Category Archives: poetry

Of head and heart

Learned first about Pantoum here and found it a good challenge to try ..

In the dead silent night
draping darkness around
“what’s going wrong in life”
i sit and wonder this aloud;

draping darkness around
i try to listen to my heart
i sit and wonder this aloud
“this better doesn’t last”

i try to listen to my heart
it has been silent for long
“this better doesn’t last”
reasons are always wrong.

it has been silent for long
this battle of heart and head
reasons are always wrong
no matter what happens in end.

this battle of heart and head
“that’s what going wrong in life”
no matter what happens in end,
In the dead silent night.

Written for One Shot wednesday.


(This post is in hindi ! Might translate to english soon. Till then sorry to ones who do not understand hindi )

Tu kahan rukti hai
laakh main thak kar gir jaaon
tu kahan meri sunti hai
laakh main ro loon ya chillaon

Tujhe maloom teri raah
fir mujhse raaz kyon rakhti hai
tujhe pata tera jahan
fir mujhse chori kyon rakhti hai

Kya main koi gair hoon
jo meri tujhko parvaah nahi
kya teri karzdaar hoon
jiska tujhko koi ehsaas nahi

jo bhi hai tu, jaisi bhi
meri zindagi hai,aur rahegi meri
tu maan mujhe mehmaan
mujhse hi bandhi hai shakhsiyat teri.

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Imagining love

Again, with a new excuse, new hope,
building for me, a new resolve,
imaginary exchange
i create,for me,
wondering when,
i can stop

This is a dedication to every love that died being nurtured only by one of the two hearts involved.  The love that had to e buried half way through. The love that could be, but never was …

Prompted @ Sunday Scribbling

Submitted also to One Shot Wednesday

First learned Nonnet from Leo’s blog here

A letter from angel !

I knew you not more than your name

guess,even  for you it was the same;

yet you sent for me a letter that day

in times when fashion is to call or  mail.

Life was not treating me great, you knew

was it reason enough for that letter from you ?

With what authority did you decide to write

all those harsh realities and the inspiring lines ?

Was it your words or the faith you instilled in me

that i cleared all hurdles that came into being !

To that letter and you, i will forever owe

my first success, my pride for my first job.

You were the angel to me,not just that day

but every time i needed,your words were there.

all thanks to the letter you wrote to me

and the fact that it was well responded.

Prompted at OSI and Sunday Scribblings

Also submitted to One Shot Wednesday

Lonely without you

Wearing your favorite shirt
i lie alone in the bed tonight,
from miles away we recollect
memories etched in the mind.

the molten kisses on cold skin
the muffled and muted cries
the images make me so lonely,
i keep turning sides all night

the way you wrapped me tight
in your warm and loving embrace
has left its phantom feel on me
something i don’t want to escape.

distances are just a reminder
of the passion that only we know
and what finally i settle with is
our love that makes the bonds.

Submitted to One Shot Wednesday



(image credited to this page)

Preponderance of thoughts
and none to pen right now;
search or create the muse,
this has to be done,but how !

Life, love, pleasures and joys
don’t we all seek the same things
tears, disappointments and pain
of these too we are forced to sing.

Should dreams be kindled tonight
or memories be allowed to play,
should words paint a rainbow for me
or hopes will mercilessly be slayed.

Ah! this hopeless clutter of words
the entangled web of random moods,
they actually are a source of this poem
and it so seems,they prefer it this crude !

Prompted at

One Single Impression and Sunday Scribblings