ETHNIC SCENT OF DISTANT BOKUL
Smoking cups of cappuccino
golden ear rings
a diamond nose pin.
with smiling promise
of red dust
silk and blood
under the serpent’s hiss...
Love take care
you are going out for first time,,,,
‘’ ethnic scent of distant bokul’’.
under the wall of inky sky
honey bees drunk it
*bokul ----a name of flower in India (West Bengal)
Lying under blank face of life
my words rolls round upon my finger tips
now i stumble in my blank page
where yellow dairy notes whisper
my Sunday letters.
Feathers of summer syllables
dance upon,overwhelming silence of mine
The emptiness of beggar’s bowls
is heard once more.
In next room,women travel-led
long road between,loving and not loving
that news goes,round of a million tongues.
And today i think,a half smile on my lips
words that escaping the cave,of mouth like twittering birds
shake their wings,on a window roof.
In a lazy Sunday
A squirrel sitting on a tree
Goat balancing itself on its two feet
Parrot upside down on a branch nibbling at fruits
my father’s voice,echoing wearily from,corner of room.
And you began smiling,once again upon me
on my own,
A woman sweeps,another knitting
twenty watt bulb shine in veranda
I myself live in one
leaning against sofa
Mother keeps the kitchen,makes tea
four empty cup on a try
trickling sound of tea being poured.
The washer man and watch man
sip their tea with Lemon
country ,landscape ,memory,anguish
full of cancel words
and large handwriting
Wind ,light, rain revolve
a heavy tree bent their necks
each leaf nurture a rain -drop
Ants are travelling by hidden routes
under the sleeping earth.
On the silver line of day
one end, sun is half way down
other side, clear moon shining high.
Two eyes dividing a single face
in my solitary rhyme.
DIFFERENT CATCH IN VOICE
different catch in voice,
toes and anklet.
Cart-tracks ,water pools
full of criss-crossing lines too____
In that moment
i could feel
the sudden hollowness
of my looks.
street corner tea shops,
red round tomatoes
Kafka , Camus
slowly fading away.
I fetch water
plucking out words
I write ,
thank- ---u -----note