gulab khandelwal selected poems
Oh! How close to your heart did I come
That lovely evening,
When adorning your hair with a bunch of flowers,
You had come to me!
Your down-cast eyes wanted to say some thing
And your breathing was halting intermittently.
There was a rosy gleam
In your dreamy eyes,
Floating clouds of fragrance dashed against my lips.
Still, there was doubt in my mind
That your heart may be locked from within.
Howsoever a sea may roll and rise,
It is not free to cross the boundary
Of its shore.