Monday, August 1, 2011

Clutter




Clutter (July 31st)


haphazard, random,reckless, 
unruly, impulsive incoherent thoughts
tumbling over one another...


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Noise


Noise (July 30th) 




words and sounds
redundant in sense 
assaulting the ears


(image courtesy from original pic at:http://www.tinnitus-audiology.com/images/HurtsToHear.jpg)



Stark Terrain


Stark Terrain (July 29th)



I look outside eagerly
Nothing, Have I gone blind?
I peek within
I find huge, cumbersome boulders
that cannot be chipped or polished
they just sit there heavy and immovable.


(image courtesy from original picture at:http://www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~oesis/field/medium/granite1.jpg)




Looking...





Looking (July 28th)

The leaves, the trees, 
the wind,the soil
they are all silent
not a  story 
not even a whisper...


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Vacant spaces





Vacant Spaces (July 27th)



I look outside , looking for a stone,
a pebble or a grain of  sand even...
I see nothing, hear nothing
Not even silence..






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Nothingness









Nothingness(July 26th)




stones? what stones?
the horizon stretches before me endlessly 
with not a grain of sand even...



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Messenger Moon








Messenger Moon (July 25th)

whenever I look up at the moon,
I wish to tell her something
I feel she hears, knows and understands
I feel she'll convey my message
to someone afar...


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Who knows?








Who Knows? (July 24th)


what are the right words? 
what are the right deeds? 
who knows?


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Caught Unawares!







Caught Unawares! (July 23rd)

sometimes, something happens
something unexpected, something different
then how does one react?


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Friday, July 22, 2011

Call it a day





Call it a day


hair unkempt, shirt askew,
hauling the school bag,
the child wearily walked home in the sun...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Shhhh!!!



Shhhh!!!


Tonight, the mind is restless
sleep is far away
Mind! Hush! stop your chatter,
you keep me awake.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Receding Echoes



Receding Echoes


The night is dark
silence all around
The mind's chatter 
rises to a crescendo
Eyes tightly shut
to silence the din.
the echoes rise and fall
into the depths of the soul!


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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wait!



Wait!

Slow down!
your days of racing are past
the years have sped by
amble along, smell the roses,
hum a tune, feel the breeze- 
and wave at those hurtling ahead.


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Monday, July 18, 2011

Captivity







Captivity


The soul is a free bird
trapped in a rickety cage...


( image courtesy from original picture at : http://www.twelvetribes.com/publications/images/bird-in-a-cage.gif)

Soulful silence



Soulful silence

Silence! speak aloud, the words of the soul
Listen, understand, all that is left unsaid...

(image courtesy from original picture at : http://basicindia.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341bfed353ef0147e300ec3a970b-320wi)




Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cans on wheels


Cans on wheels

The milkman came trundling down 
on his rickety cycle
 his milk cans creating a clamour!


(image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.whiteindianhousewife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/415374829_7fd7fc84c9.jpg)

The speaker


The speaker

so articulate, so witty, 
the pearls of wisdom
 just kept rolling effortlessly 
enthralling the audience. 


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Coming Alive









Coming alive


As the music begins
she goes into a trance
her limbs come alive
her spirit breaks free!
Flying high
soaring into the sky!


(image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.dancefestivalmusic.co.uk/images/lyrical.jpg)


( inspired by: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcVWrXL6iZ4&feature=youtu.be )





Celluloid Poetry





Celluloid poetry



The celluloid is his canvas;
the script, the emotions his palette-
each frame- his passion;
the characters, his lovers-
whom he caresses through the camera lens...


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Saffron allure




Saffron allure

The saffron embers of the May flame
smouldering through the month of July...


Experience diluted




Experience Diluted

The song was heard,
the singer remained unseen;
behind bobbing heads...

(image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.rd.ca/cms/images/image/safe_in_crowds_291_20081125-161354.jpg)




Straddling two worlds

Straddling two worlds

To let go of the old,
and venture into the new...
there is curiosity to explore; 
yet wariness of the unknown.


(image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.picturesof.net/_images_300/A_Man_Straddling_Two_Tires_Royalty_Free_Clipart_Picture_110321-155571-791053.jpg)





Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coy Maiden



Slowly she moved to hide behind the veil of clouds...

(image courtesy from original picture at : http://carynmirriamgoldberg.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/1263709-moon_clouds_blue_8x10.jpg)



Friday, July 8, 2011

Reaching out...



Reaching out...

sometimes one has to
be invisible and yet be there,
be silent and yet be heard
reach out without touching...

(image courtesy from original picture at :http://mormonsoprano.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/reaching-out-service.gif)


Where did all the moments go?





Where did all the moments go?


Some days go by in a flurry,
 from morn to eve
 its a bustle of activities,
 No time to stop,  no time to notice.


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Between Y'day and Today










Between Y'day and Today


Yesterday stood an edifice here
today razed to the grounds
Y'day there was noise and laughter
today deserted and silent
Y'day walls, tiles and roof
today stones and rubble ...

(image courtesy from original picture at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/36578000/jpg/_36578982_bulldozer300_ap.jpg)



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Homecoming




Homecoming



the little boys were coming home
stooping down with bulky bags,
swirling their lunch bags in war
renting the air with piercing shrieks


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Monday, July 4, 2011

Growing up!



Growing up!


 The child fell down cycling.
 He got up, brushed his bottom.
 He saw his mom, and bawled out loud
 The mother walked up to him unhurriedly  
 gave him a tight slap!

The boy mounted his cycle and rode off...



(image courtesy from original picture at: http://blog.thefoundationstone.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Growing-Up-242x300.jpg)


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Making Amends


Making Amends

Are you annoyed? Are you offended?
For words that were not uttered?
For deeds that were not committed?


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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Street Performers




Street Performers

He flung the baby up into the air
and then caught him in his palm
the onlookers gasped and turned away
the baby chuckled in glee!

( image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.towerseyfestival.com/UserFiles/Image/Kawa%20Circus%20pic3%20aerial(1).jpg)





Friday, July 1, 2011

July Is here!

Listening

Listening  to the  footsteps that never arrived
Listening to the knock that never struck
Pausing, listening, waiting...




(image courtesy from original picture at: http://www.persia.org/Images/Katouzian_art/waiting.gif)

The River begins...


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Silent Music - Stone # 61





His fingers played on an invisible key board
on the pages of a notebook
scribbled with musical notes
Lost in a world of Silent Music
oblivious to the sounds and stares
in the crowded bus stop.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freedom- Stone # 60

Freedom?

Captivity of the mind is stronger
than shackles wrought of metal.

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CUT! Stone # 59

Where's the director/ producer/ script writer?
CUT!
Change the script!
Change the settings!
Change the costumes!
Change the dialogue!
Better still,  Let me go!



(image courtesy: http://www.iu17.org/39391012910933373/lib/39391012910933373/clapboard-snapped.jpg)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Searching- Stone # 58


Searching

something that is lost
where is it to be sought?
Find it within?
where is within
I know not...
I ask from without

(image courtesy : http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_6MsOC0S6Dtc/S6-z4SI0qMI/AAAAAAAAALk/-ZdUJk4tLOg/s400/Form-is-emptiness03mindre.jpg)

Existence- Stone # 57





Existence-

A farce...
Play acting without conviction...


(image courtesy at: http://mrtramuel.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/theatre-faces.jpg?w=300&h=300)

Din of emptiness- Stone # 56



Din of Emptiness


Shallow words
Vacant smiles
Hollow laughter...


(image courtesy at: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8vuQhvdvA6Y/SwQvkPx8jjI/AAAAAAAAADk/G1WSOsp2JFs/s200/emptiness.jpg)

Waiting- Stone # 55


Waiting ...
to be roused from the languor of lassitude ...


(image courtesy from original copyright at: http://pattayatoday.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/woman-silhouette-225x300.jpg)

Caution- Handle with Care- Stone # 54

Caution- Handle with care

Treading gently on glass shards
so that the shards don't  get hurt!


(image courtesy as per original copyright at: http://www.blazefirewalking.com/graphics/glasswalk.jpg)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dead End- Stone # 53



somebody just picked up and left
no goodbyes, no farewells


the onus on those left behind
to trudge through the quicksand of life

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Lonely Journey- Stone # 52




Lonely Journey


Every person trapped in a bubble
caved in by diaphanous walls
A fleeting illusion of togetherness


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Viscous Time - Stone # 51

Viscous time 


The days did not stop
crawling from one to another
each moment heavier than the last


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Brimming over -Stone # 50

Brimming Over 

Sparkling rivulet
spluttered forth
in unruly candour


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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kaleidoscope- Stone # 49


Kaleidoscope

Vibrant collage
of coloured wings
holding court mid heavens


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Gift Unwrapped- Stone # 48

Gift Unwrapped 

Wielding scissors
Slashing at cellophane
Mounting expectation
Childish Glee!


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Trapped- Stone # 47

Trapped 


Wizened faces
Shrivelled bodies
clutching to vacant souls
seeking to escape

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Pandemonium- Stone # 46

Pandemonium 

A cauldron of crows
circling high in the skies
creating a clamour

(image courtesy:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_lr62Of7X53w/SfuNEFgPU9I/AAAAAAAAAlc/0FWXwMskVvI/s400/crows+flying+wqed+org.jpg)



Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mar 25th- Stone 45



Stupor

Sitting, waiting, watching
another time, another place
Unbelievable, Unreal...

(pic courtesy: http://inkindle.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/waiting.jpg?w=300&h=183)




Mar 21st- Stone 44



Reverberations


some words,uttered before,
listened to,responded to,
then set aside...
the ripples remain after
the moment is long gone
and the hangover lingers...


(image courtesy: http://www.itsbeach.com/circles.jpg)

Mar 19th- Stone 43



Unavowed

Scattered thoughts, baffled feelings
Was it really so long ago
seemed like just yesterday
Nothings's changed?


(image courtesy: http://blogs.sun.com/factotum/resource/confusion.jpg)