An Adventure Starts with circumstances Beginning with whatever was dealt Nothing you could have controlled Or had the chance to choose Others join in Some by chance, some by choice, some by coincidence Riding alongside you Companions, compatriots, confidants Then arrives a conflict Riddled with confusion, dilemmas and difficulties Your something precious at stake Threatened… Continue reading An Adventure
Searching for a prompt for today's poem, I wanted something that was more than a word. A thought experiment or a trigger and while browsing around, started thinking about women on screen. This poem is about some of the amazing women captured on screen. Women on screen I would want to be Striking up a… Continue reading Those women
The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. -Rumi Somewhere in between wiping dust off book shelves, cleaning the desk and rearranging knick-knacks all over the house, a thought enters my mind: what… Continue reading Have we met before?
Never have more vehement emotions been exchanged than during a lovers quarrel. Far too many poems have been written on 'hijr' or separation from your lover and about 'ishq' or romance and its sweet overtures. Witnessing a lovers quarrel earlier this week, led me into an expedition to find Urdu poetry about this very important… Continue reading a Lovers Quarrel