Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Visit to an Old Age Home

As we stepped into the next dormitory , a whiff of medley smells assailed our senses. Eager faces searched us expectantly. Their eyes were vacant pools of desolation. I had this sudden urge to run away, far away from that abyss of wretchedness but I stay put.  My lips quivered with stifled sobs and I struggled to keep my smile intact.

A recent inmate asked us where we were from and her eyes lighted up to hear the name of her hometown. She told us about her only son, of her husband who passed away  recently, of festivals celebrated, of the street where her home was located. Another woman informed us that her son would come to fetch her soon ...

They had blessings on their lips, their shriveled hands reached out to touch us- we from another world to which they once belonged.
Silence loomed large on our way back home.

Stones # 46, # 47, # 48, # 49

Stone # 46: Pandemonium

Stone # 47: Trapped

Stone # 48: Gift Unwrapped

Stone # 49: Kaleidoscope

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Pebble Trove

I've stashed up all my stones for The River of Stones   project collected since Jan 29th through the months of Feb and March in one place:

I'm hoping to participate in the July challenge of  The Rive 

Friday, March 25, 2011


Sitting, waiting, watching
another time, another place
Unbelievable, Unreal...

(pic courtesy: http://inkindle.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/waiting.jpg?w=300&h=183)

Sunday, March 20, 2011


some words,uttered before,
listened to,responded to,
then set aside...
the ripples remain after
the moment is long gone
and the hangover lingers...

(image courtesy: http://www.itsbeach.com/circles.jpg)

Friday, March 18, 2011


Scattered thoughts, baffled feelings
Was it really so long ago
seemed like just yesterday
Nothings's changed?

(image courtesy: http://blogs.sun.com/factotum/resource/confusion.jpg)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Precious voices
Beyond seas
Across continents
sustenance ensured

(image courtesy: http://www.whatistruth.info/blessings332.jpg)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fury Incarnate

The earth moved, 
the ocean in a frenzy,
surged forth to swallow land
A nation ravaged...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Metal in Bloom

Metal in Bloom

Round and round the electric wires
leaves, buds and flowers sprouted!

(pic courtesy: http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/pictures/2007-04-raleigh/pages/img_1813/img_1813-333x500.jpg)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fine Tuning

Fine tuning

Tuning in and tuning out 
the static grating on the ears
And then at a precise frequency
clear as a bell!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

So are you the Exemplary Woman?

Do I fit the bill? 

 No thanks...

I'm loving the brouhaha here, here,( I loved the title too- I want to adopt the slogan),   and elsewhere

Nimble feet

Nimble feet

The striped squirrel sprinted sprightly 
dodging the jagged glass edges 
of the compound wall.

(image pic courtesy:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ryo2ba3XQGM/S7p1jPdzjHI/AAAAAAAACHE/Iklv3ePeEwI/s400/DEL+Apr10+3-striped+Squirrel+01.jpg)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Salangai Oli

Salangai Oli
Rapture, Blessings )

Quivering bells on 
poised feet
waiting in the wings
for the music to begin...

(image courtesy: http://www.indian-instruments.com/percussion/images/bharatnatyam_ghungroos_k4.jpg)



The evening sun peering through the 
gossamer strands of the cobweb drapery

(image courtesy:http://farm1.static.flickr.com/131/328397259_9c64045e96.jpg)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Once upon a time...

Once Upon a Time... 

Lines creasing the face
sparse greys adorning the pate
knees bent, unsteady gait
teeth stained and broken
Eyes misty in past glory...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Looking at the larger picture

Looking at the larger picture- Mar 3rd

 Zoom in and you get enmeshed in
 the intricate warps , wefts and hues
Stand afar and the image emerges with clarity!

(image courtesy: http://www.absoluterugs.com/pics-rugs/tapestry-antique/antique-wall-tapestry-28064.jpg)

If Only

If Only- Mar 2nd

For a glimpse of  Lost Souls in
The star spangled sapphire silk 
stretching endlessly...

(image courtesy: http://images2.layoutsparks.com/1/125279/fairy-starry-night-sky.gif)

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Reflected Glory ( Stone # 32)

Reflected Glory- Mar 1st

On the wall, behind the cloth rack, was a round slice of golden light!
The mirror on the opposite wall shimmered in reflected Glory!

Tongue tantaliser ( Stone # 31)

Tongue tantaliser- Feb 28th

the savoury was first crushed,
sprayed with sizzling chickpea gravy
topped with green, brown and red sauces
garnished with finely chopped tomatoes,onions,
sev and coriander sprigs...

(image courtesy:http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_jBBWyKGaBGQ/TCGib704JHI/AAAAAAAAAeA/v7-xhT-Vt6Y/s400/Samosa+Chaat+Ingredients.gif)