A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)


Thirty Days

Thirty days of #NaPoWriMo
(That’s National Poetry Writing Month-
Out there in the Americas 😛
Just borrowed it, jhakkas, yo! 😀 )

Reminds me of the ol’ nursery rhyme
Of September, June and November
But, doncha worry, them three months
I shall not, in this manner, commit chryme 😀

This year be the challenge year
First, February, that odd one out
And now April, with chryminal showers
Starting with this one, the Appetizer!

Made Vows to not be Undone
By either the Summer heat
Or the lazy me! And Touché!
I wasn’t Recalcitrant, such fun!

Caught in the Crosshairs of a longing
Relieved by The Solace of a Song
Finding, Unexpressed, a Truth,
And The Fault of our…. yearning…

The Magic of Revisiting Innocence
Done, leaving one Untitled, then
Writing The Book, with the Sun In My Eyes
Finding Belonging, still going great guns 😀

The Eternal Damnation of the Teacher, next
Which better was left Unsaid 😛 as ought
The rain that did not fall, or the futility of expectation!
Two lines or more, a Memory Byte of a text 😀

Remembrance, dear, hot-footed, Astute as ever
To grief, even if the Reluctant Rain plagued thoughts
But no Cloud, upon the joy of A Special Person 🙂
Never Enough, is the best to say, of Love and Forever 🙂

Indistinct, most times, irreverent sometimes 😀
Rambling, always, senseless, but always 😀
The month, thirty days, of April, in verse, or worse
Has come to be, anyways 😀 😀

30 April, 2015

Day#30 of #NaPoWriMo …. the thingy of linking back in the last post, all of ’em that have been done, in the past month – an entirely unoriginal idea, first tried here (LINK – yes, another one 😛 )

If you let your mouse pointer hover over them links, in blue, and click on them, you will be taken to the post that goes by that name – it’s a compilation, this nonsense verse, of all of the posts for this month, for National Poetry Writing Month 🙂




Poetry. Such tremulous
Sheer evocative tingling poetry
Comes to me
Inside closed eyes;
Etchings on the inner lid
Trailing out of fingertips
Itching to write…

Always knowing that the self
Is but a conduit;
The source is not within
But in the gossamer threads
That weave themselves into
Pretty magical winged words
I know it’s useless to
Capture them on paper
Into a screen here.

They’re there, those poems,
They come to me, under closed lids.
They tease, they prod, they entice.

And not one offers itself
After that foreplay.
Such teases.

But, oh my!
Oh my! Those lines
That direct themselves
Into such images and metaphors
That have left their searing touch
Under my skin…
Only to disappear, when eyes open…

Oh my!
No matter how I court them

They shall never be mine.

Distinct, they hide.
For fear of being defined
And rent by meaning, perhaps.

Shall I then, let them be?


30 April, 2015

Day#29 0f #NaPoWriMo , a day out of blogoshpere 😀
Day#30 coming up by end-of-day 🙂 🙂


Never Enough

The heart beats
When but a stray
Thought blows in
On Love’s draught.

Drinking deep from
The froth, that tickles
Reaching the brew
That fair intoxicates
I’m never surprised
At how much it nourishes,
Nurtures and cherishes.
This addiction.
This affliction.
I have.

For, who, ever, has had
Of Love’s fill


Living, tells the tale?

6 April, 2015

Day#28 of #NaPoWriMo 🙂


For a Special Person!


Your grace and humility
The generosity of your love

Your quiet humour
And sparkling laughter

Benediction, that is YOU!

We’d like to say…
How very very much
We admire you
How we look up to you
And how you inspire us
Each day!


Strength of Spirit

And the softness of kindness

Empathy, support, and above all

Unconditional Love!

You’ve been an Angel

And the one single thread

That holds us all together.

May we say, this day

We’re blessed, because of you!

And, for always, we love you very very much!

Happy Birthday Nandini!

Happy Birthday Nandini!

Happy Birthday, Nandini!
May happy times flow endlessly
May health, good fortune, peace
Along with Love, flood your being!

For it is this, and more than this…
In goodness that you are deserving of…

The awesome special person

You are, and always will be
For us all!

❤ Wishes from all who love you! ❤

For 27 April, 2015
Written a couple of years ago, this is a dedication to one of the loveliest souls I know – my sister-in-law, Nandini 🙂 Everyone who knows her will most certainly underscore each word here, and add a few more of their own! Long overdue is this tribute to you, Nandini, and no better time than this, when the family is gearing up for more happiness to visit us 🙂 

Happy Birthday N! You have been the steadfast voice of reason in our rather engagingly mad family 😀

Day#27 of #NaPoWriMo 🙂