Potential

Life
makes us
what we are,
an opportune moment
awaits to reveal what we potentially
can be: eloquent, audacious or ingenious.

~ Aparna

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Monet’s Garden. Canon T3i

The Oldman and The Sea

I went for a walk at the marina today and I had the opportunity to enjoy the lovely surroundings as well as observe people on the pier. This poem instantly rolled out when I saw a little boy on the pier who was eager and excited with his bait and fishing rod… there was a glee and spark in him as he stood there waiting for the catch. There was an elderly gentleman right across contemplating about something, he seemed lost in his thoughts. Maybe he was looking at this boy and wondering about his own childhood days. His demeanor didn’t seem very optimistic about his catch but stood there looking pensively at the sea.

The Old Man and The Sea:

I was once a little boy
full of spirit and glee
the sea called me to come play:
I rolled on the sun stroked golden sand,
I ran on its sparkling shores,
as the wind hummed its tunes and the waves danced along,
I flung pebbles and played catch with the waves as they swept the shore,
years passed, the sea as youthful as always
but my limbs slow and my arms sore,
I now come to the tranquil sea and see endlessly,
the sea greets me, to come walk along,
the waves whisper to run with them,
I run- but with my thoughts if not my limbs,
I glance endlessly at the horizon as the ebb meets the setting sun.

~ Aparna

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कुछ खोये हुए पल ( Some Lost Moments)

कुछ खोये हुए पल ( Some Lost Moments)

कुछ खोये हुए पल
और हसीन लम्हे
लौट आते हैं
सुंधर सपने है
वह सच मुच्च
दिंल की गहरी सीडी
उतर आते हैं वो
आहिस्ता आहिस्ता
रूह को छू लेते है
हाथ फैलाते है हम
छूने की कोशिश में
और वो छूट जाते है
यादो की ल़हेरॉन मैं बार बार
फिर भी गुस्ताकि करते है हम
सपनो की रेत में लिखने की बार बार

~ अपर्णा

English Translation:

some lost moments
and happy memories
come back
in beautiful dreams
they are
truly beautiful indeed!
as they ascend
the deep stairs
of the heart
slowly and steadily
touching the soul
I extend my hand
and try touching them
they fade away quietly
into the waves
of my memories
over and over again
yet, I make the mistake
of writing in the sand
of my dreams
over and over again

~ Aparna

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दो रुख़ एक सिक्के की ( Two Faces of a Coin)

दो रुख़ एक सिक्के की

दो रुख़ एक सिक्के की
एक ही राह पर चलते है
वक़्त से बंदे हुए
बेरूख़ी की साया मे जीते हैं
तन्हाइ मे साँस लेते हैं
बेताभी और कामोशि
की सिलावतों के बीच
मिलने की तड़प मे
हम हैं और आप हैं
दो रुख़ एक सिक्के की
तक़दीर से बंदे हुए

~ अपर्णा

Translation:

we are two faces of a coin
following the same path
bound together by time
leading a life
in the shadow of bleakness
breathing in solitude
desperately waiting to exhale
from the crevices of silence
with a desire to meet
you and me
are two faces of that coin
bound together by destiny
~ Aparna

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Art Credit: Faces1170 2436 Original Abstract Art Painting:
Strangelove
Thomas C. Fedro

I See

I See

I see
everyday,
what I see
depends on
the way I see things,
extraordinary in ordinary-
bliss blithely awaits for me to see.

~ Aparna
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Infinite Possibilities

if we dare
to quietly stare
at the infinite sky,
our minds can open up
to the endless possibilities:
intuitive inspiration for insight.

~ Aparna

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Growth

it is so
that we grow
into open spaces
and beyond them,
once in a while
we need to pause
and keenly observe
what we accumulate:
clutter or wisdom.

~ Aparna

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