The Grass So Little Has To Do…

    The Grass so little has to do – A Sphere of simple Green – With only Butterflies to brood And Bees to entertain – And stir all day to pretty Tunes The Breezes fetch along – And hold the Sunshine in its lap And bow to everything – And thread the Dews, allContinue reading “The Grass So Little Has To Do…”

Footprints on the Sands of Time

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s (27th February, 1807) ‘A Psalm of Life’ is a prayer to mankind to ‘Be a hero in the strife‘ called Life! It is a didactic poem, full of optimism. The poet reminds us to live in the present and lead a righteous life. Act,— act in the living Present! Heart within, andContinue reading “Footprints on the Sands of Time”

In it we taste infinitude…the salt of the earth

“in it we taste infinitude”~ Pablo Neruda   “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its flavour, with what will it be salted? It is then good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trampled under the feet of men.” Matthew 5:13 [Ye are the saltContinue reading “In it we taste infinitude…the salt of the earth”

Ashoka, the sorrowless

  Ashoka, ‘the sorrowless’, Flaming blooms that gave Solace to a sorrowful Sita. One of the five in Kama’s quiver, Set to stir young hearts. Our Ashoka tree back home.   [ Saraca asoka, the Ashoka (sanskrit meaning-‘without sorrow’) tree is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent. The tree has a notable place in Hindu mythologyContinue reading “Ashoka, the sorrowless”

The leaves, like women, interchange…

Here’s one from Emily where she compares leaves to women. I love the tone of the poem and the choice of words. The leaves, just like women, seal a pact of confidence while interchanging their views and secrets. Their intuition or foresight or their reasoning skills are not to be questioned. They are wise, shrewdContinue reading “The leaves, like women, interchange…”

Hello Petite February…

Hello Petite February! Please be Kind. Tread softly, smile bright and bring us blue skies, vibrant sunrises and crimson sunsets.   “Why what’s the matter, That you have such a February face, so full o frost, of storm and cloudiness?” ~ Much Ado About Nothing We don’t want to see you as  Shakespeare thinks ofContinue reading “Hello Petite February…”

Blue moon, a broken toe and some moon musings!

Originally posted on House Sparrow:
Blue Moon, as once in a blue moon! That was a long wait for the rare celestial event called Blue Moon…Even though I knew that there’s nothing blue about it, the element of excitement was no less. This cosmic phenomenon took place on the 31st of July, but to my…

A lane of yellow led the eye…

While clicking away the papaya tree outside, its beautiful leaves and the different birds that visit the tree, little did I know that the papaya leaves are going to play a major role in the coming days! Soon after my Kerala visit I was down with a bad dengue fever attack and to help toContinue reading “A lane of yellow led the eye…”

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…

That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and byContinue reading “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”