Free Verses

A bear and

A Leaf-less tree.

Both motionless.


Till next spring!


My muse

gave me a new poem


I lost the words,

Looked everywhere

In vain.

so I wrote

A word-less poem.


Leaf-less half dead tree

Stood silently in the woods,

Along with other

Leaf-less hibernating trees,

Waiting eagerly

For the arrival of spring.

This winter




Sat precariously on a leaf

One early spring

Came crashing down with

The gusts of wind

Bouncing off like diamonds

From a broken necklace


On a wet rainy morning

A rusty nail,

Holding wind’s hand,

Was scribbling lines

On an

Old iron bench.


On the same wet rainy morning

After grandpa wiped the bench,

Grandson sat

scribbling lines with crayon

On the same

Old iron bench!


A blank piece of paper

A Muslim writes

It becomes Koran,

And claims it to be the only truth

A Christian writes

It becomes Bible

And claims it to be the only truth

A Hindu writes

It becomes Gita

And claims it to be the only truth

Stop this hypocrisy

Leave the piece of paper alone

Let it be just blank!


The Time

An enigma

When asked

To leave,

It just sits there,


When asked

Not to leave,

It flies away.


On a rainy day

Passing cars

Created clouds of mist

Lifting wetness

Off cement road!


— A Fling —

Dancing passionately

With the wind,

Having given

A final tender embrace,

The flame

became one with

The wind

By turning itself into a




About vijay joshi

Having retired (of course not tired), I am following my passion of writing and reading non-fictions. Happiness is enjoying what you do. Retirement is doing what you enjoy! vijay joshi "word-hunter"

Posted on February 23, 2012, in poem and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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