The Doors

Doors

When one door closes another opens : not for too long. 

I walked a street

And clicked a door

A door :ajar, half -open,

It stood there,

And looked at me

Smiled and said-

“Step in,

Peek around..”

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The restoration work in progress for the last three years at the heritage building – Nana Wada.
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The tiny door at the terrace of Bhuleshwar Temple, Maharashtra

It wasn’t a pleasant looking door,

Its corners crumbling,

Chest heaving,

Old wood, too much rain!

I stopped for a while. Pondered at the invite

“What will this provide?”

Hmph, he said,

With that it sensed my despise..and slammed shut its divide.

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At the Arts Camp in Kamshet
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A piece of cloth hangs at a door in Budhwar Peth – Pune’s red-light area.

I walked away,

Met another one,

This time it was a bleeding blue door.

I didn’t ponder

Several doors passed,

Each saw me pass.

None called onto me twice,

Some laughed at me.

A pink one cursed me. An oldie kicked,

A palace door beckoned me with bribe

The antique door hypnotized

But I waited.

I reached a passing train

And saw yet another opening,

It called onto me.

The Traveler’s Door,

I sighed,

It had no eyes, no smell, no colour, no race,

A door – a traveler’s memoir,

A moving machine carried it afar.

Off I sped,

Jumped, Yelled and Crawled,

And hopped onto its crevice.

Now seated in between its iron rods,

I find

My door, my right – no colour, no disguise.

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This potter in Kumbharwada, Pune waits in front of his locked door – for his wife 🙂
In Wai I came across some  inviting doors :D Part I Wai Doors
In Wai I came across some inviting doors 😀 Part I Wai Doors
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Wai Doors -Part II
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Kamshet
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Found this in the old city – Pune
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Anne Besant’s Theosophical Society’s closed door.
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Wai Doors – Part III
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Near Nandi statue : a temple in Wai, Maharashtra
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An old door stands, quite close to the bustling FC Road in Pune
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At Budhwarpeth – the old and the not-so-old
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Through a temple in old city of Pune
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At the Nimaj Palace, Nimaj, Rajasthan
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Nimaj Palace back door
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Nanawada in Pune
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The City Palace door in Jaipur, Rajasthan

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My door, my right – no colour, no disguise.

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