“through the act of living, the discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us. . ."

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

E&OE



Sometimes,  when  I pause
After a burst of machine-gun
Tapping at the keyboard
And read what I typed in
I discover gaps - a word, 
sometimes
Two words or more -
Phrases that had passed through my brain
But failed to reach, fast enough
to the tips of my fingers


Though I can type blindfolded
Though I tap in unblinking
Thoughts that had formed in my mind
Words that had formed in my head
Murmured at my lips -
Slipped -
Missing -
Blank - 


Omissions - glaring - 


I am anguished - 
Did I omit to tell you
That I love you? 

******** Balachandran V, Trivandrum 29.05.2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

On Seeing a Dead Snake





Snakes don't close their eyelids
'Coz snakes can't close their eyelids.
Fused, the eyelids keep the eyes open
From birth to postmortem.
Perhaps, as the rest of the body rots away,
The eyeballs would lie there forever,
Twinkling like forlorn stars.

Scared of the vacant look of death,we
Scramble to pull down our dead's eyelids.
Perhaps, if we didn't,
they would light up stars
In somebody else's eyes...


******** Balachandran V, Trivandrum, 28.05.2012


Definition




To define is to confine
To define is to be finite
To finally shut the windows
To firmly shut others out.

To define is not to look at the sky
To define is to end the quest
To define would be
To defeat yourselves
To rob yourselves of the infinity that was promised...
*******************
Balachandran V, Trivandrum. 28.05.2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Book in Flipkart!



Idly leafing through Flipkart, on an impluse I search for 'Signs of Love Balachandran', and there it is !

Signs of Love and they are offering it at a discount! Gee! 

Balachandran V, Trivandrum 27.05.2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

In Exile





Since now Time matters to me
Only as weekends that I can go home
To console myself, I count the weeks backward -
Not looking forward to the future I have to spend here
In exile-

But backward
As yet another week silps past
As one less
In exile.

********* Balachandran V, Alleppey, 11.05.2012