Beautifully written stories, capturing the essence of myriad people and their worlds, each ending with a twist, oft with a message.
Oceanside Curious crimsonOf a dusky sunMixing with seasOf tranquilityIn this cocktail, dropA potion of moonlightSee the waves dance Woodland Flirtatious windCaresses pine treesRaindrops trembleIn torrents freeAs clouds descendThe forest resoundsWith a swish of jealousy Hillside Feathery grayThe magic of waitingAs the mist gathersEngulfing meBefore the first rainSurreal shift of cloudsOn yonder hills Dunes A desertContinue reading “Nature’s Medley”
On paper cloudsAnd cotton windsDreams danceOn wishful wingsOf burnt sunsetsMelting sherbetsBerrylicious stainsOn azure vistasSilken summonsFrom opal skiesWith fluid colorsA painted sunrise
Traveling unrestrainedThe vast wildernessFloating on cloudsMaking mistakesCapturing the blissOf throwing careTo the whistling winds!All our messy livesSeeking happiness!Failing to beholdNature that throbsWith the powerOf just being!
This week, I was on a fascinating journey in New Orleans of the 19th century, with a Creole girl and her Gift. The coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Gabrielle starts from a devastating flood in her hometown of Buras and ends in a New Orleans home.
This entire mental conversation was taxing because it was one-sided. She wanted to know why they were together and why they parted – and because he was the one who took both the decisions – why did he do it? She could concoct her own answers, place her own argument but she wanted to hear his story.
Did the strings breakOr the melody die outWere they so complexThe words and the sounds?Composing emotionsDid you fall into the trapOf raking up memoriesKept under a wrap?Now here’s a whimperThere a mad laughterGrief from the pastRises in dark spectre!
Today, I started reading my first book on the Reedsy Discovery book review community. Reedsy is a British startup online author services firm promoting collaboration between authors and publishing freelancers in the self publishing industry. Discovery, puts a spotlight on the best works of the Independent (indie) publishing world — great books that are oftenContinue reading “Reedsy Discovery – A Platform for Indie Publishing”
The book has good font size, smooth language, and dives into anecdotes and information from history, art, and architecture. A great memory refresher for adults with a few new facts and a wonderful book to make the children interested in our rich history, monuments, and the wonders of ancient times! I recommend this book for 10 years and above readers and even as a bedtime read for younger children.
Gulmohar trees swayingIn the summer heatTawny branches burstingWith fiery flowers,Crimson petals carpetingThe gray gravel roadGleefully picked upFor sword fightsWith tender stamens;The tiny tip breaking freeIn innocent gamesLosers none, all winners be!Green sepals becomeFake nails in child’s playIt is all beautiful, speckledLike colors of tomorrow!A burst of tanginessTingling the soul,Children head homeChewing sepals, petals;Just a flower,Continue reading “Gulmohar”