The Three Green Twigs

This poem has been written for the DP Writing Challenge (Poetry) and NaPoWriMo. Adapted from: Three Green Twigs (Household tales, by Brothers Grimm) An old hermit lived his life peacefully At the foot of a huge, dry hill He carried water to the animals up the knoll Earning the lord’s goodwill One day he happened to…

One Fine Day

This poem has been written for the DP Writing Challenge (Poetry) and NaPoWriMo. The feeling of leisure set in quickly Not a single speck of white in the skies That bright summer’s morning Was no less than living in paradise But the sweltering heat stilled the atmosphere The long days slowly dragged by As the people longed…

The dice was loaded from the start

This poem is a response to the DP Challenge (Fifty) of writing a story in 50 words. The rings on our fingers Seemed to validate those countless hours on the phone The joyous milieu around us And all we could see Were each other’s stolen glances and smiles And we knew we were in the…

Storm

I wish I was a crystal of sand Shining away in resplendent glory Lying on the earth of a forgotten civilization In the middle of some desert land I wish I was a little leaf Dark green, wavy edged and smooth Wet by a white waterfall I wish I was a droplet of dew Resting…

Freedom

I wrote this poem during second year of B-School for Independence Day, when I had an extra-dash of deshbhakti stirring within me..Hope it stirs up some emotions for others too, even if it’s just for about a minute! This is the saga of a Land Besieged by a rule, long and gory Whose determination to…