Letters to my mother.


On days

When it is stormy

On the inside of my skin,


I can hear

The echoes of my heart


Inside my ribcage,

You gently pick up

The pieces

Of my broken dreams

Where they have fallen

On the floor

From the ends

Of my fingertips,

And braid them

Into my hair.


Violets bloom

Out of the soft kiss

You plant

On my forehead,

Spreading the fragrance

Of happiness

All along the marrow

Of my bones.

I have painted my hands

With different shades

Of love,

But, mother,

You will always remain

My favourite shade.


My little princess,

You always used to tell me.

There is a fire

Inside you

That originates from

The pit of your belly,

And snakes its way up

To your heart.

Never let that fire die.

Some people are

Too blinded

By the intensity

With which your skin


Krasivaya (Russian): Beautiful, but with strength


On those rare days,

When you ask me

If you look okay,

With your playful tone

Only just hinting

At the nervousness beneath,

I smile

And adjust the folds

Of your peacock blue saree,

Gently put my face

Against your cheek,

Feel the continents

Shift beneath

Your skin,

And whisper,



You are more


Just beautiful.

-The Girl Lost In The Bookstore

The only time I have ever written for anybody. Also, this got featured onΒ ArtParasites, so yaay.Β 

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52 thoughts on “Letters to my mother.

  1. “Some people are
    Too blinded
    By the intensity
    With which your skin

    She was saying your Muchness was shining through — thank God! The world would be a less beautiful place were it not for you muchness. πŸ™‚

    And congrats on the publish!

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  2. I always love poetry more than phrases πŸ™‚ Your poems had the easy flow yet they captured the complicated emotion of love and relationship of mother and daughter πŸ™‚ Beautiful πŸ™‚

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  3. It’s really wonderful that you’re able to combine complicated sentiments with such simplicity. I really love the flow of your words, they’re like a smooth river streaming.
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