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December 16, 2017

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What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger,
So they always say, do they not ?
Why is it different for me, I wonder,
In every trial that Time has brought.

Amidst fresh fears of failure
My old courage, find I, cannot
From Experience as a teacher
I seem never to learn but nought

What doesn’t kill you, should leave you stronger
Why then does it feel, I wonder
That every stinging blow¬†from Life’s whip
Leaves but a new hole in a sinking ship

 

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Dimples

October 24, 2017

Drip ..
Drip drip ..
Danger a thrillin’
Drop by drop, a fillin’
With a smile sweet as honey
The crease on the cheek, a lightly

– Inspired by Gulzar’s Tap Tap in Rangoon

Pink

October 23, 2017

Pink, you say, luv, is a girl’s colour.
The shade of blushes and cupid’s flowers
Pink, darlin’, is nought but, remember
A brilliant red, with gentle white, tempered.

The red of thirst, of unquenched desire
A passion, feeding perpetual fire
The red of wrath, of righteous anger
Bleeding from the heart pierced by a dagger.

The red of possessive jealousy,
An owner marking her territory
The red of strength, of independence
A leader asserting her feminity.

October 14, 2017

Stitched to you thus, am I, dearest

Body and soul, that the merest

Turn, away from me, you take 

Bruises mine body as my heart breaks.

From Gulzar’s O Saathi Re in Omkaara.

August 6, 2017

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Like a garland of flowers
Adorning the prince’s chest
A wish, to find mine way to yours
And there to forever rest

This burden of reserve, to lose
A desire, in your arms to fuse
To merge with your every breath
My life, dearest, I send, till death.

– An inspired and incomplete translation of Sirivennala’s Ra ra kumara from Govindu Anadarivadele

August 2, 2017

“Do you see them” the little one asks me
Wiping her tear stained eyes bravely
“The monsters aren’t real, my dear”
I reply, while at me and her, they leer.

How do I will her not to give in
How do I make her fight them and win
How do I ensure she’s better than what I’ve been
My little girl, who sees the same monsters I’ve once seen

Silent love

July 28, 2017

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Silent love
Smouldering in the smoke spiralling
From flames of fire quenched, still a’ burning.

Silent love,
A river asleep, with her head resting
On eyes’ shores, while for a lifetime flowing

Silent love,
Strands of solitude, earnestly spinning
Wreaths of shadows, constantly weaving

Silent love,
With its velvet gaze, quietly listening
Invisible, while still a’ burning.

– An inspired translation of Gulzar’s Yeh Ishq Hai from Rangoon.