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”

beyond the realm of affordablity

I have loved you in the itchy moments of bizarre possibilities at the same time coming to terms with the fact that I will never chance to hear “Now I pronounce you man and wife,”. Yet, I heard the tapping of your tentative steps shambling up to me in my bittersweet longing for shared bliss.Continue reading “beyond the realm of affordablity”

without you by my side

I fell out of love, I must confess. Love that was proliferating underneath our well-worn facade. I wildly lamented and howled at the crumbling of my shell and it was gnawing at me. Falling out of love was just a part of incessant, infinite fall. Over and over again. I shuddered with an unknown forebodingContinue reading “without you by my side”

once again…

I quivered like a dry leaf at your question As stretching my credulity you throated “I cannot abandon her to her fate. You know me..” Of course, you were helpless… As though, you always toed the line Wasn’t it difficult to strike a balance between your wife and your love? Rather a mistress…? You knewContinue reading “once again…”

white pearls

Her mother’s chronic illness turned the tide of her life. Sometimes her mother gazed blankly at the faraway distant clouds and tears rolled down her pallid cadaverous cheeks. Venu fought back her tears that welled up in her colossal luminous eyes. For a girl in her adolescence, it could be an arduous task to raiseContinue reading “white pearls”