Before & After

Before I met you

I used to write

Poems that rhymed.

 

I used to walk

With my shoulders hunched

Before I saw you enter a room.

 

Before that day

I only used to stay up late

To get lost in the world of fiction.

 

I was least interested

In any form of social networking

Before I had your name and number.

 

I only listened to pop

Ignored the classics

Before I heard you.

 

These days, I listen to classics

Eagles and Floyd,

Because you love them.

 

I change my statuses

On social networking sites

More than often, to catch your eye.

 

I lay awake at night

Waiting for your texts,

And chatting with you the days I’m lucky.

 

These days, I walk with tall

Not with the same swagger as you,

But near.

 

But most importantly,

After I met you

My poems lost their rhyme.

 

-Sripurna.

❀

Happy World Poetry Day, especially to all my muses who will never read my poems, but are the reason I write.

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How did you spend the first day of spring this year?

Its the first day of spring! Old news, I know, its all over Facebook and twitter. But don’t you think there’s good reason for this hype? Like it IS the first day of spring, and that just sounds so special. Its the beginning of another year, according to Nature’s calendar. Where I live, the cold winds are gone, the humid heat is back, exams are almost over, schools having end of final terms.

My first day of spring this year? It was a train wreck. I woke up to a busy Sunday, chased some dreams that aren’t mine, visited some people I’m supposed to know. Came home with the windows rolled down, wind ruffling my already untidy hair, headphones in my ear, eyes on my phone screen. Read some texts, not ones that were sent to me, but to someone else, and realised that nothing matters in the end. Nothing I do, nothing I say, will ever make this fine, ever make me good enough. And as the final blow, I flicked through the pages of an old Facebook account, not mine. Those things, these old posts, they should be banned.

But it doesn’t matter. Its 22:00, the day’s gone. My first day of spring turned out to be too autumn-ish, but how was yours? πŸ™‚

Eager to know,

Sripurna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2016 playlist

Books. Exams. Schedules.

Letting go. Flashbacks. Walks.

New friends. Old friends. New crushes. Old ones.

That was my February, and here are the songs that played in my head all month.

1) Tullianum- Eluvietie : Just 24 seconds long, and i didn’t even really understand the lyrics. But it broke my heart.

2) The Summer Of ’69- Bryan Adams : I get re-obsessed with this song all the time XD

3) Daylight- Maroon 5 : Started watching The Voice, fell in love with Adam Levine All. Over. Again. And that led to hearing his songs over and over and over again. This one stuck.

4) Sherlock Theme : I don’t even watch Sherlock. But some memories..

5) It Ain’t Pretty :…when a heart breaks. It wasn’t pretty, at all. (Lady Antebellum)

6) Lately- The Helio Sequence : Damn song

7) Hotel California- Eagles: Always loved this song, but some people just take songs and roll them into a ball and stuff it into your head. Of course, his voice isn’t perfect and he often goes off tune, but ask me if I hear recordings of his songs or the original Eagles version more? *shrugs*

8) Come Wake Me Up- Rascal Flatts: But I know I’m not lucky enough for all this to be a dream.

9) Hamdard- Arijit Singh: Memories.

10) Har Kisi Ko- Arijit Singh: Two voices mingling. Its just that hearts don’t mingle so easily.

What where the songs that YOU heard this last month of winter?

-Sripurna.

 

Back to the land of Living

After months of on and off blogging, I’m finally back for good. And here lies the greatest challenge: Getting my followers back to this page, and going back to my old routine like posting Quote Of The Day and stuff.Β  But I am known for being able to go back to lost tracks *winks*

Before I post anything else, I’d like to mention something. In these few months that I remained more or less absent from WordPress, I really really missed each and every oneΒ  of my blogger friends with whom I had somehow connected inspite of never seeing them or anything. Thank you guys for telling me that atleast somebody is reading whatever I’m posting. You’re the best πŸ™‚

-Sripurna