Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Monday, 1 May 1972

Only Questions

There are no answers ,
No easy answers anyway.
Only questions
Baffling questions
Endlessly confusing questions ;

Who has the answers ?
I don’t.
I do not even know
Who knows the answers
If he does.
There was once
A burning of heart
Now I am left with ,
A mere acidity of the stomach ;
Perhaps that is the answer !

Of all the rhetoric
There is none to surpass
That of the “ Age “,
Of growing old,
Wah ! Wah !
To talk of “ grow “,
When death

Does near draw !


Image is in Love

I love your image
Not you,
Because image is my creation,
Not you :
Chiseled with my thoughts
To near perfection
( I left out the “ mind “ on purpose ! ),
From primordial beauty ;
And for all my flaws,
The image is in love with me,

Not you.


A Shadow has no Memory

We made some promises :

Now these are hazy
As the morning mist.

So do not look back
Nor try to understand me.

Do not search
Beyond the misty veil
My restless self,

( the fierce sun will drive away,
  The peaceful , soothing mist )

Just close your eyes
And hold on to my shadow –

A shadow has no memory.


01  May  1972