The Essence…

Image credit; James Wheeler @ Unsplash

Each dawn brings with it a gift of a new day,

 spectral rays paint the earthen canvas with vernal colors.

Seasonal changes alter the composition

yet, weaves a cohesive mural of the landscape,

singing a song of nature’s soul.

Today I walk down the memory lane

when your birth brought in unbridled joy.

Iridescent hues of your facet brightened my life.

Despite the differences, our bond matured with a homogenous spirit,

singing a song of enduring love.

 Nature, whose visage keeps changing with time, showcases a different seasonal look. Yet from its soul, emanates the same essence of organic feel. Likewise, the relationship between a mother and daughter has streaks of emotional highlights. They may have their moments of ups and downs, yet they are bound together by a strong bond of love. Time may change their look and perspective, but in both cases, their soul sings the same song.

Sadje’s WDYS prompt #100

Photography – Sun will come out tomorrow!

Lens Artists Photo challenge #122 hosted by Ana

Dark clouds of disappointment looms large

 tears get camouflaged in the rains

the sombre sky sings a melancholic tune.

But fret not O mind! For I know

tomorrow, a ray of hope peeps in at dawn

ushering in a promise of a new day

drying the tears and painting the clouds white

as the sun embraces the horizon

the world smiles under its dazzling glow.

Outskirts of Bangalore
Ashtamudi, Kerala
Dubai
Munnar, Kerala
Himalayan range, Uttarakhand
Puri, Odisha

Haiku – Better days ahead…

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Monstrous gloom descends

anxiety engulfs life

pandemic looms large

 

gales of panic blow

amidst uncertain currents

cling steadfast to faith

 

sparkle of ray peeps

glorious sunshine embraces

global well being

 

Feeling low on hearing about so many positive cases around me. Trying to keep up a positive frame of mind, clinging on to hope, that things will improve and praying that this  pandemic will end. Soon the world will see a beautiful new dawn emerge behind the grey clouds of fear.

Stay safe and take care!

यह है ज़िन्दगी – This is life!

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ग़म के भोज तले, ऐ दिल तू क्यों रोता है?

वक़्त ने सबके दामन में भरे है

कुछ पल हस्सी के, कुछ ग़म के

कल को नरम धुप के किरणें लहरायेंगे

खुशियों की क्यारी खिल खिलाएगी

ज़िन्दगी का यही दस्तूर है

थोड़े ग़म है, थोड़ी ख़ुशी!

 

O heart! why do you shed tears,

when overwhelmed by grief?

Time has distributed a fair share

of sadness and happiness to all

Tomorrow, the nascent rays of the sun, shall shine

the garden of happiness will blossom

this is the way of life

there is always some sadness and happiness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birth of Hope!

Hope, Word, Letters, Scrabble

When a faint ray of light trickles into the darkness

when a tender green sprouts amid the barren wilderness

when an understanding hug greets your failure

when a soothing touch strokes your bruised body

when a sweet smile welcomes you back home

when a helping hand pulls you out of an abyss

when words of encouragement goad you to carry on

when a child’s innocent laughter shatters the silence of the cry

when you see an act of humanity in trying conditions

then,

Hope is born and

life becomes beautiful once again.

Hope!

In response to Helene’s weekly Tuesday challenge prompt , What do you see?

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The frosty dark night,

under the blanket of melancholy

 frigid mind and frozen tears

weighed down  by the emotional tempest

lonely and desolate heart

hums a somber tune

drifting into slumber.

 

A dreamy reverie opens the door

the gentle breeze drapes me

in a warm blanket of hope

thaws the frozen tears

ushers in bright sunshine

paints the blistered soul

with a renewed  promise

of a new dawn filled

 with infinite solace!

 

Live your dreams!

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When the road ahead is not easy,

and challenges keep you busy,

 

Days spent in fear,

Nights hiding the tears,

 

When the shadows of failure creep,

In a chasm you are so deep,

 

Blurred is the vision

That needs rectification,

 

Fear not O Mind!

To yourself be kind.

 

Breathe, relax and smile,

You’ve got to travel miles.

 

Inhale a whiff of positive sunshine,

Exhale the negative thoughts,

Infuse a generous dose of energy,

Percolate your mind with vigour

And

Push yourself to realise your dreams.

Then,

Don’t be surprised if

Life is beautiful once again!

Live your dreams and be happy!

The Storm

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The army of tar grey clouds

 were merciless, conquering

 the perfect blue expanse.

Heralding their arrival

with tiny pearls of missiles,

they garnered more power

pouring down in a barrage.

Howling winds unleashed their ire

followed by the thunderous roar.

The flash of the lightning

lit up the concrete dark sky.

The wrath of the torrential deluge

continued its march unabated for hours

inundating all under its blanket,

the night settled into an eerie calm.

The burst of the chirps that erupted from dripping trees,

butterflies meandering across swaying flowers

invited the sun to smile and usher daybreak.

 

 

 

Sunshine Blogger Award

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“The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who  inspire and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.”

A big thank you to Elaine  for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Elated that she considers my blog worthy of bringing sunshine to the readers 🙂 Do visit her blog for a for a wide array of reads  ranging from stories, paintings and some amazing write ups!!

 

Here are her questions:

Introduce yourself , in spite of blogging who are you by your profession.

A down to earth person, simplicity defines me. My mind is a gypsy vagabond which loves to travel and reflect on many things. I pen down thoughts close to my heart. That justifies the birth of the blogger in me.

A mother to two lovely kids, I keep myself creatively employed. I volunteer at a couple of NGOs.

I call myself BBC- Blogger, baker and chocolatier

If you weren’t in your current profession or if you could change your profession, which one would you like to opt?

I am currently happy with whatever I am doing. Designing, pursing creative artistry is something that I have a flair for. Any alternate profession for me, would be that of an Interior designer.

Where would dream to visit/ destination/country, or where would love to live?

Our world is has some of the most amazingly beautiful places. I have many places in India and abroad on my bucket list. Let’ see how many I can tick out of that.

If you have been told that its your last day on earth, what and how would you like to spend your day? What would you do?

“Live everyday as if it was your last day on earth.” If we followed this maxim, I guess the actual last day on earth would be great, without any anxiety.

If you get a chance to talk/see a person who is no longer in this world, whom would you like to meet?

Without doubt that person would be Mother Theresa. I would like to understand from her the source of her never ending fountain of love and compassion. Just yesterday I read an article about her, where the writer stated that a mere touch from her transferred so much of positive energy. Respect and regards all the way for the noble saint.

What are you most afraid of?  Or any nightmare which you feel could be real in your life?

Creepies n crawlies and claustrophobic places make me paranoid.

What motivates you to write each blog post?

Everyday things that I observe, an article that I read about, a picture that leaves an impression, challenges rolled out by the blogging community, the awards I am nominated for and the feedback of all my lovely fellow bloggers are some of the things that motivate and inspire me to write a post.

Do you support capital punishment?

I am against capital punishment.

Before you death, what will you be doing as your duty/step to save the earth?

I think doing something for mother earth should be a continuous effort. Planting saplings, saving its precious natural resources, keeping the environment around us clean are some of the things I do regularly.

Whom do you like the most in this world and whom you like the least?

My family means the world to me!

How you arrived to your blog name?

Like I said earlier, my blogs are a reflection of my thoughts n ideas. Hence the name seemed very apt for it.

My questions are:

  1. Tell me 3 things you remember about your kindergarten.
  2. What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
  3. Which according to you is the best post you have written so far. Attach a link to it.
  4. Have you actually kept up a new year resolution? If yes, what and for how long?
  5. If social media did not exist, how would your life be different?
  6. What cheers you up?
  7. What is the one thing that you did out of your comfort zone that you are really proud of?
  8. Which celebrity do you admire the most and why?
  9. What according to you is the most beautiful word in the world?
  10. What is your idea of heaven?
  11. Share 3 lessons, life has taught you.

And I nominate the following bloggers for the award

  1. Singdha
  2. Karthik
  3. Aditi
  4. Prashant
  5. Varsha
  6. Kiran
  7. Rekha
  8. Shefali

Happy Blogging  🙂

 

 

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