Category Occasional Poems

The new year is not

The new year is not unlike an old friend on a winter morning walk. 2:44 pm, 31 December 2012

Vigil at AKU

I submitted a poem for the Winter 2010 Issue of AKU‘s alumni newsletter and I’m very happy to see it there. Vigil at AKU There were long balconies before the small hostel rooms and it was barely light enough to see the heavy clouds drift before the sun could break another day. Another young man […]

Autumn Eve

The sun, a windfall red and cold, sets like an afterthought of last night’s precious rain. What creatures have not been here – and I have been with them – heavy of heart and lighter of years. That is how the savors of a circle hemmed in time may burn a long time, incessant like […]

The Seagram Murals

The muses in these murals are seams of days, the singing ones who do not stop the brink and second skins from staining sounds carmine, black looms from warping profuse poppies with sears – they knead expanse into ceaseless shape along the course of arks and bones, along the jaded side of light, they levitate […]

Beyond the effort

Beyond the effort that we stake is a new world called oblivion. 3:13 pm 30 July 2010

My home, my selfhood’s dream sleeps on a stage

My home, my selfhood’s dream sleeps on a stage made up of songs left by the words that flew along the windkept course they always knew as letters lifting off from page to page. I sight preambles immanent in age and even out the odds within the hue of sea and sky impelled to find […]

Prayer

May the monsoon bring rain and happy frogs that sing mindless, mindless things. 3:51 pm 19 July 2010

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