Death, it's a truthMay be the ultimate truthOne can't look away from itHowever hard one wishes for it Even stars dieBut then it shines throughout its lifeBefore it explodes in a supernovaTurning into nebulaA cradle for new stars I can make peace with such deathThe natural order of thingsWhere dead give way to youngWhere a... Continue Reading →
I feel this urgeA very strong impulseTo disperse seedsHere and there, everywhereSeeds of flowers and fruitsOf trees big and smallTo make greenAll land that is barrenCreating a forest everywhereOr a solitary tree in the middle of nowhereThe monsoon arrivesThe seeds sproutSome perish, some flourishOutside my windowNow grows a mango treeWhere years agoOne sunday, after sucking... Continue Reading →
Dear Earth, I love you.I love you for the oceans and mountains;For the rivers and gorges.I love you for the wispy white clouds;The rains and rainbows,Auroras and snows. Above all I love you for life.The color of the reefs,The height of the redwood trees. The fluffy tail of a foxThe arms of an octopus The... Continue Reading →
I sat musing about lifeWhen something flutteredA butterfly? A fallen leaf? I see a dash of sunshineA bird it is..Streaks of yellow in its bellyHopping about, a moment hereNext hanging upside down So are my thoughtsFleeting; flitting aboutThe twigs of memoriesOf days gone by..
That tinge of greenWhere nothing else would grow Growing on your ownIn that little stripBy that concrete boundary wallWhere the water from the overhead tankWould spill..You are a wild thingTrampled, yet standing still. The world makes you feel unwantedCalls you weedsBut ask that little butterflyThe dragonfly and the beetleFor them you are the worldA microcosm... Continue Reading →
While it's happening, we complainWish it to be over soonJust like the school daysBut when it's overPeople go separate waysWe yearn for itMiss it a bit as wellBut that's fineThat's lifeA sweet flower of memory gets added to the beautiful garland of lifeWe should move onBe a streamInstead of a bounded lakeGo gurgling wherever life... Continue Reading →
Out from a seed it growsVulnerable, unaware of its potentialNourished by the fallen leaves of its brethren,and drops of rain.. Shaking and shivering, it starts growingAiming to reach for the heavens,The abode of the nearby starWhose light it harvests.. All this while, hidden from everyoneA part of it sets outOn a journey of its ownTo... Continue Reading →