Friday, 22 September 2017

CONFLUENCE OF SIX STREAMS


At the confluence of the six streams of consciousness!


Turbulently gushing and flowing! 


A whirlpool of phenomena!


Arising from this dynamic flux


Solidity, Identity and permanence!


A magical show!  


An illusion! A mirage!


Oh foolish mind


Don’t trust your eyes!


Don’t be fooled by all the appearance!


Don’t cling or struggle!



Just flow with the nature of Emptiness! 





WEB OF CONNECTIONS



One man’s joy will make everyone happy



One man’s pain will hurt us all



To see this is wisdom



To fail; is endless suffering!  



The heretic says



In this web of connections




There is no separate “I” my friend! 

DELUDED MIND



A web of stories




Life and blood




A creature !  




Clinging to these





The deluded mind! 

FLEETING EMOTIONS




Empowered by darkness






The candle flickers!







Fleeting emotions! 

INDIFFERENT UNIVERSE


The sky opens up!


And suddenly


“I “vanish


Burnt out by anger


Fully consumed by hatred


Emptied of all remaining hope


Nothing is left of me! 


Nothing except!



Twinkling stars and the vastness of the indifferent universe!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

MOLTEN ANGER


Oh How much Misery! Oh! How much pain!

Can existence can be so weary!

Can life be so wrathful?

Can all of this; be of my own making!

The fire of hated burns!  

Burns within me!

Burning and charring

Even the remnants of my soul!

Alas!

Nothing good is left of it

Molten anger boils and overflows

And destroys everything in its path

Nothing is left, of sanity and rationality!  

Thanks to this! All my misery!

The heretic says!

To hold on to anger; is to live in hell

Oh foolish mind!


Drop anger before it’s too late!



HIBISCUS



Between dawn and dusk





Blossoming fully!





Not worrying about withering away






The hibiscus Flower! 







NAMELESS FEELINGS


The air is heavy; the day is humid

A light drizzle falls

The leaves gently tremble

The sky is gray

The clouds are dark and in a hurry

In my mind

Thoughts are scarce

But a heavy feeling grows in the chest

A distant sting

A prod within

A writhe in the gut

A non-corporeal ache

An unexplainable sense of sinking!

As I sit here and watch the clouds of nameless  feelings pass by!


I gently hope for a sunny day!

SHIP OF HOPE



Possibilities are many




Actualities, few! 




Sailing between  




The ship of hope!


THIS HELL


Wrath and misery!  



No peace of mind



No serenity!



No sanity!



Only restless burning fury!




This hell! 

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!