Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Assorted Haiku...

a seductive sea breeze lulls,
waves gently caress the shore,
and me, as I lay down in tranquillity!

mother nature nurtures life,
offtimes, her violent outbursts
trail destruction, humble the human!

if happiness be a mushroom cloud,
singeing all in its wake,
then, blow me away, in bliss!!

dried, pressed flowers,
hidden in yellowed pages, revive
an aroma of remembered passion....

an old home, warm memories,
no longer, strangers lounge,
lost, I peer through the window....

26jul, 2310hrs

Monday, June 27, 2011


unquenched, my thirst
for knowledge, for wisdom
and, oh, to know the difference!

quench my desire, Lord
unleash Thy bliss, I bow
in silent surrender!!!

27jun2011, 2110hrs

Saturday, June 11, 2011


delusions of grandeur
what else, but
slavery to oneself?

" white man's burden ",
a historical ruse,
...made slaves of men!

oh! addictions, evil
born of self-weaknesses
Be cast away, slavery!

ying and yang,
completeness, personified
mutual slavery!

11jun11, 11:25pm

Monday, June 6, 2011


shattered dreams
fragile, porcelain-like,
now, mere splintered existence

The monsoons have hit my city in a big way....it has its own magical charm. I would like to share a few thoughts with all of you.....

Monsoon Musings....

....... and the pregnant sky opened its arms,
letting an unfettered torrent rush through.
great rolling balls of thunder,
play hokey pokey with electric flashes of lightning!

a symphony of sounds burst forth,
drumbeats of pattering raindrops on barren rooftoops,
synchronise with cymbal clashes of astral music,
while the heavenly orchestra bows to its own beat!

here, on earth, excitement of another kind ensues
trees wrench their branches forward,
clasping the rains in a never-ending embrace,
plants sway to a magical score, its been a long, long wait!

little puddles and baby streams rush to compete,
while birds protect their young in fragile homes!
powerless animals, all huddle together,
humbled before nature's awesome glory!

people, run helter-skelter, seeking the comfort
of home and hearth, relieved still...for the respite!
children, seeking merriment from these rains,
oh, to shriek and play, and float paper boats!

i sit by the window, looking out at this miracle of nature,
in my mind's eye, i soar open-armed into a verdant valley!
i know, that rejuvenation is on the cards,
and hope that the thirsting emptiness of my heart
gets slaked by the life-giving nurture of the rains!

tuesday, 07jun11, 0015hours.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


swirl in bliss
to a mystical merger
with the Divine, immortality!

the pendulum sways
locked gaze, mind
in a hypnotic trance...

dagger drawn, slit
beads of blood glisten
paralysed, fear!

comatose, in a drug-induced
psychedelic trance, even
Death seems sublime!

immersed in musical delights
to a rapturous splendour,
énchantment, enhanced!!

02jun11, 2230hrs

Saturday, April 16, 2011


night's inky blackness
echoes the resonance
of its nocturnal creatures

cast a pebble onto still waters
watch ever-increasing concentric circles
resonate within its ripples!

two hearts beat as one
resonate to the rhythm
and sounds of love!

silence grapples with noise
pain shrieks at happiness
hush ... yet, only serenity prevails!

Walk away in silence......

Walk away in silence, my friend
Just walk away in silence....
Why suffocate under the burdens
of a million unspoken words?
Why quail before unknown fears?
Walk away in silence, my friend
Just walk away in silence....

Why quake before myriad expectations?
Why tremble beneath weighty guilts?
I have always known and understood
That there is really not much to be said....
Walk away in silence, my friend
Just walk away in silence....

Have no fear, my dear......I will pretend....
and bury my wounds in the stifling silence.....
Just let dignity and grace be our redeemers
Parting is never sweet sorrow, my dear
So, walk away in silence, my friend....
Just walk away in silence.

17apr2011, 0040hrs

Friday, March 4, 2011


Lost in barren wastelands
the glimmer of a river beckons
still ..... deathly hope! T'is only a mirage!

Crushed under the yoke of dictators
countries, peoples ... torn asunder
breaths of freedom, a mirage?


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Colours of Me...!

Myriads of colours enclose me in a warm embrace,
Every hue imbibing a bit of me.
It seems like a kaleidoscope of enchanting colours,
Has followed me through the ages,
........And time stood still.

Can you recall the budding bloom that I was,
When you see the soothing pinks and happy yellows?
Do you see a child-woman in those brilliant blues and striking purples?
Do you see me now, a mature woman,
In the warm maroon and lush green tones of the Earth?

Can you feel my passion in that fiery red,
And experience my love in the hot pink?
Sense my serenity in the midnight blue,
And the despondency, that sometimes,
Weaves its way through the greys?

Can you hear my laughter in the deep orange,
My silence in the blacks,
And my yearning in the pearly whites?
Come, my beloved, take my hand...
And let us merge, creating a vivid new colour of love!

September 19, 2010.....posted Jan 19, 2011 at 1400hrs

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Shroud....

See the wispy mist rise out of the swamps
a mist, seemingly a shroud!
A shroud for the living
not for the dead!
The flimsy drape conceals nothing
neither a million mediocrities,
nor a million fears!
Yet, masking, hiding, camouflaging
the true self, deeply layered beneath!
Lifetimes pass by, compressed
into tiny capsules of moments
We lie there, live here
unable shrug off the shroud,
unaware of its very existence!
What a wasted life
when the True Self awaits realisation!!

Jan 16, 2011...1350 hrs


Eyes wide shut
solitude, a lullaby soothes
sleep, what a requiem!

Monday, January 10, 2011

My Sweet Lord....


Infinite heavens, acutely defined...
Celestial bodies glitter, overshadowed...
By the Almighty Celestial Being!

My Sweet Lord...

As I stand, humble before Your image
Or what I perceive,
To be an imagined likeness of You
I can only stand and stare...
Swathed am I, in Your divine radiance
Your grace envelopes me,
As I surrender to Your celestial beauty!
My sweet Lord, I supplicate you
Let Your will define me!
I bow my head in eternal gratefulness
For the multitude of blessings
You have bestowed upon me!
The bells toll a melodious chime,
And the divine music begins...
Enraptured am I, and bliss I seek
As I look forward to being one with Thee!!!

Jan 11, 2011...0415hrs

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Butterfly

Reborn through crushing pain,
a stark metamorphosis occurs,
look, a fragile beauty is born!

See the butterfly cruise the wind,
flitting from branch to tree,
chasing and ardently wooing flowers!

In the shortness of its existence,
it roams freely, giving of itself,
and life-inducing succour!

Spreading enchantment with its shimmer,
quenching the thirst of lost souls,
is it a celestial being, I wonder?

6th January 2011, 11:27 pm

Saturday, January 1, 2011


In the beginning
There was the Word,
And the Word, Divine...

The universe
Infinite nothingness
No beginning, no end...

A new day
A new life
A new beginning...

Life quivers...
The beginning of the end
Death....breath stills...

Tender, shy glances
Unrequited sighs...
Love's a-beginning !!!

Sunday Jan 2,2011...1200hrs