Friday, August 19, 2022

Telescopes – Narain Rao

spot_imgspot_img

The petals of our youngness
Dance to dreams of present
In the telescope of our past

Unlisted and lost
Those memories strike back
As fire-drops sent by mysterious rain
Dispelling the cold-heart of winter
Or like the force of poetry
That de-tranquilizes my midnight sleep
Which was hosting
dreams infected with
your gurgling laughter.

You look at me in my bygone face
Blurring and waving about on
The surface of a gentle pond
When the wind was sleeping
What do you see now?
Serenely, the waves
Transmute to form your physiognomy
Too familiar, too real to believe
That you have a body
Sustaining life of Universe

Now, you look into
The telescope of our present
That which relays in taste
The dreams of winter nights
burning frozen pens.
What do you see?
You try to look at me
Where you find me distorted
Into the pulp of soul
Un-realized, not un-alive
For my smile sways about
Dancing on your pupils
to the music
Of your eyes in their askance.


Image courtesy: liu yi on Unsplash

IR
IR
Editorial Team of Indian Ruminations.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

*

Spotlight

spot_imgspot_img

Revisiting Ambedkar’s Vision of ‘United States of India’: Can It Stand as Modern India’s Viable Alternative?

In April 2020, Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor waded into the debate, arguing that a Presidential system would prevent the “one-man show” that the Indian system has evolved into. The proponents of this line of thought also cite the United States' (relative) political stability as one of the key reasons to support their argument. The proposal challenges the Indian Constitution’s “Basic structure doctrine” decided by the Supreme Court in the Kesavananda Bharathi case. However, this requires further examination: a Presidential form of government might fix some of India’s political gridlock, but it may also open Pandora’s Box, releasing a whole wake of issues in its place. This includes a politically biased Supreme Court and horse-trading of MPs on a scale unheard in Indian politics.

Reconstructing our solidarity with the farmers’ protest

The controversial farm laws brought by the union government are essentially about the agricultural market. As the domains (Agriculture and the...

Sharapova: Victim of Fate or of False Regulatory Mechanism?- Dr. Razeena Kuzhimandapathil, Kerala

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova definitely had a controversial career both inside and outside tennis courts. She has the talent that...

Must read

Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first...
- Advertisement -spot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you