Poetry

Jul
02
A month of shadows

A month of shadows

I slacked and moped around, whined about being creatively blocked, and emotionally drained. June was a month of shadows.
1 min read
Jun
07
Trance

Trance

Slipping between random movements of my eyelids, I pause to breathe. My breath rises and falls; it chases the film that unfolds. I’m a witness.
1 min read
Jun
01
Skies of yore

Skies of yore

The sun bursts into a million flames, painting the sky with its richness of light ochers, bright yellows and burnt siennas.
1 min read
May
25
Freedom

Freedom

The teal sky welcomes its newest pal– a bird, in place of airplanes; seen through wrought iron windows, against the background of curry leaves simmering in oil, and runners whizzing past toddlers learning to ride their tiny bicycles.
1 min read
Apr
22
Thursday

Thursday

I breathed fire. I revered the sun. I wore my passion in my heart, and swore my life to my art. I danced to the tune of cackling embers.
2 min read
Apr
10
Turquoise Tides

Turquoise Tides

The moon shines like a lone child on a Sunday afternoon – abandoned in a forest, filled with the scents of tall grasses and fresh animal blood.
1 min read
Mar
26
Summer Tones

Summer Tones

This is not about my grandmother cutting ripe yellow mangoes in the middle of the day, just before a siesta; or about my grandfather poring over question papers for college students.
1 min read
Mar
11
Dripping daffodils

Dripping daffodils

What are daffodils? How do they look, or where do they grow? and how do they smell? This poem explores the depths and breaths of what a daffodil is to the poet.
1 min read
Nov
24
A young Indian girl looks out on to the street from her balcony

Where I grew up

I didn’t grow up near the sea with its fishermen flinging their nets through the sun’s golden beams. I saw no boats, caught no waves or ate no bites of the fish’s flesh, its silver skin scaled off with a steel scalpel.
4 min read
Nov
22
St. Hallows Eve

St. Hallows Eve

What's swooshing around is what you will see and what you will know.
1 min read