Day and Night

#### When I hear the rooster Go cock-a-doodle-do, loud as ever, It convinces me that it is like a trumpet Or a commanding stentorian voice, Leading me to march out of bed. And I do, my eyes looking through The window pane, at the sight Of sun-rays sneaking through Just like themes for a new…

A Near Orgasm To Flute Music

Down the holes of the flute Escapes the wind from the flutist’s mouth Crafting a sensual passage of whistling wood.  As the sound of music takes mercurial notes And adorns them with magnitude, Making me forget the ticking clock, The pacing heartbeat, and the drumbeats Of a hungry abdomen. As I move into my own…

Didgeridoo

####### The long wooden shaft On the tip of the mandible bone Slipping through an ancient chorus ### A song in a miscellany of voices, Both eerie and soothing in the same degree, Like a drone, a beast, the wind, a cicada and an alien Interrupting each other with outreaching sounds ########## And just like…

80s

How can you forget The cassette player or the video player? Time flies like an albatross Hurling itself to a lower altitude I climb a ladder that seems To burrow downwards I look at a tape of ‘American Ninja’ And listen to ‘You Win Again’ by the Bee Gees I’m a feather in retrograde locomotion…

A Valentine’s Day Poem

I imagine all the things Sappho would have done to my wife And I clutch onto all the tongues She speaks in; and the ones she doesn’t. And I can only embrace, Her tongue My wife’s tongue My tongue Bliss’s tongue.

Petrichor (An Eulogy To Amaradeva)

We are not defined by age Or by glory or the strange silver linings Just a song that is ineffaceable, would do. Your song, Maestro. And today, as I walked in the rain I smelled the petrichor of earthy geosmin What mycelial actinobacteria had secreted To define the unique convergence Of two elements – water…

Music

  I drew her near Swept her off her feet I took her in my popeye-like arms And laid her on a bed of lilies She looked at me And the first time too had a look about it When the tongue is drenched And the eyes are spring And the lips are swollen to…