Featured Haiku

Elated and honored to share that 6 of my haiku have been featured in The Short of It by Susi Bocks who blogs at iwriteher.com.



calligraphic swirls
paints the western horizon
scarlet poetry

Please do read the remaining haiku here


F- Floral Tapestry!

A to Z Challenge 2022 – Nature and I

The parade of swaying blossoms always gladdens the heart. Irrespective of their size, color or shape, they are pretty sights to behold. The swollen buds, unfurl exquisite symmetry of petals interwoven with delicate grace. They infuse the air around with their sublime fragrance. Be it in a pot, a well curated garden or the wilderness, flowers bring untold bliss, by their mere presence.

I live in a city surrounded by ever growing concrete structures. The smoky polluted air often dampens my mood and spirits. But when I walk into my balcony, the motley of hues welcome me with a charming smile. I feel their spirited embrace envelope me, lifting up my spirits instantly. They enliven the otherwise insipid surroundings.

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change” – Buddha

Floral tapestry

a rich redolent promise

beatitude mood

Earth laughs in flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers radiate mirth and connects with the soul. In their short-lived life, they bring joy to our heart, infusing us with their intoxicating perfume. Holding a bunch of flowers and inhaling their divine fragrance, is all that is needed brighten our mood. Nature blesses us with many such joys. From the humdrum mundanity of, all we need to do is pause for a few minutes, hear these seraphic beauties speak in scented whispers and feel the gentle waft of happiness come our way.

You can read my earlier posts in this challenge here.


From the rain drenched mud

rises a tiny bud,

its dormant beauty, encased within layers of green.

Radiant rays caress, prod it gently,

dewy drops, sprinkle showers of misty scents.

With a slow yawn, it awakens from its dreamy slumber

as the sounds of dawn play in chorus.

It unfurls its white silky petals

soaks in, the hues of a pastel palette,

sways to the balmy breeze, a lilac blush,

diffusing its ethereal fragrance.

Abloom, what a cheerful splendor!

Inspired by the lovely blooms in my pot!

WPC – Waiting


for a new life to begin,

for the bud to blossom,

for the flame to burn,

for desires to be fulfilled,

for emerging the numero uno,

for the sun to rise,

for the phone to ring,

for a prayer to be answered,

for completion of a task,

for misunderstanding to clear,

for an approval,

for opportunity to knock!

Life is a constant wait for things,

sometimes long, sometimes short!

Enjoy the wait 🙂

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Tanka Poetry # 2 – Blossom


As the tender buds

so delicately woven

unfurls its petals,

A floral blushing beauty,

Magical sight to behold!

Tanka is a poetry form which originated in Japan more than 13 centuries ago. In its purest form, tanka poems are most commonly written as expressions of love, self-reflection, and gratitude. It contains five lines and 31 syllables in the form of 5-7-5-7-7.




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