Sunday 2 August 2015

Never mind the steps

You step through my life
more light of foot, yet sure,
when the fields are wide,
no latches to the doors.
Tracking prints is not
my thing, I never tried
to sift the sands, look for
exact trails and roads;
I know if I look hard,
the flattened undergrowth
will give me a sign, a mark
to show where you trod,
but I don’t need that now
because I know. I know.

On a borrowed net connection because I wanted to tell you about this multi-author anthology which is available now at Amazon and Flipcart and Sapna and Indistore.  In case you don't have the foggiest, it happened sometime ago - this is the result of the Get Published contest by Indiblogger and Harper Collins India.  Two story ideas were submitted by me on this very blog, and one of them - At the End of the Parade - made the final cut, and is now part of this book. Nine stories from nine vibrant young Indian writers and one from yours truly! :)


  1. Congratulations!
    I admit I prefer to follow a trail than make my own.

    1. Thank you!
      Making own trail requires an extortionate amount of energy...good for poems though :-)

  2. How wonderful, congratulations!

    I love taking the path less traveled - and you better keep up. :)
    Lovely words, for when love is involved the changes in the path are barely noticed as we all float on the clouds.

    1. Thanks, Yolanda! I love diving after people on paths less travelled, so right behind you :-)

    2. So happy to see you've signed up for the WEP - I'm highlighting your good news, your anthology on my blog tomorrow. So thrilled for you!

    3. That feels so awesome, thank you for the support!

      Wouldn't miss WEP for the world! :)

  3. Wonderful Nila! Congrats! I"m waiting for Amazon to load so I can buy it. I feel the love in this one. I know. I know.

    Hope your travels are going well!

    Our linky is up at WEP. Hope you can link up and post. I don't want to do it without you!!

    Denise :-)

    1. Thanks Denise! Signed up and scheduled :-) So very happy that WEP is back!

  4. Tho steps are light
    Yours are in mine
    Mine are in yours

    For the two are one
    Each leading together
    Neither following the other

    As shadows and body
    Moves as one through
    The sunshine of life

    1. Your lines reminded me of a very famous Bengali poet...don't know enough to translate - 'at my wingtips the harmonies of your blood'

  5. I love your poem. :-)

    Also, a huge congrats on getting your story published.

  6. Congratulations on the anthology!

    I really liked this poem. There is a quiet closeness here, beautifully conveyed.

    1. Thank you, glad I was able to get that quietness across.