The Unadorned

My literary blog to keep track of my creative mood swings with poems n short stories, book reviews n humorous prose, travelogues n photography, reflections n translations, both in English n Hindi.

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

The New Year Jingle

You're not the sum total
of all your failures till yesterday,
You're what you'll be doing from now on...

The New Year will come and go
But with an assurance from you
That all your tomorrows will be better
than you expect to turn them into;
The New Year will be such a day for you!

Everybody is now ready
with her smiles and his goodwill,
Smiles now abound, and compete to reach you
You're welcome everywhere
with a small entry fee:
your smile.

How far to venture?
Oh, it's not a question to be asked now,
Just dash ahead
You've only one thing to loose:
Your begging bowl.
A. N. Nanda
28-12-2006, Bhubaneswar



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