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

Saturday, 21 March 1981

Branches of Gul Mohur

I have spent
An entire afternoon
Looking at the tip
Of the Ashoka tree
Trying to reach the sky.

Is Ashoka ignorant
Or does it not care for
 The caressing
Branches of Gul Mohur
Shorn of all its leaves ?

But may be the leaves
Will someday return
If only Ashoka could
Learn to bend
And look downward
To the earth

Clasping its roots