A Quest on Overdrive … :)

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


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Bereft – Tanka

Gently wafts the mist
Gossamer veil, uplifting
Caressed, wrapped in love-
I never knew when you left;
Abandonment, now dawns cold.
27 January, 2012
(Tanka, Japanese lyric verse – Syllable count 5-7-5-7-7)
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Fall – A Jorio

From knob of green
(Catching light, giving life)


The tree’s soul finds
Freedom. Rising while falling!
18 January, 2012
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Final Jorio, I promise, for sometime, at least 🙂
Jorio? Cuboid writing, four lines, four words each. Capturing the essense of a moment, a fleeting feeling. More here and here, with explanation 🙂


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Angst – a Jorio

Bottled emotion spills over
Wild eyes, aflame, errupting
Then sizzling, stinging, hurting
Into icy pearls, unforgiving
17 January, 2012
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A Jorio is cuboid writing, four lines, four words on each line, on a theme. More explanation on the form, with the previous and debut Jorio here 🙂


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Your Measure – Jorio

fathomless in unspoken words
garnered in unexpressed yearning
unfettered, yet captive, within
you’re loved, soulfully, unconditionally!

16 January, 2012

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Bhavya Grey Kaushik, from FB, and a wonderful writer, had instructed me on the nuances of the Joria, its form, theme, and sent a link for more samples. Perhaps the readers here too, could try their hand at it. What I have understood, is that it is called “Cuboid writing”.
“A Jorio, also known as a Joria (plural)  is an ancient Persian writing artform. The poetic cubism consists of four lines with four words in each line. Its short and simple poetic characteristic makes it very easy to write, as there are no considerations of any syllable count – as in the case of other forms like Haiku or Tanka. A jorio is mostly about a moment in time, feeling, thought, story. It can describe an event like a falling autumn leaf or a feeling, like dejection from a loved one. Try not to rhyme it though. I mean, a non-rhyming scheme is not mandatory, but it is appreciable.” It is more about symbolism, about the fleeting, or lasting evocative lingering image it leaves with you 🙂 As I understand it!

Here it is, the link to read more:


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Happy Day Haiku :) (For the Sailor Who Took Home a Poem :) )

True blue to your club
Truer yet, to your glowing bride!
Happy Day, her Cap’n!!!

Happy Birthday, Arjun S. Kumar! May the sweet joy of this day permeate the rest of the year! God Bless!

23 December, 2011
For 28 December, 2011



(Title tagline, credit to Sachin Stalin who titled the album of Arjun’s and Sashu’s wedding pictures, thus 🙂 )