Half Moon!


न जाने क्यों,

मुझे उस ढलती शाम के

अधूरे चाँद से अलग ही प्यार है.



I brace a different kind of love for that half moon,

advancing the evening.


PS:I know I could have never come up with an English translation, sounding almost the same as the Hindi version; still worth a try may be?


Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog https://aestheticmiradh.com/ and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

41 thoughts on “Half Moon!

  1. Wah!! Stunning pic!! And mesmerising lines! I loved the hindi lines and skipped the english one as that would have diluted the taste! See you write so well in hindi too!! Should more!!

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    1. Thanks, I know you are being too generous with your appreciation here.
      I do write in Hindi, not so much, but every once in a while, and it remains hidden in a journal, or a hidden folder on my screen. Only recently have I posted a couple or two posts here.

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      1. Oh that makes me even more ‘oh so curious’ now!! 🤩🤩 i will take the help of my friend – the coffee hater – to disappear it from under your nose!! 😈

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      2. Haha…i know some tricks to distract you from afar… like a nice cup of coffee, a big chocolate, some dance music and a book! And then i will break the spell and free mr coffee hater 😈

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