Shaligram By Govind Ramakrishnan

Shaligram Aniconic symbol Black jewels of Gandaki Carved by Vajra-Keeta Dwelling place of Vishnu Eulogized by the Gods Fastidiously worshipped Garlanded by …

Yoga By Govind Ramakrishnan

Yoga True yoga Is Tuning The externally focused Senses Inward Helping cease, The dance of emotions And thoughts Within the mind, To …

Paths By Govind Ramakrishnan

Paths Lonely moon Unlike you Many a trail awaits us As one avenue ends Another begins…. With life’s twist and turns Paths …

Transcendental By Govind Ramakrishnan

Transcendental Thou art An enigma Transcendental, Irrational, Non repetitive, And ever Infinite, Discerned through Euclidian geometry, Whilst cleverly hidden In a circle’s …

Premature By Govind Ramakrishnan

Premature Sensing An early spring, You break water Coming into this world, Premature Magnolias in bloom! Heart wrenching Though, That thermometers Will …

Mahadev By Govind Ramakrishnan

Mahadev He For whom All objects in this universe Are merely a projection Of pure consciousness, Who willingly consumes The poison of …

Pick Love By Govind Ramakrishnan

Pick Love Pick Love Every day Not just today And call that Valentine’s Day It needs No chocolates Flowers Hallmark’s Or teddy …

Echo By Govind Ramakrishnan

Echo Bearing Hera’s curse She could only Repeat The last words That she’d just heard As Narcissus’ rejection, Becomes The final nail …

Teen Burden By Govind Ramakrishnan

Teen Burden Carrying Close to twenty pounds This 600-denier polyester Back pack Symbolizes Teen burden, Numbing pain Dealt To the shoulders Of …

Each Time By Govind Ramakrishnan

Each Time Lighting up Lives and Rooms We burn slowly Melting wax away Each time Creating That Perfect ambience Just simple wicks …

Fragile By Govind Ramakrishnan

Fragile Delicate Handle with care, Bulls Not permitted In this china shop, Here Real hearts are exchanged, Not porcelain ones Which bear …

New York By Govind Ramakrishnan

New York From this point In man-made Central Park, The magnificent skyline Offers a stark Souvenir of human potential An aspiration city …

Durga By Govind Ramakrishnan

Durga I bow To the supreme goddess, Whose primordial nature Is dark energy, Invisible to the naked eye Sole unifying principle Behind …

Poemhunter By Govind Ramakrishnan

Poemhunter Poems, Upon birth Become orphans, Abandoned For the next child Wandering The crowded halls Of PoemHunter, Seeking Adoption To these Forsaken …

Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt By Govind Ramakrishnan

Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Every time I say Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt I think ‘Lift-fart-before-the-song-shall-start’ In Volkenrode, Germany, That word tells A different tale: A top secret Aeronautical …

Dreams By Govind Ramakrishnan

Dreams Images Thoughts Even sensations Mind contemplates possibilities While asleep or awake Often during the day Now you see it, now you …

Bridges By Govind Ramakrishnan

Bridges Bridges Help bridge Spaces Which often have Divides A coming together Of sorts, Made possible by A selfless act Of connecting …