Tanka – The Pledge!

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an organic trail

the primordial heartbeat

reconnect to roots

its time we pledge to restore

nature’s lost green tiara

Sadje’s WDYS #135


Tanka – Lost Innocence!

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Childhood innocence

tiny delights define joy

mindful behavior

transition to adulthood

mind full, blinkered existence!

Sadje’s WDYS#115

Tanka inspired by Chris’s poem, Return to innocence

Tanka – Diwali!

Pandemic days ebb

pirouetting flames of diya*

brightens festive mood

vibrant emotions dazzle

heralds celebration time

The dark shadows of the virus seem to drift away, as the winds of normalcy brings in a much-needed reprieve. With all things opening up and life returning to pre covid times, we pray for a better tomorrow. Hoping the sparkling conversations and sounds of laughter replace the din and smog of the crackers. Let’s illuminate our earth with the dazzle of love and peace.

Happy Diwali to all !

*earthen lamp

Sorry! But I have to call it quits!

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It’s time we call it quits. I have come to realize that there is nothing more in this relationship for me. Though you have stood by me in thick and thin, quenched my thirst, appeased by hunger, helped me in many ways yet, I know I am being selfish when I have to break up with you. It’s just that doing this is for the greater good of all!  Making inroads into all aspects of my life, you seem to be stalking me like a shadow. While your intention is all good, you are making my life toxic. Both, my home and I are beginning to choke under your excessive interference.

I know it’ll take me a while to come out of your influence, but I am sure it will help me breathe freely and connect back to my roots. It was good while it lasted. But sorry mate, I have to bid adieu to you, Mr. PLASTIC!!

I am sure all of us are aware that plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade and is literally choking our earth. Let’s switch to alternate options and ban plastic from our life as far as possible.

toxic relationship

choking us to a slow death

flush out and move on

embrace natural options

enliven environment!

( A Tanka)


Haibun – The Autumn Dance!

In response to Colleen’s weekly tanka challenge # 80, to use the synonyms only of the prompt words Soft & Gather.


I step out to witness a picturesque seasonal transition, one autumn morning. The porch is enveloped in a vibrant carpet of yellow and crimson leaves . The cool breeze caresses and whispers to them, sweet nothings. Coyly smiling, they sway under the cloudy sky, whispering secret messages, finally cascading to create a rustling harmony.

The mild autumn breeze

wafting warm cinnamon blends

celestial rhythms

the scarlet leaves congregate

choreograph balletic moves!

Micro Poetry – Challenge & Destiny!

In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #70, I have written a tanka and a haiku.

The prompt words are  Challenge &  Destiny, with the condition only to use their synonyms.



Defying the norm

carving a niche for herself

rewriting her fate

sealed with tenacity and

an identity sans tags!



Life in extreme conditions

Resilient soul

confronting the trying times

redrafting karma!



Tanka – Stark & Trap

To use only their synonym in any form of poetry. In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry prompt #61.


Desolate and bald

the net of desertion fails

the lone tree stands tall

amid a blanket of snow

certain of sprouting  afresh!


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