Archive for ‘Venkat’

February 26, 2020

Meaning

by Venkat

time comes with a lid
no handles to hold
the night was a thief
dark thumbs to wear
kept dreams to count
love without doors
leaves but feathers
till days break aloud
to let in theives
for their tall times

you are the wall
you are the mother
you are the duck
you are the music
you are the night
you are the sound
you are the silence

February 5, 2020

Cosmos

by Venkat

the clever skies come soft
from cocoons of my words
the Sun has its coat aloft
in thick seas of thoughts

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January 24, 2020

Relativity of Life

by Venkat

bright in gold in jars of silence

who hides in wings of time
ever open in bars of distance
to that omnipresent
relativity of life

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June 19, 2019

Seeds of Everything

by Venkat

where swans flap not their wings
where waters keep no shadows
where eyes see nothing

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May 5, 2019

Heart

by Venkat

every silence has a heart
so does every stone
some peel with time
some need a hand

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March 24, 2019

Shadows

by Venkat

on the wing of this boat
behind your strewn words
shadows in silver robes

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March 18, 2019

Squirrels

by Venkat

squirrels in a basket
shadows long for skies
caves coiled in bellies
munch on pin-hole rays

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March 11, 2019

Pebbles

by Venkat

pebbles on a rustic eye
dophin leather on one
paired to a wrinkled bone
I land from Mt. Cloud
enroute to Dolphin bay

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March 6, 2019

Someday

by Venkat

someday, memories will move
on fine turtle backs
who nailed our skies

someday, your words will come
in the woodpeckers’ ink
which wrote your song

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March 4, 2019

Fences of Time

by Venkat

he dug them straight
fences of time
with granite hands
fences of time
no shadows to bend
no stars to spare

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February 28, 2019

Transposes

by Venkat

the lamps croak
their only short hymn
to limp into their buds
where only age dares
wit snug in its egg

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February 19, 2019

Footsteps

by Venkat

footsteps, they tap my mind
footsteps, on the grooves
inches of sounds, snowflakes
bundles of drizzles, yesterdays

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February 16, 2019

Sparrows

by Venkat

sparrows; wore my feelings
in echoes, squeaked my reason
they robbed scraps of my heart
into grey valleys of time

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February 12, 2019

Fires

by Venkat

Fires, they blew sirens
Stones, uncreased in prayer
Fences, in unfolded black
Leaves, trace crude airs

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February 7, 2019

Thoughts

by Venkat

thoughts are not born
grey dolphins in time
up from snake-holes
into clouds’ firm door

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February 1, 2019

Timeless String

by Venkat

hands wrung, long pauses

meditate on a timeless string

creased legs, woven fates

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January 27, 2019

Haves and Have Nots

by Venkat

beaks, nudge time off cliffs
into arms, the skies made
roots, roll ambitions into hearts
for desires, the coats hide

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January 18, 2019

Pages

by Venkat

memories shrill, floated violins
floated her words, oysters still
doors proud, on a half-lit path

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January 13, 2019

Time

by Venkat

yellow in swirl, whisper in blue
when silence wears new folds
eyes in green, row over stars
flash a dream for the orange

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January 2, 2019

Stripes

by Venkat

stripes, lay thoughts
creases as sands wear
stripes, wave memories
elastic as mountains dare

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December 29, 2018

A Wish Not to Change

by Venkat

let me nail this color in my eyes
till every color breathes in it
let me read this darkness
till every light sprouts forth
let me stay on this ground
till it becomes my world

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December 26, 2018

Pigeons

by Venkat

twenty and three pigeons
on arms of uncertain branches
had no arms to stop the doubt
browless in wit, glum in gossip

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December 23, 2018

Ends

by Venkat

wispy memories, swoop raw and deep
claws of gravity, spin lines in blood
love in moonshine gay on its old paw
a planet of nights, on bones I know not
ends I hold, carry lines raw and deep
too cold for knots, so far for thoughts

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December 19, 2018

Shapes

by Venkat

then he waxed those roses
till they lit the crooked shades

pruned stories, oiled memories
painted distances in neat vials

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December 16, 2018

Fences

by Venkat

fences, they went up in smoke
perforating my glowing doubts
the fence I sweated to defuse
had but barbs of the wired mind

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December 13, 2018

Yesterdays

by Venkat

yesterdays stole my shine
to flaunt their windy pride
I wear no coat for smiles
but buttoned by same dews
each morning, every morrow

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December 10, 2018

Corners

by Venkat

paint them if you will
nailed with your groans
bowls of time on the sill
clock’s tick, fishes moans

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December 6, 2018

Thoughts

by Venkat

a new thought
now it limped over, green
eyes blown, puffed intents
a quiet cloud, a serene dragonfly

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