Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Stone and Pain

On 15th January,2014 at 0630hrs in Delhi I had an acute and excruciating pain radiating from back to abdomen. Doctors diagnosed it a stone in kidney. My son brought me to Thane ( a suburb of Mumbai on 18th Jan 14)  This poem originated as some friends at www.verdurez.com desired that I should write a poem on Stone and Pain. So the poem was written on 21 Jan 2014

Stone and Pain
A dam allowed not to be built
Till opposition decided to be so
Thinking it will stop the flow
Agitated protesters gathered in mass
But invain
Daily routine went to toss
Rolling stones, I was told
Gathers no moss
But gathered it, for sure
There seemed no immediate cure.

A 6 mm stone threw the life, out of gear
Piggy back was pain
Turning the sane Govt., insane.
Mob swelled applying pressure
Threatening barricades ,blocking the lane
Testing the endurance with excruciating pain
Govt. gave up, signalling a truce
Allowing opposition to play their malicious game
Supporting its agenda yet with disdain
Waves after waves, it waxed and waned
Hitting the shore
Back and forth, time and again
Absent were nausea, fever and vomiting
That was some silver lining.

A foreign hand intervened
Dictated a policy expertly framed
Road map was drawn for prosperity
Of an aging but agile entity.

You dear stone and dear pain
Owe, it to you as I
Came to know
My body better than before
And its governance 
Which you tore.

All rights reserved/Tribhawan Kaul

Monday, 13 January 2014


My poem, a part of the anthology 'Lamhe' brought out by Poets Corner Group during Delhi Poetry Festival (09-12/01/2014)

कभी चंचल, कभी स्थिर
कल्पनाजनित भ्रमजाल उत्पन करता
आशा,निराशा,अपेक्षाओं और व्याकुलताओं का
मायाजाल बुनता हुआ, कभी
सत्य को मिथ्या और मिथ्या को सत्य में
परिवर्तित करता
यह मन
युद्धरत है निरंतर
विजय पाने को
दुष्टता और बुराई पर
दौड़ लगाता है
अच्छाई और भलाई की
सीमा रेखा छूने को
एक कछुए की तरह
खरगोश रुपी दुश्विचारों को मात दे कर
पथ डूंड लेता है अंतर्मन में झांक कर
सब पाप कर्मो का बहिष्कार कर
अन्तःत विजयी होता है एक दृढ निश्चयी
सर्वाधिकार सुरक्षित/त्रिभवन कौल