Thursday, December 26, 2013

मगर सफ़र ख़त्म नही होते...

आज बहुत दिन बाद वो घर में अकेली थी, काम काज निपटा के वो थोड़ी देर धूप सेकने के  लिए बाहर आके बैठी| नीला आसमान, मीठी सी धूप और रेडियो मिर्ची पे मनपसंद गाना... "इतना  ना मुझसे तू प्यार बढ़ा, की मैं एक बादल आवारा..." 

उसने अपने बगीचे पे नज़र दौड़ाई, टमाटर के पौध में फूल आ रहे थे और गुलदावदी में कली... "ये पौधों का जीवन भी कितना हसीन है, एक सर्दी में ही शुरू से अंत तक का सफ़र तय हो जाता है... 
और यहाँ सदियान बीत जाती हैं मगर सफ़र ख़त्म नही होते..." उसने सोचा|

तभी  दरवाज़े की घंटी बजी देखा तो एक चिठ्ठी आई थी, लिखावट पहचानी हुई थी, कोरे पन्ने पे 24 पंक्तियों की एक कविता थी... पढ़ ही रही थी की फोन बजा, एक sms था, एक लाइन का, "he is no more..."

कभी कभी कुछ शब्द ही काफ़ी होते हैं कत्ल के लिए, और वो ये सोच रही थी कि... ये पौधों का जीवन भी कितना हसीन है, एक सर्दी में ही शुरू से अंत तक का सफ़र तय हो जाता है... 
और यहाँ सदियान बीत जाती हैं मगर सफ़र ख़त्म नही होते...

(c) shubhra 25th December, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sometimes…

Sometimes I am 
the poet 
sometimes 
the poem;
Sometimes I am 
the singer 
sometimes 
the song;
Sometimes I am 
the archer 
sometimes 
the arrow;
Sometimes I am 
the wound 
sometimes 
the blood trickling 
from your eyes…
Sometimes I am
me
and sometimes
I am you!!

© shubhra, 24th December, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Love in times of Facebook- Haiku

I see you, your world,
green dot; do you see me too?
Love in times of Facebook.

(c) shubhra, 
18th December, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Words are floating...

Words are floating
in the void of my mind
my heart
in the nooks and corner
of my body
between the cavities
and in my veins!

Words are floating
in the spaces around me
in my studio
between the stacked canvases
in the balcony
between the pots
in the kitchen
between the bottled spices 
and even in my car
between the seats!

Words are floating
every where!
I feel them
see them
meet them
every where!
Constantly
talking to me
sometimes 
telling a story
sometimes
weaving a verse
or even a haiku!

Words are floating
like the
monsoon winds
laden with moisture
ready to come down
on paper
get immortalized
black on white!

Words these words
are just floating
eluding
the pen and its ink
scared
to face the world!

Words are floating
like my thoughts
as I wait
for the cloud burst
to drench
the paper
and  along with it
my soul!

(C) shubhra 10th July, 2013


Will You?

Will you ever take form inside me?
that rush of blood, that moment
when the sperm collides
and fuses into my egg
and gives birth to you
will you let me have that moment?

Will you implant yourself
in my womb and grow
and with you allow me to grow
in mind and in body?

Will you show me yourself
on that ultra sound machine?
Or kick me
in the middle of the night?

Will you try to arrive
normally, on time?
Or owing to my age you would
want to cut open my tummy
to reach out for your mummy?

Will you look like me?
have my curly hair
and big eyes too?
Will you have my attitude
or my attributes?

Will you be my cause and effect?
or be ready to become
the sole purpose of my existence?
Will you give me my Sunday to live for?

Will you come into me,
into my soul, my life,
someday?

Will you carry forward
my genes, what I got,
or my destiny, what I made
into the next world?

Will you?
Tell me little one will you
come into me,
into my soul, my life,
someday?



© Shubhra 20th Feb, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

इश्क़

इश्क़ पे किसी का ज़ोर नही होता
ये कभी सोच के नही होता
और जो सोच के हो
तो वो इश्क़ नही होता||

(c) shubhra 20th May 2013

Attempt at Haiku

Haiku 1

Green, dark and light
hmm.. some yellow too..
a palate for spring!

(c) shubhra 21st March, 2013
(On World Poetry day I attempted my 1st haiku.)

Haiku 2

Cacophony of
glass shattered by the storm
is it the heart

(c) shubhra 30th March 2013


Haiku 3

Cuts, stitches, scars
even pain;all fade
time works!

(c) shubhra  26th April 2013

Haiku 4

Seasons, reasons, people
feelings, thoughts,opinions; all change
time works!

(c) shubhra  April 26th 2013

Haiku 5

एक पूरी करो
चार खड़ी हो जाती हैं
कम्बख़्त ज़रूरतें||

(c) shubhra 9th May 2013


Monday, March 04, 2013

फिर क्यूँ?


जो हवा तेरी, वही मेरी,
जो धरती तेरी वही मेरी भी
इस सड़क पे जितना हक़ तेरा
उतना ही मेरा भी
फिर क्यूँ
मुझे है दहशत तुझसे
और तुझे है नफ़रत मुझसे?

(c) shubhra, January 3, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The live concert is on!

In the silence of the night,
the live concert is on!

Raindrops follow a steady rhythm
and the clouds occasionally rumble 
lightening adds the disco effect
the live concert is on!

Composer presents an original lullaby
and the audience gently sleeps
the live concert is on!

(c) shubhra 16/2/13