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Happy 50th Birthday to the wondrous enigma of words called Anupama!

Devesh Purohit with Anupama Chopra happy birthday the style symphony

Today, 23rd Feb, 2017 Indian author, journalist and film critic, Anupama Chopra is celebrating her golden jubilee birthday. With a short and sweet poem, our guest writer Devesh Purohit expresses his heartfelt wishes and gratitude to the lady who carves her significant imprint on Indian cinema with her powerful words. The Style Symphony wishes a very Happy Birthday to the wonderful wordsmith Anupama Chopra. 🙂 The Film Companion Anupama Chopra, Completes her life’s prosperous landmark of fifty Invariably exquisite on ... Read More »

Life is an Art!

life is an art painting by vineeta mishra the style symphony

Where lives art? In a painter’s palette or in a poet’s heart? Or, it dwells in a mother’s cooking and seasonings? Or, it lies in a bird’s chirping when the day starts! Today, I’m sharing one of my poems written years back along with a painting ‘Bodhisattva’ by my sister Vineeta. Art is life portrayed over a vivid canvas of desires, It’s envisioned with a variance, lit with inner fire. From the incarnations of Lord to nature’s numerous roles, From ... Read More »

Mother of Pearl: Haiku

pearl shell haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                          ~ Haiku ~ Drenched in saltwater, Shell mothers a dainty pearl till death splits its parts Till death splits its parts Shell protects the sheen of pearl corroding from salt. The pearl sprang up from seashell ajar, new baby’s rendezvous with ... Read More »

Seven Cirlces : A Sad Fictional Poem

love no more

After making a settled living, I returned to my town. What did I know life was planning? Which would turn my world upside down! Getting down from bus, I quickly ran to her house. I happen to see there a rush, She was getting somebody else’s spouse. Pain in my heart was heavier, Then the bag full of gifts. Roses in my hand had fallen, Like the leaves from a tree in autumn. She was in red, Like I first ... Read More »

Just like a Karan Johar Film

seasons of love

It was a miracle, To what I had spectacle. Everything was like a dream, Just like a Karan Johar film. At dawn, she came, My Angel in heart’s frame. Pulling a Mont Blanc’s suitcase, And holding a black bag in hand. Beholding the crescent moon I had praise, To let me witness paradise on this land. A huge city was quite, She wore a turtle-neck milk-white. Upon that a bright pink sweater, Her smile changed the weather. It was no ... Read More »

Rain: Haiku

rain

~ Haiku ~                                                                          ~ Haiku ~ Teardrops concocted, to quench my yearning soul, drained with tempestuous self! — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘rain’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which ... Read More »

Ambrosia: Haiku

flood haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                  ~ Haiku ~ Iceberg melted, I found ambrosia of thoughts from flood of emotions — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘flood’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural images. Read More »

तलाश: Nazm

Chrysanthemum flower ghazal

    परत दर परत उधेड़ा खुद को पंखुड़ियों की तरह तमाम हो गई कागज़ पे लिखे हर्फ़ों में ढूँढा ख़ुद को मग़र कहानी मेरी आज सरेआम हो गई कुछ तो बात थी ज़माने की तानाकशी में ख़ुद को ढूंढने की कोशिश सुबहो-शाम हो गई बस दो ही क़दम तो चली तुम्हारे साथ शुरुआत ही मेरी अंजाम हो गई तुम्हें अख़बारों की सुर्खियाँ देकर मैं तो ख़ुद-ब-ख़ुद ग़ुमनाम हो गई! Parat dar parat udheda khud ko Pankhudiyon ki tarah tamam ... Read More »

The Look: Haiku

Jesus look

~ Haiku ~                                                            ~ Haiku ~ She looked at his face, His woulds pierced her soul deep Volcano ensued Volcano ensued Mother lived a thousand deaths Mankind was abashed! Mankind was abashed For Motherhood crucified And life beheld truth. A mother held her child’s corpse and the entire mankind witnessed the ... Read More »

Freezing Winters: Haiku Poem

winters

~ Haiku ~                                                         ~ Haiku ~ A misty morning, The sun emerged from the murk Better late than ne’er! Better late than ne’er, Siberian crane migrates With widened winters. With widened winters, I need to knit more sweaters Out of words-of-warmth. Out of words-of-warmth, I built a castle of love You buried ... Read More »

Wish You A Happy New Year 2017: A Poetic Tribute to My Readers

happy new year 2017 the style symphony

The sun rises and then sets A lamp lightens up and fades, Moments arise and then die Falls edify to give life a try. A year begins and then ends But life sustains it’s existence. Old Blossoms shed, but birds still chirp new songs Fresh breeze survives over all fouls and wrongs. Let the light of life glisten over dark, And our souls shine with a luminous spark. Here arrives Janus, the god of all new beginnings, It’s time to ... Read More »

I Am Poetry

I am poetry, the unstoppable expression Capriciously I flow, with my vivid emotions. Indoctrinated, but always limitless Though carved out of time yet timeless! With set limits of rhythm, rhymes and syllable count My words are clustered around an ornate wall mount. My sagacity is seized in line lengths Cocooned in a nutshell, I am subdued strength. I want to be poetry, cherished, but not trashed Flawless and flowing, but with you I never clashed. Poised, beautiful, yes! I am ... Read More »

Safe from Words: Haiku Poem

Safe from words: haiku poem

If my words could blaze, Would I need fire to burn trash from existence If my tears could stain Would I need ink to write tale of fathomless pain If my sigh could sing Would I need symphonies to tune dissonant souls If my curse could kill Would I need benedictions or better be safe Its better be safe and burn the litter of life before it’s too late. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘safe’ A Haiku is a ... Read More »

Reason to Celebrate: Haiku

Christmas carols haiku

~ Haiku ~                                                                    ~ Haiku ~ If Christmas calls for carols and cookies, I need none to celebrate. — Sangeeta Mishra Shared with Haiku Horizons, Prompt: ‘celebrate’ A Haiku is a Japanese poem traditionally comprising of seventeen syllables, in three lines of ‘five’, ‘seven’, and ‘five’, which evokes natural ... Read More »

Our Pricey Politicians— A Clerihew Poems Collection

clerihew poem the style symphony

Today, I came across a trending hashtag on twitter #BandBajaoNetasKi which was about making fun of our politicians, or roasting them. It brought a smile on my face. Sometimes back, I learnt about a similar genre of English poetry named Clerihew Poem, which is written in the very same manner. “A Clerihew is a playful, four-line biographical poem which talks about a famous personality poking fun at him/her. The first line ends with the name of the person, and the second ... Read More »