A ‘Thank You’ note ðŸ™ðŸŒº

Over the years
Over many
A luncheon
And
Dinner date
We’ve shared
A hot meal
Philosophy
Psychology
Poetry…
Life on a plate

Meandering down
Memories
Of before and after
You’ve brought
Wise insight
And contagious laughter
To simple moments
Threaded together
Into days and years
Smiles and tears
Faith and fears…

An engaging tapestry
Hand-woven
With care
Strong enough
To shelter
Wide enough
To share… 💖

For all this
And more…
Thank you!
🌺💕

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Gather Yourself…

Gather yourself

Like you do
Flowers for prayers
In the morning
One by one
Till your basket
Overflows

Gather yourself
Like you do
Strands of silk
To weave
Into something
Exotic

Gather yourself
Not because
You’ve come apart
But because
You are the part
That completes

You

Book Review.. Urdu Poetry

My connection with Urdu poetry is mostly limited to my memories of my father. He could remember and recite the most appropriate ‘sher’ at a party and regale fellow officers for hours😊.

As I grew older, the beauty of the world enclosed within two lines, never ceased to amaze me and give me a warm, fuzzy feeling within. Much like the distilled beauty of Zen poetry.

I have loved this book since I purchased it months back. It has poetry in Urdu, english and it’s translation, also in English. While I wish I could read Urdu, this is the next best option.

The topics are divided according to the main gist, like, Love (Ishq), Mysticism (Tasawwuf)… They have couplets on that topic by all eminent Urdu poets. This is what is most fascinating…. How one topic is viewed so differently by every poet 🙂

I pick open a page at random and read a few couplets, trying to read it in the English/Urdu version. It’s like the taste of some exotic drink on one’s tongue. Beautiful!

Shri KC Kanda has produced a labour of love… His hardwork and passion cannot be missed.

In bringing so many poets inside one cover, he has given the reader, amateur or seasoned, a treasure for keeps.

Why? 

WHY? 

All I wanted

Was to go to school

Meet some friends
Play the fool
Sing a birthday song
Laugh and share
Happiness and chocolates
Without a care…
But it went horribly wrong
For me
And my entire family..
The tears might
In a lifetime dry
But all they will ever ask
Is, ‘Why?’
Why did I fall
Before my time
Was being a child
My only crime…? 

#Why? #keepourchildrensafe #PrayerforPradhyumn