h o m e

Pic : Self

somewhere between
these comforting sands
and the gentle waves
that seep into them
is where i know
home to be,

the tides drowning me
relentlessly, unashamed
every moonlit night
and the sun rejuvenating
me with life
every waking day.

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Vidur
12Dec17

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q u e s t i o n s

Pic : Self

the whys and hows
of life
i tend to tease a lot,

some get answered
floored
by my coaxing calls,

some play to the plan
answering
as life pans out,

some tease back
inspite of
the ripened time,

some i let go of
knowing my own
limited time.

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Vidur
10Dec17

O’ Moon/Ai Chand… (bilingual)

Pic : Self


Ai Chand…       (hindi)

iss jahaan ka kya
yakeen karoon main ab,

har shaks hai padhta
alag hi zubaan,

jahan ishq wafa ka
na koi pata ya thikana,

taron ki chamak hai
par na hai koi ujaala,

badlon ki mehfil mein
kahan hai tu bhi khoya,

ai chand aaj tu bhi
dagaa de gaya.

——————–

O’ Moon!       (english)

what belief
can i hold
in this world today,

every one
speaks
in different words,

where love
and loyalty
are without a home,

where stars
do shine
but darkness rules,

where do you hide
this night
dear Moon,

you were my hope
and the guiding
light,

i seek you out
but my vision
fails,

tonight, you too
seem to have
let me down.

—————–

Vidur
10Dec17

s m o k e/ d h u a n (bilingual)

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d h u a n         (hindi)

bhikar gaya
kabhi jo dhuan
main ban kar,

yaad karna
uss shama
ki lau ko,

jisne mujhe
yoon
azaad kiya.

——————-
s m o k e        (english)

if i disperse
into oblivion
like those
plumes of
smoke,

that emanate
from the lamp
that burns,

give my
gratitude
to it’s light
that so
set me free.

—————

Vidur
09Dec17

p a n n a / p a g e (bilingual)

Pic : Self

p a n n a      (hindi)

kya karoon
uss panne
se shikwa,
woh toh
na kora tha
na tha
apna,

hawa ka
jhonka tha
aaya aur gaya,
likh baitha
phir kyon
itna usspe main
soch ke mera.

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p a g e          (english)

how can i
grudge
that sheet,
that was
neither blank
nor mine
to write on,

like the wind
it flew in
and flew out,
just wonder why
i penned so much
of myself
on that page.

———-

Vidur
09Dec17