Tuesday, May 22, 2012

You Speak To Me, Delhi!

Love, speak to me in the language
We both know-the language of the streets.
Build me the clouds of never ending rain
And gift to me a piece of that frame
Where the wind flies over minarets,
The laughter hovers around in the mists!
Take me to that very road where we outgrew time,
We walked bare foot and measured the life!
The riot is inside of me each time I sketch
The redness of the August sky along with
My love for the little puddles here and there-
Some formed by the rain, others by spit!
The walls around my world, this very world,
Where the evening prayers bring destiny together
And where the sound of music is mytic,
Those walls which engulf me every morning I wake up...
Give my November breeze to these walls and
Never take it back from where it all started...
The first time I took to the streets with you
Where my heart was always fixed, my eyes never teary
Because, love, even when you weren't there
This world was right there. My city was right there!


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You know you're from Delhi when... you just know it! The only constant in the twenty years of my life. My city. 

What will I be without you, meri Dilli!!

picture courtesy: deviantArt

7 comments:

Tush said...

Delhi happens to be one of my most favorite cities

manish said...

Hey, I am a designer from IIT Kharagpur, was a contributor to the minimal bollywood posters page (u will find my work on the submitted by you guys section).. i had started a page owing to the limited freedom the page was offering..
https://www.facebook.com/minimal.less.is.more
Please do check it out.. i am sure you will find stuff u will love :)

Shruti said...

Tushar
Its my most favorite city too :)

Manish
Thanks for dropping by. You're doing a great job!

Kritin said...

Hey Shruti! I am the overall coordinator of Desh Raag (www.deshraag.org), a unique patriotic original song competition. I understand that you're interning for 440Hz. I would like to talk to you about some ideas we might share and develop a synergy to benefit both parties. The concept attracted 200+ bands for registrations and finally got 77 submissions. The top 7 have been declared by an internationally acclaimed panel and they are now to be the part of a live event and CD. Reach out to me on facebook or gmail (kritin.joshi@gmail.com) if you're interested.

Shruti said...

Hi Kritin.
Thank you for contacting. I will get back to you soon after discussing it with my seniors.
Thanks. I appreciate it

sentenced_for_life said...

Diilwalo ki Dilli :) the face of what India should be !

Shruti said...

Aayush

Well said :)