Sunday, December 25, 2011

Renewal?


Renewal?

Spot a familiar face
on face book

Is it she?

Color of hair, complexion
And wrinkles can deceive, but
Spark in those eyes bear out

Floodgates of memory open up,
….College campus,
Canteen, Library, Cycle stand……

Scene pass in front of my eyes
 afresh and clear as new,
Forty years have passed although!

Feeling light as a gliding bird
I look for more information about her
But…….
It is for friends only!

 I send a request for friendship!!!!

**

Ocean to Drops of falling rain:

“You were always a part of me,
You experienced a different world for a while,
Welcome back renewing ties!

Let us merge again
To be one
For we were never two!

**

Christmas blessings shower
Everlasting love, parting and merging
May just be fun!”


**
( Picture credit : beat102103.com )


MERRY CHRYSTMAS

**
OSI Prompt: Renewal
Haiku Heights Prompt : Chistmas

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quill & Inkpot




"OUM"

Inspiration in every expression

Creativeness in every creation

Motivation in every action

Soul in every being





Quill and inkpot

Of every writing

Know it or not











--
OSI Prompt : Inkpot

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Knight!!


Knight!!



I need no one to talk
Just someone to share

I need no one to attend
Just one who cares

I need no escort
Just a friend

I need no one to free me
Just to hold me

No knight to ride
Just a lover to love me!
--

OSI Prompt : Knight


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Light




Light reveals only a part
Making world an interesting place,
Whole remain unknown
--

Haiku Heights Prompt : Light

Which is a Fool’s Paradise?


Which is a Fool’s Paradise?

A world of their own
Where love is everything,
Nothing is more important
Not security, nor future
Nor prestige, nor power…. 
Floating in love
Living for love

They are told
“It is not practical
Reality of life is different!”
And
In practical world
One keeps on working for security
Yet feels insecure…….
 Keeps running after power
 Yet always short of it!!

Called mad by their clan
Jonathan Livingston seagull or
Meerabai or …….

--
OSI Prompt :  A fool's paradise

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kalasha


Positivity within and
An urn, leaves and coconut
To begin an enterprise

-
Haiku Heights Prompt : Urn


Seeking





All my
Hurts, sorrows and pains
Dissolved as your hands stroked my head,

Agitated mind slowed
Peace dawned and
Coolness felt.
Love kindled
Smile returned.





Searching
For that magic
That will turn my tears into smile,
In books and knowledge
In wealth and power
In people and relationships…..

Search
Is eternal.

If you happen to find,
Hold on, don’t let go
For your life.

-
OSI Prompt : Seeking.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hourglass


Hourglass

We all have it.
Time.



A life- time.

For some mystery
For some play
Some just don’t care





Moment by moment
Grain by grain of sand
It slips out and
We have just
One.
One life- time.

Last grain and it will be over.
It cannot be put upside down
And start afresh.

Looking at the balance sand
I wonder,
Will I live each grain?
Or
Will it just pass?

-
OSI Prompt : Hourglass

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Birdie, inviting!



A child
Wanting to fly, experience thrill!
“Let go, come out of this routine boring life!”

Another scared!
“Oh no, fall can hurt badly
And others will laugh”

A parent restricting, cautious,
Another encouraging!

All within me!

And  all caution thrown away 
I take off.

Come along!

--

OSI Prompt : Birdie



Sunday, October 30, 2011

Evening of life



Evening of life




Golden shades of light
Sounds music to ears
Fragrance lifting spirits
Hearts dancing tango……
Darkness not feared

Some call it sunset

I say, party just begins
-
OSI Prompt : Sunset

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Diwali


WISHING YOU AND YOUR DEAR ONES HAPPY DIWALI


Diwali or Dipawali, often written Deepavali is a significant festival and an official holiday in India. While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning is "the awareness of the inner light". Diwali is celebrated through festive fireworks, lights, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship of Godess Laxmi and Kali. 




Diwali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

'via Blog this'

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Limber up.


Limber up




A thought
An action
A wave
Ripples
Current
Flood
      Torrent……


For the idea whose time has come
Nothing can now stand in its way
No wall
No great wall
No Wall Street.


Begins with just a thought.
Followed by actions.
Limber up.

--
World belongs to all. Let’s learn to share.
--
OSI Prompt : Limber up


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just a piece of paper!



Passing by
A meeting of different ‘papers’…..

Asserting importance,
Heard one say with authority
“I am the most valuable one, I am Rs. Ten thousand”
Second said loudly
“I am the most revered, holy words are printed on me and….”
Third said interrupting,
“I am most needed, I clean. Think what will happen without me!”
Paper of account ledger said
“Don’t you see I am very important? That is why kept so well”
Paper of school textbook was polite
“I just teach and so respected”
And another said charmingly “I beautify walls”
……………………………………..
…………………………………….
I found myself smiling
“How easily they forget they are just a piece of paper


Next day
In a heated debate at workplace
I saw paper, I was making notes on,
……smiling!
Heard telling me
"How easily you forget you are just a human?
why get so heated and take sides?"



--
OSI Prompt : Paper

Sunday, October 9, 2011

River of Life & Harmony


River of life

Sitting on the bank
Looking at the flow
Just seeing…..
Whirls, weaves, pace, swell, drop, current…..

Just seeing…..
Is
so cooling
So gratifying….

Isn’t thinking to change it foolish? and
Efforts painful and futile?
Yet indulging often in that foolishness!
                       
-

Harmony

Loving is flowing with flow
Surrendering needs no efforts
Going against brings pain.

-

OSI Prompt : River                                                                           

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Holy Books


Holy Books

Some consider book as holy
Some words in it
Some changes it brings in them.

Some read words in it
Discuss lines and in-betweens
Some feel what is transmitted

No matter in what language
For some source of peace & love,
For some reasons to argue and kill

What is received
Depends more on receiver
Less on what is served

-
OSI Prompt : Language

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Amusing


Amusing

He made faces,
Jumped, rolled, mimicked
Yet failed to amuse
Till he looked in her eyes 
....and asked
What can I do to make you laugh?

….And she laughed and laughed….

****
No amount of doing helps without being


*
OSI Prompt : Amuse


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A plea


A plea


When I am not,
Love is.


When I am there,
Betrayal can be.


Please forgive me
or
Cast first stone at me.

--

OSI Prompt : Betrayal

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Dense clouds


I thought moon betrayed me,

But it was clouds covering it.

Time taught its lessons.

-
OSI Prompt : Betrayal
Haiku Heights : Sunday :Any topic

Friday, September 16, 2011

Betrayal ?


Betrayal ?

Love is like a
Fresh breeze refreshing mind,
Blossoming flowers filling heart with splendor,
Shower of rain cooling soul,
When it is there
feel blessed
Enjoy it.

When
Breeze pass
Rain go and
Flowers fall
Can I complain?
-
OSI Prompt : Betrayal

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Old Notebook


Old   Notebook

Notes on matters
That consumed my existence,
So important then
…..Now irrelevant.





Notebook dumped.






Left me wondering
What remains important forever?

--
OSI Prompt : Notebook

Monday, September 5, 2011

Weed


W e e d

Useless
Unwanted
To be thrown out
Yet
Your part
You may not care
Show concern
Still
Please let me be
Just let me be
With you.

You will find love in me
Soon
Just let me be
With you.

Just let me be 
With you.

--
OSI Prompt : Weed

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Cleaning needed


Cleaning needed

Obsessed about cleanliness
Uttered dirty words arrogantly
Spotting filth in a corner

--
OSI Prompt : Obsession.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A letter to Respected Prime Minister from a common man.


Dear Prime Minister,

Subject :  Spirit of constitution

Dear Sir, in your letter when you asked Shri Anna Hazare to follow constitution in its spirit, your anxiety to maintain order of law can be well understood and appreciated. As a law abiding citizen I too will not want my country to derail from the path of peace and growth even for one hour.

By the same token, in the true spirit of constitution, I envisage that an elected PM in a vibrant democracy must go after corrupt ministers. Nothing can come in his ways, least fear that Government may lose its majority. Politics of coalition is not a permission to tolerate inefficiencies and practices that may even create doubt about corruption. It is absolutely against spirit of constitution.

Sir, I think it is still not too late. Please act in true spirit of constitution and save our nation from going into the state of anarchy.

1)    1)  Go with full force at your command against doubtful /corrupt practices.

2)   2) Give parliament an opportunity to discuss Jan-Lokpal Bill as drafted by civil society (Now represented by Shri  Anna Hazare and his team). Let parliament decide. Isn’t parliament supreme in democracy?

3)    3)  Make it clear by your actions that you stand for clean and efficient governance as a PM of this country and chances of Government losing power or Congress party returning to power in next election is not a matter of consideration for you as a PM.

4)      Sir, I think people of this country deserve this.

Sir, you have nothing to lose.

Jai Hind.
A common man 

16.8.11

Spirit of the matter


Spirit of the matter

It is felt
Deep within
Respected, held dear
Close to heart.

Followed intuitively
Wide awaken or in sleep.

When followed as such,
Gets embedded within,
Inducing same in others.

Those who cannot accept it
Stay away.

Those who love it
Come closer,
Strengthening it further.

                                                            Harshad
                                                                                16.8.11

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gossip


Whisper when spread
Soon turns in to a gossip
Hurting someone deep
--

Written for Haiki Heights

One Single impression: Silence


One Single impression:   Silence

On a garden bench
After morning walk,
Relaxed
I see…..

A quill floating in the air
Drifting slowly up
and down

A butterfly with green and red spots
Passes over my head
Then goes on to flower near,
A call of cuckoo
Soon answered by his mate,
Two friends on a bench next
Sharing a joke…laughing loudly

Cool morning air
Passing through my nostrils
Touching deep into my stomach
……….Making me
Lighter
Lighter…..

Floating with quill
Slowly up
And down……..
Flowing …….with flow
-----
OSI prompt: Silence 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Silence and wants



 Silence   and   wants


After rapid spirited climb
To the peak
…….Warm breathe cooling and slowing,
Still feeling pleasing pain 
of pulled hair

Head resting over her heart…..
Hear pounding of her heart beats
Dhak…..dhak ….dhak

Her hand moving in my head
Playing with hair,
Her heart beats loud and clear
Dhak……………….dhak ……………….dhak
Pause between two beats
more spacious.

In that space
I vanish.
Remain
Just..... silence

…….No wants
Just silence
For a few moments.

(Silence visits in many ways. Are we there to receive?)
--
OSI Prompt : Silence

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dream


D r e a m

It must be there
Buried
Deep beneath where
My awareness could not reach.

Surfaced in my unawareness
Touched my heart,
Filled me with affection
I had known only playing in his lap
But not since then

In the morning, still
Traces of that experience lingering within, I
Searched and found old family album
Looked at my uncle’s picture and
Thanked him
For visiting me last night.

It must be there
Buried
Deep within,
What I had known playing in his lap
But not since then.

Flying happens only in dream
--------

Poem dedicated to NANA KAKA.

------
OSI Prompt : Dream

Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Single Impression : Uncomfortable Encounter


One Single Impression: Uncomfortable encounter

The lady was very nice to her
She too reciprocated
But not relaxed,
Having encroached on her exclusive rights
Feeling guilty

More so
After the lady said
"I too worked as his secretary,
Before we got married."
--
Written for OSI Prompt : Uncomfortable

Monday, July 25, 2011

Temptation


Temptation

Cloud covering sky,
Gentle rain,
Cool breeze,
Fragrance of earth,
Singing heart
And you!

---
Or
---

Cloud covering sky,
Gentle rain,
Cool breeze,
Fragrance of earth,
You
And …heart sings!
--
Choose the one you like!
--

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dreams

Dreams


Some air, some food, some water….
So simple
So easy to fulfill,
So little it takes and
Release,
Energize to
Roam, fly… enjoy
Call it needs



So complex
Satisfy one and
Other bigger is standing by,
Binding,
Keeps heavy and grounded,
Call it wants

Flying happens only in dreams.

-
Written for OSI Prompt : 'Need'
--

Congratulations on completion of one wonderful year to haiku Heights.

A year pass
Years pass
Essence remain lingering

-

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mask




Mask reveal more
Hide little
It tells what is sought to be hidden!

Masked can be 
Appearance
Words
Style



Can phantom
Called attitude
Masked for long??

--
OSI Prompt : Phantom

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Respect

Respect

You are you
I am me.

We may see same
Yet
Perceive differently
Think differently
Understand differently
Express differently
For
You are you
I am me

I may or may not
Understand or agree
But do respect you
For
You are you
I am me

…… and that is what makes
Us!

To see and accept difference,
Is respecting HIM
Who created 
You
me
All.

You are you
I am me

--
written for OSI Propmpt : Respect by my friend Sandra

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ordered?




Explosion at one place
Crater
And tsunami caused elsewhere!

Is it ordered
Or is it random
Or randomly ordered
Or ordered to be random?

Is there an order?

--
Picture Credit & Copyright: Mariner 10 Project, NASA

OSI Prompt : Crater

Smile



A lump on head, her ways
to love,
Crater in heart, smile on the face.
------
Written for OSI Prompt : Crater by my friend Jim
Also For Tau Ku challenge on OSI

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Love & Wisdom


Love & Wisdom
 (Dedicated to FB group Love & Wisdom)

Thank you for blessing me with
Enough hopes to be happy
Enough luck to taste success
Enough challenges to make me work
Enough work to keep me strong
Enough grief to make me modest
Enough wisdom to find ways…..



Ways that lead to ample love,
Ways to You.



-

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Quench


Quench


I long to go green,
bear plants and flowers,
Want hearts sing around me.

Please rain,
Don’t pass over me
Leaving me thirsty.
-

Haiku Heights prompt : Quench


Please take over........


Please Take Over ….


Demolished and dissolved
Ego, flow out with tears…
As i pray.

Now clean
Mind, able to see
Sins committed,

Heart silently prays
Please take over…….
-
OSI Prompt :Seven Sins

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wind


Wind


Brought with it fragrance
Reviving memories,
Heart sways.
-
Written for OSI prompt : Wind

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Journey to Unknown


Journey to Unknown






Just round the corner

Is death dancing

Or life embracing ?




---
Written for Haiku Heights Prompt : BLIND, suggested by Gemma of Greyscale Territory

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Surrendering


Surrendering

A dog in street, my pet,
playful,
Loving.

Returning after a few days from tour,
I see him in a corner,
Low & depressed.
He runs towards me,                                        
His joy displayed,

Making me feel wanted.
Just loving and wanted to be loved.

He does it by waggling his tail.

I too like him
Missed my loved ones & their love,
Feeling low & depressed.

But I couldn’t waggle my tail.
Suffering silently….

What stopped me?                                                             

        *
But no more. 
                                                                             
I now know,
To waggle tail
is to surrender 
to HIM.

-
Written for OSI Prompt : Miss (long for)