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...


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Soulful silence



Soulful silence

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

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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!


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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...

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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.


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coy Maiden



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

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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...

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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...




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The River begins...