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A Handful of Jasmine

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you have gone
far away somewhere

Today I got
a handful of jasmine
which are tender like your heart
and fragrant like your thoughts
holding a handful of jasmine
I miss you, Bhabha

I know a handful of jasmine
cannot speak of you
nor prove my gratitude

Bhabha, I had always felt
the soothing touch of your eyes
on my back
my growing height
my juvenile and bright 
my daring flight
all made you happy
but -
your weariness
your helplessness
your sinking voice
your being without choice
all never worried me

I was there in your every dream
but I was heedless to
your heart's screams
yet you remained still and composed 

exactly like you are seen
in the photo on the wall
now there are no offerings from me
only some tears and 
a handful of jasmine......!

{Bhabha = the way I used to address my father}
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More By  :  Bharat Mehru

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Very heart touching expressions. Why do not you write poem these days ? These are summer holidays ,and you are free from burden of teaching and daily up and down.So it will be good use of time to write some new poems.I think,You will not make us disappoint.A lot of thanks.

Nathmal Sharma
07-Jun-2014 23:03 PM

Comment Rupradhaji,
Your words are very precious to me.Thanks.

15-May-2012 01:51 AM

Comment it brought tears in my eyes!! Awesome poem!!

14-May-2012 14:09 PM

Comment Richie,
Thanks, for your nice words.

14-May-2012 13:46 PM

Comment super-duper mamosa what a classic poem..!! loved it... hats off to u .....

Priyadarshini Palawat
14-May-2012 12:50 PM

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