Haiku – The Cactus!

selective focus photo of orange flower
Daniel Tuttle@unsplash.com

The lonesome heart pines

lost in the barren landscape

stoic demeanor

Scorching cloudless sky

survives the parched desert heat

resilient soul

Spiked outer armor

smiles through the blistered needles

a vibrant blossom


The Sphinx’s Lament…

Since time immemorial, my abode was

teeming with people from across the world.

Intrigued by the myths that shroud me,

photographers, writers and tourists

thronged to experience my mystic aura.

The gales filled me with the echoes of

 chatter and clicks of the shutterbugs.

Always, the center of attraction,

there was  never a dull moment in my life.

Life across the globe changed drastically,

 the gloom of the pandemic, cast an ominous shadow.

Today, the gales sing a melancholic tune

bringing in silent grains of sand.

I am deserted, in this vast desert,

lonely and desolate, scanning the roads,

trying to hear voices, in the eerie stillness of time.

Sadje’s : WDYS #80

V. J’s weekly challenge : Roads

Cast Away!

In response to Sonya’s 3 line tale, week # 127, to write a tale in 3 lines on the picture given.

photo by Michal Prucha via Unsplash

The hot barren desert welcomed me as I opened my eyes. The plane crash seemed to have no survivors, except me.

I had to find a way out of this godforsaken place and make a movie, of my survival and escape.

With no idea where I was, thinking of all the money I would make, I started marching, leaving behind a trail of footprints, on the sands of time!


CWW Photo Challenge

These pictures are my entries for Cees “which way” photo challenge for the week Sept 21.


dsc02070 A famous landmark in Rishikesh, the bridge is called the Ram Jhula , which means the swing of Lord Ram. The  iron suspension bridge  built across the Ganges, is situated in the Tehri Gharwal district of the Indian state of Uttarakand.


The sign post inviting us to the last Indian Village called Mana,  which is 24 kms from the border of India and Tibet/China


Looking for directions in the sand dunes !


The beautiful city of Amsterdam  has over 100 kms of canals and 1500 bridges!


This is the aerial view of the city roads atop the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Though I had posted this picture in my blog earlier, I felt this was very apt for the theme.




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