For Bethany Nikka Ferret, character in Curious Lives, a bold, young and dashing adventurer - captain of the sea rescue boat - Resolute.
Infused :: Inspired by and Infused to LoveMy first 250 poems are all about various themes that have touched me.
An early poem and a wakeup for us all to see the beauty in life, overcome worry and live infused with love.
Inspired to write again after 3 years, this one simply shows gratitude to the Lord for things we behold.
Thought of in November, I wrote this to 4 women I loved greatly as if as one.
Birthday wishes for a good friend of mine. I usually send this out on birthdays along with a fresh poem.
Another early romantic poem (they get better with time).
A tribute to mothers, especially mine - "lights that guide us through the dark".
On myself, this tells a personal tale of my youth.
Dedicated to 5 of my school teachers, the poem ends with me yearning to join them behind the blackboard someday.
A plea to one and all to have enthusiasm in life to "flow through our niggles" and be "full of joy" despite the ups and downs.
About babies and how they can soothe our hearts. For my mother Uma.
A message that Hope shalt spring, eternal in the human breast - and that we "live eternal in God's light of love".
For my dearest friend whom I see like a brother.
A plea to cousins to treat each other well and accumulate good memories of "mischievous deeds and healthy fun".
For mentors who "push the boundaries of our abilities", a "chain of nurturers showing us the way".
Beginning with romantic thoughts like "standing under a waterfall beside one you love", this poem ends with a call to have "deep wells of love, for the plants and animals that share this planet".
Love, from a woman's eyes, for her man "whose graceful nature and toil, kept us in abundance and comfort".
About seeing life as a constant effort to Serve God through benevolence to his creatures.
For a dear friend who I "thank for being steadfast in love for those are the very things - that makes us feel not like paupers but as kings".
An earnest plea to love one another "for it is only when we express love that we become closer to our true self".
How the world can be if Builders (Change Agents) were all given a chance to "reshape that stream of activity around us until the possibility of greatness is achieved".
Describes God and the divinity within. A path to "guide the traveller to his journey's end".
Another poem in the Spirit series, Perfection tells us how life can be when we are inspired - "deep seated in our mind it liberates".
Named for the Jethro Tull song, this poem tells of forests that "give a weary traveller rest", - those of us who "see acres wild, filled with the wonder of a child".
America - On looking back to my time in Bellevue in Nov 2013 and how I was touched by so many people - receiving both positivity and encouragement.
Introducing Tracey (future imagined lover) - a character from Wilbur Smith's Diamond Hunters.
One more of those devotional poems that talks of life, with "experiences so engraved in our minds - emotions that linger in all shapes and kinds".
Begins with a mention of the Indian God of Death - Yama, this one talks of the cycles of life and death - each one ending with a rebirth
For my mother - "with her at my side, the battle of life to fight, saves me from danger, my anchor in any plight"
For Tracey again, this one ends with - "soaring on cupids wings, the couple would reflect - years later, on that love - so pristine and perfect".
A romantic poem in French about how "my days are incomplete without you - the nights without colour and alone".
Another fun romantic poem. This one sung by a friend while the ink was still drying.
Devotional - For Mahakala and Mahakali (the Primal Aspects) - Lord and Queen of TIME. "reveal themselves they do to a few - seers and saints in every hue - to instill in us a sense of direction - to stay the course".
Now the memories are a tad painful... Here's to the love that never was! "spent in spirit but not wistful - for the next time I shall savour with care - every moment that two lovers can share" Did I even savour the next one?
I think of those days I was rapt - "so deep the bond we lovingly forged - feel you beside me our lips engorged".
Sheeba - For a girl I met that evening, sitting quiet and not talking much - "It gets lonely sometimes as one waits - For love to come and flood the gates"
For a dear old friend, in memory of good times and a imperative to "raise our glasses we did in toast - to a life from which we would wrest the most".
For Tolkien et alii - a tribute to books, movies and songs - hence the category Medley. "to rediscover the Flame Imperishable - set in the heart of every man able".
As the poem ends, it makes you ponder "in striving we find we've grown, our hearts widening, - our minds reaching to the far galaxies glimmering".
REG Ah, to be young and in love again... "methinks a partner is the best thing to keep - in sickness and in health, a spirit so deep - entrenched in your soul"
On the death of my grandmother Vasantha whom we used to call Maa.
For my grandmother again - that carnatic vocalist of yester year. "music was in you its what gave your life soul - soul that rang true as a melody in a bowl".
For my teachers Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, written at their ashram in Pondicherry. "We seem on the brink - of total annihilation our pilot extinguished with no time to pause and think - to follow our highest right as dictated by that voice from within".
Lost in time... "a love that engulfed us - through storm and rain that love animated me and was - a bulwark against the harsh world, cozy and secure".
Dedicated to Richard Bach, ispired by his character Stormy, who with her partner Strobe work to teach children by "Open[ing] their hearts to the glee of boundless flight - Supporting them so dearly with all of our might"
9 things I learned by loving (9 different women :). Written with a hope to leave the past in the past and look to the future...
Wedding Vows (as to be expected - there wasnt even a girl on the horizon when I wrote this :p)
A poem in French about the animals and animal characters in my (younger) life.
I was thinking about my father and how often we'd like to "Go Back" in time, especially when as we grow, we find relationships with loved ones strained.
At every death, there is cause to pause and reflect on these, it helps put living in perspective and to celebrate the time we have (left).
For Bharath's son Tejas as I saw him when he turned a year old. "Strewn with moments sublime - An act of love, scented with caring - For all whom you meet and enliven".
For people to explore and embrace their religious identity and "Do not sink to the level of the stereotype - Rather rise higher than the clouds above - Reach heaven, and touch God's face".
A medley - Dear Lady [Can you hear the wind blow] [Led Zeppelin]. A tribute to the [many] love songs quoted from below.
Another medley (a few love songs). "Hold me in your arms for just another day - I promise this one will go slow - Ah memory, guess you'll have to do"
A somber reflection on death. "Precious is each minute and content he - Who fills each one with sixty seconds - Worth of distance run".
When I fought with a dear friend and asked "[Is there] No setting aside our cloak of bitterness?- Can you find it in your heart to forgive? - This madness that is my despair confounded".
Based on a weird dream I had... For that passing ship that brought me Sleep Eros.
For animals and their power to intervene for us. "A grace from above that warms deep within - And touches to our marrow - a life truly blessed - To live on this Earth and on verdant greens run".
For my Teacher - "Love me you did for all of mine upto now - My turn to spread the love I learnt from Thou".
TK - For a girl I used to be fond of. "Like two ships passing solemn in the night - What happened to our love that gently faded from sight".
For a friend's mother, on her birthday. A lady with unshakeable faith (Bhakta).
REG - For the Beatles Song "In My Life" and a short reflection on an early love of mine. "in love for the first time - A woman to ride beside in any sort of clime - Who looked at me to the depths of my very soul".
For a friend from days past. Romanticized version "My inmost mind only you can read - As I find a joy that you can relight".
On the strain in relationships. "Why do we lose so consistently - When there's angels among us - Seems everything weve ever known is here - I never wanted it to die". That last bit from GnR
On Peace! - for Gene Rodenberry, creator of Star Trek - an imaginary future where we have conquered the lower tendencies and lead the Life Divine, beig kid and consisderate to one another.
A well of love - "What of thou and I? where on Earth shall we begin? - To continue some connect, discover love amidst the din".
Begins by addressing Tracey, a future love, but becomes an address for this friend I fell out with.
Rather Disjointed... Like the title says, its babble. If you ask, I can explain all the references. "A void thats no void at all but throbs in wonder - Creation, all of it - such cosmological splendour".
This ones awkward. I gotta stop writing romance for people I know!
Too much romance for one night. But the flow is coming better. Wait till you reach 2020 :)
For the Indian Trinity - shivA, vishnU, Maheshwara (AUM). "To love our neighbours and set all lower tendencies aside - Burn our ignorance with the awakening of the Guru inside".
On Rape (not the excessively brutal kind). After we are done judging each other, gouging the others eye out and breaking their spirit, there I stand, waiting with loving arms to embrace all of humanity. As Rumi said... Beyond the rightness and wrongness of things...
Me telling the tale of a couple - "Rebirth they found together, a baptism in holy rivers - Fair they made this world showing God's work amidst the diverse".
Am slowly getting used to writing with words from other people. "Passion drives us - it's what makes the journey worth the while... Belief in oneself, trusting the outcome - even when we stumble".
Paraphrasing Bryan Adams' Star in this line "Dont give up, dont look back, theres a silver lining, its out there somewhere - We need a shining star to depend on, so shine forth and find the star in there".
2018 and it's 5 preceding years - for Sahlan, Imran, Biraja & Simon
Too bad it was all imaginary. "And in that winter, beside a warm ember - That hearth of ours where we make love - Meld our bodies till all our worries dissolve".
"Heart to heart, body to body. A torch - To bear testament to the love we share - In all the seasons with us without a care".
Romance, too much time on my hands late at night. "still they wanted to be - Finding a bliss like grace from our maker above".
Imran (written backwards). "Queer his friends regarded him - a nutcase but good hearted - Who dreamt to change the world lest his dreams be thwarted".
RD - Fiction, for a couple in love. "A surety that his love would stay on target, unerring as a dart - As close as two friends could get, there from the very start".
For Simon of GoodCountry.org, a poem on unity. "I saw the world as one one night - No more wars, no waking in fright - Long and hard we had dreamed - Wake up and unite, we screamed".
REG - Woman of yester dreams. "And how that love runs true in every fibre of our being - A being that echoes the fragrance of the cosmic scene".
A different perspective on domestic abuse. "I saw the boy behind the monster crying out desperate - To be held in someone's regard, again by life to be tested".
About the indian festival of light - Diwali from the epic the Ramayana. In the end, I mention Tolkien and his own epic, oft read and deeply moving.
Wonder, for a very special woman. "hear an old clock chime - As it turns midnight with the promise of turning dreams true - Dreams you held on to for a long time, that reach out and touch you".
For a friend. "Watch as yon fledgeling finds some heaven in the sky - Straps to pull us up when life boots us in the backside".
Jointly, Outside Auroville. "Come back and let's build that tomorrow - A vision so fierce as to fill our marrow - Remember our true path as once we were led - Blood sweat and tears, so easily shed".
Jointly, Sons of God - wake up and life the Life Divine. "Why does none fight for the very principle of right - Sons of God wake up, live the good life and in might".
Filled with positivity and an impelling towards action. "The man of purpose never falls from the virility of youth - Builds a life that exemplifies virtue, nixes the uncouth".
So much romance, so little remains... "Caricatures of nymphs and angels you bring to my mind - Making my inmost fantasy of you in every shape and kind".
About Agape (The Love for all that Consumes). "Things desired for all creatures great and small - That reflect the spirit of the God who made them all"
On finding a higher purpose than war. "We've always killed the very best of humanity... Where men gather together to teach Love's gospel - Come let's unite now, cast together our own spell"
Think again Imran! "Methinks we're destined to be utterly entwined - A love that engulfs us both, holding us enshrined".
About Agape again. Love for all of creation. "Father, lover, friend, teacher daily your face changes - As we find new expressions to simply love in all hues".
Live Valiant! "Guess I should, if I could go out and fight - For the victory of Good - fight with all might".
Written together by 8 healers who follow Louise Hay. "I experience the beauty of the universe with love and joy - I set out to win it all with a loud yell of ahoy".
Inspired by the Kenny Roger's song We've got tonight. "Lend your love to me tonight for love we want to share - Make every minute count as into your eyes I stare".
With members of Lodge Mt Charity - a very special poem written with some very elevated friends.
About the soul in us all - title inspired by the Clarkson book "I know you got soul". = "Our creator asks us only to be mindful of his majesty - Which is without and exceeds the universe so let him be - Chained to us"
Short Romantic Poem. "... That makes my heart flutter ever so soft as at dawn - When a million buttercups open and birds begin their song".
DL - A cause to reflect on another's pain. "But in my heart I think I'll always know strife - As it ruins loved ones, cuts like a knife".
Wondering if I can ever be as cool as my father. "As time and again I realise he is the best of us - What can I say except papa I'll do my best in life".
Another Romantic Poem that caught me by surprise. "A fount of blessings from which to divine - My way forward, oh you like summer wine"
About that cosmic divine. "As Kala and Bhairava does He make ours - A place of surpassing beauty, enter our nests - And reveal Himself at the Kernel of Bliss" (Anandamayakosha).
Poem to a loved one. "feel sweet and smooth - And complete as we set out to hew a way - Be sure to learn fast as music we do play".
Introducing a [then] current interest to a dear old friend. "Whose smile could lift my mood, make me go around - Any obstacle that life threw at me, peace pervaded me".
Full of feelings, this one after accepting that we could just be friends. Maia (divine race) of Tolkien. "When do we get back to when our lives had art - As on afternoons we spoke happily with nary a care"
For a friend who was feeling low and despondent
First (planned) poem of the Imagine Series
Another poem on Societal Liberation (Imagine)
For my friend and founder of the Build India Group
Written with 2 teachers and 2 students at a healing workshop
Title and opening line inspired by Air Supply
RD - Sanskrit words from a prayer that reminds me of her
Romantic poem for a girl I was never interested in :)
Looking back to the past and letting go
Opening lines from the Savage Garden song
For that platonic friend of mine who suffered distance too
For my teacher's son, shortly before losing my own father
A friend I've written on friendship about before
Another poem in the Imagine series
On building a peaceful world as we find our “humanity”
About 2 children, named after Enid Blyton's characters
For a friend's mother - griefstruck her family was when she passed away in 2011
Small bit of prose written on my father's last birthday
For a friend's mother (2 days before her birthday)
THRK - For a friend who was abused at a tender age
for my friend's son, on his 3rd birthday
for a friend's daughter that I used to know well 2 years ago
Thanking my father for being my beacon of hope and source of refuge
For a past love - Yesterday I remembered you [memory]
It's time to get the mix right, then explode like dynamite!
for Charmaine, Tahereh, Patricia and Hema
wishing a friend a new chapter,to make her life splendid and super
For a couple I know. Begins with some random stuff
DL - There it is, right on my sleeve!
About people we shouldn't wanna emulate
When requested by a friend to make a poem on death
When requested by a friend to make a poem on death
Choosing between lover and my paper children
Not returned, return (to me)
This ones kinda graphic and has an R rating
Krishna - for a trainer I met - condensing his 10-point philosophy
Opportunities may not always come again
Let's work to build a lifeof plenty.
Learn fast before it is too late
Sripriya - Grace my heart with the power of your feet
Heaven knows I try to make you proud of me.
I wonder if we will se the splendour of friendship forged strong enough to ride the storms of any weather.
I hate to have to bid adieu
OUR HEARTS MELTED TH GRANDEUR OF LOVE FILLED US WITH AWE.
wILL WE FIND A LOVE STRONG AND TALL.
wonder when beside me you will once again run.
A long note on not caring about the world or feeling down but to let go the thoughts and HEAL.
RD - Dance for me baby.
RD - What wonder its been to have your love shine on me.
A note to heal for a friend
Grace my heart with the power of your feet
On International Mountain Day. A quick reference to Tolkien too.
What we get with the right Niyat or Intention
Remember that in silence lies the potential of the morrow
Sripriya - So much romance, so little remains... "Caricatures of nymphs and angels you bring to my mind - Making my inmost fantasy of you in every shape and kind".
Its time to let go of the pastand come back to life
Lift me,take this battered heart of mine and make it sing
when beside me you will once again run.
For Pranav - "Advaita I wish will reveal its secrets to he who holds the primal sound... And see the other side as Ananda leaves us spell bound"
A girl to be with forever,who'll weave magic till eternity.
Let's flush out the negative toxins and exercise our collective will
I constantly think of you,my pulse begins to race.
On this pristine world your blessings send,O lord
All i have to beis pliable at a well-wishers touch.
You were my dawn,come back and see if you can resurect what little is left of me.
Of standing tall no matter th worry or ordeal.
Looking forward to making new dreams last.
Family unit is the building block of the future - For Suzie
Thank you for a lifetime,come and lets have fun.
Me the apple of her eye,she certainly my tether.
Time to up the ante and do justice to life.
Has a year passed since from our midst you bid adieu.
Wake up and live ecstatic, Life can be fantastic.
This poem is about a friend's brother, a boy who had a heart of gold.
Bless me father for i purport to build a field of dreams,i wish to srve with arms wide,so grant me your grace.
Fill our hearts with peace and warmth - lord lead the way - help quell the turmoil, release us from the bitter fray.
I cry now when I think of those fifteen years, how you showed how deeply you cared.
I fel tender loving care for every last of earth creatureslet us all join togetherand be the world's teachers.
"I'm glad you won me over as you stood the test of years... I now let go of my fears and grow up, enriched by my tears"
So verdant they are that my heart is set a tingling... I feel a love emanating for all of God's creation... The night sky and silvery moon sets me singing... With the smell of Earth and Nature, I feel an elation...
Some people sleep alonenot taking a lover to bed - when will I stop this jukebox,find someone to wd.
I thank her for her words of wisdom from which I keep remembering that life is best lived with utmost feeling.
Another loss i cannot bear,my eyes go moist and teary,but he 's lived a full life-brought comfort to the weary.
It wasn't till the last four yearsthat i spoke of being broken upon the rocks of life,was when i sensed your strength.
The poet and his loved one together discover their inner selvesand set an example to others what to treasure in humanity.
The best way to lead is by example, so remember to intervene with kindness and patience tiill the lessons are clear in the wrongdoer's mind.
One day I hope to understandwhat it is to be a father and also to take the loss of your near and dear ones and not be devastated.
Show them how to constantly drive
There's things I never learnt to say or see but papa, I am grateful for all that I got from Thee.
Saakhib - Rules abound that bring out the best social order,guided by an inner peace,there's rarely disorder.
some friends make life something to look forward to,don't evergo again.
You do help people walk boldlywhen they falter,your goodness shines bright 'helping them alter.
I am more mindfulof my thoughtsnow,I pray all the time that things will become better.
You fill the role of an honest ,insightful well-wisher,you 've helped me rethink my ideas so thy can last.
Will WE FIND A LOVE STRONG AND TALL.
I sem to falterlord,do show me grace and the strength to go on,fight a little every day.
Incidents like these give us pause to rflect on thingsand remember how precious life is to one and all.
I saw a cat on th e terrace ,i wanted to shoutwith delightfor i love animalswith all my heart.
Canada, help us take a giant leap forward, and dream, until in delight we scream.
let your dreams hold sway,be prepared to go the distancefor then will life have deep resonance.
Touch and tasteeach feeling and I promise you'll find that life is worth living.
Going down memory lane I recall my happy moments with my loved one,and knowing now that she will not come back,move on and not despair.
On friendship, making the most of life and the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams
Written as a friend and I set out to build a company and "let's boldly set out to see just what it is we can do, to leave this world better, like a whiff of mountain dew"
A medley written for Robert Redford telling his story from the point of view of his movie titles and characters
Ramesh Jagtiani - A moving poem written when a friend's father passed away - a caring gentleman who was a source of delight to his friends and community
Written on All Soul's Day after a visit to my father's grave. For grieving families everywhere.
For a friend, now turned healer - "I say join her even if your body and will are broken, with healing hands necessary to make you whole - she'll strive non stop"
Written for a friend whose mother is suffering with cancer.
Various wishes as I think of the big blue world and beg it to "wish on"
One of the last romantic poems I would write for a girl that filled my weaking moments for a long while, thought we were never together as the poem suggests
Inspired by a Tolkien story about a painter Niggle and how his art transformed the afterlife
A touching poem about my mother and how I ask her to "Grant a poet his place in dreaming of tomorrow"
For four very dear friends who wished the best for me and how its time for me to stop playing the victim and instead come into my own