Yes, I shall write
a poem on you
Shall write the twenty years of
an enigmatic past
an epic unusual
an enormous geography
The tale of
a river ever-flowing
freely, perpetually

It’s necessary
to intonate
the rippling sound
of water
Narrate the contentment
Speak of the faith
reverence and dedication

And this too
that a river be called a river !

Birth ‘n’ death, philosophy ‘n’ religion
All unite here
On the banks of river
sink and rise with ’em

All through life
How from shore to shore
in this river I flowed

Hunger ‘n’ thirst, day ‘n’ light
Winter ‘n’ cotton flower
Sweet scent of grains

All with the
touch of your fingers
is absorbed
in the water of my life

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AUTHOR'S/ POET’S PROFILE :, Shailendra Chauhan, Shailendra Chauhan (b 1954) is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He works as Deputy General Manager in a Public Sector Undertaking of Govt. of India., He writes poems, short stories, criticism of Hindi literature as well in English. His published works are:, Poetry Collections:, 1) 'Nau Rupaye Bees Paise Ke Liye' (1983), Parimal Prakashan, Allahabad, 2) 'Swet Patra' (2002), Sanghamitra Prakashan, Vidisha (MP), 3) 'Eashwar Kee Chaukhat par' (2004), Shabdalok Prakashan, Delhi, Short Stories:, 1) 'Nahin yah koee Kahani nahin, ' (1996) Sharada Prakashan, Allahabad, Memoirs/Reportaz/Biography:, 1) 'Paanv Zameen par' (2010) Bodhi Prakashan, Jaipur, 2) Freedom Fighter Sh Kundan Lal Gupta, 3) Thakur Mahaveer Singh, He has been editing an unscheduled little Magazine “Dharati” since 1979. He regularly contributes to literary Hindi and English magazines., He lives in Delhi and can be reached at his emails : or &, mobile no. +91 7838897877

Last updated June 12, 2013