My words to keep you alive through my life,
You are lost only to find in distance songs,
You are buried only to awaken on my memoirs.
When I think of you,
I may pick-
Longest nights of fairy summer,
Shortest days of frosty winter,
Deepest sobs of rain,
And widest fragrance of spring,
Of the places I have lived!
How can I forget?
the little bird’s endeavor
– to build his nest on my dormer,
picking the finest twigs and leaves.
Komorebi’s play on picnic sport,
Muse’s call on awaken nights,
Nap of a lazy noon on red couch,
And the whispers of hoaxed mists.
Those are aroma of places,
Moments that we breathe,
feels like first love,
keeps coming from past,
lives in the dreams.
The places I have ever lived.
Blow caution through skeleton.
Cry over the grave.
Scribbles on dairy.
So here is the news ! I joined Tanka class in Allpoetry and here is my first assignment!
Assignment:- For this assignment write THREE short descriptions, TWO lines each, of anything simple but interesting, anything you witness. Just report what you see/experience without any interpretation. Just say what is there and not what you think. For boundaries each line must be no longer than seven syllables. This is not a set pattern but the maximum you can use. If you can use less, so much the better.
good to read my old work 😀
Clouds were whispering about
consequences of love;
Winds were spreading wildly
You said good bye with a rose.
Abandoned our dreams;
to pursue yours.
The rose and I both detached from root,
Left to mourn on the death of ‘what if’ wishes…
What do you see? What does it say to you? What has just happened?
Pen me your thoughts I’m curious to see what you come up with.
I want to ‘feel’ and ‘see’ what you are writing about, so weave into your poem lots of emotion and clear images. I will be judging your entries in the way of how they make me ‘feel’ and what I can ‘see’ within your poem.
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A magical summer view from my garden.
It was early in the morning, I was about to start my work. When my two-year old came running to me with a broken toy. It was one of her favorite toy, a plastic green colored fish. She was hoping, I would fix it for her. It looked like broken forever, anyone could tell in one glance. My baby, a toddler found very hard to grasp the reality so easily, she kept nagging me to fix the toy for her.
It was a very simple incident that happens in every household now and then. But it hit me hard! Might be the green tea that I took in the morning awaken my muse!
An instant thought came along! Not all broken things are meant to be fixed!
Recently one of my friends gone through a very painful divorce. In moment of weakness she confessed that she was hoping that it would work but it didn’t. We all knew that was never going to work. It was broken forever. Like the toy, some relationships also never meant to be fixed. The sooner we understand, the better.
The most difficult part is to have an understanding in relationship is whether ‘to work on’ or ‘to move on’. Sometimes we knew it was over but we were hoping for a miracle because we didn’t know that there could be another life without this phase, this dream or this person.
But believe me there is! And there will be always. This is how life works!
I lost many things in my life, I was almost broke more over a decade now. My dream was shattered and my hopes were gone. It was very dark phrase of life where I just gave up on life. Everything around me seemed meaningless. I wrote some saddest poems on those days. I lived on that self-pity zone for a long time. It took years to heal.
The wound has its mark in my life but it doesn’t bother me anymore. I accept it as part of me. I worked hard on getting back my life. I collected lots of self- help books and got connected with very positive people in course of time.
Healing doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, but the important thing is I never gave up. Things started to change in very slow motion and today when I look back I thank to God for making this far.
Today, I’m in a new phase of life which was totally unbelievable fifteen years back. I found a new love, a new phase and new reason to love life. And I’m very grateful for that.
With a smile, I picked up the toy and told her that the fish is going for vacation. A new fish would come and join her. That evening she got a new toy fish! She happily started playing with it forgetting about the old one. The joy was overwhelming for the mother as well.
It would have been nice if we can replace all the things so easily like the toy. But with life it works differently. The emotional hurts take time to heal. Remember, life again will take it turn and things will be much better soon!