Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 26 February 1970

Dreams

Dreams
Endless dreams
Mere dreams –
Each followed by a fainter one !

Seems all the fairer ones are gone .

From the mist of my mind ,
Looked I yonder
To behold ,
Sweet angels dancing
-     A butterfly touched my eyes
And whispered ,
“ Come
I am waiting for you
Destined for you “.

A fierce sun shone
The mist was gone ;
Where art thou ?
O beloved one !
Kash ! I too were a dream

Little gentle dream .

Wednesday, 18 February 1970

Hide the Shadow ?


Nor could this darkness
Hide the shadow
Of my sorrow ;
Why cling then
O Life ,
Till tomorrow ?

Let it strike ,
A peaceful , quieting
Knife ,
To end forever
This
Now unbearable

Strife .

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18 Feb 1962

Saturday, 7 February 1970

Through the Dark Valley

May I have
Some of those pills ,
Which
Would lull me
To such sleep
Where
Neither pains
Nor pleasures
Could reach :

Quicken thy pace ,
O Messenger
From the other world ,
Look at my face
O Savior !
And behold ,
With what eagerness
I await you ,
To lead me through
The dark valley of death ,
To the threshold
Of light

Of unperturbed peace .

Tuesday, 3 February 1970

A lonely cloud

I am a tearful cloud
That cannot cry ,
My tears , knowing ,
Would not reach ,
Some thirsty patch of land ;
Nor cool
The desert winds hot ;

I am a lonely cloud
In a sultry summer sky ,
That cannot cast a shadow
For a lovely belle ,

Beneath to lie .

A Shadow Shows no Scars

You have no witness
My soul
Of your silent suffering ,
This body
 Bears no mark ;

This serene countenance
This deceptive calm
Belies
What epic tales of struggle
You alone know ;

My soul
There is no witness
Of your myriad miseries ;
Of your battle
Against mortal bonds
This shadow

Shows no scars.