The Last Fall

The Last Fall
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Author: Kailash Varma
Pages: 99
Year of Publication: 2002
Price: HB Rs 120, FB Rs 80
ISBN:
HB 81-7595-978-9 (8175959789)
FB 81-7595-979-7 (8175959797)

About the Author:
Kailash Varma, presently residing in New Delhi, did his Master’s from the University of Delhi, and has been writing poetry as a hobby. His poems have been published in journals and newspapers both in India and abroad. Varma belonged to the Indian Foreign Service and has now retired.

Teaser:

I carry the foot-prints

I carry the foot-prints
of my life-long journey
on my aging back
where each foot-print
seems to tell a story
most telling,
unfolding what is larger
than mundane life —
the converging point
of faith and prayers.

Contents:
To Karan / 17
Like a true devotee / 18
To Prem / 19
Tender was the farewell / 20
I carry the foot-prints / 21
The sea wind roared nightmarishly / 22
When the shutters are down / 23
The grace and suppleness / 24
The agonizing doubts / 25
The sweet and sour soup / 26
Is life all about / 27
The heart keeps reminiscing / 28
I feel the silent pain / 29
To Bina Chopra / 30
Faces of wall hangings / 31
The autumn twilight dropped / 32
When I contemplate / 33
Sorrow and sadness / 34
Too many flashbacks / 35
To Prem / 36
I closed the book / 37
Something you said / 38
The River Siene / 39
The sweet-nothings of yesterdays / 40
The empty chest of drawers / 41
Tumultuous tidings of Time / 42
The gulmohar flowers / 43
The four empty dining chairs / 44
The dull, muffled boredom / 45
Walking the ten-year old Apso / 46
Notwithstanding our Karmas / 47
Looking out of the window / 48
If all is pre-ordained / 49
Contemplating the flowers / 50
A dent in time / 51
Flowers died unmourned / 52
I have been serenading God too long / 53
Between the two of us / 54
I am like that brooding pigeon / 55
Leaning against the railings / 56
People change / 57
What language fails / 58
We were at the cross-roads / 59
Your amorous glances / 60
The rise and fall of the day / 61
The sentiments of letters / 62
How long can you pray / 63
To Karan / 64
Time and again the same faces / 65
How oft the shallow in man / 66
Time in time ticks away / 67
Sometimes it happens / 68
There are names that come / 69
Day in and day out / 70
Do you know / 71
Combing his gray hair / 72
Ajmer Sharif / 73
Fearing the fear of sharing / 74
Hot tears on a cold pillow / 75
I am the lone face / 76
When you know / 77
Whenever I think of you / 78
To Prem / 79
So what if I die? / 80
Sound and silence / 81
Meeting you / 82
What ails the aching heart? / 83
When things fall apart / 84
When man meets his end / 85
Your soulful eyes / 86
Quiet walls / 87
When I finish writing / 88
Was it yesterday / 89
When you smiled / 90
There was no time to ponder / 91
The ever compulsive urge / 92
Behold the morning splendor / 93
To Prem / 94
Tomorrow is another day / 95
To remember you / 96
The sad song died / 97
The heart often trespasses / 98
To Karan / 99
Excerpts from reviews / 100

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