Let my words have the clearness of a stream - the seeing pebbles look. The kind through which you reach and pick a water smooth pebble. Or better still cupped in both hands, its icy coolness splashed on a sweaty face and arms dewed with a laughing run up a summery slope.
Let my words have a good taste to them, like warm stew ladled with loving arms, brown-gold as loaves snoring-soft in a basket weaved hither-thither with sentences and bible rhythms and the warm taste of grace.
Let my words smell like the tenderness of a woman's breast or a cupped hand raised gently, its fleshy plumpness to nostrils trembling as a race horse's might. Or let the words breathe of iron-hot clothes, or a leather saddle, or a table being waxed by the arms of the carpenter.
Advertising: 18 years of it. Like one in the pit of mammon? Perhaps, and yet, it taught me, a lesson all poets should know, that words are not impotent... That one taut line can hold in its hands eternity, or the next best thing, the wallet of the moment.
A lot can happen over coffee.
It's got Zaz!
Burn your briefs.
Crafted from desire.
The League of Global Indians.
Athithi Sexy Bhava
Like a man handling a battery forgets that it is lightning... The man using the word forgets that on sound he stands. Question: Does he need to be electrocuted to remember?
In the last 3 decades, I have begun to go beyond the word that screams to the word that blesses, from the word that shouts to the words of silence. From the word that talks, to the word that creates.
Joyous: Today a happy wind. Dusty Rainbows.3 gunnysacks of sun for sale.
Pilgrim's Progress: I speak through you. For the lack of another word he is a half guru. The Pilgrimage to the Newspaper Stall
Kundalini Shakti: The Lightning Body, It's like you know, Seed of Gnowing.
India: Where is India? Maru Kuruchitit Ondo? My Grandfather's Voice.
Whacky: A New Score, The World Cup Final. Thought X God
Fables: The Over-ambitious Chinese Lantern. The Master Carpenter & The Tree. The Golden Butterfly. The Great Huge Lake & The Tiny Forest Pool.