Friday 23 January 2015

expressive silences

in the moments

when hearts miss a beat

in the abeyance

of long bated breaths

in shared thought spaces

passion lingers

© Sujatha Warrier

(Excerpt from 'expressive silences' published in the World Anthology of Poems on Global Harmony & Peace)

Thursday 22 January 2015

Rocking Chair

Illustration: Bharati Varrier

Whiffs of air

whisper sweet nothings,

Life gently rocks in its chair,

A soft heave backward


to browse the distant skies,

A smooth lunge forward


into the infinite horizon,

A sharp upturn


And the world is askew,

flipped right upside down.

[First published in Walking Is Still Honest on November 27, 2014 (

Tuesday 20 January 2015

New Year

It's the same moon that sets

In the year of 'fourteen

It's the same sun that rises

In the year of 'fifteen

It's the same earth that pirouettes

On the same sturdy axis

For millions of billions

Of trillions of years

It's you that make things new

It's never ever the year

© Sujatha Warrier 2015

(A New Year message for a special friend.)

Monday 19 January 2015

Retro View

Sprawling on the terrace
of a childhood summer
Gazing at a million
twinkling dreams
Spanning from horizon
to horizon
Wondering at a universe
 wrong side up.

© Sujatha Warrier 2015

Saturday 17 January 2015


Search is again from self to self
To the one unknown
From the known
Give up one or
Let go the other
To always run into
One or the other
Along the way

Until you become
Your sole companion
And your only destination.

© Sujatha Warrier 2015

Wednesday 14 January 2015


I hear silence
at the threshold
I lock myself in
and lean a heavy wall of fear
against the door.

© Sujatha Warrier 2015
[Excerpt from Silence (The Attic & Other Poems)]