Stillness of the deep

In the lakeLaying placidLies buriedmeanings deep Calm on the surfaceLike a pretending mirrorReflecting the fakeHiding the truth beneath the inquisitive fingerScratches the surfaceIn a poke of inquiryPierces the flimsy sheath Ripples give awaythe illusionDistorting the unrealRevealing the truth we seek It’s not the blue skyOr the ochre of the woodsIt’s the flow of the waterAndContinue reading “Stillness of the deep”

In between the moments

Who decides,the next momentDoes it wait for meOr do I seek? When do I exitthe pastand enter the presentI wonder? If I do movefrom the pastto the present,what do I traverse? From the pastto the destinationThat is nowWhere do I exist? Does that journeyin betweengo without noticingAs if in a sleep? That state betweenthe thenContinue reading “In between the moments”

I will live my life tomorrow

Weary eyes squintafter an uneasy nightas the unfaithful curtains let in the unforgiving sunlight,sips from the bitter cup of coffeepush the dreams to the fringeushering in, the real worldfast enough to make you cringe,Lets get up and runthere’s a lot to be doneToday, there’s a schedule to followWait,I’ll live my life tomorrow Hurried footsteps overContinue reading “I will live my life tomorrow”

The green tent

There stood a tentWith the colour so greenon the side of the roadSomewhere in between Some just passed bySome stopped to seeFor it never stopped anyonejust waited in the shadow of the tree The wind straining on the fabricPickets fixing the tent to the groundResisting the urge to fly awayWaiting forever to be found ItContinue reading “The green tent”

The rock splits the river

The rock splitsthe river in twoWhy did you do that?The rock was askedI am big and strong it repliedThat is why! The river flows on either sideLetting the rock be in the centreWhy did you do that?The river was asked.I flow eternallyThat is why! The rock won, they all criedRiver sang gleefullyRock is rooted, IContinue reading “The rock splits the river”

Tum toh main hoon

क्यों चाहता हूँ तुमकोतुम तो मैं हूँ पाने की ख्वाहिश नहींतुम तो मैं हूँ खोने का ख़ौफ़ नहींतुम तो मैं हूँ क्या सुनना हैबस शोर हैशोर इतना गूंजाकी खामोशी हो गयी तुमसे मुलाक़ात जो हुईखुद से पहचान हो गयी

There somewhere lies the story

In the closed bookLies a storyOf past memoriesmixed with fantasy Eyes read the writtenWords conjure the pictureMind weaves the storiesSome regular, some crazy In that lies that white housewith that fence, bright greenThose flowers in the gardenRose, lily, daffodils and daisy Those thoughts and feelingsAnger, envy and loveThose relations and conversationsSome silent, some noisy ThatContinue reading “There somewhere lies the story”

I still don’t win

It’s cold and windy My body lays bare The nature pitted against me It’s not even fair I close my eyes And I am still The wind passes me by I feel no chill In this battle with nature I still don’t win Because it’s not out there It’s there within