Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rice and Dalema



My mother used to rinse rice from granny's field, only once
She never peeled off the vegetables being plucked 
from our backyard to prepare rice and dalema for lunch
and rinsed them all and the pulses only once ...
She says it retains the nectar of nature safe in the food.

Our bodies and damp minds are all built up of rice and dalema
cooked by our mother.

Now I am a mother of a grown up child.
Now she learns that to prepare rice and dalema for lunch
her mother rinses rice and pulses several times,
peels of the vegetables and
rinses them all with hot water several times..
Those are bought from the market in the backyard.
She learns that her mother is assured for that day
that her effort has removed all the layers of poison
and that at least she is serving a safe food to her child
if not the nectar of nature...




To know about Dalema please follow the link..
Dalema






Monday, April 13, 2015

Far or Near




Possibly there is a mango grove nearby.
Cooing of a cuckoo is falling on
a deserted spring.

I am sorry that my voice is a wearing out earthen grinder
is losing effect with passing time.
O gentle witness, is anything there called far or near?

It's futile! your awaiting for a celebrating tune from me
cause I speak in gross silence to the listener of patience
at the mango grove.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The fear..




Among the countless fears on this earth,
the most giving one is the fear of getting dumb..
quite like being there in the pompous grand hall
where your voice is as thin as the floating dusts
but you are determined to speak to all.

There always is the fear of the golf ball missing its hole.
Such is the agony of a word, finding a wrong home.
The lone bird reciting a poem on the hilltop
belongs to the heart. 
The heart alone knows the finest touch of its feather.

Could the bird have got the loudest of voice
that poor heart would not have to toil more.

In the vast desert of blankness certainly there is an oasis
where the echo of the sweetest song is manifold 
Marathon of life must go on until then
thus and the fear of getting dumb
makes you gradually a lone watcher of the sea bed 
that displays indiscriminately
the shells and the pearls.




Friday, February 27, 2015

The door..



The season of crystalline ego
comes after some ten thousand years of perseverance..
when after some ten thousand years of longing
we recognize each other
and decide to walk together
hand in hand, until the only door
to the concealed paradise is gotten
but the door could place only one from us at a time.
I said- after you, You said- after you..
and the series of offering of egos went on
until you left my hand and entered alone.
I followed your path and stepped on
the threshold of my existence

and in the opposite side you are not there
I am not there either
but ten thousand lamps are twinkling
in the eyes of the sky.
may be you are a twinkle, may be I am too
may be you are the sky and I am too..

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A lamp to the Sun..




I am never motionless although
being seated calm on this giant globe.

That day you seemed to me irresistibly unstable.
I was certainly mistaken.
With passing of so many years, I realise now
that today you are at the same place
where you were at first..
unmoved, unaltered and smiling...

It's only me who is running and rotating around
you and me incessantly.

It's my heart that sings-
whatever happens here, whatever I see all around,
however I see myself is only your repose..

O my Sun! it's thus only the gratitude of my petty thing,
that I am offering a lamp to you every morning..

Saturday, January 3, 2015

The mirror of mist





The mirror of mist pictures for me
by and large
only one day of you and me
when we were face to face, so close to each other..

as if on the path of endless hours
calmly walks a youthful moon.

If this body ever forms mists 
I would have peeped into the life of the moon
to find that brightest part..
and the world would have stopped 
rotating all the same..

You are in your domain,
and I am in my domain.
We might be thinking of each other at one time..
We might be face to face then,
so close to each other!
But at once stands a large ocean of mist
in front of me and an unknown fear 
of distance and space stands adjure...



Evening walk



The fumes of distant chimney can't shadow my conscience
The river flows on 
boatman on the water bed

I am on my evening walk..