This poem was first published in Peacock Journal edited by W.F. Lantry and his team. Do browse the journal for some excellent work.
the shadow of the Oak trees
lies heavy on the grass below
no life stirs in the green expanse
that stretches until it meets the sky
with its cargo of clouds
along the distant ridge of hills
dust rises from a winding road
that looks lazily down upon
the slowly moving river
that crosses the land
along that road is our house
the house we loved and shared
until the day we drifted apart
now that lonely house waits
hoping again to become a home
Two of my Poems were published in the prestigious Tuck Magazine in August. Tuck is a political lit, music and arts journal with a difference run by Michael and Valda Organ.
I don’t know how I forgot to share this news on my blog. I do remember posting the original link to my poems on all social channels. I am really enjoying these small memories from my travel in the Himalayas. Something I miss so much. A lot has been put on hold due to lack of funds, a lot is at stake too due to a sudden financial jolt but I have a belief that the hand that taketh also giveth. 🙂
Here is an excerpt from the poem the poem ‘Waiting‘
“a missed turn can lead you to the most unexpected places
and here I was beneath a canopy of dripping leaves,
in the backyard of nowhere, watching a dream unfold…..”
Read the TWO POEMS by clicking here. Also read the other splendid work on the website.
Thank you editors for giving me this wonderful platform.
Meanwhile good things continue to happen. Rebecca Behar, a poet friend from France read one of the poems, written impromptu by me and my mentor friend James Goddard, at a poetry event. Do listen to it by clicking the link below.
Thank you Dear Rebecca for giving your voice to our poem..
This poem is from a set of two travel memory poems first published in Cafe Dissensus Everyday.
A window opens through time
scented by Deodars and Pines,
as I lie on the wooden balcony of our cottage
my eyes linger on the shadow stencils
of the Dhauladhars rising beyond the valley,
the leaves murmur as the breeze tugs at them,
the sun, forgetting to set,
filters through the swaying branches
and meanders along forgotten paths,
a twist of smoke rises to meet the sky,
I breathe deeply, eyes closed,
inhale the aromas that we once shared,
the crackling warmth of wood stove,
the tang of our salt-laced bodies
with their steam rising into the stillness
like the echo of dreams haunting this house,
outside my window time advances slowly
September is a bitter-sweet month. It is the birth month of my younger son who completes twenty-one years on this 25th and that makes it very special but on the other hand it has a lot of heartbreak attached to it. Somehow, with each passing year a lot of good things have begun to happen in September. I will focus on the good especially on the writing front. We lose some we win some. Onward we go.
I have been experimenting with writing poems based on travel memories and readers have encouraged and appreciated my work.
TEKSTO is people’s magazine, the elitism of journals is something they are working against. They need work from all you writers out there especially the young upcoming ones. Do check out the magazine’s other content as you read my Two Poems here. These are memory poems not travel related but close to my heart.
Cafe Dissensus Everyday is the blog of Cafe Dissensus magazine and has fabulous content. I have been associated with the magazine since some time and absolutely love sending my work here. Do read some very fine articles, fiction and poetry among other things once you read my travel memory poems which recently got published. Two Memories
Recently I attended book launch organised by AuthorsPress which is the brainchild of Mr. Sudarshan Kecherry. I was delighted to see that they encourage Hindi Literature along with English and the launch had some fine poetry books to offer in both languages. I bought some and got them autographed too. It was a joy to listen to Dr. Ampat koshy, Dr. Santosh Bakaya, Geetika Kohli and others. The poetry reading was enjoyable. I met some old friends, made some new ones.
I also received very positive feedback from two very good authors on my debut poetry book Collection of chaos. I will share it soon.
Here is a pic from the launch. You can check out their FB page and list of publications.
I am working on a few new writing projects and hopefully share some news soon. Till them keep the love going and do leave your views about my writing.
Thank you to all my readers for being an important part of my creative journey.