Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Everyone wants to run away,

To a distant utopia,

Romantic idylls of sun and sea,

Away from it all!


Everyone wants to go and stay,

In heavens drawn from picture books,

Where the lands flow with milk and honey,

And life doesn't intrude!


Everyone wants to go elsewhere,

Even God from his paradise,

But he's stuck, he doesn't know where,

He has nowhere to go!


Leafy bowers, shady arbours,

Chirping birds amidst babbling brooks,

Are good in story, for the mind

Never likes to stay!


Dinesh Gopalan

30 July, 2019