Archive for May, 2016

There is no Second Coming

May 31, 2016

Days and days pass.  Nothing happens and everything slips out.  What was promised that it would stay?  And when there was nothing, what was it that one kept holding all the time.  Someone drowning would look for a straw to hold.  One gasping has nothing to hold on.  The air is heavy.  Or so sparse.. I’m dying.. I’m dying..

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

There is no Second Coming.. There is no Second Coming..

Ishq ek Meer bhari patthar hai..

May 30, 2016

A beautiful evening this is.  I came home early.  Sitting on terrace with my laptop.  The heat has cooled down.  It’s breezing gently.  It’s end of May.  Perhaps we have already past the hottest days of the year.  Monsoon will be around in a couple of weeks.

I can call it a perfect evening.  I’ve switched off my phone.  No one around to break my peace.  A perfect weather to scribble some random lines.  Peace, ephemeral, yet heavenly.

What are the worries that hung around all the day?  Not a trifle certainly.  Like Meer calls it, “ishq ek ‘Meer’ bhari patthar hai, ye kab tujh naatawaaN se uth’ta hai..”  Those worries stay around.  Despite this peace.  Just waiting for this peace spell to wear off..

Love is one huge stone, O Meer!  How could you weak lift it up?