Death-Unmasked

Faceless, Formless, Lost in time, Full of emptiness- That is death. Only memories; Of what had been once, Happiness, Beauty, Colour, Liveliness. The bare truth; Of instantaneous existence, Of conclusiveness, Of human frailness, Stands exposed, Unmasked. Copyright @ Goutam Continue reading Death-Unmasked

Halted

A piece of sky; Sparkling, azure, Having been scrubbed clean By the clouds, Strung itself From horizon to horizon, to dry. It’s beauty, Stopped the brook On its track; Forming a pool Just by my shack. The clear waters Of the pool, Now mirror the mountains Which bore the brook. The pristine pool A wonderstruck … Continue reading Halted

Let’s Go..

Come! Let’s go! Leaving the keys on the door. Leaving the gadgets dead and cold. Leaving the sun rays to come in Through the open curtains And stroll; Filling the niches And the darkness Hiding in corners. Come! Let’s go! There.. Where awaits a slice of happiness. Where nature awaits To take us in its … Continue reading Let’s Go..

Grandma’s sweater

It’s been a year now since grandma left us. Surrounded by her son, daughter in law and her grandsons, she folded her hands to acknowledge everyone and then, she was gone. Amidst the hectic activity that followed for a few days thereafter, I was largely ignored. There were guests who came in to meet my … Continue reading Grandma’s sweater

Ah! Autumn…

Ah! Autumn! Season of joy at seeing fruits of labour rear their heads all over land, fluttering in a dance to the tune of cool breeze. Season of azure and breathtaking sunsets; as if the sky is overjoyed at being rid of the heavy cloak of brooding, menacing clouds. Season of journeys; migratory birds taking … Continue reading Ah! Autumn…

Lovers’ Ways

Gaze into my eyes, She said. That’s where love resides. Look into them And you shall decipher, A route going down Into my heart. To know what’s in my heart, You need your eyes To look straight into mine And fathom What my heart desires. Mere words are not enough To express desires. Lips can … Continue reading Lovers’ Ways

Song of the Road

The roads have a song For all those who choose to listen. It hums the tune as it goes along, Twisting and winding; A vagabond Who cares not For the destination. In the lap of the hills It sits cradling, Learning a note from the wind And borrowing the lyrics of silence. From one hill … Continue reading Song of the Road

Books

Books take me On an adventure, A whirlwind chase, Of pirates and lost treasures. Books take me On a path of lovers’ destiny. Words of print, It’s caress, soft and soothing. Books engage me In a lecture of philosophy. Teaching me sustenance, Amidst everyday melancholy. Books stir my soul. Poetic thoughts in pages abound. Paens … Continue reading Books