September 22, 2021

Rose-Red Berry: Naani

 Your ambrosial taste

lingers upon my lips

as if

kissed by a rose-red berry

Naani poetry form: Indian poetry form, 4 lines, total 20 to 25 syllables.

August 24, 2021

Rhyming Within My Heartbeats

 Rhyming within my heartbeats,

is your love-song,

that I hum every night,

and float into a world,

where,

to each other we belong.

 I am, not me,

my heart and soul devoted to you,

surrendering all desires,

with a faith,

to be,

eternally yours.

       

 

 

August 14, 2021

Our Long-Lost Home

 Lingering whiff of sodden earth,

sprouting with new blossoms and birth,

beginnings and endings merging together,

here life flows on soft feathers.

Shades of fresh leaves and ferns,

a wishful abode for a heart to return,

the forests are our long-lost home,

where our old souls still roam.

First published in August 2021 issue, Borderless Journal, Singapore.

https://borderlessjournal.com/2021/08/13/our-long-lost-home/

August 4, 2021

A Flowery Delight: Renewal Of Earth’s Turf

Rain kissed earth,

sings in rainbow hues,

of empire blues,

dazzling under,

a misty sky.

 

Bellflower, daisies,

roses, bottlebrushes,

smile in soft hushes,

through their,

renewed buds,

a time for change,

in earth’s turf.

It is rainy season in North India and nature is in its splendour!

July 30, 2021

Oh! Moon, Shine Your Light : Monotetra

Your love is the pure silver white,

Enchanting the earth every night,

Showering flowers of delight,

Oh! shine your light, oh! shine your light.

She waits for you, counting the hours,

For the night, like a moonflower,

To bloom under your love’s power,

With smiling stars, with smiling stars. 

For dVerse

Monotetra poetry form  (Line 1: 8 syllables; A1, Line 2: 8 syllables; A2, Line 3: 8 syllables; A3, Line 4: 4 syllables, repeated; A4, A4)

June 25, 2021

Bone Marrow: The Start of All

Red and yellow, spongy matter,
Squeezed inside the sternum, thigh bones and hip bones,
Sometimes stored,
To be used later,
For someone of your own.
 
Red part - a blood making factory,
Stem cells rising to make RBCs, WBCs and Platelets,
Many factors involved,
Like bees surrounding a nectary,
Working tirelessly, never ever resting.
 
Yellow part – a supporting stromal partner,
Concoction of adipocytes, chondrocytes, osteocytes,
Serving the microenvironment with great honor,
Working together just right.
 
Oh! many times ill- luck strikes,
Depleting blood cells from the sites,
Life threatening - aplastic anemia,
Or any leukemia.
 
But, there’s nothing to worry,
Bone marrow transplant is the answer,
Matching it right with the patient,
To do away with the blood cancer,
A new hope awaits………………………….



For the love of biology and research!
First showcased in Bio Patrika magazine

March 21, 2021

A Fabric

I have woven myself intricately,

into a fabric,

made of,

my emotions and heart.

         The patterns,

        tell the tales,

        of my love,

        spun over,

        many lifetimes.

              &

         when,

        in some lifetime,

        you'd remove this fabric,           

        you’d find me,

        snuggled,

        in the cocoon,

        of your heart.