Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Posted: August 30, 2014 in Poetry

In your eyes I see distant skies
swallowing pain and the tempest too,
behold a clinging leaf on your stern
hanging in vain for sunny skies
buds in waiting, sensing a storm
shadowy clouds masking them all
how long does the journey last?
searching you, soothing with words
the quest is over and am laying down
hanging my pen and walking away
in your silence, is my end

A woman at peace and so be it …

~S

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Poetry

Wringing out her rainbows
colors dripping on the floor
she mopped and tossed them
back into the river…

Drying out her silken sheets
dreams wafting up to the sun
she folded and wrapped them
in the closets of life…

Chanting aloud wedding vows
leap of faith, in a bed for two
she smiled and embraced
then left him pining…

She sings alone; so they say.

~S

Posted: April 18, 2014 in Poetry

Intractable solitude
silence of the mind
delving into its depths
foraging for lost pages
& words that got wedged
between a sigh and a smile…


~S


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Silence Speaks

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Poetry
Turn around, watch me slink
shine away I say, you run
tethered to me, fighting
for freedom…Bound to me, growing

releasing you then I feign

you are gone, crying

for liberty…

Cross-fires and silly dreams

parading you like I own you

watch it now, screaming

for re-birth…

Blackened long with dipping sun

serenading you like a lover’s song

cut the cord, freeing

for a reason…

Those shadows speak!

~S
Photo-Internet

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That Boat

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Poetry

Anchored sturdy close to shore
Swaying gently that little boat
In your memory stay afloat
Un-tether me not; let me tarry a while
No storm nor tide can reach me now
Set me to sail when the beacon light
Calls out to me here or there…

~S
Photo- taken in Mumbai

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At Peace

Posted: October 29, 2013 in Poetry

In your eyes I see distant skies
Swallowing pain and tempest too.
Behold a clinging leaf on your stern
Hanging in vain for sunny skies
Buds in waiting, sensing a storm
Shadowy clouds masking them all
How long will this journey last?
Searching you, then soothing words
The quest is over and am laying down
Hanging my pen and walking away
Never the same here or there
In your silence, is my end

A woman at peace and so be it …

~SS
Photo-Internet

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Shadows & Silence

Posted: July 22, 2013 in Poetry

Shadows loom in your aftermath
i look askance finding you gone
retribution it is, you say
for sins I didn’t do

Silence skates through your iciness
i hear a whisper finding an echo
forgiveness it is, you say
for words I didn’t say

Where then am i and you?
between the shadows and your silence…