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

Friday, 31 July 1970

A Certain Joy

These days will pass
These nights
Will no more be ;
Of staring alone
At a starry sky ;

This crushing burden
Of loneliness
Will no more
My soul anchor
To the earth ;

A certain joy
Will replace
This agony
Of an aching heart ;

And these lost looks
On my face
Will someday fade ,
Into a meaningful smile ;

Till then ,
O come all woes

I welcome you !

Monday, 27 July 1970

A Mighty Foe

Where is that sword ,
O lord of war ?
Where is that steel
Cold
Thirsting for my blood ?
“ On Guard “ , I say
And dare you to a duel ;

Jupiter O ,
With lightening strike ,
Strike with what you may ,
Waste no mercy
Nor spare thy wrath ;
And though descend to dust
I may ,
In Man ,

You have a mighty foe !

Thursday, 23 July 1970

Without a purpose

On a summer afternoon
I look out of the window
Of a moving train ,
And watch the white clouds
Float in a deep blue sky ,
Without a purpose
I presume ;

And then rest my eyes
On green fields
Studded with tractors
And combines ;

Even an airplane
And numerous windmills
Tanning in the summer sun ,
When the wind is vacationing .

As we ride fast
Swifter fly my thoughts
For soon I am weary
Of playing a fascinated child ;

So with half closed eyes
I send the thoughts
Probing the distant past ,
When one darts
Like a misguided missile ,
Or better
Maneuvered by wishful thinking ,
Into the future –
To return to the present
Without a broken barrier,
( but all its ribs ! )
When the train comes

To a jolty halt .

Saturday, 18 July 1970

Behind the dark Veil

This is a very cruel life
That keeps us apart
From morn to night ,
To find
The weary day retire
Behind the dark veil
And us embrace
Reconciled ,
In our enraptured  love
Like mountain streams
To find the other
Down the hills

Cascade .

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Lawrence
18 July 1957