The Bright Lights

When the four walls you see, The more in a square less than to be, Retaining your imagination alive, Restoring your patience to not let your frustration overcome..

In Unison with Divinity

Standing on the rooftop, One fine morning, I saw the scenic beauty of the Baruni Hills, One of the many abodes of Lord Shiva...

There is Another Sky

  Emily DickinsonThere is another sky,Ever serene and fair,And there is another sunshine,Though it be darkness there;Never mind faded forests, Austin,Never mind silent fields -Here is a little forest,Whose leaf is ever green;Here is a brighter garden..

Youthful Years

I am awake this night staring out the casement, Whilst the town slumbers,I am bright eyed and bushy tailed. I am wide awake,something stirring in my heart, I howl songs on heartbreak to the fair dusty moon,..

The Bright Lights

When the four walls you see, The more in a square less than to be,..

My Teacher- I Salute Thee !

Oh, my teacher ! In the core of my heart, Forever, you dwell. Long ago, you taught us..

Live one day at a time

Dr Ranbir LaishramLive each day as it comes,To the fullest as if it's the last.Be with who nurture you positively.Don't just bask under the sun,Dreaming about the dreams you dreamt.You never know,What tomorrow holds,Get up and get going.Manifest your drea..

And I sleep for the hunger of you, Psychedelia

Pravin ThongamDreams are No longer dreams But schizophrenic nightmares In a psychedelic sleep.My Psychedelic glassesVision of tomorrow past Resplendent spirit.In my eyes,Fruit loops emerge from a neon Psychedelic sea of crumbly wavesIn the midst ofThis cr..

A song of appreciation

The sun gleams bright, its the 5th of September today, Children in uniform rushes school with flower bouquets, so happy and gay; Their excitement seems to have no bound, as I saw,..

The reality we live today

Empty street ruled towards the rusted city. Innocent blood paints the road! Peace treaty, hope and amity ; Beautifully decorated, rolled in load...

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise...

Monument of friendship

Hand-in-hand, together we walked Footsteps caressing the archaic path. Out of all the lively places, we chose to visit That archaic monument, tattered and yellowed ..


Beneath the sky,at time of dusk, Darkness creeps in,fading light like drawing curtain at end of a play, On the Indian plain and mountain range,..

Message from Corona...

Rajendra Kshetri. Corona Came Calling Coupled with a couple of messages Message not from Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth 'Nor from Thunberg's 'How Dare You'And not from UN's 'SDG' either. I read them but took no notice I noticed them but not registered All ..

The Plight Beyond the Contagion

Dr Ranbir LaishramIn the vast realm of  maladies “and chaos...Of the 'Covid19' lockdown Unware and unconcerned to manyUnderneath the surfaceLies a company of soulsWith tears of fear and pathos Waiting desolately for the healer's touchAre we doi..

Unsung Warriors

   M Minakshi DeviMarching in front solemn troops of unsung warriors,Convoies of valorous kind with fire in their eyes.Swaying silvery swords, their might and glory moved,To defend diadem of motherland "Kangleipak" from colonial clutch.Fearless ..

Hour Before The Rain

Hour ere the rain, a sight a poet in me witness, A panorama before my eyes in broad daylight. Students boarding a bus in a rush,..

A Midnight Beauty

Fear stalks the streets of Imphal Placed on lockdown to prevent The spread like wild fire Of a pandemic disease...

Corona Came Calling...

Corona came calling All the time ''Twenty-four seven'' I didn't respond..


Here Here 2020 Expected to be a good one But turns out to be the worst Described by many as a curse..

Hope in COVID Era !!

Everybody says - Stay home and stay safe Spend time with near and dear ones..

August Diary

I scribble down my diary,of the imminent Autumn, Hill-tops glittering bright under the sun at noon And armed trees frisk with wimpy wind ,dropping dead browns by dusk..

Love in the Hard Times

Came he, a big smile on his face And full of life In the dead of night. He radiated happiness ..

His Stoic Endurance

K RadhakumarA week of hot dry weatherWas followed by another, and then another.It was beyond the local peasantryWhy there was no rain in the rainy season.There was a bad harvest last year;If there fields were not ploughedAnd sown with rice nowThere would ..

Cosmic Lover

Moirangthem Minakshi DeviAn imprint of his hand on my soul,His touch set my poor heart aflame.An imprint meant to last till dotage,I awaited the nameless man to soothe the time-torn woman in me.Desparing and limber I stood,as the imprint was dearth of lov..

My Love

Roman Riamroi InpuiIn dream in realityYou are always a realityYou are such a special to me !The day you accept my life as yoursMy dream was big as this Universe.Your beauty, your voice, your smile -Were never ends in my heart;Afresh my mind and my life.I ..

A Golden Jubilee Reunion

Ranbir LaishramA reunion -  A learned mob ! Convergence of intellectualsAll over the globeAt the far end of life's journey, unbreachedThrobbing with lifeStanding tall on our golden boots.But my fellowmen, beloved !We need not the riches, most-coveted..

Ushering the Subconscious Mind in Covid -19 Era

In the midst of the tragedies,chaos,and controversies... With the enormous impact, The global information has on our subconscious mind....


What’s necessary to sleep If you have no dreams? Big dreams take time..

Gas Balloons

Today is Anita’s 13th birthday. Happy birthday! Happy birthday to you! The birthday celebrations is held ..

The last of the oaks

Akham Bonbirdhwaja SinghThe old oak tree by the river,it stood there for centuries,a few of its roots touching the water,a few dangling above the water,Not as old as the big boulder nearby,but growing as firm,both by the riverside like friends in arms,sav..

COVID 19 Pandemic-A Thought !

As we all wake up With the advent of another day, As darkness departs and dawn steps in, In the midst of chaos, and dilemmas..

Rays of the Setting Sun

The three sisters of the lakeside village By the names of Memchoubi, Mema and Memcha – They are not bare trees Standing in a terrible winter...


I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;..

You and Yours

No words to express of You Nothing to compare with You Monalisa covered her face with her palm when seeing of your beauty..

A Morning Prayer in the COVID 19 Lockdown

The sound of the temple bell Coming from a distance The sparrows perching on the windowsill..

Lines for Children

Let God cease to exist And He died With Nietzsche. Day by day..

The twilight of nature

Have you ever been rambling around? Into the boundless wonders amidst nature, The surreal splendour, her wondrous beauty surround,..

When I lost my hope

When I lost my hope I believe the Stars to give me hope. When I fell down to the ground I believe the Sun to give me strength...

The mystery bird

Across the silken clouds, rove a bird, Stretches her mystic wings,amid the crimson air. Swift as a spirit,flying royal through all tempest,..

The virus and I

A black hawk hovers Over the sea of humanity; The earth shakes with fright. No smile hovers..


Waves play on the pebble shore Pebble shore couldn’t reject Nature’s gift Time brings everything on Earth Nobody can say against the Nature ..

To peruse a father’s heart

Carving my way through to peruse his heart, His heart, the place his deepest secrets rest The place his joys and sorrows undress. ..

A discourse with my soul

Do I have to smile in this cage forever? Adrift and smothered. I lie when I say I am fine, My soul laments over my smile,..

The rain sings outside the window

A light rain began to fall In the early hours of yesterday morning. The thirsty plants and fields ..

We and today

With the end of old reign There comes the wind of change Striping and swiping away The sweet peaceful day..

Sound of environment

A fierce fracus occurs again between the Nature and the Mankind, From Covid pandemic to 'Amphan - Nisarg' and forest fire, the Earth is in a mess...

The gateway to heaven

To the kingdom of heaven he went Riding on a flying chariot Drawn by two winged horses. After taking a drink of water..


That happy childhood playgrounds and hideouts unbounded by commercial now turn to private summer houses and parks...

“Trace Me Not”

Trace me not Thine love smash me not Drought can’t dry the ocean..

Yes, Homecoming!

Yes, homecoming with a difference ! An unprecedented experience. A lifetime memoir for the generation..

Lilliputians’ Travels

Came a few Lilliputians The last remnants Of a fast dwindling tribe...

Deadly Darkness

The brightest sun Started setting Hour by hour Started fading..


Beside a lane at Lamphel,stands a Gulmohar. Footing through the Earth's breast,it's robust and tall. Trunks gnarled and sepia,yet it's cynosure of all eyes..

The Beauty of It

The exotic blooms of the orchid Golden yellow in colour And clad in the morning sunshine –..

Mother - A Deity

In this Heaven on earth, Mother the Angel creates our bodies and soul, The divine woman plays for us an untiring nurturer's role...

A Forbidden Love

On a starry night beneath the moonlit sky, Witnessing the twinkling stars shimmering in the horizon, The streaks of twilight eroded on to her face,..

Verse for Schoolchildren

The history of modern times Our brief period on earth! Will our great-grandchildren have A passing interest ..

We Real Brave

We real brave. We Left home. We roam streets. We Meet friends. We ..

Mother, The Giver!

Undisputed generous name is mother . Foreign is your name to stingy. Sacrifice is your daily bread. Giving is your character...

A Symphony on Spring

The shepherd st the countryside plays his flute, A tune of blooming Spring flows along all route Landscape around with hills beside fields..

The Old Man in the Evening

Do not think This is the story Of the old man next door..

Novel Pandemic Corona

Ignited the spark from Wuhan Spread throughout the world Taken some hundred thousands of lives;..


An old woman with contorted spine, I come across her often times. Neath the Gulmohar tree in a shack she sit intermittently,..

Lonely Days at Home

Man A social animal! Man All alone he cannot live In the world...

Sweet love

Secretly I have loved you. Secretly I still do. Secretly I care for you...

A beatific apocalypse

When he close his eyes he often think of Death, with the rhythm of his breathing; waves of thoughts keep coming embracing the shore of his intellect...


Normally Yellow leaves Flutter and fall In autumn...

The Finest Hour

K RadhakumarCovid-19 and the image of death!A fear of the unknownStalks the streets of this placePlaced under lockdown.Nobody is seen walking along the road –Not one soul.There are no peopleHonking their hornsAs they drive past.Why are people always..

The Temple of Heartbreak

  Akash YanglemTears streaming down his faceBreaths in short, rapid gaspsHands working furiously,Heart beat poundingSlashing awayAngry words in black ink onPure white paper. Sweat beads his foreheadAnguish in his eyesWords on his lipsAnd agony i..