ख़ामोशी बातों में

ख़ामोशी बातों में, समंदर आँखों मेंमुस्कान लबों पे, जवाकुसुम बालों मेंऔर मोगरे का इत्र लगाकर,जब तुम नज़दीक से गुज़रती हो, तो मानो रुक सा जाता हूँ मैं तुम्हारी चंचलता, तुम्हारी सहजतातुम्हारा प्रतिबिम्ब, अमिट छाप छोड़ता है मुझपेवो माथे की बिंदी, वो जुड़वां काले नयनावो लहराता दुपट्टा, सम्मोहित करता है मुझे उस दिन तुम्हे जाते हुए,…

Flapping together #lucid

Birds dipped their wingsin the lucid flow of air,Caressing the azure sky.Flapping together in syncThey flow in formationsWith caws and screechesSpreading far and wideBreaking the lull.The echo of this cacophonySounds euphonic to the ears! Written for:/ Weekend writing prompt – Lucid

Fall fiesta 🍂#lynntuesdaypictureprompt

Your challenge or writing prompt is this: what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn This photo prompted me to write about my fall visit to Michigan few years ago, where we experienced a handcrafted fall fiesta, resplendent with autumn colors! Here’s my poem…

Book Review – ‘Blossom and Foliages’ by Daisy Bala

One rainy morning, I wished to have a poetic treat to quench my thirst of roaming into the woods, sitting in silence beside the river and letting … Book Review – ‘Blossom and Foliages’ by Daisy Bala See, what my amazing thoughtful blogger friend Swarnali, has to say about my ebook “ Blossoms and foliages”!!…

Wildflower🌸

Wildflower!! You’re born to be a wildflower Wilted but never shattered  Blooming in crevices of anonymity  Destined to rise above the withering  In the rebound of hope and aspirations.  A wild flower, in swathes of sunshine  Ripening from weed to flower head  With gorgeous smells embedded  You infatuate me with your austerity  I’m jealous of…

JUGAAD!

When the walls of flexibility expandAnd resource availability crumblesEnters jugaad like a flickering superstarSolving problems with innovationOffering Pragmatic redemptionWith Solution Resurrection!!Like a mammoth stable fixJugaad is unconventionalIt is colloquial, it might be frugalBut it’s the mainstay temporary hitA Savior with optimum fitBend the rules like jugaadJustified hacks that’ll make you glad!So when the resources are…

Runner up in poetry competition@Kalamanthan

So glad to be a runner up in KalaManthan’s Second Poetry Prompt for English Poetry Writing. The prompt was “Falling leaves and Bare branches” And here’s the winning poem:- Title- Let’s rise this fall When the charms of summer sunshine and golden pleasantries begin to retreat And evocative winds pick pace, breaking a silence discreet…

Golden russets – Eugi’s weekly prompt

Fallen leaves and bare branches The golden russet strikes in aplomb Before the Halloween moon will pierce cold shivers In the spine of the season Brown magenta, yellow oranges Tinge of hues, dollops of crunch Let it go, says the esprit de corps of the fallen leaf bunch Fall fiesta is a color palette On…

Time to be your own fairy # Eugi’s weekly prompt

How long will you be The damsel in distress, waiting for your Prince Charming How long you wanna be The Cinderella girl, waiting for her fairy godmother It’s the time to self implore and realize It’s The “time to be your own fairy!!” And sprinkle the fairy dust of liberty and courage on your will…

We will overcome Covid!

The world has come to a languishing standstill The pandemics ghastliness has weaved a grotesque labyrinth The maliciousness is tenacious and treacherous That mutates each sorrow and loss! I complained of lockdown till I saw the miserliness of those plagued I was complaining of being homelocked till I saw the ones bereaved I complained that…