Well, that’s all about a well!

For the love of Emily (again) : a few thoughts on ‘What mystery pervades a well…’   This is our well back home; so much like Emily’s well…still, glassy, calm! What mystery pervades a well! That water lives so far – A neighbor from another world Residing in a jar Whose limit none has everContinue reading “Well, that’s all about a well!”

Nature rarer uses yellow…

Lady Nature is no spendthrift! She is tightfisted when it comes to yellow…She doesn’t mind splurging all other hues all around, but she saves all the yellows for Sunsets! The bright and resplendent Yellow: the colour of prosperity, joy, warmth; the colour that fills you with cheer and hope! The colour of the metal thatContinue reading “Nature rarer uses yellow…”

Hearth n Home

  Memories, pleasant and warm, are like glowing embers. They keep you warm, they keep your whole being lighted. It started off as a dull windy day. The sun is hesitating to come out. Being a Sunday there’s nothing much to do in the morning. I was trying to crack what Emily Dickinson had in mindContinue reading “Hearth n Home”

A drop fell on the mango tree-another on the roof…

‘Horses sweat, men perspire and women merely glow’, goes the saying. Lady Phnom Penh is exhausted from glowing. Today she glistened with raindrops for a short while. A very brief respite from the suffocating heat! The smell of cool air and wet earth is refreshing. Sincerely wish this’s the start of the much awaited, longContinue reading “A drop fell on the mango tree-another on the roof…”

Thou hast thy music too…

Mercury levels are shooting up with the arrival of March in Phnom Penh. Heat has become unbearable. It’s mid March now and wonder what April has in store! March brings a myriad memories of school days; end of the academic year, annual exams, long awaited summer vacation, meeting cousins, family reunions, hot afternoons, juicy mangoes,Continue reading “Thou hast thy music too…”

‘The robin is the one…’

They started singing from February  and have never stopped ever since! Am talking about the oriental magpie robins. They make my days, days of joy..singing incessantly. I have never come across such a musical treat from birds. They keep changing their tunes.They sit on the roof tops, my neighbour’s TV antenna, among the mango treeContinue reading “‘The robin is the one…’”