In this book, my poems focus on love, the magical word that brings along the first blush, the first missed heart-beat and also the first heart-break. Mother Nature smiles as we recline in her lap, inhaling its fragrance, weaving dreams of desire and drenching in the deluge of emotions.
Here is an excerpt from Moments We Love:
If you were rain
Would you drench me
With the deluge of your cascading fall
Inundating my urges?
An escape from the outside world, a realm of serenity beckoned him. Each time he visited it to calm his inner storms, the color of nature painted his soul. A cadence of flowing water gave him new hope. He immersed his angst in the water, shared his fears with the branches that tossed them away into the air.
Dora’s face smiled from the water that cascaded downhill. A soft hand touched his shoulders. An angelic voice spoke syllables that he yearned to listen.
“I don’t want to see you here, Ron. Go home.”
“I didn’t come to meet you. This is my haven of peace.”
“But you disturb my peace. Go away. Let me rest,” her smile vanished as Dora spoke with a smoky voice.
Crestfallen, Ron walked home to face his demons alone. Moments of life grew blurry. All love crumbled as he looked at the changing colors of Dora’s picture in his living room.
The tender touch of breeze The soft sound of brook Some beautiful blossoms smiling At the light and warmth of sun Happiness filtering through the trees Moonlight streaming through my windows Hope sprouting around me, every spring The dusky sky, the merging hues of rainbows The warmth of my home The mirth, the kindness, the consonance The steady drizzle of love Seeping slowly into my soul
Assimilating the ache of setbacks Embracing the hurricanes of life Gratitude grants the serenity To bounce back, to tap the infinite
To stumble upon and cherish Those moments of endless joy Those moments of togetherness Sparkling on the sand of time