Friday, January 09, 2015

New ( Jen's Song)

Image - James Carroll Woman with_Guitar

New ( Jen's Song)

By Gaurav Parab 

So, what's it going to be
This time
Just a release?
Just the way
The light bounced off
Her eyes ? or
the way her lips curled
or kept straight
The way she reminded you
 of that someone?
Who reminded you
of that someone else
Or the words
The words are always
where you are found
Or was it just _?
Or something significant
Like the scent
 of her scent
or the pearls
 she did not wear

Now love,
it does not make it right
if it was
something else
But at least I hope
It was something worth
....well something worthwhile

Like the way
Your name 
rolled off her tongue
Like the way
Her eyes closed
When she sang
Only for you

Hope it was
Not  another cliche
I just pray this time 
Your reason
for being you
Your reason for her
Was something new

Rustom and the Last Storyteller of Almora by Gaurav Parab [Hachette] was listed by the Times of India and Business Standard as one of 5 weekend reads , The Hindu calls it a Genre bender, The Statesman ‘An Almost Perfect Debut, The Lucknow tribune calls it a debut to remember, The Pioneer calls it Cinematic, The Vistara Air inflight magazine a Good Book on the Shelf, the Sakaal times says its ‘sheer brilliance in storytelling’ while the Bangalore Mirror calls it an unforgettable story. It is available in leading bookstores and online here

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