Thursday, November 17, 2011


Chalo ek baar phir

Unn raaston pe chalein
Unn nishaanon ko chhoote hue
Jinpe kabhi shaam dhala karti thi

Unn jugnuon se milein
Unn jharokhon se lagte hue
Jinpe kabhi baat hua karti thi

Unn hawaaon ko chhuein
Unn deewaaron pe chadhte hue
Jinpe kabhi nazm mila karti thi

Kuchh bikhri aawaazein mil jaati hain ab bhi
Unn nishaanon mein
Unn jharokhon pe
Unn deewaaron se

Bahut gussa aata hai tum par

Kyon wo geet tumne likhe the mere liye?
Bolo kyon?
Withered scarlet leaves
Whisper to the autumnal earth
Winter is coming

House, This Time; Home, Always

Layers are added each year to this house
To the once-upon-a-time-brick-and-mortar

A fresh coat of paint to invite new memories
Some addition in the attic to the precious old ones

Some thoughtful re-arrangements to usher-in the future
Some painful replacements to let go of the past

But there's a constant presence
Which makes it home, always!