Wednesday, December 14, 2011


It was that age when evening silver mists
Spread their alluring perfume
Captivated my senses
Drawing faces in the empty valleys
Always shrouded in mystery
A vision of dreams answered
Just almost within my reach
Yet as my outstretched arms
Lengthened across the lake
Faded away into a teasing book
Quickly shutting its flapping leaves
And I
Lost again
Not knowing which page
Held the key to my lock
Of the caged soul that fluttered
Waiting for its soiree
To dance into midnight surrender
A whirlwind of untouched passions
Melting into a pair of nothingness’s
The perfect one

It is now the age
When mists spray the eyes
And slide on sloping deodars
A frosty white glaze
On the leafless tree
Of shattered dreams

Will there ever be a day
When the first moonbeam
Will melt the glaze
And clear the haze
As we stand face to face?

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Each night as I sit in the hallway
Of long forgotten dreams
And watch the icicles of desire
Drip onto a lonely roadside
Giving life to those trees
Where your words hang
Words of promises, of dreams
Of shared lives and common themes
And I reach out to hold each one
Gently caress it with closed eyes
And a story springs alive
Of the time and the place
And the love on your face
When you said those words
Caressing words
Embracing words
Tickling words
Hopeful words
Musical words
Unsaid words
And silence between them
Woven into this rich tapestry
Of a life that would be
Now caught in the jagged edges
Of your material aspirations
And lost sensitivity
See how it flutters in the wind
Frayed edges of bleached dreams
Where did we forget?
The right weft and weave
The giving and the taking
Recognition and respect
The love and the tenderness
The holding tight and letting go
Now I stand there haunted
Chained by your woven words
Bound by aborted dreams
At the crossroads of time
Waiting for your return
In that deserted street
Of a life that isn’t,

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Do you know how we share
This language as a pair
The language of footsteps
That we two did create
It’s the language of love
Which no one can translate

Its soundless words dripping
With passion unique
And rich nuances of silence
Which only we can speak
Soundless, wordless
And formless too
No grammar, no punctuation
Just seamless communication
Born of the sounds
Which can’t be pronounced
Just heard in silence
Your arrival they announce
Emotions a lonely trough
Or a buoyant crest
I can tell by the sound
Of your familiar tread
With bated breath we wait
For the sound of footsteps
 To echo across the worlds
Where we live separate
I can sense your longing
By the impassioned pace
Laced with desire
Your footsteps make
And you can feel
The depth of my low
By the silence in between
As I walk on tip toe
At times it becomes
A laborious long wait
When the sound of your footsteps
Don’t echo at the gate
And when the bells of anklets
Create this alluring tune
You know that my footsteps
Beseech you to return
We’ve learnt the enchanting music
That our footsteps together create
This symphony of love
In which our hearts vibrate

For there is no one else
Who can so well communicate
In this language of footsteps
That we two did create


Evening’s tresses sprawl across the sky
And the dark dusky temptress tiptoes in
As a tide in the sea of our senses
A raindrop of synchronised thoughts
Moistens the dried up memories
The long lost fragrance of your body
Wafts up to our heightened desires
As oceans across we lie supine
On beds on simmering dreams
Which smoulder into a raging fire
And words in colours fly across seas
Sparkling with golden shared moments
Blue with the bruises of broken desire
Sometimes red with a passionate swirl
Taking the silver from promises baked dry
In the cold and lonely moonlight
At times a hint of green envy
As others claim your existence
And create this scintillating display
Of a bridge of dazzling fireworks
Across to the land of forever

Shall we join our hands?
And walk across this fire
No fear of the beyond
Let it be gaping emptiness
The absolute black end
Or a birth again together
To live with one another
Across this bridge to forever


Each year autumn comes in its rusty attire
Wrapped in burnished gold
The notes of your fragrance
Glitter with the blush of our flaming bodies
As they wear the scarlet of your adornments
And unleash a fresh burst of passion
As we spread the carpet of desires
And catch the fallen leaves of dreams
Dreams realised with each other
Painted with immature hands
In the spring of life
Nurtured with hope
Through driest summer
To brim with passion
In ignited rain
And as autumn comes
A whiff of your scent
Unleashes freshly melted dreams
In this glorious season
Of true companions
Walking arm in arm
Through crunching leaves
Where you can hear
The whisper of my heartbeat
And I can see
The glimmer of your content
We were meant to be
Together through the seasons
Till we learnt to be
As egoless as the fallen leaf
As gentle with each other
As the warm autumn sun
As eager to please the night
As the evenings early surrender
Now that we have lived
These lessons in grace
We are the reason
Of this mature mellow season
In the autumn of our lives
Lies the autumn of our love


There was born this enchanted moment
When the rainbow showered colours
Your eyelids danced with the sun
And magic fell in raindrops
As you tilted the umbrella
Harvested the wetness of our bodies
To marinate it with our fragrance
Swirled it in a jar
Full of molten passion
And created the perfect reminiscence
Of this is was am and will
Into the bottled ‘now’
The only perfume I wear
That stays on me forever.


i see wishes hanging from trees
where leaves once gathered gold
as autumns mellow sunshine
filters through the winter cold

reminds me of the shaded pine
where you clasped my hand
hesitatingly for the first time
and the fire in my heart
tasted wine in your blood
and millions of tiny lights
sparkled through our souls

gently you gathered a twinkle
the bud of your palms aglow
as my hands clasped yours
and they merged into one
with the glow of surrender

rememeber how then night fell
diwali lights of the mountains
scintillating hope doubly reflected
in the lake and in our eyes
and how you whispered

each diwali in one diya
this twinkling light will glow
and till you can discern it
our sacred love will flow

do you know, love?
since then my celebration
of this festival of lights
is just that  one lamp
glowing in your name
always and forever!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


                                         spent lies the sedated night

and the dawn,it's shy lover
hesitatingly draws ochre across the sky
where lifetimes ago you and i
wailed at death’s surgical precision
as it cleaved us with waves
drowned us in despair

yet, born again, under this flaming sky
same stars as the same limitless
sprinkled you into my arms
gently i gathered stardust
to decorate my life with you
my blessed gift of each progression

again and we shall part
till all my soul bears
is an imprint of you
your energy pulsates me
powers this flight across dimensions
and when free will dictates
gliding i come
born again

death’s ruthless strike
our unflinching gaze
flew us to the other side
and we rode back
on the epitome
of the spirit’s quality
the life and afterlife
the supreme energy
of love

Monday, October 10, 2011

सच का रंग

 कुछ ख्वाब थे  सदियों के  
मेरी रूह  में पलते   हुए
तेरी साँसों की महक से
एक लौ से धधकते हुए
 इल्म था न सच होती है
सपने के हर मुस्कराहट
भूल के बैठा था मन
तेरे आने की आह्ट
क्या देखा तेरी आँखों में
जो ये फिर उमड़ आये
तेरी यादों की नमी की 
ओस ने जो सहलाये
आँखों में झाँका तो
यह मंज़र नज़र आया
जिए थे हर जनम संग
उस हकीक़त का साया
सपना कहूं कैसे तुझे
हम जिए हैं  जो संग  संग 
है तू ही सच मेरा जो
 तेरी आखों में मेरा रंग

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


 This is the sequel to Rainbow Part I posted earlier-

The splinters of glass,
Embedded in my heart
Scattered light in a rainbow
With my faith restored
Painted their brilliant hues
On my recalcitrant dreams

They, like a naughty child
Fell into a perfect line
With this swat of destiny
Lined with the jagged edge of
Your stinging barbs and thorny accusations
Riding on serrated feelings

Did you ever stop to see?
The acid burns of your silence
On my lacerated soul
See the glorious morning now
As the bitterness metamorphoses
Into a gentle forgiveness

For you created shards
Of multicoloured glass
For your own self too
And all I could feel
Was the ice in your soul
Which melted in me

My sun rose today
The glass boomeranged
Now your frozen consciousness
Needs the magic of love
Mine’s a free bird now
Forgiveness set it free

Admire it on it’s maiden sortie
It’s a woman’s flight into her essence
It’s no more a flight of fantasy!


Today my battered soul
 Rubbed shoulders with other bodies
In a public carriage
  Bruised body keeping pace
With festering feelings
 And shredded love 

The jostling, the pushing
Poking of the crevices in darkness
 When feelings turned blue
Flowing out like rancid wine 
Through vacant eyes

You travel in comfort
 In swanky cars
Insufficient to carry
 That inflated ego
   Crimson with my blood
  Your soul in hibernation
Your conscience silenced
   With lure of ’I’
Someday I'll live again
 My humble dwelling alive
 With rippling laughter
The splinters of glass
 Embedded in my heart
 Scatter light in a rainbow

My child's a woman now
  Her humanity my award
My soul restored