Sunday, 18 September 2011

Silent readers

Wars give us
Some extraordinary literature

Slashed with butcher’s knife
Smells of bodies charred
In concentration camps

Underneath the debris,
Two hands, four legs
And Burqa.

We read,
We mourned

But how are we neglecting
the wars
still going on
in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine!

We are waiting for accounts to come
In the form of a story,
We are filled with tears
Ready to cry…
But No, we will condemn the oppressors
When the author will die
Or war gets over.

Silent readers
We are silent readers..


Weeds in the flower pots,
Greeting rain and sun

Weeds in the flower pot
Not of any concerns

Weeds in the flower pot
Waiting for someone

Weeds in the flower pot
Dying unlistened.

Monday, 15 August 2011


Its your absence and
Desire . .
I emptied the pot of

Group of scientists
Counting the stars..
Wrinkled forehead
Breathes fastened.

When rain hits the pane
I see violence and riots.
There is no beauty
No charm, Sir.
Thread snapped,
Now collect the beads.
Precious and lost!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Teeth of Love - Sylvia Plath

Blackness and Silence . .

Curly hair and 
tired eyes,
I burnt like sun 
day and night.

Indigo spilled 
over the papers.
Crushed, burned
and razed!
I cherish still
our Coriander love.
Fresh and Edible.

Leaves begin to turn brown and blow away . .


touching my hollowness,
I think "I am not Solid"
Look into my famished eyes
and say -
Am I the same fish!
Smell and say!!

I tried to drown myself once. I swam out in the sea as far as I could, but it just spat me out like a cork. I guess it didn't want me . . .

Truth came to me,
truth loves me 
You were responsible 
for my life,
You are responsible 
for my death.
Oh, yes Ted!

Caressing the 'Ariel', you called me back . .

"I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story.  From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked.  One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out.  I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose.  I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to the ground at my feet."
~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, Chapter 7.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

Yellow letters

Licking the fragile
Old yellow papers
and letters . .

They taste like trust!

Fall Song

By Franz Wright.
He writes beautifully. To read him with sweat and shrieking night . . . he cooled my summers.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Childhood Letters

Lost childhood letters
Which I kept in the boxes
Folded and silent . .
I loved and hated a person
In it
Just one day business !

Monday, 23 May 2011

Beak and Heart

Read a poem of Poe submitting himself to the Nevermore Raven.

Take the beak out of my heart,
And sing a song . .
A song that is wet as tears
Rude as unanswered goodbye
Black as cloud living in eternal solitude . .

Take the beak out of my flesh !

Sickle moon

Cutting the dark
threads of sky

the sickle moon . .