29 January 2010


Sheets of white..
to my eyes delight..
cotton that floats..
that brightens the night..

As I mark my way..
on this canvas of snow..
I think its metaphoric..
for everyone's now..

Sometimes my car..
skids like a state..
and sometimes it zooms..
like in a race..

But the breathtaking view..
has my spirits high and up..
Enjoy it while its here..
before you know, it will stop..

Snowmen and sleds..
little kids in sweaters..
walks in the plaza ..
at the window, writing letters..
At the coffee shop..
making excuses to stay..
to watch the snow..
falling in the day..

Being late for everything..
and blaming it on the weather..
Drying clothes and shoes,
I dont know why I did bother.
Listening to blues..
and dimming the lights..
imagining it is another..
one of the fairy tale nights...

I think its cheerful..
to see the bright night,
and imagine its full..
of miracles out of sight.

22 January 2010

Pablo Neruda - I do not love you

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

15 January 2010

I stared at the screen

I stared at the screen.
I had no clue.
what was I looking for,
I dint know. Its true!!

It was monday morning
and I was so delighted
to get to work, to dress up
I was so excited...

With new songs in the Ipod
a spring in my step
when the alarm went off,
out of bed, I had leapt...

I wanted to get to work
and start with this zeal
Who would have thought
this is how fate would deal...

I stared at the screen.
I had no clue.
what was I looking for,
I dint know. Its true!!

08 January 2010

Colors on my wall

On the walls in my home
there are splashes of color
like little drops of water
on dry desert land

The rest of the walls
are all plain and fair
with black frames
and dark wall decor

When I first got them
I thought they were good
like there was clarity
in my day, in my mood

But now they lay heavy
on my mind when I see
they make me think of all
the possibilities they could be..

I tried to give them away
but I cant take them down
every time I try, I put them all back,
each and every one...

I really like the colors
that are bright and gay....
Maybe I will put the others away,
not today but some other day.

01 January 2010

Fresh Start?

Not a new life
not a new day...
it is just a day 
that followed yesterday

And somehow I think
Of new beginnings
and of new horizons,
resolutions and goals

Everything was alright
but somehow I feel lighter
like some heavy cloud has passed,
and the day has gotten brighter

Oh but it has been snowing
and has not snowed harder
Though I enjoy it as much
I am wishing for it to get warmer.

It is just another day
but I like to pretend
as my heart is full of hope
to keep it that way, I intend

That this is a fresh start,
one full of possibilities
the beginning of another
adventure, an opportunity.