Crazy, stupid, ugly, Love I am knackered by your conundrum. Stop. I'm not yet ready. Inconsistent. I like being Empty. -Roshni Rajshekhar Nair


In midst of the moonlight He sat there on the park-bench Wrapped in a blanket, Alone And life was nothing less than perfect. -Roshni Rajshekhar Nair


Day 26 and today's prompt is to write a poem on what future archaeologists, whether human or from alien civilization, will make of us? 'Open your eye to the future', greeted the doctor from the 23rd century Here the sky was the Land, the land was barren, People flew, And roots never grew. Time itself had… Continue reading Smile

An Ashy Gray Void

 Day 25 and today's prompt is inspired by the work of philosopher/critic Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space Underneath my clothes, Beyond my breasts, straight in the heart Hidden is an ashy gray void, Where I pile my deepest of the deep, Pleasures, lies, feelings, memories, all clogged up. It stinks in my chest, burns my core, But… Continue reading An Ashy Gray Void

एक प्याली चाय

कहीं दूर पीपल के चाव में गुज़रता बचपन खिल उठा वो खट्टी मीठी आम रस वो आँगन का झूला वो बारिश में बहति कागज़ की नाव छप्प छप्प नाचता वो मोर वो कीचड़ उछालना और माँ से गाली सुन्ना वापसी इन्कि हे मुश्किल, पर रंग पदलते मौसम लाये अनेक राग कुछ मधुर, कुछ कर्कश हर राग में… Continue reading एक प्याली चाय


Day 23 and today's prompt is to write a double elevenie (German-Elfchen) Fly Rough Winds You Will Rise Let go, be Invincible Dream Walk Avid Traveller Live Each Day The Road Ahead Lies Believe -Roshni Rajshekhar Nair

I Do Apologise

In the spirit of Earth Day, here is an apology.  A   P    O   L   O   G   I   E   S I know you have been hurt, tortured, burned, I know you had to smoke your own lungs, I know you had to face my (and my kind’s) rage I know you’d rather be a… Continue reading I Do Apologise

365 Days A Year

Day 21 and today's prompt is to  write a poem that incorporates overheard speech. “How can you say that I no heart? How can you say that I am evil? It’s been about two years and suddenly I’m a mean, egoistic person?” Exploded The lady in the orange cashmere scarf. He looked her in the eye,… Continue reading 365 Days A Year

Checkmate! #20

Day 20. Today's prompt is to write a poem that incorporates the vocabulary and imagery of a specific sport or game. I play by strategy, one step at a time, I move carefully, avoiding inescapable threats, All I care is Me, I am the King, I Castle, In the battlefield called life, I move prudently With… Continue reading Checkmate! #20

Loki, from Asgard #19

Day 19 of NaPoWriMo and the prompt is  to write a poem that recounts a creation myth. For this prompt I decided to write about Loki, who happens to be my favourite god or jötunn of the Norse mythology, and a beautifully portrayed frictional character by Marvel. In deep starry nights, he swirls in with thunder, Charismatic,… Continue reading Loki, from Asgard #19