Sunday, February 20, 2011

This Sunday morning

This Sunday morning
isn't over yet, but it has a little
joy that overflows,
that I'd love to share.
We woke up late enough
to feel rested, and I decided
that tea and morning papers
would be had in the sitting room
so I'd be able to read
newspapers
unsquashed by the man.
Two cups of tea each
Four Sunday papers
which I never manage to read
completely,
but long to do so
(and keep aside in
an ever growing pile
which is ultimately dumped
and not read)

We listened to Kabir,
A beautiful rendering
by Rajan And Sajan Mishra
and ate breakfast before ten
By which time Rashid Khan
was singing Malkauns,
a beautiful devotional bandish
'Tu hai Malik mera'
The spouse took a newspaper
to read in bed
And promptly fell asleep
snoring and a-roaring
while I heard, with joy,
the drut:
'Aaj morey ghar aaye balama'
In a positively sublime
ironic harmony!

20 comments:

Banno said...

:)

dipali said...

@Banno: :)indeed! That little wellspring of joy has seen me through the day:)

Just Like That said...

Four Sunday papers
which I never manage to read
completely,
but long to do so
(and keep aside in
an ever growing pile
which is ultimately dumped
and not read)

is so so SO chez moi ka status too.:-)

dipali said...

@Just Like That: I think many of us are far busier on Sundays than on the other days of the week, or maybe a different kind of 'relaxed' busy!

yasmeen sait said...

Blissful :)

The Bride said...

I love the line "unsquashed by the man" :)

radha said...

A nice relaxed Sunday. Your post made me miss Worldspace, where we heard classical music all morning. When they shut shop we realised our music system was in bad shape. We have yet to get it repaired.

dipali said...

@Yasmeen: Indeed it was!
@The Bride: I tried to not use any anatomical references!
@radha: I cannot tell you how much I miss Worldspace. I now make a conscious effort to play various CDs that keep me happy.

themadmomma said...

oh what a beautiful restful sunday. you've inspired me to keep the next Sunday free.

dipali said...

@the mad momma: Given that routine takes over the rest of the week, it helps to be peaceful and quiet on some Sundays at least!

Raam Pyari said...

Lovely poem! How can people write such lovely verse! I can never come up with anything this good!

dipali said...

@Raam Pyari:Such kind words- thank you!

Thinking Cramps said...

Sounds beautiful. How evocative Dipali.

I had a bit of that last Saturday, too. That second round of snoozing by the SRE sounds sooo tempting right now!

dipali said...

@Thinking Cramps: Thank you:)

U said...

Are you my mother? She does the same with the Sunday papers!

dipali said...

@U: Maybe her kumbh ke meley mein bichchadi twin!

BongMom said...

Dipali

You are extremely good at this.

dipali said...

@BongMom: Thank you:)

Sue said...

'Aaj morey ghar aaye balama'
In a positively sublime
ironic harmony!


:)

dipali said...

@Sue: Ah,the irony:)