Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Sparrow

A sparrow soaked in rain,
Shakes off a tiny fountain,
Time to fold the umbrella, and,
Drizzle-walk NYC again.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sing along

Sing along, even if you can't sing.
Tomorrow's tune will be different
from the gloomy notes that today played.
Tomorrow will be a different song,
And if you decide,
It could be a joyful note on the string.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sand dunes

Alone under the sun
bathing in sand I stand.
Stung, yet alive
I grow, I thrive
and inch towards the end.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Day to Remember

Today is death anniversary of Sukhdev Thapar, Shivaram Rajguru and Bhagat Singh and 100th birth anniversary of Ram Manohar Lohia. I would have not remembered, but for Vinod Dua's 9.30 news slot on NDTV India.

On March 23, 1931
Three youths died
shouting slogans till their last breath
to keep the revolution alive.
More than six decades of sleep later,
they perhaps still scream in their graves:
Wake up.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A government hospital

The filth, the clamour
The smell of blood, whiff of death
Poverty, helplessness
Apathy, gloom, juggernaut —
A government hospital.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Please vote for me


Short and Sweet has been accepted in the Original Poetry Contest category on Indiblogger. It will take you a few minutes to vote, or create an account if you are yet not on Indiblogger...

Also, may I go a step ahead and say that I would be grateful if you ask your friends on the blogroll to check out Short and Sweet and vote for me...

Here's the voting link..

Wish me luck!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Swing on a star

The radio played:

"... Or would you like to swing on a star,
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are..."

From Doris Lessing's short story 'A road to the big city'

Mesjay, this one's for you. I have been filling up a little diary these days and so the blog's neglected a bit. :)