a question

I asked you
and you said
‘you’re too vague’
of course i am
i am afraid
your answer
would be finite
leaving no room
for hope
for interpretation
for dreaming
for yearning
for the search
for myself
in you
an eternity lives
between a yes
and a no

24 Responses to “a question”

  1. shivani singh says:

    i asked you
    and you said
    ‘you are too vague’
    of course i am
    i am afraid
    your answer
    would be a full stop.
    leaving no room
    for pure fun
    for living without a plan
    for non-committment
    for ‘now’, this moment
    for space
    for danger
    for adventure
    for pleasures purely carnal
    for pleasures purely spiritual.
    i am afraid
    your answer
    would demolish the walls
    i have made
    around my heart
    and i will yet again
    lose control
    and love
    only to wake up one day
    alone
    to see you are gone
    i am afraid
    your answer
    would hamper my journey,
    which can only be my own,
    of self-destruction
    or self-realisation.
    thanks shekhar, your poem was a tribute, i think, to the lonesome traveller who lives in all of us, who desires to love but ends up being evasive because he is really, born to be free.
    love, shivani

  2. Sw. Neeravo says:

    If you go under a tree, a shady tree — tired of your journey and the burning sun on your head — and the tree refuses you, it does not give you refuge, it does not shelter you…? It does not happen at all. The tree is always ready to give you shelter, its shadow, its fruits, its flowers, its fragrance.
    – OSHO

  3. Sw. Neeravo says:

    an eternity lives
    beyond a yes
    and a no

  4. mili says:

    As you set out for Mt Kailash
    hope your road is a log one
    full of adventure, full of discovery
    Brahma, Sandhya or angry Rudra- dont be afraid of them
    you ll never find things like that on your way
    as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
    as long as a rare excitement
    stirs your spirit and your body
    Monsters like Taraka, the wild Virabhadra
    or Mahakali-you wont encounter them unless you bring them along inside your soul,
    unless your soul sets them up in front of you
    Hope your road is a long one
    May there be many summer mornings when,
    with what pleasure, what joy
    you are discovering love for the first time
    May you stop at Mt Kailash
    to discover Lord Kama
    May his flower arrows intoxicate you-
    Harsana, Rochana, Mohana, Sosana
    Life would be so dull without them
    sensual pleasures of every kind
    as many sensual perfumes that life can provide
    And may you visit many a city
    to learn and go on learning from there scholars
    Keep Mt Kailash always in your mind
    Arriving there is what you are destined for
    But dont hurry on the journey ata all
    Better if it last for years
    so you are old by the time you reach the mountain
    Wealthy with all you have gained on the way
    not expecting Kailash to make you rich
    it gave you the marvellous Journey
    without it you would not have set out
    It has nothing left to give you now
    And if you find yourself poor, Kailash wont have fooled you
    wise as you have become, so full of experience
    you’ll have understood by then what Kailash means
    when you set out for Kailash today,you pass a
    small road sign which reads,
    Every traveller is on his way to Kailash
    Rashna Imhasly Gandhy
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11thhldLhxM&feature=related

  5. Mehul says:

    I just hope she’s reading it 😉
    Cheers

  6. Mehul says:

    Hi Shekhar,
    I need to ask you something on a personal note, what drove you to making movies from being an CA.
    What was it mate…may be some one mind find an answer to his drive in it, it just simply explains that you do what you like and you succeed, you do what you don’t you may not..
    What is it?

  7. dearbloke says:

    you must be mad ,eternity is in religious beliefs bound with existence of god.i think you need to know the synonyms of eternity,find good dictionary to see what is eternity,its a word thats uttered on lips of people who follow religion.

  8. austere says:

    Classical style sawaaal- jawab.
    Ati sundar.

  9. Isabel says:

    hummm
    the in between breaths
    gasping for itself
    as we dance
    blinded
    with the void of all creation
    to find
    I no longer am

  10. Sir,
    Yes No Maybe !!
    No But I will try!!
    Yes Wish I dont go wrong !!
    May be I might !!
    Vinod Agarwal – Vague? Yes No MayBe… Better to TRY than to giveUp

  11. DQ says:

    Shekhar
    .
    .
    Today I just offer my silence
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    s
    i
    l
    e
    n
    c
    e
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    .
    .
    A lovers promise never came with a maybe!

  12. Shekhar,
    Breathe
    I want to breathe now
    in a fresh air
    fresh from terrorism,khaki gunda’s
    fresh from illetracy,poverty
    its claustrophobic here
    wanna throw away my mask
    and breathe free
    I want to breathe now
    in a fresh air

  13. Ritu says:

    Thank you Shekhar for sharing and Shivani for expanding into a whole new world. I salute your courage to open up such an intimate part of your world to share with us. It helps us grow along with you.
    Bless you!

  14. Koizen says:

    thats a great haiku…
    being vauge is good but I do not know this corporate world would want a vauge guy…people want to be cocksure…spot on, righto, and what not…
    when people tell me I am vauge, i ask myself…am i confusing…prodding…and then I see others..sure…perfect….man…its like one has to be vauge for one self but for others?
    will this apply to material world?

  15. Why do we get insecure to be definite?
    I do not understand this yet..

  16. Sir
    Found it to be quit impressive….so much is said in such a subtle manner… unfolding the reality through simple words 🙂
    shubhra

  17. Aakarsh says:

    I am still amazed at this poem of yours.This is your best. Seriously. Simple and Profound. Take a bow sir!

  18. Kartikay Khetarpal says:

    Hi !
    Hope u r reading it ,,,,
    Ill ask u a pretty foolish ques ..but let it be there is no better person to ask
    What r my options if i am a 16 year old, science student ,preparing 4 IIT ,only child, have well a modest background, have none whatsoever in my family associated with films,I write and want to be a Filmmaker …
    P.S.—–Dont tell me be a Charted Accountant first!!

  19. Kartikay says:

    Hi !
    Hope u r reading it ,,,,
    Ill ask u a pretty foolish ques ..but let it be there is no better person to ask
    What r my options if i am a 16 year old, science student ,preparing 4 IIT ,only child, have well a modest background, have none whatsoever in my family associated with films,I write and want to be a Filmmaker …
    P.S.—–Dont tell me be a Charted Accountant first!!

  20. 'ye main hu? to aap kaun ho?' says:

    ”you are too vague”……….hmm….
    like if someone you know and say hello to invites you over for a cup of coffee……..
    and you say, ”where do you stay….?” (when you know the address as well as your own !?)
    much like the amnesia portrayed in old hindi movies………”main kahaan hoon ?”
    vague like that………..? 🙂

  21. respected sir,
    when i saw ur movies MR. INDIA, MASOOM , I FELT GOOD. like mr.kishore sir’s son of rain kaate nahin , its ecstatic feel in cinemas.i saw govind nihalani sir’s ARDH SATYA. IN 1993.I VE SEEN IT AGAIN BY VCD AT HOME RCENTLY.SO INSPIRED
    I WROTE A POEM.THIS HAS SOMETHING RELATED TOUR MR. INDIA.
    ARDH–SATHYA.
    ————————i ve seen a movie in 1993. ardh satya .
    now ive seen a movie wednesday.
    inspired – a wrote a kavitha————–
    ardh -satya
    ———————————————————————————————————————————
    saalon beeth gaye us ardh – satya mein jeekar.
    kuch yuhin 25 baras .
    phir bhee woh ardh – satya mera peecha nahin chhodtha.
    dum ghut raha hain is jeene mein.
    aisa lagtha hain mujhe ki aadhi saans
    se jee raha hoon.
    zor se chillavoo tho bhi
    koi farak nahin padtha .
    koi jawab nahin miltha
    kisi se bhi.
    kyun ki
    ,main thum ye saari duniya
    ardh satya ke sahare jeeraha hain
    ardh satya ka madad mangthi hain.
    hamare netha ardh satya se hi bane hain
    humein har khushi bhi ardhantar khatam hotha hain
    hamare boond , boond mein ardh -saya bhara hain.
    bus, bhagein tho, kahan bhagein
    saari duniya ardh satya -ardh satya.
    yug , yug ,
    satya – asatya ke beech
    tarazu ke kante ki tarah jhooltha hua
    ————————– ARDH-SATYA

  22. paromita says:

    yes…so scared to ask one thing…..did you love me, before you left me that morning, even a no means…all my longings shall go toooooo

  23. Hi Shekhar,
    It’s been an immense pleasure going through your poems. While I am yet to read all of them… this one is an absolute beauty 🙂

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