Lamentations of Words

Are the words whole, or their slices of different meanings being assembled From irrelevant situations, their predicament of being stretched and jumbled Pulled away from their ancient wanderings as we fail them with our effort The pen never has a chance to bathe in thoughtful ink and barely becomes a consort Those silent eyes stare at the glaring misgivings and the ability to distort It … Continue reading Lamentations of Words

Poetic Freedom

Let there be no pretence in poetry. The creative passion along with the intense feelings for everything that occurs in life finds a place in poetic compositions. Expose the fraudulent intentions so that truth can survive, allow imaginations to be bold and pure, silence the greed, douse the antagonism and shameless warnings to life. Poetry should not be the shadow of all these, but an … Continue reading Poetic Freedom

The Facets of Poetry

Apart from composing poetry poets have tried to define poetry. There are myriad explanations, but none could capture the essence of this art in entirety. Just like this universe and our existence, we have always struggled to find purpose and meaning of life. A poet starts composing under different circumstances- sometimes it is euphoric love and passion or intense grief and failure. Nature and spirituality have … Continue reading The Facets of Poetry

The Complexities of Writing

The concept of ‘arriviste’ does not seem suitable for writing and literature. There is no escapism once one decides on this journey. All this hubris about “I know everything” and “I can rest comfortably on my previous work”, is nothing but an illusionary world that jolts the feeling of complacency. The writer’s humility and genuine fierceness to reflect upon the human fallibility, tribulations and prejudiced conflicts … Continue reading The Complexities of Writing

The Infinite

Pray that you don’t have to justify time From time when you steal the precious moments The word ‘eternity’ seems to be a fairytale  Some unknown philosopher’s diary may have given it away Even, the cryptic hieroglyphs may have spoken silently Off the walls of ancient rituals that still stands Occultists may have had some different experience of eternity Misunderstood by inadequate translation and constrained … Continue reading The Infinite

Flowering Delight

We will never know what the petals hold Fragrance is excited like a child to embrace the senses Titillates the mortal ardour; a rarity among synthetic love Flowers beautiful, and its romance is indecipherable  Appeals to the mystic lovers who can kiss open a flower Embryonic desires shall awaken to nurture the world Fragrances pacify the senses with a mystical mantra Which kindles passion eternal … Continue reading Flowering Delight

Contrived

It’s difficult speaking with the blemished words Feelings capsize at the first hour of an impending storm How long the nature of language be unperturbed? If they do not seem to be friendly to the tongue Faltering at the entrance of a vibrant world Unwillingly chaperoned towards the complexities Which are mere perceptions, alright, but persistent ones Grovel at the first instance of real conversation … Continue reading Contrived

Threshold

Cross the threshold to walk back to the solitary soul being deprived of sonorous sayings Because the fight on the other side have been too intense; it’s time to take away the sceptre from haughty hands Feeling uncomfortable amidst the artificial comforts of well-spun reality, where cities flounder every moment Distracted by the frivolities and frolicking chapters of stupor in full view of impressionable eyes Where … Continue reading Threshold