open fields

distant hills

glassy lakes

secluded by-lanes

whizz past


by sepia imprints

of treasured days


leaden clouds

disquiet calm

darken the day

he awaits

the thunderclap

the lightning –

musical notes

upon wistful ears

straining for

footfalls from

a receding past


the benediction

of April showers

is set aflame

as cool drops

chafe against

sizzling memory

of teasing eyes

trilling laughter

shivering bodies

growing desires


without u-turns

and reverse gears

without breaks

are their journeys parallel

or will their paths

intersect again?


18 responses »

  1. Shernaz says:

    Happy to read your comment, Beyniaz. Thanks.

  2. Beyniaz says:

    Liked this one a lot.

  3. Shernaz says:

    Hi Smita, glad to see you here and very happy that you liked the poem.

  4. Smita Luthra says:

    Very beautiful poem. It was a pleasure reading it.

  5. Shernaz says:

    Vimala and Om, my sincere gratitude to both of you for your valuable comments. It always feels good to have one’s work appreciated so.

  6. Shernaz,

    picturesque poetry! Nice!

  7. vimala madon says:

    “Sizzling memories of teasing eyes trilling laughter shivering bodies growing desires”
    Words so evocative of the yearnings born at this time of the year. Lovely poem as usual Shernaz

  8. Shernaz says:

    Hi Sonal, Always a pleasure to read your comments and responses. Thanks.

  9. Sonal Shree says:

    Evocative and beautiful.

  10. Shernaz says:

    Dear Tanuja,

    May we all succeed in dispeling the clouds of doubt and ignorance, as you say in your poetic response. Thank you very much for liking my work.

  11. Tanuja Chatterjee says:

    Dear Shernaz!
    Thanx for this lovely poem. I wish to reply in a verse form.

    Treasured days
    Nowhere in sight
    Trapped within
    This radiant life
    To dispel the clouds
    Of doubt and ignorance
    To usher in a new dawn
    Of hope and brilliance.

  12. Dear Shernaz,

    Beautiful poetry. Reaches the heart and soul…

  13. Mira Pawar says:

    I like the U turns and reverse gears……I wish we could actually apply this to our lives. I would love to go back in time and mend so many things in life. Lovely poem Shernaz. Enjoyed reading it.

    • Shernaz says:

      Wouldn’t we all love to go back in time! I am grateful for your encouraging comments, Mira

  14. Picturesque, strong emotion quotient and wistfully philosophical your poetry is a delight!

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