Time for strawberry mojitos Mulberry plucked from trees Palash flowers and tomatoes Ablaze with red so deep Lavender teas, minty greens Brown delight of cold coffees Sweet fruits of labor, now Tangy orange preserves The sun seeping in nectar To return from slumber With full force of summer Until then let me swing In the silver hammock Wherever the wind sways An open book, still unread As sparrows make acquaintance Abuzz on the wings of a bee Sweet fragrance of jasmine Intoxicated with the power Of just being alive, blooming Until the breeze knocks it off From its cradle and it lies In the dust whispering goodbyes To the flurry seeds in the air From wildflowers in sidewalks Destined to carry fairytales From this corner to the next!
*Palash is a sacred tree in the South Asian subcontinent. It has bright red flowers in early spring and hardly any leaves
I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker.
On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint.
For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space.
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