Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sounds of Summer

Sitting in the last vestiges of
my childhood winter garden
Sound of coo-woo reverberates around.

The cry of koel
Reminds not only of Summers
But also of examination season
Of School and then College.

Of anxiety and trepidation
Sometimes panic,
That mind may go blank.

Was it fear of failure
Or of moving up one step
on the ladder of Life?
That unexplainable feeling...
When I look back today.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Summer Song

The all too brief spell of Spring
After the not too cold Winter,
Gives way to the heat of Summers.

The dying flowers of winter
And the Shalmali
Spread their last burst of colours.

The brightening sunshine
And the golden yellow of Amaltas
The flaming red-orange of Gulmohar
Herald the way to Summers.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Festival of Colours

Colours of love and joy, not of hatred
Colours of harmony, not of blood
Colours of spring and summer
Spread happiness in our lives.
Happy Holi