Wake Up Poe – It’s Almost 2018 and Lenore is Here

Passing by a place so familiar - it had only been a year, I recall: I had passed by this place last fall. It was at the break of December, I remember: a patient drizzle fell from the sky - over them, birds of Aengus fly. 'Tis when I anticipated your footsteps towards me, oh,… Continue reading Wake Up Poe – It’s Almost 2018 and Lenore is Here

Haiku(s) for Autumn

Art by Leonid Afremov

Autumn winds blow the trees wither, shed their leaves like my tears for you *** The birds chirp at night reminds me of the sound of your jingling earrings *** Intoxication in your love is far more than pegs of rum poured neat *** The mosquitoes bite me in the night as I sit waiting… Continue reading Haiku(s) for Autumn

Fairy Lights In Decorated Places: Part II

Image credits: haarkon.co.uk

The road was filled with bustling traffic. In the state of half-drunkenness, moving was a laborious task, and yet he moved, much against his will. The stoned footpath trampled with busy footsteps, had always been like this, ever since it was made. It was the constant movement of the footsteps of the pedestrians that must… Continue reading Fairy Lights In Decorated Places: Part II

The Five Or Nine Alphabets That Make Your Name

Art by Rohit Sharma

I like those five or nine alphabets that make your name. Had you lived in the time of Shah Jahan, he would have made the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife, but would have inscribed on the Makrana marble in Persian those five or nine alphabets of your name. I say again: had you lived… Continue reading The Five Or Nine Alphabets That Make Your Name

What Makes Me Mad Keeps You Sane

Art by Carla Jose Rendon

Oh Love of mine, if you were bathing in the same sea of intoxicating madness such as I, you'd cast your pearls before swine, sell off your bracelets and anklets, and take the first plane - or a bus, or a train, or a taxi (whatever suits your transport taste) and come home to me… Continue reading What Makes Me Mad Keeps You Sane