A poem in memory of a friend who fell to Corona last year.
Haikus or Something
A few short poems..call them Haikur or anything you like.
-Rajesh K. Jha I see the dust rising from the hooves of time, setting on the tender grass ahead of me, sky turning into a blotch of faded orange like Monet's Impression sunrise. I gather jasmine, roses and bougainvillea, string a handcuff for you. But prisoners are wont to escape, they can kill and sometimes commit... Continue Reading →
The old lady in Metro
A poem: Old Lady in the Metro Train
Rakbar, a daily wage labourer and small dairy runner from Alwar was killed by Cow Vigilantes in Rajsthan recently. It is the latest in the series of killings in the name of cow reported from all over the country. A poem on this theme.
A Bowl of Rice
Invoking Lord Rama to the modern times. A poem about myth seeking to alter the reality of the present
-Rajesh K. Jha You were a couple of millennia late, In crossing the Hindukush and Himalayas Otherwise, my friend, you were welcome with the Aryans. Why did you not, my brother, join the Caravan Of Huns, Shakas, Kushanas and others When they crossed the Indus, spread in the land? Sorry you are late and we... Continue Reading →
-Rajesh K. Jha I hold a grudge against the clouds. It has teased me the entire day, darkening a corner of the sky and then disappearing, sprinkling a drop on the tip of my nose, thundering at a distance arousing hope that dissipates like good times. I bribe it with a flower, offer a servile... Continue Reading →
O Nation, You are Great and Mighty!
-Rajesh Kumar Jha O Nation you are great and mighty, And I am small. My eyes widen, jaws drop and hands tremble, When I see your might, I find myself feeble. On the snow clad mountain, Inside the jungle and across the ravines, on enemies from beyond and enemies from within, encounter or gun battle,... Continue Reading →