Category Archives: Poetry

We Will Miss You Yoda

(06 June 2005 – 08 April 2020) The below poem is dedicated to you, YODA, from the RANAS Rudyard Kipling’s Poem – A Dog for Jesus A Dog for Jesus(Where dogs go when they die)** I wish someone had given … Continue reading

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The Smile Virus 

……….. (Author Unknown) Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin When he smiled I realized I’d passed it … Continue reading

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कौरव कौन

अटल जी की एक कविता   अटल जी ने हमेशा जीवन की चुनौतियों का आगे बढ़कर सामना किया। अपने राजनीतिक जीवन में कविताओं से लोगों का मन मोहने वाले अटल जी की कुछ कविताएं तो समय की सबसे अच्छी परिभाषा … Continue reading

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ज़िंदगी

आहिस्ता चल ज़िंदगी, अभी कई क़र्ज़ चुकाना बाकी है, कुछ दर्द मिटाना बाकी है, कुछ फ़र्ज़ निभाना बाकी है I रफ़्तार में तेरे चलने से कुछ रूठ गये, कुछ छूट गये, रूठों को मानना बाकी है, रोतों को हसाना बाकी … Continue reading

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Whither Sparrow?

(On the World Sparrow Day: 20th Mar) Today in the newspaper (Times of India, Delhi edition, page 2) I read that 20th of Mar each year is being celebrated as World Sparrow Day. I admit, I was not aware. News … Continue reading

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The Valley of Seventies

by Col Shiv Om Rana I enter the valley of seventies. Beautiful swirling nimbus cloud grey and silver at the far end making an artists brush go around. The valley spread far and wide, with colourful flowers and clear stream … Continue reading

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My Night of Dream

Prelude I liked a Nepali poem by Chandi Raj Dahal of Kathmandu, Nepal. I thought to translate it and share it with the world. I hope I have done justice to the translation. (Nepali poem is also given below the … Continue reading

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नींद और मौत में क्या फर्क है…?

किसी ने क्या खूबसूरत जवाब दिया है…. “नींद आधी मौत है” और “मौत मुकम्मल नींद है” जिंदगी तो अपने ही तरीके से चलती है…. औरों के सहारे तो जनाज़े उठा करते हैं। सुबहे होती है , शाम होती है उम्र … Continue reading

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Don’t Quit

by John Greenleaf Whittier When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to … Continue reading

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The Morning : Spinning Head

The morning after the night before One wakes up groggy and unsure. What exactly happened the night before? Why do I have lipstick on my forehead? Why is there this dull smell of stale smoke in my bedroom? When I … Continue reading

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