Navya Gupta

Poetry

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I carry an ocean in my eyes
I want to swim through
but you want me to drown

I carry a mountain in my heart
I want to climb it
but you want its weight to put me down

I carry a flower in my mind
I want to nurture it with love
but you want to pluck it till its brown

I carry your heart in my soul
I want to let go of it
but your spell has no bounds

All of you is in all of me
I push your memories away
but why are you still so much around?

©2022 Navya Gupta. All rights reserved.

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Poetry

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Uncorrupted souls
Brushed with blush
Naivety intact
Cupid cascading all hearts
& masking all facts…
Once kids
Grew up now
No…
Grew.. apart .. unmapped.

It was indeed a
decayed decade
Of learning how to
Unlearn
Unlove
Un-stay
& be
..Unafraid.

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Poetry

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The way you looked at me
That night…
It felt like
The stars in your eyes
Danced to the rhythm of my heart
And promised to groove
Every moment they see me
Even if the world falls apart…

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…and I can’t stop smiling

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Time and again, I have used Medium to express my love for Poetry (many times in the form of Poetry itself). Today, I am thrilled to share that two of my poems are published in Thomas Gaudex’s first Scribe-related book of Poetry, The Embrace of Dawn. I am honoured to be a part of this beautiful book (along with many other talented writers) and I cannot wait to hold it in my hands!

If you want to read some evocative Poetry, you can order your copy now! Read more about the Book here.

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Poetry

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I am ghosting the ghost of my past
I am wrapping it in a towel
& keeping it in a box
under my bed of roses

Sometimes I hear the ghost
crumble & cry
I shut my ears & smile
reminding myself that it’s not the ghost
the cries are just my tears of joy

The ghost is silent at times
I mistake the silence for its absence
I assume there’s no harm
but now I just wonder
what if it’s just silence before the storm?

I am ghosting the ghost of my past
hoping that it’ll ghost me
maybe tomorrow if not today
till then, I’ll just pretend
to misread
the silence,
my vision,
& the noises that I listen (to)…

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Poetry

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Every time I try to unleash
this labyrinth of life
I meet another enigma
that I fail to surmise

here’s another epiphany
giving rise to my quandary
it’s all about those moments
that turned into memories…

Why is it that…
good memories bring tears to our eyes
making us hopeful, Nah, desperate
to relive those times?

but

it’s when the bad memories arrive
our hearts get filled with joy
sigh of relief for they’re over
sense of pride for you’ve got closure

isn’t it the biggest irony of life?
the past that made us happy
in the present, it makes us cry
the past that made us weep
now, it’s the reason we smile…

©️ Navya Gupta 2021. All Rights Reserved.

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Invigorating my 5 senses — Haikus

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Hits every cell of
my body; invigorates
my mind — Petrichor

Sings me to sleep, the
sound no less than lullaby —
it’s Pitter-Patter

Soothing to the eyes,
washes my ill thoughts away —
the Sight of Raindrops

Lover’s hands in mine,
extra warm today — time to
unplug to Connect

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Navya Gupta

Navya Gupta

I am a 100-year-old soul stuck in the body of a 20-something… Connect with me on Instagram - unwor_d