When it reaches the destination,
the recipient gets connected
with a sensation in both hearts
with a seed of love sprouting,
with a sweet music ringing in ears,
bringing a shy smile to lips
and cheeks turning red…

But when it wanders off
having lost its antenna,
it comes back undelivered
or remains unanswered…

Sometimes it is written
but not posted
and put back in a cupboard drawer, gathering dust,
waiting for an opportune time…

Sometimes it is thrown in pieces
in a waste paper basket,
or simply burnt to ashes
out of anger or frustration…

But it never dies,
it cannot be deleted,
it resides in the subconscious mind
and somewhere
in the deepest corner of the heart…

I have seen all these snail stages
of a love letter,
I don’t know whether
in this electronic age of speed,
the same thrill is felt
that I used to feel
while walking into my platonic love…

–Kaushal Kishore



    1. Thank you, Nancy, for your kind words! Now that craze is not there for Valentine’s Day. But my good wishes to you for the same well in advance 🎉💖

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  1. I don’t know about you, Kaushal, but your pictures always thrill me!
    The first one is so expressive that whether platonic or not, I love it
    The bird resonates with my passion for birds, thank you,
    The thrilling poem is beautiful too.


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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for your interesting comment, but I’m happy that my pictures thrilled you. Like you, I too love birds, flowers and nature.


  2. Ah KK, this is just stunning. That last stanza ties everything together. I just love the message here and the reminder to truly love your experiences in the present and to forget the screen 😊. There is such passion in your words that leap off the screen as I think you intended to do 😉…such a treat to read 🤍🤍🤍

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    1. This is really great, Grace! You’re the magician of words and imagery. I’m overwhelmed by your touching words that mean the world to me. You made my day, my friend. Thanks a ton 😊💖💖

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  3. Oh I agree that for me snail mail was the most romantic and thrilling of our ways of communication. It taught patience and anticipation and how amazing to be in love with only snail mail to connect you:) Loved this beautiful poem, Kaushal, that encapsulates this thought:)

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    1. Thank you, Karima for sharing this nostalgia that is so relatable. Now-a-days we call it a snail mail, but it was the only mail then. We used to put our letters in QMS box to speed up the delivery. Those were the days of real thrill.

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