Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

death of poetry/red dragonfly

Dragonfly symbolism: "The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life."

 ...reflect in the eternal waters, or the eternal quiet of the deep waters, poetry can possibly come alive. . .#selftalk

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Photo Quote

'As rain falls equally on the just and the unjust, do not burden your heart with judgement but rain your kindness equally on all. ' ~Buddha 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Time.... to ignore the world!

Ignoring the world...so important, at times!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

defying cold

We have the first cold of the season coming in. . .Though this picture is from the start of winter elsewhere,  Anandwan, near Chandrapur, 2012.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Photo Quote

~ 'We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way." ~ Gloria Gaither.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Photo Quote

"Each moment is fragile and fleeting. The moment of the past cannot be kept, however beautiful. The moment of the present cannot be held, however enjoyable. The moment of the future cannot be caught, however desirable. But the mind is desperate to fix the river in place: Possessed by ideas of the past, preoccupied with images of the future, it overlooks the plain truth of the moment. The one who can dissolve her mind will suddenly discover the Tao at her feet, and clarity at hand." ~  Hua hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu

Issa ~ dewdrop

This dewdrop world --
Is a dewdrop world,
And yet, and yet . . .

~ Kobayashi Issa

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Photo quote

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself. ~ Unknown

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Monday, October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Photo Quote

  • "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where –" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"– so long as I get somewhere," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
                              ~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ~ Lewis Carroll

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Photo Quote - Anton Chekov

"In my opinion it is not the writer's job to solve such problems as God, pessimism, etc; his job is merely to record who, under what conditions, said or thought what about God or pessimism. The artist is not meant to be a judge of his characters and what they say; his only job is to be an impartial witness. I heard two Russians in a muddled conversation about pessimism, a conversation that solved nothing; all I am bound to do is reproduce that conversation exactly as I heard it. Drawing conclusions is up to the jury, that is, the readers. My only job is to be talented, that is, to know how to distinguish important testimony from unimportant, to place my characters in the proper light and speak their language. " —   Anton Chekhov

Monday, October 13, 2014

Photo Quote

"A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning." ~ James Dickey

& That's the mood here this morning. . .hud-hud effect?

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn tree

'every leaf speaks bliss to me
fluttering from the autumn tree' 
her words echo from years ago

this tree growing new leaves 

as if, in an eternal spring 
teaching me lessons 
in belongingness? 
or on the vitality of life?

as always, the bird within 
lifts its wings, smiling
to the sky within

'every leaf speaks bliss to me
fluttering from the autumn tree' ~ Emily Brontë

day moon

for the sake of exactness of things in nature, that is last Friday's moonset . . .and not exactly moonset, a 6.30 am moon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

autumn clouds

Cyclone Hudhud - reportedly named after a colourful bird - seems to have assumed a 't' on to itself and is thud thud-ing its way to strike the shores of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh - nearly a year after Cyclone Phailin. Hope they are adequately braced and the storms leave little damage behind.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

morning bell

This morning's scene...In their own worlds and seeming not interested in schools or classes...but they graduated long back...the lessons of life. . .

Monday, October 6, 2014

autumn sun

Blame my blackberry camera and me for the poor quality of the picture, for failing to capture the glory of today's sunrise.

“Whereas the beautiful is limited, the sublime is limitless, so that the mind in the presence of the sublime, attempting to imagine what it cannot, has pain in the failure but pleasure in contemplating the immensity of the attempt” ~ Immanuel Kant

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Photo Quote

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower 
Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour." 
~ William Blake

Photo Quote -

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~ Albert Einstein

Monday, September 29, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

Returning to the source

Returning to the source

“Returning to the source
is stillness,”
Lao Tsu whispers from across the ages, 
from across the mountains
pulling me back into the zone
of silence and light
words clamour for a while
within, seeking the end
until i spoil a white

then all returns
to a stillness

and the sky expands

"Returning to the source  is stillness,” Lao Tsu whispers from across the mountains
or ages - read something like that in a news-feed yesterday - don't remember who posted.
...and that is where this one originated. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Climate Change Action. . .Follow the frog

Rainforest Alliance’s ‘Follow the Frog’ campaign....

Saturday, September 20, 2014

the bird

R.I.P Faisal Mohammed. It's hard to imagine some souls rest. . .

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014


noising birds - no way meant as a nuisance...they add life to my otherwise silent days -

Monday, September 8, 2014

autumn dusk

A little too early to call it autumn, but that's a mood I guess - a prevalent mood in these years of life...of course, there is a slight chill in the morning air...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014


Phote Quote: Summer Rose

"Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
 Are faded and gone."

~  Thomas Moore, The Last Rose    of Summer, 1830

Our own rose plant...a bit too tired after a dry, sultry summer.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


We have a rooster and his team, somewhere in the fields across....who can't stop his call until the sun is on his head. The co-co-ro-co reconnects me instantly to my childhood, and our own villages...so i love it, but today with the overcast sky, he seems to have gone back to sleep sooner . . .

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

flying kites

On  Independence Day (August 15) and until a few days after, it's kind of a historical ritual to fly kites high in the sky as an expression of freedom and happiness...

playing out 
more string to the wind ~
the August sky reverberating 
with the laughter of children
flying kites 

....and this another August sky...the birds...ever and forever celebrating their freedom...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Photo Quote - Hermann Hesse -I

“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.” ~  Hermann Hesse, Demian 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Photo Quote

“Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit.” ― David Archuleta

gentle August

Not a poem per se... may be a line from an story, yet to be written

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

For a change - an Art and a Model

Been working on Van Gogh's Model....this summer. . .

Art: Van Gogh, Flame Nettle in a Flowerpot, June-July 1886. Oil on canvas, 42 x 22 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.


Here she is...the model, Flame Nettle or Coleus as we call her, among my plants...