The Mirror is Watching

BY MAHIMA SHARMA The mirror hangs stoic on my wall, With unbiased eyes…silently absorbing all, Never storing anything… Even from the present moment, Never storing images… Even from the recent-most past.   My mirror, my reflection… Only shows me my present. Revealing a brutal, honest truth… That I am holding onto my past. But to be able to fly, Mirror tells me to turn around, … Continue reading The Mirror is Watching

Ocean

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH   O beautiful, enigmatic ocean, What secrets lie hidden in your bosom? O mighty ocean you fill human hearts, With a sense of awe and fear. Your latent energy & passion, Come to the fore as towering waves. Frothy, rippling waters hurtling down, On the sandy shore, is music to the ears. The roar of waves, has a certain rhythm. Since the … Continue reading Ocean

Unrequited Love

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH   The looks were divine. He towered tall among other men. The magnificent physique granite like, The fair glowing skin white as alabaster; His eyes like two limpid pools, holding secrets, Within their unfathomable depths. The majestic head, encircled by raven locks, Some falling limply on the massive forehead. The aquiline nose, sharp as a dagger, The firm chiseled lips, dark sensuous; … Continue reading Unrequited Love

Peace

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Just a tiny little world So replete with meaning Everyone desires peace Men, women, children Birds & animals seek peace In their own little ways There is peace in humming of bees Murmuring of brooks, rivulets Snowy clouds in the azure sky Usher in a sense of peace A walk through a forest glade Midst profuse greenery & foliage Evokes serenity and … Continue reading Peace

Happiness

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Since the dawn of civilisation, Mankind has sought Happiness. Happiness in daily life, Happiness in body, mind and heart; Humans relentlessly seek happiness. Sadly it eludes their grasp, So they wander around in vain, Seeking happiness in all directions. Happiness is a state of mind, How varied  people’s  minds can be ! Fair Sex craves for jewels, apparels, Silks. satin, other elegant … Continue reading Happiness

Freedom! Woman You Hold Your Own Key

BY MAHIMA SHARMA At the stroke of the midnight hour, O Woman, awake, arise and raise the bar, Unchain yourself, set yourself free, O Woman! Don’t Try to be what you aren’t supposed to be.   No one but you, holds yourself in captivity, No one but only you, can open up to Life’s beauty. Responsibilities beckon you…I agree, But make yourself too…a priority.   … Continue reading Freedom! Woman You Hold Your Own Key

Torn Heart’s Desire

BY VALENTYNA HOLLOWAY Green grass touching sand clouds pouring towards the shoreline; the abstract way seagulls hang against the waves and compliment the sun. Hair spilling down her bare back as she watches the frame photograph it’s colours into a monochrome memory of days fragranced with lilac in Eliot’s cruelest month. Her heart torn and hanging while the waves crash and the seabirds sing the … Continue reading Torn Heart’s Desire