The Nightingale and I

A male nightingale tries to serenade migrating females and its song is often quoted as a metaphor for love, beauty and poetry. In this poem, a lover relates his yearning for his beloved to that of the nightingale’s. Both lament for their muse…sharing their woes…and craving to be with their querida yet pining for varied … Continue Reading

Let Me Grow

When you fall down, if you are lucky you will have a lot of people around you who will help you rebuild, but the version that you build yourself, is the one that helps you the most in life. This poem is an annexe to the idea of “Grow through what you go through” Allow … Continue Reading

AKKAI: THE WARRIOR

A heartfelt poem on Transgender activist – Akkai Padmashali, written after reading her Memoir – ‘A Small Step in A Long Journey’ and interacting with her on Zoom during our monthly Virtual BookClub meeting. Tonight, I had the pleasure of meeting HER!! She is amazing, an hour just passed in a blur. Her views and … Continue Reading

Phantasm

As the name suggests this poem talks about an illusionary friend…a companion who is always there but not around…a Phantasm which is as real as it gets in this virtual world we are existing in! (Loosely inspired by June month’s ES Virtual BookClub writing prompt.) Goodbye to unconditional love, amigo! We’ve known each other since … Continue Reading

Life After Rains

“Who wouldn’t love rains? They bring out joy in us but the aftermath of heavy rains in reality is tough to deal with! Heavy downpour last night, My heart went lighter though! All the while when the water was logged, I found my thoughts becoming arid! City filled with roadblocks all over, People going to … Continue Reading

Masquerade

Sleep is essential for our being. It repairs and restores our mind and body. To quote Shakespeare, “sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleeve of care…” Yet it doesn’t come easy to all. This one’s for those people, like me, who seek sleep but…in vain! Sleep is like sound of a nearby spring pure and uninterrupted … Continue Reading

Not my Final Words

The free verse poem on the perspective of beauty and the effect is has on the present, past and future. Does a flower once in bloom stop being beautiful? I sit here, Inside. Not Outside. With convenience. Luxury. Thinking of beauty, It’s existence. When does it start? and when does it end? For the love … Continue Reading

My Happy List

It’s the little things in life, the unexpected surprises, the smell of coffee, the laughter of a baby, seeing a rainbow, that gives so much happiness that money can’t buy. Oh I had forgotten about it, Let me rewind a bit. An act of kindness. A word of prayer. Spreading the wings, To capture the … Continue Reading

Love is ‘YOU’

A short 6 line poem on the boundaries and expanse of Love. Love has no boundaries Well, mine is bounded by you! Love at first sight, is it? Well, my love grows at every sight of yours! Love is not losing yourself to anyone It’s about winning together!

Musafir

“Musafir” by Diksha Taskhedkar weaves a braid of a soul during the COVID pandemic. Amongst the panic and confusion of the first wave, where people were dropping like flies, the central character of the poem, afraid and numb, wonders about life which she has lived so far. Towards the end you can almost get a … Continue Reading