A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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


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Remembrance

Do  I walk down
The streets of
Nostalgia?
Connecting those dots,
Or move on?
Knowing you’re safe-
Beyond any place
That pain gets to you.

Do I mirror a life
Lived with you?
Or step out of
The Image I’ve built
On, and of you?

I loved you.
And had to let you go.
For, you had to.

What I am glad about
Is this.

What you left me with.

Your love.
The house
I live in

Today.

23 April, 2015

That place, where the past surges, always. But prophetic, today.

That place, where the past surges, always. But prophetic, today.

Two years ago this day, she left us, on the drive back home, winging her angelic way over the Rainbow bridge. This morning as I drove that way, with my Kuttan and Mia, I took a running pic of the place, out of the window of the car. What I found later, on examining the picture was a flash of identity :) Couldn’t not help think that she was waiting there for us to pass by this morning, to tell me this :) (No, it has nothing to do with the house in the pic! :) ) Who? She. (LINK  )


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Belonging – Tanka

Yester-eve, holding 

You close, I wept for our love

Threadbare, its edges?

But gently, keeping me close

You wove those threads, back to us!

4 April, 2015

Tanka – Japanese lyric form, 5 lines, syllable break-up – 5/7/5/7/7 :) More Tanka (LINK) to understand how it works, read up links from ahapoetry , a valuable reference page :) Tips and techniques also given there :)


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The Sun in My Eyes

At the honk I hear, faint, then louder
That ringtone, same as the others, though
The engine’s purr, the headlights,
Heralding you’re home
I’m the same, each time

Even if you don’t smile
Because I didn’t call.
Or if I don’t
Because you didn’t…

Feelings never dim down.
Each time, no matter how dark
It stays the same.

I’ll always have
The sun in my eyes.
That’s what also that causes
Them to water.

I love that you know that too.
Especially when I never tell you!

15 April, 2015

Day#15  of #NaPoWriMo , as mushy as it gets :D


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The Magic of Revisiting Innocence!

Mornings of slurpy kisses
Waking to a world
Flecked sun-bright, as you are,
With an impish delight!

Yup! Kurumbiiiii

Yup! Kurumbiiiii

Days of playing, on loop,
Peek-a-boo or
I-hide-and-you-seek-
Each game a gurgling delight!

Olichuuu... pidichuuuu :D

Olichuuu… pidichuuuu :D

Spending hours, harvesting happiness,
From looks, hugs, laughter,

Even tears that fall like
Sweet summer showers!

Each of those hours
Reflecting how it has been
With you and me!
And through her, who is yours

Achudu!!!

Achudu!!!

I reap that same harvest
A thousand time over!

Dearest Arjun,

May time pass slowly,
When you’re doing things you love
And fly like the wind
When tasks overwhelm…

May you grow more content,
Yet, more excited and childlike
(If that is ever possible :D )
May you be brought up, right,
By your lovely lass (es) :P

*Touchwood that those smiles always stay that sweet and happy!

*Touchwood that those smiles always stay that sweet and happy!

And may God ever keep
You loved, loving and lovable
As you always have been!

My Sun Child!

<3 Happy birthday from all of those who love you <3

4 April, 2015, for 12 April, Arjun’s, the first born’s  Birthday :)
Day#12 of #NaPoWriMo :) Blog Tradition here :)

From the previous years, this day:

2014

2013
2012
2011, and this 2011 again!
2010
And more if you just click HERE :)


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The Fault in Our …. (Tanka)

If you hadn’t cared

I’d never have it so bad.

You cared, to a fault

A fault I’m still paying for-

Drenched, in memories of you!

11 April, 2015

Day#11 of #NaPoWriMo – revisiting the Haiku and Tanka forms, which I loved doing, when I had more time :) Nowadays, these appear more forced and less easy to come by :D The title is as cliched as it gets, but then there it is :D 

Tanka and Haiku gyaan available at links below, or a bit of info. in case you can’t access those links :)

Tanka, like Haiku, is again a form of Japanese Lyric Poetry.

[As you know by now, :) ] A Haiku works with 17 syllables arranged in 3 lines of 5/7/5 syllables to each line, and evokes an aspect of nature and the seasons, with the last line holding the punch so to speak.


Tanka on the other hand gives the writer more space to work with – 31 syllables, arranged in 5 lines of 5/7/5/7/7 syllables each. Tanka is an older form of the lyric in Japanese… dating to 13 centuries ago, while Haiku is just about 3 centuries ago..
Tanka was mainly written between lovers, as society had accepted the fact that a man’s dallying with another woman, other than his wife was normal!! After the man departed early in the morning, he would send a Tanka to his lady love with his message of love..

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