person holding ballpoint pen writing on notebook

Words assume the color of the writer’s ink

as it paints a palette of thoughts

drawing an imagery of multitude emotions.

Words wrap the feelings in a beauteous allure

as they bewitch the mind’s eye

with an altruistic charisma of sensory delight.

Razor sharp words, their caustic mien penetrates deep

shattering the heart into a million shards

burying them beneath a traumatic debris.

With a bold mood into a night of passion

words indulge in a flirtatious tease, raising the tempo

igniting in a tempestuous affair with the reader.

Words pen a riveting edge of the seat thriller

sweat beads trickling down the brow

as eerie tentacles of fear grip the mind.

 Cleansing of sorts, with their sublime temperament

 words lead us on a path of enlightenment

with a perfect prescription of spiritual nirvana.

Words carve intricate curves of lyrical poetry

bring alive the ancient history

script a magnum opus, satiating the literary souls.

Their most powerful facet comes to fore

when they are an impetus to stimulate.

The insipid letters of the alphabet join hands

to inspire an entire nation to rise up for a cause.


A girl by the window…

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #120, to write a tale in 280 letters or less.

Photo by Juan Pablo at Pexels.com

Her debut novel ‘ A girl by the window’ catapulted Kaira from an unknown girl to a celebrity novelist. Now signing autographed copies of her book, her mind drifted back to the days when she sat by the coffee shop window observing people, where the idea of the novel was conceived.

Letter count: 280

गुलज़ार – Gulzar


Sampooran Singh Karla popularly known by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. His style marks sensitivity that is reflected through his writing and films.  The coming together of  Late R.D.Burman (music director ) and Gulzar created musical magic . Their songs are evergreen even after 4 decades. His writing continues to weave a magical spell on his readers till date.

I present my maiden attempt at Hindi poetry, as a tribute to this great legend on his 82nd  birthday…..18 Aug !!


तेरे कलम की सिहाई से जो हुआ रूबरू

उसे जाम या मैखाने की क्या ज़रुरत ,वह तो बिन पिए ही मदहोश हो गया


ओस के बूँदों की तूने जो मोती पिरोई, माथे की बिंदिया, हाथों का कंगन

लबोह की लाली , आंखों का काजल, तेरे लव्जों ने क्या खूब किया औरत का श्रृंगार


वादी में शहनाई गूंजे या बिरह की रात की तड़प, सेहर का सूरज हो या रात की चांदनी

कई चित्रों में गहरे रंग भरे, तेरे गीतो के बोल ने


माशूका के बाहों में बीते हुए वो लम्हों के साथ

हम डूब गए तेरे अल्फाज़ के नशे में


दिल की तन्हाइयो में जाने कहा खो गया, एक अकेला और तनहा इस भरी महफ़िल में

बस एक तेरे कलम की जादू थी, जो मेरा हमसफ़र बन गया


तुझे सजदा पेश किया है हमारी ज़िन्दगी,

गुले गुलज़ार के गुलदस्ते से सजाने के लिए


The one who stumbled upon your writing

needs no wine to get a high,

reading your verses leaves him intoxicated.


Like the garland of dewdrops,

the vermillion on the forehead,

bangle laden hands, glossy lips, kohl darkened eyes,

your words have added glory to a woman’s beauty.


The lyrics of your many songs have painted

a beautiful picture depicting many scenes….

A plaintive clarinet, the tremblings of a lonely heart,

the rising sun and the moon lit night.


The magical nectar of your words

reminds one of the moments

spent in the arms of the beloved.


In the depths of the loneliness,

a lone soul among the throng of people,

I find a companion in the magic

you weave with your words.


An ode to you for presenting us

a bouquet of blossoming flowers

and brightening our lives.


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