That grape I never got , yet knew was sweet & never sour
The flower that bloomed in my heart spreading fragrance
A song I heard in a dream , but haunted me while awake
A memory that I try so hard to forget but remains
forever in consciousness
Those moments I want to hold on to , but they speed away
However much I fill , it empties reflecting my hollow self
It is that small earthen lamp burning silently in front of God…..
Translation by me , he is my father and this is from his collection ‘Zero outside and Zero inside ‘ He suffered a massive heart attack on 24th February 2017( 3 days ago) being a doctor I was able to see to it that he was helped with in one hour of the attack , a stent was put in the anterior descending branch of left coronary artery by an excellent cardiologist. Dad loves life and I have inherited it , it was Mahashivratri. A day of worship to Lord Shiva who conquers death …. I am happy my father is alive and with me….