Friday 28 March 2008

दोहा

बोझ ढोते दर्द जो रोए, चादर ओढे सोए |
रामेश देखो चींटी को, काज कैसे होए ||

यह कृति उमर बहुभाषीय रूपांन्तरक की मदद से देवनागरी में टाइप की गई है|

DNA

Variation 1:-

I am because some
DNA must replicate.
Carbon defines life.

Variation 2:-

I am because some
DNA must replicate.
The Red Queen enslaves.

Laburnum

Through cracks in concrete,
a Laburnum blooms yellow.
Life finds ways to live.

Friday 21 March 2008

Stephen Kovacevich

Stiff doorkeepers,
Elderly Parsi ladies,
Catholics from Bandra,
Swanks with corporate passes,
And the mandatory coconut,
Babes thrown in for spice,
And there must obviously,
be boys to impress them.

And some like me,
On cheap tickets
Thinking they alone
came for the music.
Stephen Kovacevich
plays to us all.

(The pianist Stephen Kovacevich played Bach and Beethoven at the NCPA on March 19th, 2008.)

Monday 17 March 2008

Contingent Evolution

I exist because
the dinosaurs went extinct.
A meteor made me.

Lebensraum

Forest fires singe
winter's leaves for summer's blooms.
Death makes way for life.

Colourless drops

A few colourless drops
turn dead brown to vivid green.
The monsoon brings life.

First Showers

A few drops of rain:
Barren soil erupts in life.
Frist showers enthrall.

Saturday 1 March 2008

1915 - 2008

A floating brinjal
is all that remains of you.
But memory will haunt.

Cracked pods

Cracked Gulmohur pods
sow red flowers next summer.
Life's never dormant.

Senryu

Writing senryu is
a lifetime of syllables.
To save one is joy.

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