Saturday, April 18, 2015

My SONG




Today I wish
To sing my song
A song matured like wine
A testimony of my journey
When I depart and shine.


The amazing maze
Crumpled my soul
Tested my patience
My faith
And the mysterious ways of life.


Keeping my senses afloat
I waited a while
For the pot of gold
Which I yearned to hold.


A Bonus!
Indeed a bonus
This life has been
Like the birth of twins.


Like the incessant chirping
Of birds in the morning
My life has been 
A lyrical melody
The challenges
Only honed my heart.


So I am ready 
To pen my song
Acknowledge every little blessing
That makes me heady
From a babe in woods
To a wise soul.


My blessings are many
My bonuses
An overflowing basket
A sparkling gift
I gleefully unwrapped.


When the Lord
Beckons me to him
I shall happily bid goodbye
To my human sojourn
Thanking him
For bringing me the bonus zone.

Friday, April 17, 2015

LOST and FOUND


The shimmering hands of fate
Threw us together
Into a journey
Fraught with mishaps.

We took our oaths
To tread together
In sickness and in health
Bear each blow that came our way.

We curated
Our garden of life
Even as serous cracks
Appeared alarmingly.

I walked along
My enlightened path
Discovering my core
Even as I decided to loose you.

But the mysterious future
Knew better than us
And In one swerve
Brought us together
And  we found each other
Once again.

Another Milestone

The wait is over. And so is the countdown

5 years,  335 posts. 

Another milestone. DAFFODILS has 3 LAKH hits!




It is time to do the happy dance.

Thanks to all the people who were a part of my journey, consciously or unconsciously.

It has been a rrewardingand rich 5 years and am glad that DAFFODILS touched 3 lakh  visitors.

Do contuse to spread your love. and for my part my endeavor shall not stop

Gracias!




Thursday, April 16, 2015

JOY



Some call love
 A  Sweet poison.
Sweet it is
But poison?
Nay!

Yes. Like the exquisite rose
Love comes with its
Claim of thorns.
Don’t brand it poison
But rise in love
Don’t fall
And oust the poison.

The story of love
Is not important
Be glad
Love knocked at your door
So let joy permeate your Soul
And bury the thorns
As a remnant of the past.

Today is yours
 Bask in love
Even if it was a fleeting affair
Cos real love
Is not measured in time.
It warms the cockles of the heart
And sings the immortal song of Joy.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JUBILATION



JUBILATION

My ardent love
Where are thou?
I pine away
The seasons of life

Your  silent stance
 Tugs  at  my heart strings
In vain
Lies my youth.

The music has ceased
The stars have lost their lustre
The melody is rudely interrupted
The lyrics have died a slow death.

The soul has shrunk
The voice a jaded echo
The gait is no longer agile
Halting to a zero.

But, wait a while!
Did we not relish our season of love?
Moments filled with passion
And hours of amorousness

Perhaps the best things
Only have fleeting lives
Like the precious saffron flower
That blooms at dawn and  wilts at dusk.

So do  not
 Squander  lives
But be jubilant
For  blissful days.

A cocoon of love
Is what we had
To freeze in heart
And never let depart.

So walk
On separate paths
Hearts filled with jubilation
Never a grey day.

This  love is stuff of tales
To be delivered
In the corridors
Of love.

Keep the flame aglow
In  divergent aisles
Let  love be a celebration
A  jubilation encore!



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

EMBRACE


It is true
Our minds exploded
At the very first encounter.

Our souls sang
A lyrical melody
From the start.
Our thoughts
Carried each other
Trembling with anticipation.

We talked about love
And swooned
A dozen times.

We waited breathlessly
For the touch
That would sweep aside
Timeless yearnings.

Indeed  it was the embrace
That set me on fire
The gentle, cautious
Move into your arms
Being enveloped by you
I felt our heart beats
Dancing in tandem.

I realized I had
Finally arrived
To my wanting abode.
My patience had borne fruit
Cos I was in a dizzy
Embrace
 Of my dreams.

The touch
Thrilling and breathtaking
Transported me into shades of ecstasy
 Stamping
And making me your prisoner.

The embrace
Took over me
Having fed me
The forbidden ambroisa
And I was marked for life.

My love
Drown me
Once again
In that enchanting embrace
And let me
Forsake the world
For a lifetime
Of that hauntingly
Beautiful embrace. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

MIRACLE




O Savior!
In bygone times
When I  was a tender lass
Poised at the threshold
Of a new life
Despondent in my heart
Clueless
And bereft of hope
You gave me a miracle.

Years later
When I became stripped of utopia
Wading through gloom
You shone the light
And I escaped
The nightmarish tunnel.

A third catastrophe
Struck
My gossamer heart
And you manifested and gave me
Courage and
Fortitude.

O Savior!
One more time
Grant me a miracle
As I await
Your benevolence
To uncurl my fetal form
And banish the shadows.

O Savior!
Set me ablaze one more time.

GANGA, A CRY




I am Ganga
Not merely a
Stream
Creak
Brook
Or rivulet
But a mighty river
Flowing into the Bay of Bengal.

Revered by so many
Praised by the Vedas
 I am  home to fishes and amphibians
Living in my habitat.

People come to me for
Refuge
Upliftment
Cure for disease
Salvation
And to quench their thirst.

Worshiped in
Rishikesh
Haridwar
Kashi and
 Allahabad
I am succor to 400 million people
Living by my banks

But man’s senseless
Meaningless
And selfish wants
Has earned me the tag  of
5th most polluted river.

Shame on you!
From a sacred
And life giving river
Worshipped since civilization
You have reduced
Me to a cauldron
Of pollution and death,

The  Ganga Plan
 Failed miserably
Due to corruption
And lack of support from priests.

Today I am being accused of
Being carcinogenic
But who made me so?
You, the greedy man!

You have dumped my soul
With lethal chemicals
Heavy metals
To run your factories
A mindless  brutish move.

Behold!
You have made me
An agent of disease
Cholera and Dysentery
Hepatitis and Typhoid

Behold!
Wake up now
And stop this plundering
Let me not be
A harbinger of death
Stop this maniacal  pollution
Of my sacred waters

Let the Namami Ganga plan
Rinse me to
My former glory
Let me once again be the harbinger of life
Let me be as sacred
As the Vedas sang of my glory
Free me from pollution
O senseless man !

Sunday, April 5, 2015

MEMORIES



My insipid life
A lonely path
Winding
Around  momentous milestones
Suddenly came across you.

As innocent and naïve
As the first
Shower of monsoons
I inhaled petrichor
My mind
Running
Like an electrifying marathon.

Your larger than life
Love
Unbelievable grace and warmth
Turned my insides
To a texture of gel
Soft, gooey and
Shimmering with delight.

The gaze
The touch
Stamped me
For a lifetime
And beyond
Even as i
Tattooed you on my body.

The memories
I could have never sought
Arrived with you
No phantom of thoughts
But a real
Raw
Palpitation.

The memories
 Do a juggling act
Ecstasy and agony
Agony and ecstasy
A realm
Which is buried
And locked in my heart.

Time may have frayed
The edges of memories
But the essence  is eternal
Timeless
A heart wrenching gift
You endowed on me.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

5th BLOGVERSARY!

Once again it is time for Milestones.

Just seems like yesterday when i wrote my very first post. Trip to Vaishno Devi" and kick started my Blogging journey.

I have indeed come a long long way with my writing.

With One published Travelogue, BARFANI BABA,  To Amarnath Happily 



 and two published poetry books, HARMONY






and HOME ALONE,



 it has been a rewarding experience.

I am slated to  write more and hopefully publish more this year.




A BIG thanks to all who crossed my path and encouraged and inspired  me to write and write more.

Here's hoping my bond with my readers never perishes.

Cheers! Time to party!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

ONCE



Just once
I want
Your eyes to
Focus on me.
Just once
I wish your
Gaze would lock  my eyes.
Just once
I wish to
Hear the drumming of your heart
Just once
I want to see 
Your eyes crinkling at the corners
At a shared joke.
Just once
I wish to melt again
In your magical embrace.
Just once
I want to feel
The lord bless our benevolence
Just once
I wish to drown again
In the whirlpool of love
Just once
let me slip 
Into the quicksand of love
Just once
I wish to get lost
in the folds of ecstasy
Again.
Just once.