Poems by Rohith
as an unwelcomed song
into my life.
See those silent ripples in the ocean of love
showing the way, she had rowed.
Follow those foot-steps in the wet street of November,
that may lead to the land, from where the spring blows.
Ask that beggar sitting on the temple steps
if her song spoiled my solitude or not.
See, how the sky blushed,
how the evening opened its speech
of winds and cuckoos,
see, how musical is that silent path
that had never dared to utter a small note ever before,
and the convict of all these strange things is a stranger
who entered my world without my permission
as the first breath of life.
Love-letter to the unknown
Plucking seconds as the petals of rose
as many melodies blasted next to my ear
I stirred the tea, that deep winter night.
Garden removed the shirt of spring and
was wearing autumn in triall-room of darkness,
as I started writing the loveletter
staring at the emptiness in darkness of opened door.
The hand of clock that forgot its path
walked away into labyrinth of solitude.
breaking the shell of satori in mind
I stood on the shore of ocean
stretching my hands, to hug the emptiness
I waited for the loneliness to talk with me
stirring tea, that deep winter night.
A midnight note of a lover
“A letter unwritten remained as blank paper
a song, unsung remained as silence
a door that was never knocked…remained closed.”
Words rowed away on the deserted streets
over-used question marks and exclamatory marks
retired into the darkness of night.
My heart fluttered as a blank paper
with a desperation to frame a lyric
for the music that was struck in the space
between pens tip and paper.
Life stopped before the door of my room
singing memories for a coin.
Love parked in the restricted area of heart
as a doubt turned back at the end of road
with burning eyes.
the words rowed away on deserted streets.Rohith, a 17 year old poet from India, wrote about 800 poems in 3 years of his tender poetic journey growing as a poet. He wrote in different online workshops and poetry websites and is currently writing in facebook, getting good criticism from poets and critics around the world. His poetry was published by various print and online magazines like Side Stream, New Mirage Journal, Brown Critique, Puritian etc