This was a Valentines Day (2007) creation for my then fiancé Neesha. In the poem I had meant to express what it was that attracted me to her. My friend, lover, wife-to-be, How many roles donned by thee! Sometimes a child, sometimes a woman, Sometimes like an angel, sometimes human. With ease you change each … Continue reading This Valentines Day
I wrote this poem as a birthday message for my brother Vijay. I had basically forgotten to buy him a greeting card in time for his birthday and so I tried to make up for the omission as best as I could. I then combined this poem with a childhood snap of the both of … Continue reading Between brothers
This was a poem I wrote on my future wife Neesha soon after we had first met in mid 2006. In this I tried to put across the rush of feelings I was experiencing at the start of our relationship. This poem marked the commencement of our period of courtship. Ever since we met, A … Continue reading It’s you!!
Another ‘Dark’ composition, as I was counting away the days in my paying guest accommodation near HAL Aiport-Bangalore. For some destiny so wills, theirs only, the most ills. Only their dreams shattered first, theirs only, the unquenched thirst. They inherit the rocky path, They incur every bitter wrath...
This poem marked the beginning of a series of poems written from a ‘Dark’ perspective, which was especially made darker by the cold winter of 2005 at my paying guest accommodation near HAL Aiport-Bangalore. Harsh a plight that I should endure, That love be consigned to dreams obscure. Strange a curse on me does fall, … Continue reading An Untold Tale
The sight of construction workers at a site near my office in Whitefield-Bangalore, inspired me to write this poem. It was meant as a tribute to those unsung heroes/heroines. Like ants seem their daily toil, Theirs’ a labour of perpetual boil. Shine or rain, night or day, Thro’ perils all, lies their way. With stone … Continue reading Ants of the Concrete Jungle
I wrote this poem for my sister-in-law Manju Didi on her birthday. I wanted to wish her and also thank her for the wonderful transformation she had brought about in my brother’s life since their marriage.. A companion to my brother, A friend like no other. Singly you changed his life, When you became his … Continue reading Dear Sister (in-law)
This was another Valentines’ Day (2005) creation during office celebrations in Whitefield-Bangalore, and is one more poem in tribute to silent lovers everywhere! No words, just a glance, The hallmark of this romance. Love, passion, in silent grace, All, when our eyes embrace. No touch, no physical ties, Just this, dance of eyes...
This is the title poem of my poetry book. Whenever I go on vacation to my hometown Cochin-Kerala, the people I meet seem to be in awe of Bangalore. Whereas I feel there’s more to it than all the glitter. In this poem I’ve tried to show the other side of the coin. In this … Continue reading In this City
This is by far the best of the lot and my personal favorite. This poem was written in response to a frequent query by friends as to what I did during the weekends and it largely describes my evenings in the small one-room Paying Guest accommodation at Indiranagar-Bangalore. These lonely evenings, my only friend, The … Continue reading Me and my evenings