inevitable

The unheralded sojourn of blooms and silky pollen dust, the accomplice, ever so often tugging along with your thoughts, tiptoed from beckoning byways of a distant past and moved to my quiet forsaken nights. Life had issued an edict ordering your permanent tenancy in my heart. A hushed song poking through blossoming bougainvillaea hanging acrossContinue reading “inevitable”

metaphors

Behind those lush pastures where our child flesh pasted to adult bones never wanes. There’s a house riddled with numberless examinations and tests. Yesterday, when my mother told me that relationship is metaphoric to love, I twigged… Why she felt like a sky. Endless, vast and eternal, festooned with clouds of all colours, of candyContinue reading “metaphors”

blossoming

Surreptitious climbers noiselessly creeping along the parapet sidle away hurriedly When your satin fingers wickedly graze my fiery skin An avalanche of wispy dayspring-blossoms burgeon amid your ardent foliage Warm sun streaming through your skin tassels me Pulling up me short and my heart skips a beat An effervescent medley of joyous seasons Softly coalescesContinue reading “blossoming”

last summer

Drowsy summer of last year when fragrance was nipped off the blooms, And the crisp scrunch of dry leaves rattled through dense sandalwood forest, When parched limbs of trees stricken in years blasted the earth sending their roots on the hunt, Last summer comatose days, in peril of dying, like etiolated leaves dangling in theContinue reading “last summer”

here i love you

Here I love you.In the dark pines the wind disentangles itself.The moon glows like phosphorus on the vagrant waters.Days, all one kind, go chasing each other. The snow unfurls in dancing figures.A silver gull slips down from the west.Sometimes a sail.High, high stars. Oh the black cross of a ship.Alone.Sometimes I get up early andContinue reading “here i love you”

letters

I purloined the letters stashed between your luscious books in the shipshape library of my sixteenth spring As I leaf through those lush drizzly lanes, your Lisianthus letters feather my lips, hushing me into my somnolent years A lingering redolence of incense tiptoes close behind me during my brusque truancy to the quaint idyll Sodden,Continue reading “letters”

your hushed and honeyed ways

I scrunched up my eyes to peer through the incandescent shaft Of your hushed and honeyed ways The haunting sweetness struck a cord with my eternally fluent night You crawled in, playing a hose on my sable days Splashing out an Orphic blitheness, there’s no getting away from the fact That I’m endlessly drowning intoContinue reading “your hushed and honeyed ways”