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On a composition of Brahm

What had made Brahm to compose
Such a tune, with such poise?
What comforting idea made him
To put music into such a rhythm?
What inexpressible thought
Had he tried to fathom?
What soothing calm, what solace
What intervention of musical grace
What pursuit? What search?
Into what restive state did he submerge?If had i been gifted one millionth part
Of the idea that he had unearthed
I would have made one for you
And for all to have a better view
Of life and the world too.

Living, a shepherd's life,

Long long ago
There lived a shepherd
Just at the foot
Of the hill,
He had no worries
Or cares,
All he knew
That he would have to
Wake up and take
The sheep for grazing,
And his life had no other meaning,
He would do what every shepherd should,
And at the end of the day
When the shadow of the hills
Would be dancing down the slope,
He would return to his humble cottage,There he would tend the flock,
And after having a meagre meal,
He would sit at the cottage door,
And watch the night sky,
Full of twinkling stars,
He would count them,
One, two, three, four, five, six...
Till sleep would come all over him,The nimble soothing air
He would take to sleep,
Only to wake up the next day...He had no aspirations,
All he believed was in living in peace,
And the square meal he had,
He thanked the lord for that,Sometimes, early in the morn
When he would go out
He would watch the trees,
They looked sleepy and quiet,The quietitude would then
Seep into him,
He would feel
That he had got merged


Have you heard of Tublu?
That boy curious,
Who would every afternoon
Come to my room
And if he would find me
With pens and pencils a bit busy,
He would say nothing,
But crane his neck to see
What I would be doing,
At occasions, he would stop
And on my works he would drop,
His comments, engaging,
'What do you mean when you say
Storms have taken buds away?'I would just smile at him,
And indulge in his remarks knowing
Tublu only can make me feel
How wonderous is the world still,
If seen through his eyes,Sometimes Tublu would ask me
Impossible queries,
'Who has created this world?
'Why are we here?'I would think hard to find
Answers that could fit into his mind,
'God has created us,
And we are here
Because of Him''Who is this God?
Can I meet him?'
Tublu would ask,'Sure, if you remain what you are,
Innocent and pure,'
I would tell him,He would think for a while
And then suddenly runaway to bring
His box of toys, broken things,
A cart, a whee…

Of some deaths, and Icarus,

'Of some deaths,
If death I embrace,
Let that be,
Like the death
Of Icarus'-
Once read
In a man's chapbook,
Littered among many things,From then on,
I took off,The wings of poesy,
I passed on
To the next one,
And only prose
I chose.

Where all those songs gone?

Where all those songs gone?Songs simple and without sarcasm,
Songs that can fill life with life
Instead of breaking things with strife,
Songs that can make one happy,
Songs that inspire, vibrant and sappy,
Full of colors, not grey and post modern
But those which can lead one
To believe there are still roads ahead
To traverse, without dread,Where all those songs gone?
Songs of breaking morn?
Songs full of love and care,
Songs without hatred and fear?
Songs that can hold the world
And stop it from falling apart? Where all those songs gone?

Hundred days..

'It would be said so
For hundred days the land was not mowed'Said the panch to the gathering
Who asked what could be doneTo find grains in grains again,'It would be a tough ask'
The panch replied,'For it would be said so
For hundred days
The land was not mowed,''Call the farmer to the ground
He must be held and boundFor hundred days he did nothing
Only slept and did not till,'What a waste, what a waste
Would be the cry from east to west,He had left it high and dry
He had failed to properly comply
With the dictats that would've required
Courage more and something sagacious
And theories of everything rightly fitting there,The farmer wished he could answer them all
With answers really long and really tall,But how could he really tell
How hundred days he felt like being chopped and felled,And it would be said so
For years to come and years to go,
For hundred days the land was not mowed.