Author: Arun Dash

Of Memories

Reading Time: 1 minuteWhat ethereal stuff Are you made of, My memories?   Fancied or real, Of love or of longing, Of a laugh or of tears – Of everything that has Once created a subtle ripple On your calm being – There’s no escape From your infinite expanse.   The rich treasure That you amass, Until the […]

The Winter Ahead!

Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Arun, celebrating winter, for Different Truths. The horny hunger That your cursed self Has fallen for Is but an unfailing bait, To trace the rogues of your ilk Roaming free on earth.   You may last longer Than the noble souls – By ditching the decent And relishing the rank – […]

It is Still Okay!

Reading Time: 1 minuteA protest poem by Arun, for Different Truths. The merciless few spilled blood All over and killed all, barring the ones That survived the bloodbath. It’s still okay! Rascals looted the people Of their wealth, but Their determination to Accumulate more. It’s still okay! Irrational lot behaved crude And amateurish, forcing The rational few to […]

I Love my Sips of Sorrow

Reading Time: 1 minuteA lyrical poem by Arun, that’s inward-looking, in Different Truths. I love my sips of sorrow For, when they get in, They engulf me in a cocoon That happiness must sweat To break.   I love my sips of sorrow For, they send me to a trance And help me have Soulful talks with my […]

Those Industrious Palms

Reading Time: 1 minuteArun tells us about city life, in this verse, in Different Truths. The gush of light coming Through the window, The chirping of the birds, The bell of the milkman, The yell of the newspaper man, The bustling life outside after the lull, May not bring the owners Of those industrious palms The mellow morning […]

That Divine Light

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem, by Arun, on Diwali. The poet asks us to light the lamp of divinity, within us, in Different Truths. Light not just these mortal lamps, Ceasing the search for the Light That ignites your divinity.   These blinding lights Amidst deafening decibels May elbow you into An infinite darkness With no access […]


Reading Time: 1 minuteAn evocative poem by Arun, in Different Truths. The best of my efforts Gets me naught; All that’s tough Becomes no more so.   A delightful day Leads to a dreaded night; A stormy, scary night Begets a sunny day.   A year in the womb Goes up in vain; An infertile mother Smiles again. […]

Nourishing Night

Reading Time: 1 minuteHere’s a poem, by Arun, in the tradition of the Romantics, wherein the poet’s love for the night, in Different Truths, is invigorating. The myriad conversations I hold with you, amidst Howling of jackals, Croaking of toads, Whispering of the wind, Tell you of my day’s tale, Pleasant or not so.   The growing moon’s […]