Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too.

आम्हां घरी धन शब्दांचीच रत्नें | शब्दांचीच शस्त्रें यत्न करुं ||
शब्द चि आमुच्या जीवांचे जीवन | शब्दें वांटूं धन जनलोकां ||
तुका म्हणे पाहा शब्द चि हा देव | शब्द चि गौरव पूजा करुं ||
- abhang of Tukaram Wolhoba Ambile of Dehu

There's No Freedom Like That of a Child's Imagination

கடலுக்கு உண்டு கற்பனைக்கு இல்லை கட்டுப்பாடு

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Of course I read your poems

Of course I read your poems. When I'm not reading a brief to create an advertising campaign that will cause a stampede outside the branches of a bank offering 6.75% interest on fixed deposits.

Of course I read your poems. When I'm not standing on one leg on the bus back home and peering over the shoulders of a guy watching Tom Cruise biff up the baddy on his iPhone and thinking that Rajnikanth would have done it better.

Of course I read your poems. When I am not with my monomaniacal boss seated on his hobby horse expounding his favourite theories on how the whole world but him is wrong and wondering whether to cut up his tie or strangulate him with it.

Of course I read your poems. When I'm in the mood to know how your umpteenth boyfriend exudes magic from his sebaceous glands (and not sweat like us mortals) and taught you the meaning of love in love-making; and how that same umpteenth now ex-boyfriend was only using your heart to mop the floor with just like all men did before.

Of course I read your poems.

6 Comments:

Blogger Ron. said...

It's good to know that someone's still taking time out for art. On behalf of poets everywhere, I offer my gratitude for your time.

6:10 AM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger Ron. said...

It's gratifying to know that in these hectic times there's still at least one person out there taking out time for art. On behalf of all poets everywhere, I offer my sincere appreciation.

6:13 AM, March 29, 2010  
Blogger Ozymandias said...

Thanks, Ron.!

7:46 AM, March 29, 2010  
Anonymous Sushama said...

Can't you add a 'like' button? :) easier that way - yes, FB has spoilt my habits. Liking this as well as the previous 4 entries!!! Too much effort to comment on each of them, see?

6:31 PM, April 07, 2010  
Blogger Ozymandias said...

Sushama, you make me feel grateful for Twitter. That atleast makes people bang 140 characters on their keyboards.

7:57 AM, April 08, 2010  
Anonymous Sushama said...

Aah, I have chosen not to join twitter, you see :)! Just like my late starts with Orkut and FB, I might eventually come there...

12:28 PM, April 12, 2010  

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