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Love is… finding utopia even in shackles. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy this sweet love poem from Ramendra Kumar.

Bollywood: Classic Love Sagas Inspiring Poetry
Bollywood: Classic Love Sagas Inspiring Poetry
My poetic tribute to two timeless romances of Bollywood which swept me off my feet in my girlhood days, Ek Duje Ke Liye, and Silsila.
Utopia
Utopia
Love is... finding utopia even in shackles. On Valentine's Day, enjoy this sweet love poem from Ramendra Kumar.
Two Love Poems for Valentine's Day
Two Love Poems for Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day Special: Two love poems by Uma Subedi translated from Nepali to English by renowned poet/author/translator Suman Pokhrel.
“No mommy, I will not wear socks.”
No, Never!
Mother poems from Learning and Creativity - Enjoy this beautiful poem about a mother's endless struggle to make her boisterous 3-year-old listen to her.
To Nothingness?
To Nothingness?
A wistful poem about oblivion and nothingness that awaits every soul.
My Hero - Father's Day Special
My Hero – Father’s Day Special
I went to my father A tired and crumpled man I told him, “I am sorry, But I love you more than anyone ever can.”
Fight and throw off all the burden of oppressive histories and chainsThat bound the masses in grinding poverty.
Speak up!
A heartfelt tribute to the poetry and life of the celebrated, radical poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, on the National Poetry Month.
Who Am I
Who Am I
Anindita Bose's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain....
Unraping Marriage
Unraping Marriage
Shreyatama Datta's poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016.
Verses on a Woman
Verses on a Woman
Kushal Poddar's Poetry on womanhood as part of Rhythm Divine's collaboration with 6th Woman Scream International Art and Poetry Festival 2016, initiated in Madrid, Spain....
A wordless frown is the gentle windFollowed by a string of dry seeds
Women’s Words
A richly symbolic poem dedicated to womanhood and the position of women in society.
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
‘These Poems Encapsulate My Life’: In Conversation with Sanjeev Sethi, Author of This Summer and That Summer
An intimate author interview with prolific poet Sanjeev Sethi regarding his latest collection 'This Summer and That Summer'.
Dropping out of school was her only option(Pic courtesy: Morguefile)
Where Goddesses Cry
A touching poetic saga of oppressed women of the modern days, named after the Hindu goddesses.
Woman
Woman
A soulful poem about a woman in wax.
I am No Goddess...
I am No Goddess…
A powerful, hard-hitting poem about the Every Woman, the everyday diva.
Wish
Wish
A poet reminisces about his mother, the sounds and images he would associate with her leaves him deeply nostalgic and lost.
The Irrepressible ‘ She’
The Irrepressible ‘ She’
A heart-touching poem about the indomitable spirit of womanhood.
Hidden Path
Hidden Path
A poet's soulful account followed by his estrangement from his beloved.
Togetherness
Togetherness
A wistful poem celebrating the all-encompassing beauty of love and togetherness.
Love Like Wine
Love Like Wine
A soulful poem on matured love and how the lovers' emotions evolve while exploring love.
Kiss Me Goodbye...
Kiss Me Goodbye…
A poem celebrating the quintessential passion of love.
Autumn Kiss
Autumn Kiss
An intensely passionate love poem, celebrating the emotional fervour of the lovers.
In Lieu of Love
In Lieu of Love
A poem about attachments in the physical world.
A soulful poetic account as the poet reminisces the memories of a house, lost in flames
When a Friend’s Flat Burnt Down
A soulful poetic account as the poet reminisces the memories of a house, lost in flames
Talk of Shades
Talk of Shades
Blue , the color of all my morns Teeming with hope and Shredded bygones Crimson ,the hue of early noon A clumsy mishmash Of ecstasy and doom Green , the signal of twilight I...
Reminiscences
Reminiscences
A poet's nostalgic reminiscence of her girlhood days.
Strings
Strings
A lyrical poem with strong imagery portraying a pigeon and a nylon string.
Oh Calcutta!
Oh Calcutta!
A poem by Sufia Khatoon on the enigmatic beauty of old Calcutta (now rechristened 'Kolkata'), inspired by a photograph of an old building in the city by Kounteya Sinha.
Horizons
Horizons
A poem about the universal journey of life and the horizons one explores on the way.
Poetry
Poetry
A poet's soulful musing about the act of writing poems.
Kadambari
Kadambari
A passionate account of a poet's quest to find the lady-love of her dreams.
Silverfish
Silverfish
A symbolic, metaphorical quest of a man for memories and his journey with them.
To Chiyo
To Chiyo
A heartfelt poem about the loss of a loved one.
The Screen
The Screen
A vision of a poet, a journey through abstract imagery.
Unearthing Life
Unearthing Life
A deeply philosophical poem about the various nuances of human life and what makes life meaningful for us.
His pen has bled his heart onto a virgin space
When a Poet Loves You
A whimsical poem about how a poet's verses can leave a deep impact on the reader's mind.
When you reach out to touch the filtered sunshine
Amid the honking, hustling cacophony of known vehicles
Adieu, Kolkata
In every goodbye, let there be the rambling of lost loves... A touching poem of walking away from the land you are rooted to.
Whisperings in Air
Whisperings in Air
A sublime nature poem.
Photons of Love
Photons of Love
A heartfelt tribute to the auspicious festival of lights, Deepavali or Diwali, and a plea to all of humanity to rekindle their inner lights.
But You Left
But You Left
The artist and her soul-searching journey with words.
The Evil In Me
The Evil In Me
A dark poem unfolding some mysterious nuances of the mind that aches when it hurts someone close.
I Would Not Write A Sonnet
I Would Not Write A Sonnet
A poetic journey of writing a sonnet inspired by a muse.
Darkness
Darkness
A spirited ode to darkness and shadows and light.
Reminiscence
Reminiscence
A poem about reminiscing a lost love and reflecting about the estrangement.
Roseate Sonnets Contest: And The Winners Are...!
Roseate Sonnets Contest: And The Winners Are…!
We are very glad and honoured to announce the results of our Roseate Sonnets contest, for which we received an overwhelming response in Learning and Creativity.
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
A unique, experimental poetic form, the Roseate Sonnet, invented by Dr. A.V. Koshy and inspired by the symbol of the rose, that also inspired other poets to try it.
To Mark Your Departure
To Mark Your Departure
A craving to hold on to love - expressed in verse.
My Boy of Nine
My Boy of Nine
A touching poem written to honour the love between a mother and her differently abled son.
Ganga, A Cry
Ganga, A Cry
A powerful, hard-hitting poem depicting the spiritual essence of river Ganga and how the river has degenerated over the ages in the hands of humans.
God's Love is Rose
God’s Love is Rose
I would like to thank Dr. Ampat Koshi for his introducing this poetic form and due to his inspiration, this poem took birth. Of course, the Acrostic throughout the poem is...
Half-read
Half-read
A roseate sonnet with a beautiful rhyming structure and an acrostic of a rose in the last four lines. This poem was voted in the Rejected Stuff group as one of the two best...
Histories
Histories
A critical and enriching poem on the scope and purpose of art and how art originated in human minds.
The Lost Womb
The Lost Womb
A seething projection of female infanticide, a rampant truth still prevalent in our country, as a mother mourns her lost womb.
Bidaai
Bidaai
A daughter's emotional moments captured while parting from her father after her marriage ceremony.
When I Am Just Me
When I Am Just Me
A beautiful ode and a tribute to the relentless creative and artistic spirit of the human mind, the bodies and the beings that sing, dance, paint, write.
At the River Ganges
At the River Ganges
An evocative journey of the poet's mind that essays the beauty and spiritual ardour of Varanasi, the river Ganges, the temples and the serenity around.
Wild Abandon
Wild Abandon
A love poem about the wondrous desires of the heart and the ardent passions that define them.
Love Story
Love Story
You were the closest that came to my notion of companionship. But, where were you? In gilt, I framed pictures of you — soft, sullen, seductive, surreal. As the climate...
'Beyond Barriers'
‘Beyond Barriers’
Powerful poetry with rich symbolism commenting on the richness and inexplicable ardour of human love.
Mother
Mother
A heartfelt tribute to a mother and the quintessential essence of her presence, depicted by her daughter.
unstable trees have a secret to share
Whispers
A surreal nature poem celebrating the exquisite beauty and wonder of the sea and the natural landscape.
Stealing spring from a friend’s heart
Season-Starved
A wistful, ruminative poem about the seasons and the human cravings that define them.
From the Last Time
From the Last Time
A wistful plea of a lover addressing his last heartfelt words to his lady-love.
No matter how difficult the road ahead looks to me, I‘ll endure
Past – Unforgotten
A wistful entourage of memories of an old love soon to be buried under the recesses of a young girl's mind, addressed to her mother just before her wedding.
Recall Rhyme
Recall Rhyme
A wistful poet's prayer that encompasses his emotional fervour, his love for nature's bounty and the wondrous memories of his life in his village.
The Mountain Refrains
The Mountain Refrains
A love poem based on a fictional narrative with the gorgeous, lush green mountain terrains of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado as the backdrop.
The Afternoon
The Afternoon
A reflective poetic rumination about the strange, inexplicable ways in which nature manifests itself in the human world in the garb of an afternoon reverie.
Jhulan Utsav
Jhulan Utsav
A wistful, romantic poem depicting the essence and fervour of Jhulan festival in India during monsoon, a festival celebrating the divine love between Radha and Lord Krishna....
Yashoda: Poetry in Translation
Yashoda: Poetry in Translation
A beautiful spiritual poem by Girija P.  Pathekkara about the fascinating and intriguing interrelation  between Lord Krishna and his foster-mother Yashoda, translated in...
Stop at Beas
Stop at Beas
A haunting, riveting poetic narrative about an awestruck traveler finding her way in the surreal blue mountains, the rocks and the trees of the landscape.
"The deeper you bury me in the ground, the finer I will blossom out"
A Woman’s Strength
A powerful poetic dedication to the unwavering spirit, the grit, determination and true power of womanhood.
Thoughts on Leaves
Thoughts on Leaves
Beautiful nature poetry about the surreal, endearing beauty of the vines creeping up our walls, and the simple, unassuming, yet timeless truths they convey.
The Summer of Recalls
The Summer of Recalls
A wistful, romantic poem about the nostalgia, bittersweet memories of a girlhood replete with dreams, rain, sweet nothings, romance and freedom.
'Parting' and 'Yearning' - Two Poems
‘Parting’ and ‘Yearning’ – Two Poems
Two romantic poems on love's greatest mysteries and the human emotions that characterize them.
Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Crime
A poet's wistful appeal to retain the beauty of his childhood dreams, that he admits as his juvenile crime. A dreamy, romantic, emotional confession.
Constantly
Constantly
A delicate, subtle love poem that speaks of the most subtle emotions and memories of love when lovers estrange, with rich, and vivid imagery.
the seed sower, grower, the farmer
The Farmer
A gripping, tragic narrative poem about the sad plight of a village farmer and his unflinching devotion to his land. A haunting, riveting poem about the myriad sacrifices...
Earthquake In Kathmandu
Earthquake In Kathmandu
A seething, haunting poem about the recent earthquake disaster in Nepal that shook Mother Earth and her inhabitants profoundly.
Sadness
Sadness
A bittersweet poem reflecting on the quintessential sadness that overwhelms the spirit of humanity.
'Dharna' and 'Order'
‘Dharna’ and ‘Order’
Two symbolic poems by Sheikha A. that reflect subtly on the turmoil and the helplessness of humanity in the face of volatile turbulence in Pakistan.
The Touch of a Mother
The Touch of a Mother
On the auspicious occasion of Mother's day, my humble dedication to the memory of my mother and all mothers who have loved their children, unconditionally, selflessly. This...
Two Tagore Songs of 'Puja' Parjaay in Translation
Two Tagore Songs of ‘Puja’ Parjaay in Translation
On the auspicious day of the bard's birth anniversary celebrations, my humble homage to Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and his mystical melodies.
Nature’s Musing
Nature’s Musing
A reflective musing on Mother Nature's beautiful abundance and the rhapsody of her music. 
The Flavour of Love
The Flavour of Love
A refreshing romantic treat of a poem that speaks of the true essence and beauty of love. 
World
World
A symbolic poem, a reflection on the ruthless materialistic world of contemporary times. 
Editorial (Poetry Month Special)
Editorial (Poetry Month Special)
It gives me great pleasure to unveil a beautiful collection of poetic works by our brilliant poets and contributors in our Poetry Special Edition of Learning and Creativity....
Moon Pie: Collaborative Poem
Moon Pie: Collaborative Poem
A sensuous, divine expression of romantic love, which is born out of a poetic collaboration between D. Russel Micnhimer and Nalini Priyadarshini.
A Ramble Through The Woods
A Ramble Through The Woods
Nature has always inspired me , and this poem was triggered as I rambled in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary , Rajasthan, inhaling the sights and sounds that the rich wilderness...
Cry of a Book  (For a prompt in Poets/Artists Unplugged FB group)
Cry of a Book (For a prompt in Poets/Artists Unplugged FB group)
The Face Book group Poets/Artists Unplugged to which I belong puts up a prompt from time to time. Recently it put up a prompt-- 'Cry of a Book'. Being a lifelong lover of...
The Final Masquerade: a Ballad
The Final Masquerade: a Ballad
This poem was inspired by a NAPOWRIMO prompt in Rejected Stuff which is also its title. It is also an attempt to write a Dylanesque ballad, set in modern times. It deals objectively...
Handling the glinting dews delicately,
Growing on the blades of the grass green
Poetry: A Tribute
In this beautifully evocative poem, Dr. Sunil Sharma captures the true essence, beauty and universality of poetry, presenting a rich dedication to the art and rhetoric of...
I Shall Bid No Farewell: Poem in Translation
I Shall Bid No Farewell: Poem in Translation
This is a collection of two poems, originally written in Nepali by celebrated poet Suman Pokhrel and translated in English by another literary great, Dr. Abhi Subedi. Both...
the sun having vaulted over the city to
join the warm beach bodies
Earthsick
'Earthsick' is an attempt to find one's bearings in a large, bustling city Dubai where everyone goes unnoticed, their struggles remain anonymous and yet by being there in...
Life From the Dust
Life From the Dust
A love poem with classical elements/images from Greek mythology interspersed with the sensuous and sensual depiction of a woman’s body and persona, making this poem a luscious...
Birth of a Poem
Birth of a Poem
The birth of a poem is an unconscious prosody of a wordsmith’s or poet's wonderland where his / her senses are stimulated. The poet’s self is rejuvenated with a profound,...
Miscarriage
Miscarriage
I wrote the poem, ‘miscarriage’, some twenty years after the loss of two babies in early pregnancy. The writing helped me understand why I felt under-supported on each...
The Mirage
The Mirage
This poem came to me quite spontaneously when I visited Kalimpong in November 2014. We were visiting a flower garden where we were greeted with a host of flowering North American...
The Painter
The Painter
My father is a Doctor by profession, but a painter by passion. He has had 11 solo exhibition of paintings at the Academy of Fine arts, Kolkata and also several collaborated...
Remembering Nanceylla
Remembering Nanceylla
The poem is about a little girl named Nanceylla whom the narrator met in his sojourn to a hilly place. While the narrator was preparing to go out, the girl pleaded him to...
Uncared
Uncared
This poem is a dedication to the struggles of womanhood, and the social perceptions regarding the status of women in India.
Journeys
Journeys
Through the metaphor of a train journey, the author in this poem depicts the emotional odyssey of life itself in various different hues of revelations, temporal, spatial and...
The Seed of Our Mystery Love
The Seed of Our Mystery Love
In this poem, the poet depicts a sense of being in love, the kind of love which may not fill emptiness but certainly makes emptiness serene.
And I Fell in Love Again...
And I Fell in Love Again…
Having spent a decade of marital bliss, Aastha feels she can't help falling in love with her hubby again. Every little gesture of his still makes her heart skip a beat. She...
Quest For A Rhetoric
Quest For A Rhetoric
The poem is a rumination about negative experiences and their aftereffects in our lives. Even after certain episodes in our lives blow over, their memories linger on for a...
Lyre of Present
Lyre of Present
A hopeful, intoxicating ballad encompassing a beautiful philosophy that we often disregard in our quest for tomorrow’s promises and their fulfilment: living and reveling...
Root
Root
'The Root' is one of my art pieces. We all have some hidden corners lying deep inside our hearts. Some of us are poor, some are rich, some live in the city, some belong close...
My Worship Laid to Rest
My Worship Laid to Rest
I dedicate this poem to widows of all martyrs. Their agonizing sacrifice is respected and honored from the depths of my soul. This poem takes you through emotions of love...
In Copious Clouds Of Lathered Foam
In Copious Clouds Of Lathered Foam
A surreal poetic vision of Craig Froman on cities and urban images - a Learning and Creativity Special commemorating US National Poetry Month 2015.
Seasons Of The World
Seasons Of The World
Archisha Bhatt, a VII Std. student muses over the four delightful seasons of the world and the bounties each of them bring for us.
L&C Celebrates National Poetry Month, Send Us Your Poems!
L&C Celebrates National Poetry Month, Send Us Your Poems!
Writers, poets and wordsmiths...! Contribute your poems for our special month in 'Learning and Creativity', dedicated to the National Poetry Month April 2015.
children being born means the universe
still believes in our future
Dirge for the Achingly Human
The undying desire to create a world away from the world of hate, to have hope in the future. A poem by Dr Ampat Koshy in National Poetry Month 2015 Special
Cracked open your ribs,
Tasted your gashes
In my own inner void.
Musing
A letter to my old, forgotten, forsaken poems, on the occasion of the World Poetry Day.
On full moon nights often he inhales the mist of the moon
A Poet’s Petition…!
March 21st being International Poet’s Day, I am dedicating this work for all poets around the world.
Woman's heart, a dazzling flame,
Contains warmth of golden mist
A Living Enigma…!!
On International Women's Day, Learning and Creativity presents a poem by Maaya Dev that reveals the woman in her entirety, as the one who conceals the rhythm of all seasons....
Ripped
Ripped
I wrote this little poem for my younger daughter Sharanya (Rimli) in a bewildered mental state after she met with her first accident in her school.
The Four Kind Dragons
The Four Kind Dragons
The four dragons’ love for mankind is not a story... Inspired from a Chinese story-poem, this poem recounts a beautiful legend of kindness and compassion.
A fantasia painting a fantasy
Hues of Humanity: A Poem
Bearing dark blood all over the glowing soul I credited to me, own the hues of humanity.
Vincent
Vincent
There is boredom in the bordello filled with broken fragrances of waiting gun powder and desolate embers – I pick up the repeater and send straight through my left...
The dimpled smile was there
But behind it a devilish mind
My Sonny Boy
Ramendra Kumar, author of Effective Parenting: A New Paradigm recounts and revisits his years of bringing up his son, a pocket-sized dynamo, a bundle of joy.
Gifting my colors to the butterflies,
I offer my beauty to the flowers
Worthwhile: A Poem
I can happily say- I lost everything But I found myself So, it was worthwhile
The lovely rainbow whose sight I lost
Gave way to an eclipse
Illusion: A Poem
Life is just an illusion Distinguish the unreal beauty From the beautiful reality.
You add a smile to your lips when you create one for others
Unforgettable Yet Forgotten: A Poem
You add a smile to your lips when you create one for others, And subtract a many, when because of you, on someone pain showers.
Their Love... As Years Pass
Their Love… As Years Pass
About love and togetherness, about change and constancy, about celebrating life's moments of belonging.
my thoughts flying around
 under the lazy afternoon sun,
Wisps Of Thoughts Floating…
Wisps of thoughts floating visualizes thoughts in the rich imagery of the dragonfly.
Today Is Not My Birthday
Today Is Not My Birthday
I never asked you to wish me luck, or, to hold my hand in the darkness of the city, I never cried as I treaded alone inside the room to open the windows, that lead me to...
Masked : A Poem
Masked : A Poem
Everyone is masked and should be unmasked, As you always say
Let me drown in the sea of your love
Let me save myself
This Is The Moment I Need
This is the moment I need Again and again This is the moment I seek Again and again.
I was determined to nose out the open door
The Closed Door
I ensconced myself with parlous disheartenment Cursing my destiny; I resolved to look high and low for a spare door
Birds and animals were the victims,
It had been a long time since killing them was one of his fantasies.
The Best Hunter
There should have been a miracle in his life, Like an apple cut without using a knife.
Her black tresses were always lively
Falling on her face was an excuse for them to touch her
A Known Stranger
I know that girl Who is walking towards her own doom On her own will. Strange girl she is, A known stranger of mine… I had seen her iconic eyes, But not the tears...
Girl
I Just Want To Be A Little Girl: A Poem
Be lively or a lazy girl I just want to be a little girl.
When she first said "Papa"
Rainbows filled up my sky
Five Words
A beautiful poem for daughter by her father that reminiscences his joyful journey with her through life.
I watch a future from
an unknown distance--
the dream of a lightening
moon kingdom.
Silver Smiles On My Lips
Even when my mind is aflame and soul afire even when I walk on the sharp edge of life you hang like silver smiles on my lips. Even when I wonder I’ve forgotten my abode in...
The world too rushes as far as she can.
But her knot with the sun
is never wrecked.
The White Revolution
A poem introspecting the inward journey in pursuit of time!
Images of all forms,
Descend with drops of dew
Nectar
A beautiful poem on our eternal thirst to drink the nectar of life and experience the intoxication of being alive in this world.
While sipping black coffee
in the calming down evenings
the rain might immerse me!
A Poem in Response to Life
Last few dusks I sneaked into to the pearly rain falls lapping, soaking onto the soil on the rims of the yearning shrubberies tapped by the sunny annexes of intermittent,...
Yet, I shall pass by the dark shadows
And not let your memories ruin my today
Rhapsody On The Bygone Days
Though I know, Some things are never to be forgotten And some scars are to be kept alive.
In my life I have had many friends, 
But I’ll never find like her
My Best Friend
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Ramendra Kumar dedicates a poem to the most important woman in his life...
Chhayay Asio (Poetry by Swadesh Sen) 
Pic Courtesy: Swadesh Sen Kalimati
Freedom is Swadesh Sen
Poet Swadesh Sen passed away on March 6, 2014. Amitava Nag remembers him as one of those bridges between the fluidic ornamentation of the 70's and the grounded post-modernist...
And then they call again -
To drift with you, friend
Call
In the dark I cry,
In the flowers, in the pollen 
In the petals that had fallen 
Love was everywhere.
Springtime
Spring the season of love As ordained by Mother Nature, Was holding in its thrall Almost every creature.
a lonely kite flutters
towards the Sun
Chronicle
the men lie, the women forget
My mobile screen
reads "Ma", and
I disconnect
Saudade
I make her ring...
those about to smile eyes,
the strand of hair misplaced
a sindurer tip, so cozy

(A famous still from Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar, starring Soumitra Chatterjee and Sharmila Tagore)
Revisiting Opur Sansar
I have always hated the word ‘sansar’, Did Apu smile at last?...
The once strong walls have now knelt down,
Turned into ruins, the beautiful nest where I’ve grown.
Reminiscences of Remnants
The once strong walls have now knelt down, Turned into ruins, the beautiful nest where I’ve grown.
Who'd rather hold a cricket bat instead of guns,
Are now marching at their Motherland's calls
Different Kind of Game
The field is a death maze for even the bold, A missed step, a stumble and men hurtle down.
Multiple reflections of you
In the kaleidoscope of my mind
Don’t Take Away the Apple – My Dear Eve
Just a seed planted by your apple Has grown beyond the horizons Into an orchard of the sweet fruit
Sunset at Nafplio Waterfront, Greece
Why And Whereto…!!
Place me in a widest meadow, Ere a broadest crimson horizon!... Read this beautiful poem on the sunset of life
You are among the stars
 Indeed very far and far
Among the Stars
Poems about family: Spent my childhood days with you...Would like to cherish those golden moments...
Lived life as a vagabond,
Only to find refuge in you,
Gunaah – e – Uns!
Lived life as a vagabond, Only to find refuge in you...
It was only one – that apple was solitary,
To reach its depths I was the one and only.
Apple of Sin
It was only one – that apple was solitary, To reach its depths I was the one and only.
I see nimble fingers
entwined in a dance-like tongues of lovers,
as knot by knot they weave threads
doused in vibrant colours.
An Afternoon At A Dargaha In Kashmir
An unhurried afternoon in Kashmir
A Dervish in ecstasy
Pic courtesy: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (pic in public domain in wikimedia commons)
Dervish
Through the flickering white of semi-closed lids, I glimpsed, the journey of a man becoming a child again.
Laila ka Farhad se, 
Shirin ka Qais se kya wasta (Pic courtesy: Arie m den toom - Wikimedia Commons)
I Am Not An Angel
Plead you may, for I am not an angel, Wishes are mere cry, what’s in it for the stone hearted
Do please unhesitatingly get down, 
and draw your life again with a crayon
(Sketch by Divyam)
Relapse
Do please unhesitatingly get down, and draw your life again with a crayon,
Interlude
Interlude
I stand on the stage without a trick at hand Dreading the frenzy of the audience, I reassure, this interlude is a crossing and not a chasm. The fear is of connection and...
Untold by the witness mute to the world
I thought I could hide the marks
I don’t anymore
No More…
Marks on a spotless slate, Darkened by time, Each one bearing its own tale.
I see you sister all grown up
Folding his linen polishing his silver
But why are your sleeves wet sister?
Oh Sister
I see you sister all grown up, Folding his linen polishing his silver, Sewing his buttons ironing his pants, But why are your sleeves wet sister?
Cold Nights of the Rainy Seasons
Cold Nights of the Rainy Seasons
In the dim light of a melting candle, it's really wonderful to meditate, Meditate in the name of God.
The Chariot of the Gods as per the authors imagination
Chariot of the Gods
This was the Buick Roadmaster of wagons, carrying mail like the Pony Express. Our imaginary Conestoga wagon wedded to a Sherman tank, our Pegasus, our Streamliner worthy...
Sunset
Spoilt
I watched as she walked away, Till I could see her no more But she left behind some thoughts, And my teddy on the floor That day the snow melted, Both inside and out That...
A famous Ballerina Dress
Pretty Pink Ballerina
Life taught me a lesson That I teach you, my child today You don’t go in search of opportunities Opportunities, they come your way
Ma, I miss you.
You promised me that I would up in the clouds
Someday.
Mother
Ma, I miss you. You promised me that I would up in the clouds Someday.
Welcome to the National Capital of Delhi
India’s Identity
Mirza Ghalib did rightly extol, The world is the body, Delhi its soul Welcome to Delhi-City of your dreams Elegant, diverse, cultured and supre
Questions?
Any Questions?
And then, Poof, "Thank you for the time; That sums it all up -- Any questions?"
Ancient Ritual
Ancient Ritual
The air like papier-mâché heavily beautiful torn music chunks sticky catch in open passages send aromatic messages.
Reunion
Bonded to Love
None could feel that mighty bond That linked us together in this Earthly Life!
Let our thoughts get mellowed
Like the lights on the river surface
Walk With Me
In this chatter of individualistic souls Let us think of something together Let’s walk on the embankment
Nor the lure of the sun
Nor the desire of heights
But the joy of the silent fall.
Silent Fall
Nor the lure of the sun, Nor the desire of heights, But the joy of the silent fall.
I won't deny time or the flow between the 

banks,
Sun, which has entered my veins
Possessed By Life
I am possessed by life and I can't deny
Sails made of dreams, inflated by desires
Sailor
Sails made of dreams, inflated by desires
The silence...of the dry river bed at noon
Silence
Peace of silence, the noise of silence
Touch, don't teach. Pray, don't preach
Angel
Touch, don't teach. Pray, don't preach. Heal, don't hate.
Do angels speak into our ears or simply reach out to our hearts?
Angel Voice
Messages carried from the ocean depths of your heart, very calm in the core, yet simple small ripples.
I was thinking of the sky; Where does it end?
All Alone
I was thinking of the sky; Where does it end? I was thinking of the sea; how vast it is?
A Novel Life
A Novel Life
Ready to move beneath six feet of earth, the gateway to the eternal soul for a fresh start of novel life.
Kashmir
A Critique of the Kashmiri Pandit
We cling to the shreds of glory that our ancestors left us and to the half-lit memories of our history alive in somebody else's mind.
I Care
I Care
Why did we have to choose this path, didn't it matter to you?
Grass
Grass
I too, wish to savor the smell of grass by downing it as green liquor.
Faith went for a walk
And came back to find its house in ruins
Gimlets
Faith went for a walk And came back to find its house in ruins.
The Search
The Search
A lamp, Looking for darkness...
Across the Borders of Sanity
Across the Borders of Sanity
Where endless tears turn to mindless laughter across the borders of sanity.
Some eyes sheath an inner glow, bright by their own light.
Eyes portray
Some eyes betray secrets and conceal pent up emotions.
Poetry is rhythm
Clairvoyance
Poetry is bondage, for me, you and our love.
Lagend has it that a look at the Arundhati star bestows long and happy married life.
Arundhati
These days my eyes often scour the sky; But I do not see the tiny star you are.
Mirza Ghalib
Ghazal by Mirza Ghalib
Learn surely how water turns to air. Spring clouds thinning after rain...
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." ~ Robert Frost
A Poet’s Misery
Am I suffering, a temporary poet's block, or has the poet in me died forever.
Even the mother wasn’t feeding her
How could that innocent but know
A Girl Child was Born!
In a well furnished nursing home Germinated a seed, A girl child was born Like an unwanted weed,
A perfect rose with Canon SX500 IS 30x zoom
Dream Flower
In the distant sky where the rainbows meet the white clouds, a flower beautiful as a cloudless night is born.
A smile from you can bring tons of moonlight into my world
A Smile From You
A smile from you can bring tons of moonlight into my world... A beautiful poem by Padmaja Ramesh
Desolate lies the tavern, abandoned lies the cup,
Ghazal Of Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Having lost both worlds in the game of love, There goes a lonesome man, ending his night of grief.
Jibanananda Das
Pic Courtesy: Wikimedia
A Strange Darkness
"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself." - Desiderius Erasmus
A Choice of Flags
A Choice of Flags
"I believe in unconditional love and equality. Jesus Christ exemplified these qualities." ~ Jack Canfield
A Mother's Cry
A Mother’s Cry
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. ~ Abraham Lincoln
Yet I dream
of dying there
My Tibetanness
A poem on by writer-activist Tenzin Tsundue on his Tibetan roots and identity. Tenzin Tsundue has been involved in the Tibetan independence movement from his student days....
Rabindranath Tagore
A Message
"Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it." - Rabindranath Tagore

Today’s Motivation

People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.
People in this world are wanderers, who go on journeying endlessly, but those who get adapted to this phenomena in life have no regrets about being wanderlust.