Saturday, February 28, 2009
ghazal: "photography was invented"
Photography   was invented   so I could see you
white temple walls   were cemented   so I could see you
life guards jealously   possibility's calculation
catastrophe   was prevented   so I could see you
the varnish of our conversation   thickened with time
the river's ink   flowed undaunted   so I could see you
who requires a million words?   where is one true line?
the mind became   single-pointed   so I could see you
in pondering you   one sifts through   myriad notions
the ocean's trove   was recounted   so I could see you
the universe proved episodic   likewise our Earth
some brilliant   batter bunted   so I could see you
growing weary of games   sleep's curtain again descends
awakening   light ascended   so I could see you
one thought to paint miles of canvas   and astonish?
two feet unrolled   O road dented   so I could see you
is sophisticated utterance   time's pleasantry?
the chai-wallah   tersely grunted   so I could see you
should Raphael petition your darshan   might his prayer
be suddenly   simply granted   so I could see you?