Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Sunday, 8 March 2015

वादे निभाने है

दूर दूर तक 
छाई है वनराई ,

घने वृक्षो की छाया से 
बुला रही है वनराई ,

" ठहर जा 
   बंध कर आंखे
   घडीभर सो जा "

सोऊ तो कैसे 
मुज़े जो वादे निभाने है ?

ठहरु भी तो कैसे 
कुछ कदम भी उठाने है  ?


In these few lines , I have tried to capture the feelings of Robert Frost , who wrote :

"  Woods are lovely

    Dark and deep,

    But I have promises to keep :

    And miles to go before I sleep

    And miles to go before I sleep  "


Mumbai  /  09  March  2015