An ornate mosaic of finger prints Foot prints, interlinked highways Body maps in ink. Now washing away Erasing, colouring the waves Around me black, blue and gray I see the grains of colour go Streaking down my body Far too easily, for far too long Sand like grains falling away like rain Mixing like snow in dirt puddles A new world view, just out of the womb And after baptism. A ganga ashnaan Or a sip of zamzam. A new feel of the world A dip in the deep known. Submerged here and beyond
Does life drop off like sand Crumbling rocks, exposing root and bone Or does it wait for the designated expiry date Sell by, use by, best before Or does it leave as wonder goes And ponder, marvel or woe.
Each item like clothing Wrung, shook, neatly pinned One following the other All shapes, sizes, tinged You expect a hollow aftermath Windows flapping against walls No footfall on the bare floors Doors banging in atrium halls Thoughts move more freely now Unencumbered, unfettered Gliding through ventricular spaces Speak easy, let it go
Thumri: (in Hindustani classical music) a light romantic form.
Dadra: Hindustani classical rhythmic cycle
Khayal: a traditional type of song from the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, with instrumental accompaniment and typically having two main stanzas.
Ghazal: a lyric poem with a fixed number of verses and a repeated rhyme, typically on the theme of love, and normally set to music
Cadence (music): a melodic and/or harmonic configuration at the end of a phrase, section, or piece of music
Vamp till cue: A jazz, fusion, andmusical theatreterm which instructs rhythm section members to repeat and vary a shortostinatopassage,riff, or"groove"until the band leader or conductor instructs them to move onto the next section
Prelude: musical composition, usually brief, that is generally played as an introduction to another, larger musical piece