hearts to catch you
Each time you think
The bottom's going to fall out!

May you be strong, and healthy
May the joys abound
May the goodness of faith protect you
May you always find love.
Always, but always... and then some more.

We love you, dear one!

Happy Birthday!

(26 August, 2013, through 27 August, 2013)
For 30 August, 2013 :)


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