Saturday, February 10, 2018

NO MAD

All humans were nomads. Nomad, what a beautiful, absurd word of language. It doesn’t mean we wish to keep wandering, but we yearn to live a life at different places in different times, as and when each place provides us sustenance, security and some kind of settlement. I think I have a nomad’s soul waiting to move on to the next place when needed. If one wanders just for the sake of wandering, as I had always imagined I would - its called being lost.

Monday, February 05, 2018

ALAS

When my whole life has been a preparation to meet you
Why is it that you have not arrived?

Friday, February 02, 2018

MY MY

Why do the brief moments of beauty make one cry?

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Me and You, So Happy Together



Two weeks ago when a social media post marking the birth date of the actor Leslie Cheug reminded me of this Hong Kong's superstar and the inimitable legacy he left behind, the first image that came to my mind was of a beaten, and bloodied Cheung surrendering in the arms of a shocked ex lover played by the talented Tony Leung in the film Happy Together (1997).
The maverick director Wong Kar-wai made several masterpieces, and is known for his frequent collaborationwith Tony Leung, but none can deny that his original muse was Leslie Cheung. In the path breaking and celebrated 'Happy Together', both his actors, Cheung and Leung created a magic so removed from anything the world had seen, and would come to see from the director himself.
A film about two lovers, who find themselves in Argentina, in an attempt to rescue their volatile relationship, is an unlikely poignant film about romance and the ephemeral nature of love. It is a beautiful film, shot by the innovative Christopher Doyle, and directed with raw passion by Wong Kar-wai.
The on and off relationship between the two leading men form the narrative backdrop to a film that takes us across stark landscapes, both natural and manmade. From the enormous Iguazu falls to the neon lit streets of Taiwan, we even end up at the 'end of the world', literally. 
The film introduces and explores male sexuality in a tender and evocative way, an achievement very few films can claim. The film is a romance that breaks the heart of the protagonists repeatedly to make them find themselves. Yet, I find this film to be the best living testimony of the beauty and vulnerability of the most famous Asian man, Leung, whose superstardom was once succeeded only by Michael Jackson and the Beatles.
Only the genius of an auteur like Wong Kar-wai could ever manage to capture this powerhouse of an actor and give him the role that will define love, irrespective of gender, sexuality or race forever. 
Five years later Leung died when he jumped off the 24th floor of a hotel in Hong Kong, but he continues to be the muse of the world.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

I LEAVE TO RETURN

I miss everything,
a million miles away
or the honeybee that disappears.
The house with painted red bricks
is caught in its cobwebs,
with the eucalyptus trees dead and gone.
All the stars shine 
in the sky so blue,
hiding in a daylight of illusions.
My heart stops,
like cogs and wheels 
so old and rusted red with blood.

  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DREAMER

All my dreams are ending
So I can wake up now
Till I sleep again 
Forever, again

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I THOUGHT NOTHING COULD BRNG ME BACK HERE

 Oh the Jester!

How often he repeats, and repeats, the same old wisdom

but in vain

when consciousness could give birth to

hand prints

wood blocks

music

perception of colours

so much more that can't be conceived

like a child

and yet

a few never give up

'cause

it is us

who 
are 
the
living

Monday, August 06, 2012

DOWNBOUND TRAIN



I had a boy
we took a train
it went very far
with travelers in rain

we reached a beach
spoke to the clouds
watching the rain
drowning the waves

then came a home
in a coconut grove
I had a fever
that put me to sleep

we bought little soap
and a took a tiny boat
the waves were gone
leaving us behind

we walked on and on
and the land ended
the train came back
whistling through nights

we only had love
and drowning waves
he took a train
and never saw him again



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