Our book now available in India

My collaborative book with George Tetlow, Everest, is now available in India through Pothi. It’s a collection of his sketches and artwork alongside some of my poems on the theme of Himalaya – life in and around these incredible slopes, culture, politics, religion, relationships. If you are in India you can click on the following…

Come and fill this Empty Room

Here’s an incomplete song. A song of love to the One who deserves my everything yet gets so little of me, so many times. _______________ Come and fill this empty room Come and take away the gloom Come and hide me in the shelter of your hand Come and touch my face again Wipe these…

Dream of the Return

I had said I’m passionate about poetry and jazz. ‘Dream of the Return’ is one of my all-time favorites. It is a combination of astonishing poetry with great jazz. Here is jazz musician Pat Metheny collaborating with Pedro Aznar who wrote the song and performs the same in Spanish. Below is the English translation of…

Poetry – Pablo Neruda

There are few who don’t like this man’s poems. I am not one of them. He wrote about love, politics and being human. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971 and passed away in 1973. ________________________ And it was at that age … Poetry arrived in search of me. I don’t know, I don’t…

Tell Me

Originally posted on A Poetic Journey:
Am I a dilapidated structure that looks like a castle on the outside? A mirage in a wet desert of unclean dreams and forbidden conversation? Or am I real like your breathing on my neck, gentle nudges towards the sad, narrow path? Tell me, who I am. Photo credits:…

Baklava

Originally posted on Poetic Logik:
On a wet afternoon we entered barefoot the mosque of tourists and worshippers and photographed a beautiful boy of twelve who smiled and said he was dressed for circumcision. Outside we watched swooping pigeons and bargained for yoyos and postcards on earth that knew the tremor of horses of empires…