Author Archives: Sangeeta Gupta

About Sangeeta Gupta

Poet, abstract artist, documentary film maker. Has14 published books, 7 collections of poems translated in Greek, German, bangla, urdu, dogri. Writes both in English and Hindi. Has scripted and directed 7 documentary films. Has held 33solo exhibitions of paintings in India and abroad. Based in Delhi, India.

Ask Yourself

You take pride in
boasting about
you are a HOME MAKER
ask yourself
are you also
the DECISION MAKER
within the four walls of
your  home
are you even a consultant ,
a participant in the process of
decision making
I am no crusader
just a fellow traveller
on this earth
who is asking you
an uncomfortable question
you are not bound to answer
but I seek your indulgence
please question yourself
more often
who are you
what is your purpose
on this earth
because you are
a soul
not just
a BODY
not merely
a Home Maker
there is more
to your story.
make it worth telling
choice is all yours
you have to  choose
between being a door mat
or a self respecting being
make your choice
all of us are home maker first
but we need to be
decision makers as well.

Creation

Creation leaves

no space for tedium

One is surely inventive

but in small change.

One does not seek,

has no goal, no ambition.

One already is

what one wants to be.

Fragrance of deep fulfilment

Lingering all through.

One absorbs the universe

in deep receptivity,

pours

whatever is absorbed

in one’s sponge of imagination.

When one surpasses

self, only then

one is closest

the whirling Whole.