The heart-collector by Kavita Rao

India has been in my thoughts for the past couple of years, the urge and the desire to be able to visit her and to see with my own eyes, all the places I’ve read about is something that hunts me every time I have a quiet time enough to let my dreams control me. Mumbai is the city I would like to see first. I often search the net for videos or articles to learn more about this enchanting place, but whatever the story or the pictures, it will never be the same experience as the actual, face to face meeting with the charming lady Mumbai. My very good friend, Kavita Rao, had a poem posted about her home town Mumbai on her blog How I write, is mine…How you read, is yours, and I absolutely loved it, longing even more to “Drown in her sweltering heat”, to add my heart gladly to the collection of her admirers. Here are Kavita’s thoughts and poem, enjoy!

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Kavita -**Mumbai, Bombay, call her what you may, she will always remain what she has always been – a mystic lover, a heart stealer, a soul quencher! For a person (like me) born and raised in her arms, there exists no better place on this fabulous planet (other than NYC perhaps)! This poem is my heart’s snapshot at how I felt about her when I lived there, how I felt about her on my most recent trip there, how I feel about her now, and how I will always feel about her! They say good things are better shared… So here I am, sharing a little bit of my Bombay with all of you… **


“Marine Drive- Mumbai” by Kavita Rao

The heart-collector

  by Kavita Rao

With her translucent veins
invariably spilling commuting sighs
With her Arabian waves
magically forming a quixotic mist
With her thumping heart
thrusting life into her slender body
With her sultry skin
attracting a rush of excited nerves
With her monsoon scent
injecting doses of moist earth
She stands there
– poised –
Eyes inviting
Arms outstretched
Smile bewitching

And all one can do is
to her incomparable charm
in her sweltering heat
before her yielding embrace
While only hoping to chant
the syllables of her tuneful name


14 Responses to “The heart-collector by Kavita Rao”

  1. Kavita Says:

    Ooooohhhh….thanks, Blaga….you are such a sweetheart….

  2. Bluejellybeans Says:

    Is a beautiful poem Blaga, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Victoria C. Slotto Says:

    How beautiful. I love Kavita’s work and India seems to call to me too…probably because of the exquisite spirituality and gentleness of her people.

  4. Jamie Dedes Says:

    I do so enoy Kavita’s work and we share a love of New York as well. This is simply beautiful and beautiful in its essential simplicity. A love work to reblog here, Blaga. Bravo to you and to Kavita.

  5. Arindam Says:

    It’s a beautiful poem and thanks for sharing it. I hope you will get to visit our country very soon. :)

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