Monday, 25 April 2016

The Good Earth


                                         A  day set apart in the world calendar
                                          In honour  of the great good Earth
                                        Is aptly  in keeping with the need of the hour
                                        And a wisely thought of welcome gesture.

               It's time for us to owe  allegiance
               To this benign, yet  silent benefactor
               And express our gratitude, concern and care
               Just as we  do  to our own dear mother.

                                                A day not only to observe as a  ritual
                                               But  pledge ourselves to guard her against
                                               The danger of damage and utter  destruction
                                                Caused by man's insatiable greed.

                High time to think and  reflect again
                That the earth's and man's lots are interlinked
                So let us  stop plundering  her any more
                 Or we will hasten our  own disaster

                                                     That she is not mere soil and sand
                                      .              But a  living spirit with  rare virtues
                                                     With  endless patience and forbearance
                                                    Heavenly grace and unique attributes.

              No  less adorable is she than a mother
              That gives us birth and brings us up
              Allows us to  grow and play in her lap
           . And offers firm ground to stand on our feet

                                                     Now shall we as ungrateful   children
                                                     Neglect, ignore  and damage her being
                                                      Chasing madly our selfish  interests
                                                      Putting in danger  her very existence?

              For millions of years has she sustained
               Rich sources  for all of us  to survive
              Shouldn't  we protect this  precious heritage
              To be inherited by the generations to come ?

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Victory to Thee , My Beloved Mother !

    She  is a  Mother
    Yes, she is. By any definition.
  As she has given us birth
Nourished, nurtured, and enabled us,;
 To live this beautiful life.

Though not visible  in flesh and blood
She is a unique,  immortal spirit
Conceived in minds and hearts,  deep down
A sacred  entity in herself
To be felt,  adored and glorified,
      She is known as the land of birth
               The Motherland

The proud mother of millions
Of varied merits and  ambitions
Hailing  from different  backgrounds
With  diverse mindsets and emotion

There are people with seasoned thinking
and also immature and devoid of reason
Adamant at raising voices of dissent
Only to feed their selfish intentions.

But this magnanimous mother
Embraces them all with equal love
And doles out her gifts to all  of them
Regardless of class, colour and creed.

Whether they be loyal, sensible, grateful
Or most  arrogant selfish and rude
She is to them ever loving and kind
Who never gets  unduly annoyed

 For, sure she believes  and rightly so
That a mother should behave as a mother always
And let the children decide for themselves
Whether to be grateful or else, otherwise

So what if you sing not her praise aloud
Or even refuse to pronounce her name?
Over and above these rituals she stands
Intact is her glory, you uphold it or not.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

अथ स्वागतम ! शुभ स्वागतम !

पहनकर बहुरंगी  परिधान
 धरा करती  किसका आह्वान ?

भ्रमर लाये किसका संदेश
तितलियां  देतीं  क्या निर्देश ?

सुरभि आप्लावित  वातावरण
दे  रहा  किसको आमंत्रण ?

पवन की गति होती क्यो मंद
कर  रहा       बोझिल  क्या मकरंद ?
  पत्र पुष्पों   की बंदन वार
 लगी क्यो वन उपवन के द्वार ?

कोकिला ले कर पंचम तान
कर  रही किसका गौरव गान ?

पाँवों    से सिर तक खिला पलाश
छलकता किसके प्रति उल्लास ?

किसलिए बौराया  है आम
कर रहा झुक-झुक  किसे  प्रणाम ?

छा रहा चहु दिशि  नव जीवन
भला किसका यह अभिनंदन ?

अतिथि वह कौन अनूप विशिष्ट
स्वयम वसुधा सुंदरि  का इष्ट  ,

 व्यक्त करने आदर  , अनुराग
 बिछाया पथ  पर  राग पराग

   हुआ  मन  भी   वासंती  आज
   आ गये   सचमुच  क्या ऋतुराज ?