Category: English Poems

Rendezvous II

Remember yesterday? …when I forgot to meet you – I didn’t forget! I just waited behind the gulmohar tree To see how long you would wait for me! You don’t know how much it pleased me To see you count the clouds To wind the hour forward. In the end – I just stood there;My […]

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Another Day

Blood lines thin,Blue veins twistingUp and underAround and around.Flesh fresh thinAnd ripe.Through fingers and lipsOval and submissive. Soft creep out,Pressure premeditated.Hairline figureSliced perfect. Awake directionless.Red bentJumping in and outOf black.Spectrum of sound. Metal ringing on bones,ConcreteFree as shapes.Identities bolder than geneticsTagged.Ego owned.Underneath lives a bowedHalf – light,Where scattered stones, stagger,Through their life.An estate charger. The […]

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Fairytale

Angel silverCaged in yellow.Lover detail,A shadow on everything.Arched rainbow,Leaves of Summer Rattle absentAnd fall. Hand in palmCupped.Water with raptureAnd under-currentTwisting the aweIn femininity.Dry creased vesselSinging the beat of a storm.Mimicking tidal throws,Breaching vapour.Two, to and thro. Bodies entwined,Celtic loops,Antler and Moon.Feeling through burnt moss,And grassy dells.Close as drumming,Or breath Hush as legends.Laden pages openOr held […]

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Alive

I could feel the wind,Caressing each strand of hair,Gingerly attached to a scalp,That was raining down beads of sweat,That made their way,Through my facial grooves,Only just missing wide open eyes,And only just glancing the edges,Of a broad smile. I was riding.Green and pristine,On my left,And undisturbed waters,To my right. A night,Luminated by street lights,Had welcomed […]

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Dimensions

Dimensions stick toThis room,Walls pulling in.Static live as the bare lightbulbColour of her song.Words mouthA spell,Waves spreading in parallelsSwift, in flight.Collecting closerWhite arrows,Hitting every edge.Haunts bouncing backTo the body like a Dream of night-time ticking by. Spread of chillWinter dawn,Eyes closing – Softness opensLike the midnight breezeBleeding through,Warming breath,Catching her sculptedIce like.Moments watching sideBy side, […]

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Speak?!

“Speak!”And nothing was said in return. The streets, cars, and bikes;Little Children and the adults,That came with them;Birds and stray dogs;No honks, no chatter;Not even a solitary bark. All happened and not a sound. “Speak!”The first time,Spoken with anger.Now with fear. A few taps on the head,Then bent down,And an ear made contact with the […]

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Karna

Karna, one of the unsung heroes of Mahabharata was arrowed down to death unarmed illegitimately while he was busy lifting the wheel of his chariot from the ground. The poem revolves around Karna’s imaginary reincarnation in today’s world where the swords don’t rattle any more but the battle is still on in many other ways. […]

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Dreaming with Deaf Stars

How many sunsets have gone by without you?How many nights have gone by without the moon to guide my dreams to yours?To may if you ask me, but the only ones who care are the stars,Lingering in the black sky, casting a glow in the dead of night,And they’ve been too busy granting wishes for […]

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That 90’s Place

Do you remember those days when time was slower, everything was judicious , except love, and there was no urgency for validation? Everything had a meaning, the world was people centric and there was abundance of kindness and precious little imitation? Do you remember the lasting memories we made in that era? With thirty six […]

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Under the Dreaming Tree

Under the Dreaming Tree I discover you,As though you’d been waiting for a lifetime.You reach your hand out, patiently waiting for me to realize, The fragments of dreams that make up the memory of you.So I sleep and sleep, as you take me underTo a place of distorted reality, that knows neither beginning nor end,Forever […]

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The Man, the Desert, and his Creator!

A man found hisFootmarks disappearing Under dunes of sand,Scorched by desert heatAs he walked to find his creator. In an oasis,With dangling coconutsAnd tepid ponds,God was found. Each limb sparkled.Even the solitary star,Burnt in a fading backdrop,To an illuminant being. One arm caressed,A creature,Who was in equal doses,Queer and celestial. The other arm held high,Palm stretched […]

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You

You Not me,Bend Sun-rays around cloudsSoft and see-through.Which steal evening shadowsFrom your blonde-brown hair,Straight and styledInto ruffles.ProfileSparkling as if nursing,SmileFoxy, tapping a drumWith each toke of his joint.Dressing a vest topWhich twists into anglesAs you danceTo another favourite song.Chatting Buddhism in the gardenCrafted into excellentFeng-shui.Sound of the wind chimesTalking woodAmongst the trees and flowers,Blooming aside […]

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The Night

Sometimes it’s just the negativity inside us that pulls us down to kill our dreams. This poem, “The Night”, is meant to convey the message that sometimes it is okay to cry and let the anger out in order to move on, pave the way for positivity and success. No matter what challenges life may […]

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Love: What we can never name

A look into the mind of a person who has lost touch with herself. Jaded and torn from her experiences in life, she looks to others guidance for  answers, a concern or even to blame. #1 When did the art of words lose their deeper meanings?When did I learn to read for popularity rather than […]

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Autumn

Blades of grass are turning brownAs she, with her bright auburn hair,Dances with the trees,Unleashing the transformation,The change, that we are so afraid will comeAnd blow you into the unknown of regeneration. Please follow and like us:

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A Day in Dal Lake

I stood at a distance, ripples knocked at my feetMesmerized by the beauty, here we meet Wind hissed secrets in my ear ‘Dal Lake I am’ said a wrinkle in the water loud and clear Amazed was I to hear it chatter With a snivel the water began to clatter Cusps of steam winged to […]

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Allure

It’s a wonderful startDeep inside the heart,So pure, it’s instant allure. Words are unsaidBut give so much.For without them it is toughTo be there until the end. Please follow and like us:

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Limerence

Her heart breaks a little.She cannot lay still enough to sleep.Peeping through her shrouded abode,She wishes that it may not be true. Anguished thoughts in silenceFill the cold space between us;Just nothingness of the soulAnd emptiness in the eyes. Please follow and like us:

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Letters of apology for the Spring

Today, I want to apologize for lots of things.Mother hands me a fistful of red apple slices and asks me if I’ve taken my medicine.I’d like to start at a place where I was free: from being riddled with jealousy at the very thought of you and me not being youandme anymore.The apples taste grievous- […]

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Girl

October blooms into the tiresome red ofthe heart of the bougainvillea.The sun craves for knees, feet, arms, and fists;in the vein of bloody, fighting, and sacrificial. Mouth bites at cold, girl awakes: from hands proddinginto breast, each finger a sword, predator sinking into prey.It is toilsome tact, the premeditated fall of child from cradle,of innocence […]

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