Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue Moon

steel grey sky
the second full moon
not all that blue

blue moon
the deep blue sky sheds
its veil of sadness

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ariyan Path

almost full
this Onam’s opal moon  
memories zeroing in on the
sounds of laughter
from an Onam long past

after the downpour
everything so refreshed
this night quiet shines
the moon upon the tender flowers
and the Path

Also, wish you a Happy Onam!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

august scenes

seeds floating in the wind,
the opalescent sky
slowly gaining grey 

way to work ~
the heron perched on a stump
over the mossy pond

silvery dusk
as stars begin to emerge
silence spreads within

~ Whenever I have found myself stuck in the ways I relate to things, I return to nature. It is my principal teacher, and I try to open my whole being to what it has to say. ~   Wynn Bullock

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Slices of Life - I

Back to the routine of a full-time job... the old roads, the buses, the buildings, the people...the morning rush, the evening hustle - life screams from all sides. It requires you to break the shells of safety and comfort that you build around yourself. Then it goes about its way...Life does seem to have its own way, images flip and flap before one makes any true sense of it ~ 

These ‘in the moment’ scribbles/haiku that may connect to the larger plots of the stories one may tell, or may not:

empty bus ~
out of the blue the conductor
hums an old song

summer breeze~
the heady scent of perfume
as they pass

walking alone ~
sharing the loneliness
of the road

~As firmly cemented clam-shells
Fall apart in autumn,
So I must take to the road again,
Farewell, my friends.
~ Matsuo Basho

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