Musings of an Old Maverick

SHE

SHE

(Dedicated to the awe-inspiring Woman in my life on our 32nd Anniversary)   On a cool autumn evening Over three decades ago Like a butterfly blessed with wings of gossamer She drifted into his life   He felt her warmth close to his heart, her unblemished...

Enlightenment

Enlightenment

(Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa, India) They come to a place of reverence They see They smile They return   And they say We went We saw We returned   I have been them too Part of the mass that come, see and return In droves as sightseers, travelers and tourists...

I Am Woman

I Am Woman

I am The hope filled inspiration of a new dawn The tranquil calm of the setting sun The warm embalming caress on a stressed brow The touch of reassurance to a broken heart I am The quintessence of motherhood Within the dark abyss of my womb I lovingly nurture future...

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

My mother named me ‘Anand’ (which literally means ‘peaceful’) the day I was born since I came forth into the world as calm as a calf. A couple of years later, she sure did regret choosing that name because by then I had turned into a raging bull! And henceforth, I was...