In a bus

I saw a desolate moon,
painted upon the vast black canopy that became the sky.
And it awed me,
filled me with mystery,
a translucent veil,
drew upon the history that had been yours.
And the moon grew bleaker by the moment,
beyond outlines of trees and hills.
And outside my sight,
when I could see it no more,
I hid my face from queer interrogating eyes,
and you I ceased thinking of,
for I knew I had to find it,
rally ahead or trail behind it,
the moon,
lovely lonely gloom
and I see its faint glow.
‘Not yet, Happiness,
it’s too soon.’

Loss

I buried her,
a tiny ball of fur
too small for my hands.
And there were no mourners,
except the cat.
I could hear her,
upstairs,
rummaging through the closet,
for her first and the only kitten.
My heart ached,
for I felt I had tricked her,
into believing,
that she was still there.
While I, teary eyed,
wrapped the lifeless creature in my favorite handkerchief.
And with a shovel set to work,
digging on in the hush of the night.
And all the while I heard,
not a cat,
but a mother,
scrambling through heaps of clothes,
and all the while,
I had the little one.
Lifted her up and filled that clumsy grave of sorts,
covered it up with regret and dismay.
And sat there, still.
Hushed up in the calmness of loss.
Dear, dear is pain to me,
O that I wasn’t such frail hearted,
O for the firmness of sentiments!
Woe, woe is me!

Saraswatichandra Episode 59 III

Meanwhile, I find my apprehension regarding Umesh coming true. There’s something sinister going on. We see him waiting for someone at a secluded place. Soon, two men arrive and we’re shown just one of these men. The man is annoyed that Umesh hasn’t been able to lay his hands on Kumari yet. They want her, anyhow it seems. I’ve got an inkling that the other man might be Kumari’s father.
Anyhow, at night when everyone has gone to sleep and Saras finds Kumud alone in the kitchen, he steals inside and closes both the doors when she notices him. She’s still angry. He tries to help her do the dishes but she shrugs away and starts folding the napkins instead. He tries to copy her movements (and Gautam Rode manages to convince the viewer that whatever he’s doing is spontaneous and natural.)
We’ve all been rooting for more romance and that did happen today when he tried to brush away the flour that had fallen on Kumud.
That,
in a poem. 😉

Meanwhile, I find my apprehension regarding Umesh coming true. There’s something sinister going on. We see him waiting for someone at a secluded place. Soon, two men arrive and we’re shown just one of these men. The man is annoyed that Umesh hasn’t been able to lay his hands on Kumari yet. They want her, anyhow it seems. I’ve got an inkling that the other man might be Kumari’s father.
Anyhow, at night when everyone has gone to sleep and Saras finds Kumud alone in the kitchen, he steals inside and closes both the doors when she notices him. She’s still angry. He tries to help her do the dishes but she shrugs away and starts folding the napkins instead. He tries to copy her movements (and Gautam Rode manages to convince the viewer that whatever he’s doing is spontaneous and natural.)
We’ve all been rooting for more romance and that did happen today when he tried to brush away the flour that had fallen on Kumud.
That,
in a poem. 😉

He asks her why she was intimidating the birds instead of talking to him. It was he who was late. She retorts back.
‘Late?
How could you be late when you didn’t even come?’
Saras tries to pacify her anger and I must say, both of them did a remarkable job today. Their expressions were true to the situation. Dugba arrives but starts to leave when Kumud asks her to pick up the paapads as they were dry. Saras sits down beside Kumud and tries to help but she just wouldn’t let him. He even tries to hold her hand playfully and she retaliates with such expression and agitation of hands that for a moment you forget they’re actors.
Irritated, she gets up.
‘Badi Ma, much of my time has already been wasted today. So I’m going. He will help you.’
She leaves.
We loved that funny exchange between Dugba and Saras just then.
She asks, ‘What happened to her?’
Saras just makes that innocent ‘I have no idea.’ expression and it left many of us sighing. In pure pleasure, ofcourse!

He asks her why she was intimidating the birds instead of talking to him. It was he who was late. She retorts back.
‘Late?
How could you be late when you didn’t even come?’
Saras tries to pacify her anger and I must say, both of them did a remarkable job today. Their expressions were true to the situation. Dugba arrives but starts to leave when Kumud asks her to pick up the paapads as they were dry. Saras sits down beside Kumud and tries to help but she just wouldn’t let him. He even tries to hold her hand playfully and she retaliates with such expression and agitation of hands that for a moment you forget they’re actors.
Irritated, she gets up.
‘Badi Ma, much of my time has already been wasted today. So I’m going. He will help you.’
She leaves.
We loved that funny exchange between Dugba and Saras just then.
She asks, ‘What happened to her?’
Saras just makes that innocent ‘I have no idea.’ expression and it left many of us sighing. In pure pleasure, ofcourse!
There’s something sinister going on in Kumari’s boyfriend’s mind. He meets two men at a secluded place and we’re shown the face of just one. He scolds Umesh demanding why he was taking so much time in bringing Kumari to them. I have an inkling that the other man is her father. Lets see!