A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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


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Marching On

It has been a whole two weeks away – and lookie at that, I know you’re saying, her talking as if she’s some pro blogger who doesn’t miss a day out on her blog 😀  – two hectic weeks that I am glad I did not have a challenge for, with things in a tizzy, all around, home, hearth, family, school, and what have you!

Still each day, when I lurked and checked mail, I’d find a couple of comments on those blogs, of the past month, and reason to believe in the fact that there are no coincidences in life. You meet some people, however virtually, and you know for sure, it isn’t the first time you’re meeting. I’m a firm believer in that.

I’d love for you to meet, here, two of them, one, who set herself a challenge, just as we did, in the Ramblings in Februray Challenge. She has written, in verse, in Limerick, would you believe, as easy as you please, 28 of them on Shail’s blogs, and another 28 here… 🙂 🙂 and the other, the instigator, motivator, encourage’r’, awesome blogger, story writer, poetry composer, photographer, birder, and what not 🙂

So this post here, takes off from where we left off, on 28th February, with huge thanks, indeed a debt of gratitude to Shail, for the prompting and the encouragement and to you, Gulshan,  for the limericks this blog now carries, with your trademark precision, substance and sheer beauty.

Onward ho, to the main part of this post: a tribute of sorts to ’em both, in the style of one of ’em writers: the Limerick 😀

On Gulshan Gev Bamboat, Awesome Limerick’er’

There are lessons to learn
Though maybe no brownie points to earn
If you’ll just read from her
Skim, scan, just surf her on your browser
An awesome poet, gracious, beautiful lady, you’ll discern!

A garden full of beauteous flowers
Leafy green, blossom-bedecked arbours
Graceful, elegant, lovely, simply pretty
Always, but always, at the tips of her fingers, an instant ditty
Awesome, simply extraordinary, her versification powers!

And Shail: Multifaceted multi-tasker 🙂

Our brain, it doth strain, sometimes in pain
To churn out posts, some forced, for what gain?
Shail’s it’s amazing to observe
All praise it doth deserve
For the perennial flow of wonderful notes, again and again!

So here I am, cheerfully
Telling you of Gulshan, happily
Not to forget another soul
Sole reason, is she, Shail, for making that month whole
Shail and Gulshan, you’ve added glitter and glam, to this space, verily 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤

Thank you, immensely, endlessly, both of you 🙂
Shail has been around blogdom for ever, it would seem, 🙂 and with it, been wielding her camera, taking the most beautiful pictures, interestingly captioning them, and been the motivator to get into birding, for me, as well 🙂
And Gulshan has more than four thousand, one hundred limericks composed, to her credit. I know, we mere mortals, can  but hope to see and read more from them and continue to be inspired!

So, that’s a halt, to this march of words, for now 🙂

15 March, 2015

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Limitless, Shail’s Sky :)

Shail Mohan's Photograph

Shail Mohan’s Photograph on her Blog, Shots and Captures. Click on picture to  go to the blog 🙂

The Sky is an ocean too …
Dying to be, more ….
Like the seas,
Sometimes blue,
Or is it emrald
A touch of stormy grey?

It has no waves, sadly
And yearns so much …
And then on wings of wishes
They come;

White, cottony, frothy
Selfsame, those waves…
And lap the edges of that
Nothingness, which remains

Quiescent, waiting.

Gently around the edges
Slowly spreading out…
So that, soon, it shall be
Blue no more …

26 April, 2013
Online, after yearning, here too 🙂
And thank you Shail, for the endless prompts you give this writing challenged rambler 🙂 by way of your wonderful photographs!


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Aspire

Shail Mohan's Photograph on her blog

Shail Mohan’s Photograph on her blog

My tendrils twirling tenaciously
Time on my side…
Tiny, yet strong
Fresh and Eager.
I aspire.
Don’t you want to?

10 April, 2013
Online, Inspired  🙂

Note: Inspired entirely by this post from Shail Mohan’s entrancing photograph. And titled similarly, in supplication of her awesome captioning skills 🙂
Shail, do excuse me for doing this without prior permission. Couldn’t help it 🙂

Shail, this one’s for you 🙂


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Ships that fly!

Sailing, soaring high

On wings of dreams and laughter –

(Have you)

Seen a ship this high?

shails ships in the sky

21 February, 2013

This is a new genre, called ‘an almost Haiku‘ :P! Seeing Shail Mohan’s beautiful picture of this, on FB, the write just expressed itself, this way, and no other. Had to invent nomenclature, because of it 😀


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Homeward Bound

Chugging past a distant memory
Of childhood fun and frolic
Playing in puddles, formed of mischief
Hiding under big banana leaves
From prying eyes of grown-ups!

An aeon hence I find that metaphor again
In the splatter of rain on my window
The blurred vision the yellow sign
Beckoning as it used to
Unhesitant in the welcome, in the warmth
That comforts this aching heart.

They said, you can never go home again.
But each raindrop I’ve met, since I left
Had a different story to tell – no, stories…
Of that time, when rain was life,
Before Life came along, and rained responsibilities.

All it takes is this rain splattered window
And that blurred yellow sign
My heart, it sings,
Revels in rain – and I know
I’m home again!

Inspired, entirely by a poem of a picture (as Govind has put it 🙂 ) by Shail Mohan in the way she bent rules while receiving the Inspiring blogger award from  Sumana  (oops sorry Shail and Suranga and Sumana! ) 🙂

19 September, 2012
Online 🙂
(Picture courtesy, Shail Mohan )

Psst… another of Shail’s wonderful photographs found a Haiku here… 🙂 Or rather the Haiku came out of the photograph there… 🙂