Lost Luxury

Newspapers take peoples’ tragedies and force the world to experience all of it.― Rebecca McNutt, Listen is Silent, or The Usurer Centuries older were youWho reduced everyone to an ignorant child.As the sun rose everyday,At my doorstep you arrivedWith fresh tidings ofNovel ideas and events,Of deaths and horrifying stories. Man’s truest chronicler were youWho told stories the…

Mourn Me Not

The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.”― Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist On misty days and grief drenched mornings,When sight…

Back to School

“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”― Robert Browning March 1, 2021 It’s a little past 10 in the evening, when my phone’s notification tone sends a ripple of anticipation through my heart and soul. Well aware of what it’s for, I check just to be made convinced…

Home

One never reaches home,’ she said. ‘But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.― Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend Where the skies rain beauty,Where the trees shed joyAnd man bleeds greed,Peace, we await your return. Where destiny’s hopesAre written in the…

One Day

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring A fleeting momentOf overwhelming regretWas all it tookTo rewrite a story. Stories written everydayWith tears and a broken will,Plagued with loss and uncertainty, Lost amid all this chaos. SometimesYou just need to drownTo realise thatSurvival was just above the surface….