Sunday, 30 July 2017

NEVERTHELESS


The morning grows



The birds chirp


The breeze is cool


The nascent rays of sunshine


Glow across the greenery


Seemingly soothing!


Nevertheless!



My mind remains restless! 

LOOKING DOWN






Enthroned on a mound of sand !






The Pye dog!







Looking down upon the world! 

DECISION IN THE CLOUDS



In a sky full of clouds!



Thoughts and feelings clash



Lightning and thunder!



Rain drops fall!




Finally a decision ! 

SPLENDID HARMONY




Silence of death




The music of life




One to the other




As the mystery unveils





Splendid Harmony! 

WAGGING TAIL, GENTLE WIND

 

In the  garden



Another evening is here



But not him!



The wagging tail of white! 




Now blowing as the gentle wind! 









Sunday, 23 July 2017

GENTLE GOODBYE

Bougainvilleas !  


Red and white


Stay still! 


As the silence of the absent breeze


Spreads the shadow of death


What else can i say?



But a gentle good bye! 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

LOCKING HORNS



On a cold rocky cliff on the Exmoor coast! 




As the winds try to blow the grass away




Oblivious to the blue raging sea below




Two bearded Lynton goats, lock horn!


Friday, 30 June 2017

SOUTH BANK




White and waiting !






 With a yellow beak! 






The sea gull on the south bank!


RESILIENT HERITAGE



Life stands still! 




The murky Thames flows on! 




Grabbing on to the last straw of heritage 




In silent resilience 




History sinks! 


SPLENDID COUNTRYSIDE

Rolling hills moist and green! 



Floating clouds of milky white!



Scattered Sheep Grazing 



A gentle drizzle!   



Lost in  this splendid countryside 



My mind vanishes !

DROPLETS ON THE WINDOW PANE


Drowned by the engine noise 




Silent droplets dance on the window pane




As I restlessly wait for take off 





The refreshing airport rain  ! 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

HUSREV AND SHIRIN

Slender necked and perfect ears

Agile and sinewy

My white horse gently trots

Through paths paved with cobble stone

With fresh green grass that peeps in between

Though delicate hues that curves as branches

Flowers of lavender and purple

Leaves on the lighter shade of green

As the greenness of these trees part

And the sky turns brighter blue

A castle clears from the shying clouds

Perfect in symmetry

Turquoise and white

Glowing as only marble can

Tall and formidable!  

Suddenly;   as panes of ebony and teak, creak!  

And the fragrance of cinnamon fills the cold morning air

A window swings open

A face appears!

And the secrets of eternal beauty are revealed to this mortal world!

A face illuminated by the brilliance of the light of Allah!

Elegant and doe eyed!

Full of clear blue life and bedazzling beauty!

With curly twirls darker than darkness

A form so pure

No brush can capture

Features so blemish-less

That no mortal colour can take its burden

A gaze so tender and penetrating!

Lowered now, so as not to kill the hapless beholder

As the veil of shyness falls over her face

And she gently blushes

Colours of pink and crimson shy away

As their union forms the hue of her lips

Rose and cream tussle over the contour of her cheeks

As her face glows with immaculate beauty

Shadows have no place to hide here!

Within the placid blue pools of her eyes

Lies a mind so vast and boundless as the ocean

And from somewhere within its depth

A resplendent smile blossoms!

As my horse stops and my  heart leaps and churns!

Tell me oh Lord!

Is this the blissful colour of Love!


NOTHING TO SAY



Fallen leaves gather in the wind



But have no tales of sorrow to share



The flowers of summer blossom not in vain



The dried up grass feels no withering pain



As time passes and my hairs gray




I too have nothing to say! 

SHADOW OF DEATH



Always beside me




And full of certainty




The shadow of death lurks!




Yet! Blinded and foolish!





I think I can wait for tomorrow! 

RESTLESS HEART



The evening is hot and humid





The gray sky is cloudy





A heart filled with guilt






Restlessness prevails!   

TREELESS SUNSET






At a treeless sunset







The crows return








To concrete nests! 

GRASS OF HOPE




Though a crack on the highway






Moistened by yesterday’s rain







The grass of hope sprouts!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

TURKEY TALK


The son of man has finally risen

But alas! Me, the son of an egg

Must die!

And for me!

There is no coming back! 

 Every year

We give up our lives

The day the son of man comes back to it! 

Why is it that when he comes to life

I have to lose mine!

He is the messiah of the whole world!

Yet why is it that I get to be martyred

I know he was crucified and all!

But tell me frankly

What did I do?

To get marinated and roasted! 

And hey, he is supposed to my Saviour too!

And I too wish to celebrate Easter!

Oh! Son of men and women

As you celebrate in happiness this blessed Easter!

Spare me, my flesh and bones!



DISSONANT SUNSHINE



No knowing my heart is broken




The sun shines brightly! 




Troubled by this dissonance




I wonder which one should change?  


CREEPING HELL

In mindful contemplation


Focused on emptiness


I sit selflessly


Not judging


Not elaborating


But Alas!


The ego that I hate


Suddenly Creeps in!


Paradise collapses



Hell breaks loose! 

NEITHER ONE NOR MANY

No, one, can see!


Not, many either!  


All that is


And all that can be!


Neither this


Nor the other


There lies the truth!


Where there is silence!