Exalt

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I laugh and float leisurely,

The waves effortlessly carry my weight,

Of dreams and desires, of yearnings and passions, of joys and euphoria.

I dissolve into the salts of the ocean,

Nameless and formless like the ones before me,

With the same sigh of relief and perhaps a different gasp of rapture.

I ride out the wave of joy until it consumes me.

Not a wisp remains of my existence for that beat of time,

And the tide slows to a heartbeat, as the earth’s axis rights itself.

In that moment, I am only unbridled happiness


 

Light Up!

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The air is shimmering with energy,

Thick with aromas and perfumes,

Resounding of laughs and tinkling bells.

Infectious humor multiplying.

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Days glow with colors and glitter,

Yummy food and impulsive hugs.

Dressing up and twirling with joy

As families and friends unite.

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Nights fall into a dream lapse,

With diyas, lanterns and pearls of light.

Sparklers radiate wishes into inky skies,

Resolutions and promises reconnect.

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Winning over the darkness of hearts,

Evoking sudden smiles amidst tears,

Celebrating the liberation of souls,

A festival of and for every light!


The quickest possible scribble… Wishing everyone a Happy and a prosperous Diwali. And Happy Halloween – time for double celebrations!  🙂

A Lot Like Love

Photo Credit: Akshat Madan in Sikkim
Photo Credit: Akshat Madan in Sikkim. Isn’t she perfect???

There is a dainty flower in my hands,

And a song playing in my head,

Box of anticipation drawing in my eyes.

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There is a wind racing in my veins,

And a hint of pine tickling in my nose,

Promising touches rousing my fingers.

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There is a tinkling laugh hiding in my lips,

And a whisper of poetry vibrant in my ears,

Rhymes of butterflies fluttering in my belly.

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There is a spring of dance in my feet,

And shivers running slowly in my back,

Sparkling love pulsing in my heart.


Today will remain with me for the rest of my life. A special dedication 🙂

Yellow

This yellow enchants :)
This yellow enchants 🙂

I welcomed you with groans and scowls,

How I yelled and cursed in your face

And shielding mine with scarves and hats,

Fighting for the spot near air cooler.

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As I walked back home wiping my brows,

You gave me a good reason to smile.

I saw children playing and enjoying the

Summer vacation your time brings.

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I recollect my daily ecstasy of cold baths 

And melting ice down my breathless face,

Of the smell of mangoes and fresh cream

The long holidays with joyous families

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I savour ice-cream like it deserves to be,

My runs feel so rewarding and complete.

The hazy light adds golden touches around,

Brightening the colors to an intense life .

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I was too quick to judge and condemn you.

Tiny distinct joys bask under your hot rays.

We are not friends yet or ever… But now think,

I am ready to call it a truce… what about you? 


A little tribute to summer 🙂 Caught the golden beauties on my way to work.

Day 1 of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which the wonderful Rob nominated. His sense of humour is one of the best I have come across 🙂 Check out his lovely blog! 

My first nomination for this is Tonya. Her blog is breathtaking, tranquil and poetic. The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

Summer Storms

Right on a mad magician’s cue
Lightening crashes and thunder vibrates,
A breathtaking duet of fury…

Dust, heat, sweat, smoke and blood
Weep at the call of the mighty skies,
Paving a seductive respite…


It’s May. It’s the peak of summer. This stormy evening in Pune is poetic to say the least.