I can hear dry leaves rustling outside, but overall it has been a rather quiet season. Astrologers convince people to suffer silently, as Mars and Jupiter are in retrograde motion. There’s hope at the end of the tunnel as they say, but spring is still a season away. News channels are abuzz with political conflict … Continue reading Lull


Night Jasmine

evenings amplifyfragrance permeating airsee night jasmine bloom evenings amplifyperfect execution ofdaytime thoughts and deeds fragrance permeating airpulls you to the source - is ita weed or blessing see night jasmine bloomdarkness cannot obstruct moonswriters spin stories Troiku written for Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge - Specific Form

Dreaming together

We walked into the haze together, several years ago, not knowing what lies ahead. Faith kept us together, that only better things lie ahead. The rocks we had failed to see tested us at many points, as the haze thinned down and heat escalated. We stumbled, blamed each other for placing those in our way … Continue reading Dreaming together


September is a seasonal transition - moving from monsoon to winter. There’s a sense of anticipation in the air, as the sky changes color from dark gray to brighter hues. Festivities and weddings start from October. It’s a busy period out there for traders, manufacturers and those in the hospitality business. Women get busy planning … Continue reading September


I pass through a temple every day on my morning walk. The throng of devotees makes me wonder how we believe in certain things without any scientific evidence, visible proof or clear corroboration. In fact, we conduct a lot of research to find supporting evidence. Do these beliefs create a ground for us to walk … Continue reading Belief

Lessons from nature

The form chosen is Alphabet Haiku for Tanka Tuesday Poetry Prompt Modern haiku form created by  Beatrice Evans, aka Ronnica at AllpoetryIt requires only strict 5/7/5 syllable construction.It is formulistic, with all words beginning with the same letter.There is no requirement for aha moment and punctuation and metaphor and photos are permitted. nature nominatesnewbies - no nagging … Continue reading Lessons from nature

XXL helplessness

I pray for uninterrupted vision, beyond the trees, mountains and tall buildings-a  whole, unbroken view before the stars take over, and the scarred Moon mocks the Almighty Sun. The birds I feed every morning fly beyond reach as the day progresses. I hope they return with a message. When they tweet outside my window, I … Continue reading XXL helplessness


I envy the artist or filmmaker who fleshes out imagination, and presents it in two or three dimensions. Some people can relate to the characters. To all others, it’s as vague as the sky - an illusion to keep imagination engaged. The root of all disappointment in the world is that we derive comfort from … Continue reading Sky