Sunday, December 27, 2009



a wandering wind
wireless communication
the smell of the woods

' blowing in the wind '
truck full of words and whispers
loading - unloading ..

' no regret ' _ / HB-3

poetic verses
one writer stabs another
conflict of interest

attack the writing
that is understandable
" work of the poet "

unfold the innuendos
' creative writing ' ..

/ original / zg

[ ' Work of the Poet ' a Blogspot Blog .
by_ Mary T - The Teach
/ ' blowing in the wind ' ~ bob dylan ]

Monday, December 21, 2009


the bow legged groom
on the train of de la mare
still , at a crossroads

the noisy hellos
define a railway junction
the silent bye-byes ..

( walter de la mare
_ the railway junction )

_ - _ -

( ' fleeting ' / HB-2 )

a still photograph
on the table calendar
jays hop on a grave ..

/ original / zg

[ _ a very merry christmas ! .. all the love ! ]

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


cobwebs in the eyes
and the cobwebs in the head
where is the spider

a trapped dragonfly
flutters in a spider's web
the storm sets it free ..

{ ' wistful ' _ haiku bones/ -1 }

never a season
this is no season for war
a happy christmas ..

/ original / zg

Monday, December 7, 2009


when the night would spread
like a sea without a shore
up there , a lighthouse

answering the dark
the meanings they burn so bright
shining , a lighthouse ..

/ original / zg

[ Ed : - Line 3 - the lighthouse shining
- Line 6 - a lighthouse shining ]

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


it is in the mind
the winter of depression
and the birds fly off

fragrant in sanskrit
rooted in ancient india
texas basmati ..

/ original / zg

( basmati ,: a hindi word , rooted in sanskrit , meaning that which is fragrant ~
' basmati ' ~ a category of rice grown in india since the ages _ has raised patenting issues )

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

happy birthday beth !


sad if we are sad
happy if we are happy
feel the night and day ..

( lucky to be born , lucky to be living , the ' we ' counts everyone , everywhere )

~ ~ november 26 _ is beth patterson's birthday ! ~ ~

Click :>_ HERE /

to read a beautiful poem by ~ David Whyte - - on her blog ' The VTH ' - -

& Click : >_ HERE / to read ' Sweet shared aperture ' _ beth's birthday post - -

Sunday, November 22, 2009


the classroom boredoms
have heard the psychiatrist
call it ADD

begin to like it
to beat the monotony
creativity ..

.. - -

the human language
creative or destructive
bridge or a chasm ..

( tues nov 24. 09)

/ original / zg

[ ADD : Attention Deficit Disorder ]

Sunday, November 15, 2009


living & dying
what really reincarnates
all the griefs and joys

go to sleep tonight
just thank a little wonder
when your eyes open ..

~ ~

when vision got blurred
she saw love reincarnate
in the smallest things

( nov 19 .thurs.09 )

[ Ed:-
Line 1_ people live & die
Line 2_ but something reincarnates ]

/ original / zg

Monday, November 9, 2009


to feel what you feel
i departed from myself
to feel what i feel

hurts just overstay
in the li'l box i live in
i am a good host ..

they understood pain
and love was all they wanted
the story remained ../ ( November 14, 2009 )

/ original / zg

Monday, November 2, 2009

shift in time

she in october
and me on november one
on the internet

the tree leaves dancing
for the fall is in full swing
my heart skips a beat ..

/ original / zg

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


a social beast , me
should i be hiding from you
you are no monster

love is elusive
so tyren asks obama
why do they hate you ..

/ original / zg

[ 9-year-old fourth-grader tyren scott of paulina, la.,

asked , president obama
during a town hall meeting at the university of new olreans in new olreans on thursday 15 oct 2009

" why do people hate you
they are supposed to love you
god is love " ]

[ Ed :- Line 1 - alive on the earth ]

Sunday, October 18, 2009


a galley slave rows
therefore your heart aches for him
that's hallelujah

distant radio
marley's buffalo soldier
wanting to survive..

/ original / zg

[ Ref : Buffalo soldiers The first black regiments in the regular US army,
established by Congress on July 1866.

Background : _Mullin : _( click ) > - - History --

_ Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta:
There was a buffalo soldier in the heart of america,
Stolen from africa, brought to america,
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

bob marley/ singer -songwriter / ]

Monday, October 12, 2009


did it cross your mind
that love burrows through the heart
with a rabbit's foot

warding off evil
sanctified and made holy
the sun and the moon ..

/ original / zg

Sunday, October 4, 2009


( the other side of _ ) ascent

climbs to her classroom
but comes down with the homework
the carousel moves

the kindergarten
elation & depression
only a seesaw ..

~ ~
the rain descends - -

& the light descends - -

but lift the spirit -


/ original / zg

Sunday, September 27, 2009



watch their grey hunger
it is passionate and raw
like half fed bellies

why don't you describe
the hues of other passions
an editor asks ..

/ original / zg

[ Ed - Line 3 : like empty stomachs ]

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


( clouding - ) _the fall

that leaf in the sky
must also face the season
what if it's a cloud

i have seen them fogged
by the encompassing grief
in search of sunshine ..

/ original / z.g.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


hold a drop of rain
in the hollow of your palm
water is sacred

know the taste of tears
since the very ancient times
i drink the oceans ..

/ original / zg

Sunday, September 6, 2009


the fights we had had
over trivialities
was only romance

the sun could be harsh
the moon shines on borrowed light
just the romance glows ..

/ original / zg

[ Edit : Lines 4 & 5 - who cares for the sun
the borrowed light of the moon ]

Sunday, August 30, 2009


with a monkshood on
he speaks to veronica
oh morning glory

they sing of the skies
the lupine and lavender
just set my blues free ..

( monkshood, veronica, morning glory -
blue colored flowers )

/ original / zg

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


the coolest rock band
a harry potter outing
the newest ringtone

pastas and pizzas
another icecream soda
no toothbrush tonight ..

/ original / z.g.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


my dog is her wolf
a little red riding hood
my neighbour's daughter

losing their acorns
the woodpeckers and bluejays
the lumberjacks come ..

[ the woodpeckers and bluejays
also hide acorns beneath the earth , like squirrels ]

/ original / zg

Sunday, August 9, 2009


an ocean , your eyes
i flow with the crest and trough
but when will i drown

just funny sorrows
as i sail through the grub street
on rafts of paper

/ original / zg

[ Ref : grub street ~ the world of impoverished writers and literary hacks.
:- after Grub Street, London, former name of Milton Street, where such writers lived ]

Thursday, August 6, 2009


but for a window
the bits of celestial haze
just bricks on a wall

let the moon step in
waltz with the tenebrous dark
the window that's why

/ original / zg

Sunday, July 26, 2009


the boy knows his dog
the wag of the tell tale tail
mom's cooking downstairs

his first cigarette
shouldn't a deodorant hide it
but it's a mom's nose ..

/ original /zg

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

inner voice

so many rivers
flow into the seven seas
they come back as rain

forget the jargon
don't bother about meanings
it's the voice of love ..

/ original / zg

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


never stops thinking
does he think of unthinking
the rodin statue

someone could just be
or begin to start thinking
of being someone

/ original / zg

Monday, July 6, 2009

the stranger

glorious verdure
the raven and the robin
all come to the tree

look at the faces
at the railway terminus
the fabric of life ..

/ original /zg

Sunday, June 28, 2009

blue rain

this transparent rain
comes in all possible shades
you choose what you want

with no trace of blues
the children waddle across
the muddy waters .

/ original / zg

Monday, June 22, 2009


it is a oneness
through all the fabulous fruits
you consume the dust

whose sorrows i breathe
in the air that is fragrant
with the living earth ..

/original / zg

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


can't enclose the heart
' another brick in the wall '
say Aung San Suu Kyi

walls in a prison
they are very different
from walls in a home ..

/original /zg

[ Aung San Suu Kyi ~ fighter for Democracy~ Burma Myanmar ]

Monday, June 8, 2009


he keeps focusing
fine tunes the intersection
on a sitting duck

it keeps on flowing
intersected by a bridge
spanning grief & joy ..

/ original / zg

Sunday, May 31, 2009


it is killing her
a low haemoglobin count
size zero culture

the g- twenty meet
and fill up many papers
to beat poverty ..

/original/ zg

Sunday, May 24, 2009


the escalator
elation and depression
what goes up comes down

a shopaholic
a lengthening shopping list
let the prices drop ..

/ original / zg

Saturday, May 16, 2009


' thanksgiving '

quakes and eruptions
and tsunamis and what not
how much tolerance

the hurricane's gone
leaving everything flattened
except surprises.

/ original / zg

Monday, May 11, 2009

what is it like

words aren't assasins
nor are they mercenaries
for the word is god

what when the words hurt
when they break and bruise and maim
surely god would know ..


Saturday, May 2, 2009


.. to helen keller ..

' metaphysics '

a light would touch me
the darkness deaf,mute and blind
with no taste or smell

there is nobody
but the lavender floats in
i can sense her touch ..


{ ref:- Helen Adams Keller was born on 27 June 1880 in Tuscumbia, a small rural town in Northwest Alabama,`~ USA ~ She taught the world to respect people who are blind and deaf ..
- -She altered our perception of the disabled and remapped the boundaries of sight and sense. . Left blind, deaf, and mute after an illness in infancy, Helen Keller overcame her disabilities with the help of Anne Sullivan, her inspired teacher ~ Helen Died: 1 June 1968 )

Monday, April 27, 2009


remember ' the word '
time obliterates the ink
but never the truth

~ ~

if they don't survive
would they ever ever know
'bout the word of god ..


Sunday, April 19, 2009

one word

' earth '

is it yours or mine
out of it arguments grow
unsettling the dust

birth,life,death and love
of the grasses that would grow
to settle the dust .


[ED-lines 5 & 6-anything that grows on it/returns to the earth./april 20th.]

Sunday, April 12, 2009

live water

' water '

i know the oppressed
live water flows through their veins
it's red in color
~ ~
this golden water
when it really comes to life
it makes life different


Sunday, April 5, 2009


'without earplugs'

deaf was the river
could not hear but it listened
the thirst was speechless
~ ~
when the clouds thunder
when a wilderness whispers
what are they saying ..
~ ~
dulcet dialogues
tenor,bass or soprano
how did the birds know
- april 06
~ ~
a jury listens
the verdict pre- determined
ex-parte hearings ..

[law~ex-parte:-when the accused is absent]
- april 08

Sunday, March 29, 2009



onlookers worry
'bout fumes on the highest floor
where incense sticks burn

draped in fog the moon
hiding behind a smoke-screen
or merely fuming
~ ~
[apr 02.09.thurs]

burning at both ends
in her lips the cigarette
can you smoke grief out ..


Monday, March 23, 2009


unequal the sun and moon
and thank god for it

in equality *
minus a plinth or lintel
the earth is your home ..


[ED-everything equal *]

Monday, March 16, 2009


it's agonizing
farewells take away something
it's never ok

while parting they say
that everything keeps moving
memories do not ..


Saturday, March 7, 2009

fork in the road


keeps bifurcating
finding a pied-a- terre
keeps bifurcating

either both are wrong
or hopefully both are right
or one of them is ..


Sunday, March 1, 2009


a potter's wheel turns
the cups hardly understand
that someone's thirsty

just a broken cup
fondly picked up by someone
who undertstands thirst ..


Saturday, February 21, 2009


golden suffusion
filled with the birds' harmonies
but that was morning

the day had to end
for that's when the cows come home
nothing like twilight ..


Saturday, February 14, 2009


' flame '

a spectral darkness
where passions grope quietly
for the light of love

in the spectral light
of a flickering moment
all the darkness drowns ..


Saturday, February 7, 2009


standing still the tree
shades a tired traveler
moves into his heart

the liquefied soul
and its' journey to the eyes
is sometimes called love ..

on a journey ~

voyage on~



Saturday, January 31, 2009


restlessly waiting
cometh not the beloved
moments tread slowly

reach the truth slowly

a journey of notes
through the 'jazz fantasias'
finds a song slowly
in transit

.. love letters

to the heartbroken

sent by snail~mail ..

(feb 04.2008)


['jazz fantasia': a poem by carl sandburg]

Saturday, January 24, 2009

if only i had time

sorrows of the world
or the world of my sorrows
only so much time
a river of life
unerupted volcanoes
time is the referee

Saturday, January 17, 2009

fading memories

a war in gaza
so many innocent kids
become memories
beyond memory
your electrical impulse
running through my veins
as dusk fades away
filled with the verse of sunshine
a page of the earth
if it's amnesia
and my consciousness forgets
this being would feel you

Saturday, January 10, 2009

a summer's-day

the magpie's promise
to the vernal equinox
a summer of songs !
step into my day
like 'a mid summer night's dream'
'fill up my senses' !
changes the idiom
one swallow makes a summer
your touch in winter !
is it the season
or your laughter that maketh
the carnations bloom ! ..
* annie's song~ john denver


Sunday, January 4, 2009


the warm and the cold
pleasures of the skin decide
which way would life go
all the pampering
for the gloss and the beauty
never mind the mind
children rush to hold
the black the brown and the white
before the lessons
parameters classify
human worthiness
' (un)veiled '

swimming costume round
gorgeous glorification
the within was veiled ..