Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Memories of a lifetime

A thousand words said,
And a thousand unsaid
A million thoughts go unread
Only a few memories stay embed

The sands of time that never cease to trickle
Layering up a mind ever so fickle
Standing out moments priced well beyond a nickle
Reminiscences that tend to render the heart a tickle

A memory that speaks a thousand words
Yet some pass by absolutely unheard
And there are some that are meant to be stirred
Try as you can, they are not meant to be reword.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Who knows???

Off late been listening to a few kannada songs. One particular song that really got my attention was this song called yavanig gothu ( literal translation - Who knows? ). I was blown away by the lyrics of song. I mean Mr. Yograj Bhat has shown such brilliance in coming up with this song, it just left me flabbergasted. Here is how the song goes.

Naane jeeniyassa Hrudaya Siriselathidababa ( Am I a genius or a heart, some reference to Siri and baba. ) { I am pretty bad at this :P }
Abcd Na aalu geddena ( am I a ABCD..or a potato ) { how could he give a link from an American Born Confused Desi to a potato?? }
Gode Hallina..yavanig gothu? ( Wall sticking lizard....who knows? ) { Really of all the animals in the world you choose to make a reference to a lizard!!!..Guess the lizard family owes you one for bringing them into the lime light }
Yenu maadodhu Onti hoovondhu ( What to do lonely flower one )
Roadali Sikthu Roadalli sikthu ( found on the road, found on the road )
Yenu Helodhu intha time alli ( what to tell in such time )
Yavanig gothu yavanig gothu ( who knows who knows ) { probably the only 4 sane lines of the song i think }
Yedhe Emba khali Dabbakke ondhu ( heart like empty box one )
Sanna Kallu biddangayitu ( small stone hitting the afore-mentioned box )
Dabba yaathakke sound maadodhu ( why box makes sound? ) { really???..self sustaining sound producing boxes in a song....what metaphor I must say }
Yaavanig gothu yaavanig gothu ( who knows who knows )

Ivalu sigthala kai kodathala ( will i get her, will she give hand )
yaavanig gothu yaavanig gothu ( who knows who knows )

Adhu yaavdho onti hakki saddanna ( some lonely bird's sound )
Keluttha malakondidde madhyana ( was listening to and sleeping in the afternoon ) 
Kaal kg preethigondhu padyana ( for 250 grams love one poem ) { damn love has a measuring unit now }
baredhittu keredhukonde gaddana ( wrote it and scratched my beard ) { what a herculean effort i say...i wonder what the other sane poets/lyricists do after writing...doubt they go around scratching beards and other inappropriate/appropriate places }

Kaalidhasa kavya nammappanna kelri ( ask my dad about Kalidasa's poetry ) { poor guy man..i dont think any dad would want to listen to anymore poetry after listening to this }
Khali haalegintha olle kavya ilri ( no poetry is better than an empty paper ) { really profound!! }
Hrudhayadha Mele High Heeldu Haaki ( on top of my heart wearing high heels )
Raja Kumari Ninthangaithu ( felt like a princess is standing ) { what else would you want your heart to bear?? )
Intha Time Alli Haadu Bekiththa ( At this time was there a need for a song ) { Pretty sure not with such lyrics!!! }
Yaavanig Gothu Yaavanig Gothu ( who knows who knows )

Devadasanu Yenne Bittidhna ( Did devadas leave alcohol? ) { why does everyone bring that poor chap into everything }
Yaavanig Gothu Yaavanig Gothu ( who knows who knows )

Kanasalli Yaako Yaavdhu Saalalla ( nothing is enough even in dreams )
Modaana Mudhu Maadokaagalla ( you cannot love a cloud ) { Demented!!! what were you even thinking when you wrote this line!!!}
Chittege Chaddi Haakokaglilla ( You cannot make a butterfly wear shorts ) { This is the icing of the entire song...even the best Lepidopterists would not have ever ever thought about doing that. What a ground breaking research this could turn out to be!!! }
Nimge Gothalva Nanu Muththala ( You only know that I am a fool ) { Going by the lyrics of the song I dont think this was a necessary conclusion to be added. Would have been pretty obvious I guess }
Maththe Maththe Banthu Yedheyallondhu Lahari ( Repeatedly came from heart one wave ) { how can one wave come out repeatedly...From where to where the lyrics of this song goes!!! }
Thumba Olle Kannada Maathaadi Bitte Kanri ( Spoken off very good Kannada ) { Yeah right!!!}
Moogu Bottaagi Huttidhre Nanu ( If i had been born as a nose ring )
Ivala Moothile Irabahudhithu ( Would have stayed on her face ) { No comments!!! }

Nanna Aasegu Meaning Irabahudha ( Can there be a meaning to my desires? ){ what more would he want...such deep profound lyrics in a song...why would you go searching for a meaning }
Yaavanig Gothu Yaavanig Gothu ( who knows who knows )
Mundhe Yelladhru Thindi Sigabahudha ( In future will there be food?? ) { I think this was the line the hit the nail on the head }
Yaavanig Gothu Yaavanig Gothu ( who knows who knows )

Cannot say this is an amazing composition lyrically, but the music makes the song look good. And the worst part is I somehow like this song quite a bit. So why did I take the trouble of writing this?........Yavanig gothu????

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nobody's Fool

Take a step behind
Away from all the grind
Resign from doing the inclined
See that you are but, blind
Understand that you are nobody's fool

You feel what you have to feel
Why care, if to some it does not appeal
Life in itself is a big ordeal
Greet it with a zeal of steel
Because you ought to know that you are nobody's fool

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Muted Thoughts

One of those days
When there is enough to be said
But the voice seems to be dead
On this course we all tread
Pondering where it might have lead

Its not that I do not have anything to say
Its just that at times I have nothing to say
The words seem to join the fray
As every thought looks to out weigh
Running every emotion astray.

Its not that I have no thoughts to share
Its just that I do not want any to spare
A matter of time they all swear
I manage just a feeble glare
Waiting for that forgotten flair

Thursday, September 8, 2011

There is something about you

I gaze into the open sky
with a blank stare in my eye
Wishfully thinking time would redo
Because there is something about you

Just like the waves ebb and rise
I see flashes of the past arise
Remembering the time which I could renew
Because there is something about you

Torn between the past and new
sometimes I can't help but to feel blue
These emotions from inside just happen to spew
Because there is something about you

You were the one who would see through
In between my hues that you would hew
I just can't stop thinking about you
Because there definitely is something about you

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Warm Afternoon

Blinded by the light I sit on the porch
Whilst the soft notes of the melody keeps playing
The slight rustle in the leaves keeps me thinking
Will there be an end to this waiting?

The uncomfortable warmth of the noon
Sears the skin like a harpoon
I long to see the sun go down
and to erase the mindless frown

As, the time goes by so slowly
I reflect upon life ever so humbly
I wait for the night to come by,

accompanied by the cool breeze
wafting along like the music with ease
and keeping the mind at peace.

Monday, January 24, 2011


A night, where the moon shines so bright
when all seems so unbleached and right
Darkness covers the sky in a satin weave
an illusion meant only to deceive

Waiting for that shimmering light
which fortifies to render respite

It is but a matter of time
when things return to the dust and grime

And it begins all over again
a recurrence, to comprehend is truly inane.