Friday, December 19, 2014

Four lines

Tosh, Himachal Pradesh, 2014

The Hole 

When we heard the thunder clap
greeting the eagle
eagle found a hole in the sky,
and the she soared above the clouds

The Heart

In four lines we will tell you the truth, said the newsman
and in the fourth line, truth came
but not from his mouth,
his heart spoke through his nose

The Charge

There was a runaway battery
the flashlight mobbed him so bad
that he escaped the case
freely charging everyone

The Fall

When the mango was ripe
it refused to fall
so they made a halo around the fruit
and called him a man.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Body

Here, take this body
make a nice portrait of it
forgive all the tar oozing out of its lungs
forgive all the overflowing vessels of blood
for they have been restricted by its constitution
and don't forget: the body is used to being decorated by its metaphors
they say, the end of a body is a linguistic demise
"after all, there is no reference after the demise"
but the loss is in words
the loss pertains to time
so take this body and build something on your own,
stuff it with all the powers of godliness
possibly a mannequin for display
or may be a clown to laugh at
or the bust of a hero
slowly rising above the gardens of living