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

Saturday, 15 December 2018

My only friend

My friend Horst Helle from Germany liked / shared from Facebook, the original Hindi poem :

खयालो की यहाँ बेवफाई है  [  30  April  1980  ] 

Following is my English transliteration of the same


Vanquished by wishes

In this land of lovelies ,

I stand defeated by my dreams  .

What was my destiny ?

and , where did my path lead  ?

I just kept walking ,

kept watching ,

forever asking :

"  Are you my true companion  ?  "

Were my thoughts true

or mere treacherous treason  ?

Why did desires 

rise from the depths of my soul

-  then failed to leave my lips ?

In everlasting nights I dreamed

to hold you tight

and love you right  -

Never knowing

loneliness was my only friend  


15  Dec  2018

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Maia Is a breeze


Maia ;

Our little  Fairy,

Who likes to fly 
Perched atop the wings
Of a summer Swallow  ;

with hair blowing in the breeze 
And eyes gleaming in the sun  ;

But before she takes to sky
She likes to run 
A mini marathon ;

She is not the one
To miss a chance
To jump with joy 
on a trampoline 
perchance , on Dadu's back !

Maia ,

Is a breeze 
that flows through the flute
of our shriveled selves
- a tune 
of everlasting bliss


01  Feb  2018 / f