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Secret Sky

Sometimes I ask of sky of his secrets

I beg for his attention and his answers

He refuses to share any

Urging me to go finding instead

He holds me straight when I fall

and falls me when I am too stiff

Laden among the tender clouds

that gather swift energy

churning out an inner anger

to course past directions

hither thither everywhere

I ask of chaos and complain

when he asks me instead

to live with chaotic discipline

‘maps reveal themselves

as you proceed’, says he

so seek the insanity

of disorder to find yourself.

Snapshots with sky

When the sky sauntered in for a casual chat

she ran to close all the doors and windows shut

in such alacrity that he asked’ what is going on, really!’

‘nothing’ she managed a calm composed smile

smoothening her skirt and collar straight

and ruffling her hair carelessly while staring

as he lifted his hand to reach for a blue cloud

stuck in his hair and carefully set it free

So, how is everything? he asked

excepting perhaps better hospitality

she sat tight on the chair unwilling to move

or let the moment go into a memory

and just managed to nod a nervous smile

So, shall we not dance then? he asked

and she quickly jumped up

now unwilling to let go of a chance to make a memory.

Till the darkness called him to sleep and rest

the sky stoodby that day and made some timeless snaps.

Quiet sky

Can we sit together? I ask the sky

You and I, as we watch the rain

pounding the earth

sprouting streams and puddles

of small waters holding meetings of love

shall we not sit together?

you and I and listen to the murmur of the wind

the cries of the birds swishing past to dry themselves

perhaps then you could hear me too and what my heart says

but then as you would have known by now

what my heart says and what my words speak and eyes cry out

are all entirely different, each a song of its own, still it would be nice

to have you sit by and watch the rain gods dance

while you take a break and come and sit by my side

so, what about it?

And the sky was quiet.

Sun & Dark clouds

When the dark clouds came

Sun beat a hasty retreat

‘Sorry, I should not have come

It’s your day to shine and pour

or vice versa’

It looked as if the dark clouds

did not take it kindly

and soon filled the sky

with their own light

somewhere though

the earth lay dreaming

awash with tears of joy

drenched in love

soothing her pains

bringing her pleasures

she smiled in sleep

‘they are mine’

she murmured softly

the Sun and the dark clouds’

fancy fantasises filled her thoughts

she dreamt of love

smiles curled

around her lips

eyes grew heavy

in painful pleasure

and the sky poured

down hasty, pounding

pulsating with life.

Sugar and spice

‘Come to me in my dreams’

I implored the sky

who was hesitant

‘It must be long

It must be hard

It must be far

It must be uneasy

You and I are sugar and spice!’

He hid beneath hollow words

Then coz he could not ignore

his own calling

he looked for answers.

He reached out to the clouds

who fluffed a loud yes

He looked at the moon

who turned a sharper sheen

He searched for the stars

who twinkled on brighter smiles

He landed light in the corner

of the eye and travelled to the lips

where a smile greeted him

and he decided to stay.

‘I kinda lost the way’, he added meekly.

What the sky saw

Now that you have come

Why don’t you sit?

I asked Sky

who was fidgeting with a random cloud

Blue rays decorated his crown

Ochre splashed from his chest

I looked at his deep eyes

which looked troubled

despite his vastness

his depth and his many hues

vapid thoughts streamed

straight from his light eyes

It is not easy, he said

to look down and see

what I see

It is not easy

to know what I know either.

I said nothing

coz how could I see

what he saw

how could I know

what he knew

a moment of silence

stood doubtful of an

incoming barrage of thoughts

dressed in words azure

I turned to look away

when I sensed my lightness

floating above the clouds

he showed me what he saw

and that was it

there was nothing more to seek

there was nothing more to know

I closed my eyes in a trance.

Ah! Love

Ah! love

hold your heart

the morrows come

dressed in blue

trailing clouds sing paeans

to a future that is yet to unfold

riding horses swift and clear

dreams alight to make reality

warm love suffuses surrounding you

spreading cheer and deep radiance all around

till then rejoice for love is now

joy is near and hope sits not too far

build the wishes clear, color them bright

and smile throughout

your eyes so sparkling clear will behold

a world transformed in front of your eyes

till then love, hold your heart

watch your breath, keep the smile in the corner of your eyes

your forehead free of furrowing thoughts

your nights and days light and bright

look often at the azure sky

who bends in brightness

and pours in darkness

oftentimes he brings out colors unknown

to bring you joy in the surprise of being alive

this be wisdom, this be true.

She told the sky

Stay with me

she told the sky

who raised his thunder

and played his lightening

sometimes with the bright blue clouds

he danced in circles

at times he sang a few songs for her to hear

brought out a rainbow

and caused the birds to fly across

He brought music to her ears alone

raining a few raindrops

he quenched her thirst

Opening new pages

reading new lines

he stood by

to tell stories

with animated gestures

filling in her life

the music of staying alive.

Sky soul

This way, this way

I urged the sky

walking ahead

and creating space

I wanted to shut the door behind

when I knew he was fully inside

his tail of clouds and fancy breeze crown

his stars that shone and the sun that burnt

oh! you forgot the moon?

I asked surprised

He was busy, said sky casually.

Fit him in as I tried

I could not and I felt exasperated

I sweated profusely

anxious tears and fears of losing

ran down my cheeks

He laughed at me and gently sat

his ether butt on the foam chair

you need not tie me down to have me

neither should I

we are but free you and I

he held his arms and gathered my soul

a few thought strands he calmed them down

he planted a kiss on my forehead

and held me close

what is, is what is not

what is not, it is

I looked bewildered at his blabbering

and then smiled, and he joined in.

Sky soul

I had not asked the sky to stop by

yet he did being kind

inclined to all things azure

he moved into my soul

he spent some time

clearing a few cob webs

pasting a few sweet smiles

rubbing off a few dark spots

and filling some heavenly fragrances

if nothing, he said

pick up that pen of yours

write, write till you bleed

and then I am there with you

He read out somethings

and I wondered how he knew

he smiled and said

I speak to you in your dreams

I drive away faces dark and fearsome

sometimes I hold your hands as you sleep

kiss away your fears and let you smile

I ask him if I would know him when I saw him

Let time tell you that, he said

and vanished blue.