Monday, March 26, 2012

Kal Raat
Nagadon Ji Awaaz Suni thi
Goonjti chingarti
Antraal ke sannaton mein pukarti
Chaukas Mann sun sambhal
Ant yahin kareeb hai.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

सबको ही सानती है
बेदर्द बड़ी 
कमबख्त है
ये ज़िन्दगी!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


As onions peel
from dry withered skin
in layers to reveal
within -
there lay 
tangy succulent  core
Its the nature 
of life!

Robin's call

Robin larked
it rested and called
from swinging twig
that sprouted
from tree
in my fore court;
drawn to the window
my gaze was caught -
merry tree'd put on
shimmers of pink and green.

Colours gracefully crept
up the sprig
that swayed
coy and gay
as newly wed bride
wanting to hide
yet reveal the blossom
to seeing eye.

Morning breeze blew
in teasing stride
touching and twisting
twig to waltz
as robin flew
it announced spring
in its call.

Treasure Trail

As sure as gravity
its the Divine 
Nature's law -
to set one and all
through steeps and twists
that sent us volleying
past ways and maze
at times so narrow
its a struggle to breath!

Then surely with ease
it comes to pass
leads into expanse
to grow and glow
with experience evolve
our beings extend
to reach out 
for the goal -
it is the prize
of every special 
Treasure Trail.

25.1.12 at 11:24 pm
सन्नाटों की सिलवटों
में सिमटी, भीड़ की 
तन्हाई से छटी बैठी है
कहीं, बिलकुल बेखुद सी
ये खुदी.

Human bonds

when those born near
stay apart
by choice
they make place
to be filled
by ones who become dear
for sake of what
you or they are
or feel and believe
in common -
and thus one
becomes entwined, sown
in thread of humanity
strength of these knots
go beyond
stated bonds of blood.

मेरी सांझ ढलती है
तो सेहर तुम्हारी होती है
तुम्हारी रौशनी की खातिर
मेरा सोना ज़रूरी है.

निस निस दिन
घुलती ढलती काया
में हर पल पिसती
पिघलती माया
सिर्फ एक डगर
पर खींचता मन है
हर साँस सहित
जीवन अर्पण है
जहाँ सर्वप्रीत
शांत संवेदना से
मनु प्रतीक मनु व्यवहार
प्रकट हो.

Monday, March 05, 2012

one day at a time

'morrow is uncertain
so today's the day -

minutes inch
make hours
they sign up, adorn
day after day
that's breathed with sigh
and content, lived best
in avid eager way.

regardless of where
next turn takes to head
highs or plunge
lined with colours
of gloom or flowers
that liven onward way
there's reason
to trip on
to bounce and trot
each moment issues call
to revel in its special
to live life to full
- carefree
for every affair's looked after
by thee.

सर्वशक्तिमान ने अपनी
रूह यूं फूँक दिया
कि पार्थव शरीर ने
हर ज़ख्म
हर दर्द से
तिलमिला कर भी
सहज मुस्कराना
सीख लिया!