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.
paints the western horizon
Please do read the remaining haiku here
Away from the realms of the mundane
I tread beyond the path untraveled
to be surprised by magnificence extraordinaire.
Kaleidoscopic splendor greets my weary eyes
clouds weave a lyrical tapestry around serrated peaks
the winds sing ballads through the willows.
Amidst the tranquil canvas of serenity
sitting in silent reflective solitude,
I hear, the heartbeat of mother earth!
The second wave of the pandemic has gripped many parts of the world. With a steep spike in daily cases, an untold anxiety and fear cripples the mind. A home today has a wider purview to be more inclusive. With members of the family confined indoors, working from home, online classes, everything under the same roof, there is bound to be some amount of mayhem…. a clash of schedules and tempers. Bedrooms and living rooms converted into office/school, the table is strewn with many gadgets, paper and all kinds of accessories. The video call at odd times, demands the voice decibels to remain low. Imagine one’s own room has restricted entry today. A great deal of tenacity is required to cope up with the deluge of mental stress hitting us from all directions.
We all have, to some extent found our own mechanisms to handle the uncertainties surrounding us today. My sacred space is a small alcove in my home, where I have silent conversations with myself, indulge in some self-love, heal my pain and calm my mind. Believe me, this quiet time with myself in my cozy corner, is helping me a great deal to maintain my sanity, in an otherwise cacophonic home today.
Empower the mind to deal with turbulent emotions
created by the ripples of life.
Diffuse the torrent, channelize a path,
indulge in holistic living.
Spend solitary moments in mindful silence,
ruminate on the breath.
Let the receptive ears soak in the serenading
harmony of nature.
Allow the incessant tears flow from the closed eyes,
cleansing the impurities from the system.
With focussed reflection,
the confluence of the body and mind
transcends beyond the realm of universe.
Feel the abundance of divine energy manifest within,
cradling the self with a healing light.
As a benign balm of spiritual ecstasy fills it,
a sense of empyreal peace pervades.
mind is empowered to deal with the turbulent emotions!
आज चंद खामोश लम्हे गुज़ारी तन्हाई मे,
बरसो बाद अपने आप से मुलाकात हुई .
Today spent a few moments in silent reflection
I was surprised, meeting myself after ages!
In response to Bikurgurl.com‘s
What 100 words would you give this image?
Caught in the melee of life and the mess her relationship with Nick was, Anna decided to break away from the chaos surrounding her, to reflect on her problems and her feelings for Nick. Packing her bags, she drove to the place where she often went as a child, with her parents. Anna sat by the silvery lake reflecting the calmness of the placid surroundings. Except for the gentle breeze and an occasional chirp of a bird, no sound rang from the glittering horizon. Amidst nature, in solitude, Anna decluttered her thoughts. She rose with a smile ready to head back.
Wc: 101 words
As the sun sets on 31st Dec 2016, another year bids us goodbye. The year witnessed many things that happened all around the globe in the field of politics, sports, cinema, economy and of course in your personal life too.Some good, some not so good! Let the setting sun for the year symbolize the laying to rest, of all the unpleasant and negatives from our lives
Let us usher in the dawn of the new year with a resolution to a better “us”!
Celebrate our achievements
Emerge stronger from setbacks
Invite happy times
Aim for a healthier us
Inhale the divine fragrance,
Tick items in our bucket list
Enjoy little joys
Review our goals
Add more smiles
Travel more miles
Create magical moments
String in the cherished memories
Design a better tomorrow!
Wishing all my fellow bloggers a very Happy New Year <3!
Like you, O beautiful lake,
I seek and meditate
to remain tranquil and at peace,
at all times,
so that my soul be a mirror
that reflects true beauty.