Orange grey and white Like dots they sit still On a sheet of paper Quiet and steady And as streaks they fly To and fro Like darts or arrows Ready to kill But then begins the dance They move and in their movement They appear to each other As if perfectly still Moving and yet… Continue reading Stillness
गुज़र चुके हैं जुनून-ए-इश्क़ से कई बार मगर दोस्ती का सुकून बरसों बाद मिला है अंगारों पर चल-चलकर जो ज़ख़्म बटोरे थे आज एक अरसे बाद उनपर मरहम लगा है
I have walked this path before
I have walked this path before I know this trail I know the way this stream bends And I know how these twigs sound As I step on them With my unsteady feet I have seen that tree before I have held that trunk As I made my way across this ancient forest Following the… Continue reading I have walked this path before
A canvas half-painted and abandoned A story half-written and left incomplete A poem begun and not taken to the end A life half-lived seeks completion
1 My name is Nagesh, and I sometimes turn into a snake. I recall the first time it had happened, I was seven years old then, jolted out of sleep by a nightmare I can only faintly recall now. There were many men and something was burning, or was it me that was burning? It… Continue reading My snake-self
This pain is not of this life
The pain this heart carries Is not of this life The tears that flow from these eyes Have been flowing for eons and more These clouds that gather around us They usher in that primeval darkness That always comes at their wake Wherever they go This pain is not of this life And these tears… Continue reading This pain is not of this life
One step at a time
Walk with me for a moment One small step at a time And before you know we would have walked all eternity Moment by moment One step at a time Not as prisoners of eternity But as free children of time.
The Cosmic Dance
Day after day Night after night The cosmic dance Unfolds and plays How fascinating it is That every tiny speck here Owns the universe And imagines the rest As floating around it In time and space Where every point is the centre And the centre is everywhere The whole is the same as its parts… Continue reading The Cosmic Dance
What would I not give To be a majestic kite Soaring up into the heights Of the pinkish blue sky And feeling the wind beneath me Keeping me afloat as I glide... And glide... And glide...
If only you had had a little more faith, Orpheus I was walking right behind you If only you had had a little more faith, Orpheus I was coming from the underworld to join you. That fateful moment When overpowered by doubt You sealed our fates By turning your head— I can’t help but think… Continue reading Oh Orpheus!