Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shining Options Hid Somewhere In the Darkness of Minds..

OSI Prompt: Meld

Thanks to Patti of Creative Cottage Dreamer for such a challenging prompt. What to choose.. and I decided to let it flow what with life unfolding with almost a proverbial speed of a thought.. well Patti, hope I have done justice..

Haikus for OSI and Haiku Heights follow the poem .. do have a look

Shining Options Hid
Somewhere in the Darkness of Minds

Oh, how I wanted to be
Woven like a thread
In the cultural fiber of the place
Where I chose to dwell
But, whenever I tried to
I was pulled by some weak-hued
And that made me always wonder
Did my presence affect their sheen
Persistence being my forte
I chose a mantra -
-To address only the ‘Good’
In people, shunning the ‘Bad’ -
With the hope that my effort
Would make only the ‘Good’ shine
But then I didn’t know
That I had always been like
A thread that dangled out
Right there, yes, feeling connected
Yet vulnerable to getting snipped
And that happened as I found it
Finally after almost eons
The thread got entangled with
Some sharp proverbial thorns
Ah, to try looking at the causes
I know those and yet don’t know
Getting untwined meant
Breaking away, like a nail
Plucked from a finger, but why..
Why should the nail feel the pain
And body be indifferent, or perhaps..
As all the shining options
Hid somewhere in the darkness
Of minds who could choose to appear
Enlightened, illumined and bright
I was left with no other
Alternative but to accept the truth
That stays and needs
To be lived, truthfully
Finally learning a big lesson..
Nurturing a cactus with
Purest of waters would not change
Basic nature of a cactus, ever eager
To pinch on any attempt to hug it
Bound by its nature, of course,
Provides solace to those, who
Respect it by maintaining distance
And let it breathe all its
Thorny yet green glory..
Had I tried to trespass, don’t know
Yet I move forward with hopes of
Melding with the newer world
Pray that I should be lucky
And the weaver up there knits me
Strong and tight this one third time
As life in its true essence moves on..


And also a Haiku ..

On new moon nights
Moon melds with the stars, tries
To know them better


For OSI and Haiku Heights

The soldier swiftly
Melds with snow and shrubs
Survival Instinct..


For Haiku Heights

Beggared child, runs ,
Beats the beast for loaf of bread
Lives on instinct

Friday, November 26, 2010

HI ...Haikus for HMH

On his off day, Moon
Visits earth, finds himself in
My Haikus, wonders..


A mad Butterfly
Rests on rose’s shadow; love
Finds it Colorful..


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Hiku for 3ww


Panderer ignores
Advancing age; she shuffles
Through sheets of dark past..


Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Apprentice in God’s Workshop of Life….

Haiku My Heart: Stranger

Stranger at home
Removes star studded mask,
Lo! Moon stands smiling..

OSI Prompt : Apprentice

An Apprentice in God’s
Workshop of Life….

Oh, how I wish God had made me
Undergo apprentices’ training
In the Sigh-tech trade of ‘Living’
Before my birth
Helping me become a crafts-man
Sculpting my own life
And shaping lives of others too
Instead, he sent me
Directly, without inputs and
Commanded that I be placed
For on-the-job training
And that has continued unabated

With Moments acting as
Qualified instructors
Directing my learning
Helping me shape my days
Get filled with quality, passing
Inspection by strangers
Welding relationships
With electrodes of trust & love
Grinding some rough edges
Developed out of envy & jealous
Filling the cracks of doubt
Refining perceptions
Manufacturing dreams
Reworking on defective thoughts
And I know, I shall always
Remain an
In God’s workshop of life
On Earth , perhaps , a new role
As a craftsman,
Lies somewhere beyond

But then I am hopeful
Of passing through the tests
In the realms of the present..


No more strangers, both
Heart and mind choose to be
Soul's Apprentices


Stars happpily enroll
In Moon's dream factory to learn
Shining and smiling..

Friday, November 19, 2010

Seventeen Syllables...for HMH

Written for Haiku My Heart

Haiku my heart, beats
In seventeen syllables
Skips bigger sighs..


Sun from another world
Finds Moon small as football, kicks,
Breaks foot, goes back..


A tiny rosebud
Opens up, scared, waiting
Fingers stay still..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Delighted Breeze, Happy Butterfly

Hi....Hiakus for 3WW prompts:
Clutch, Happy , Delight

Birds sing, delighted
Breeze tries to clutch flowers,
Happily fails ..


Clutch the moment,
Happy butterfly chats with
A delighted leaf..


Monday, November 15, 2010

Haikus for Potluck..

Written for Poetry Potluck Theme.. Mood, Feelings, Emotions..

Twice a month
Moon goes, rumors fill the sky
Stars say, “His mood”..


Himalayas feel
Humble and bow before man’s
Height of foolishness


Some places it rains
In others doesn’t, Earth feels
Bad, Man wonders..


Feet feel stones
Sensations knock at Mind’s Door
Mind is elsewhere

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First Anniversary of My Blog...

Hello Friends,

Clock struck 12 midnight and date in India shifted to November 14, 2010 and A LITTLE MORE THAN ORDINARY got ready to celebrate its First Annivesary..
Lucky that the anniversary fell on the day eagerly awaited i.e. Sunday, the OSI and Haiku Heights Day.. This space has become kind of a sacred space for me which so many angels visit to see, feel, think, share, tell, smile, laugh, stare, touch leaving behind aroma of their presence.. which emboldens me to keep going.. I reiterate..the thoughts spread here may be taking birth in my heart but belong not to me alone..I keep spilling the flow and God takes care of providing some shape or meaning.. for me its a kind of meditation and I just find myself lost in another world which is very know it because I have met you people too often there.. well.. pushed by a friend, I untwined myself from the threads of reluctance that had tied me after publishing my maiden book under the same title in 2002 for restricted circulation..and this web-page was born..which is being nurtured by your love..WITH THANKS TO MY FRIEND VIKAS, WHO PUSHED ME..AND TO YOU ALL WHO HAVE BEEN GIVING THEIR VALUABLE COMMENTS , I place my humble contributions for OSI and Haiku Heights..

OSI: Echoes & Haiku Heights: Silk

Echoes of childhood
Stem from a silky moon
Untold stories shine

For OSI Prompt : Echoes

I Shout Out Happiness..

Echoes stemming from future..
Is it some mistake here
Often one talks about
Echoes stemming from past
But then for me it had to be different..
Past had been vast,
With webs created out
Of myriad happenings..
Some wonderful, some wounded
A few happy & joyful,
Others holding perpetual pain
Having passed through
Friendly alleys, forbidden
Streets and stranger roads
One feels comfortable
Traversing the past
For one is aware, knows
What truly lies there
And, welcomes any
From those familiar corners
But then, whenever
Present is a bit discomforting,
Irritating like a dangling
Button on my shirt
I prefer to envision a
Lot more beautiful life
Slowly emerging from
My own dreams,
Getting skillfully carved
By an unseen future
Where I often visit, and
Standing erect
On the highest point
Of my own depths
I shout out happiness..
Echoes make my
Inner space vibrate
Heart skips a beat or few
In excitement, mind
As always a little doubtful
Tries to stay focused
On sounds from the past
But those quietly sink
As echoes stemming from
A Happier future
Start weaving their magic
Present beyond any doubts
Feels good and happy
Pretty soothing & comfortable,
Exactly the way one feels in
A nicely buttoned up old shirt
Warm and soft to the skin,
While walking on a wintry street
Soul singing in tune
Resonating perfectly with magical
Echoes stemming from future….


Thank You Haikus..

I started this page on November 14, 2009

Today, November 13, 2010, I have completed one this beautiful space.

Tomorrow will be the Anniversary date when you will hear the ECHOes of my silent poems..

Thank You Haikus

Thank you, time one year
For flowing through my fingers
Poems show my heart..


Poems show my heart
And good hearts stop by to see,
To feel, Thank you!

Friday, November 12, 2010


Written for Haiku My Heart

Rocks Laugh...

Moon quietly watches
Layers of waves move with
Full fury, rocks laugh


Raindrop Hopes..

Raindrop hopes
Being a part of the ocean
Lo! Falls in her eye..


Tongue Slips..

Mind and tongue
Funny friends, tongue slips

When mind falters


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tranquility of the Mind Too Deserves a Chance

Written for Three Words Wednesday Prompt: Treasure, Gesture, Immediate

Tranquility of the Mind Too
Deserves a Chance

Somehow patience
Had slipped under my nose
Couldn’t grasp her
In my nerves
Which had, of late
Loosened up a bit
Every gesture showed
Restlessness in my mind
That always wanted
Things to happen
Immediately, lest
The moments too slipped
And I would often
Look at some others
In absolute awe
As they would move
Through each moment
Calmly and quietly
Cherishing every puff of wind
Listening to the music of
Each breath, letting
Sunbeams slowly
Kiss their faces , their ears
Picking up the sound of
Each magical footstep
While ambling through
The well-preserved
Treasures of wonderful
Memories from
A tranquil past
And deep contemplation
Made me realize that the real
Respectful gesture would be
To follow such gems
Of patience with
Immediate effect
To let the treasure house
Of my memories too
Become silent and serene
and for that I knew,
I would have to
Be quieter in the NOW
It is true that
It’s the restlessness of
An enquiring mind
That gives birth to Poems
For this space
But then tranquility
Of the mind too
Deserves a chance
Perhaps poems may come
Dressed in better garb
Glowing in the light
Of profounder meaning


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monument, Building, Landmark Haikus

Haikus..Written for Poetry Potluck at Jingle Poetry


Taj, the monument
Of love, loves Moon; shines
Under moon light



A high-rise building
Stands tall, bows to Man's
Height of intellect...



On Moon's surface
Man's land-mark achievement
Foot-print to follow..


An Eternity Hides in a Moment of Silence

Written for One Single Impression Prompt: Pause

Haiku first :)

Earth thinks of taking
a pause, Moon pushes, Sun pulls
and She continues..

An Eternity Hides in a Moment
of Silence

The flower, anticipating
Something interesting, slowly
Began to unfold
A rainbow coloured
Butterfly, fluttering her wings
Circled around it,
Paused and with a twinkle
Went away, perhaps
Following her intuition
That one pause
Might have changed
Her life forever..
Along with flower’s
And I wonder

Hasn't my life too been
Changing the same way
Every day…each moment
Sometimes because
I am able to take a pause
And other times for
Failing to do so

And then a thought troubles
Yet helps to understand
How an eternity hides itself
Just in a moment of silence
One needs to only contemplate

If after millions of years
Earth decides to take a pause…
Ramifications would be abound
Yet what worries
The thinker in me is not that

World may go topsy tervy,
But what would happen
To the words shimmering here
Will they all fall and hang
In some darkened space

I am feeling scared
May God let me take a pause
And help me shun exploring darkness

In the gap , I may find light..…

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diwali's Happy Feast of Haikus..

A very Happy Diwali to all the happy hearts visiting this page today.. ‘Diwali’ is India’s Festival of Lights which falls on New Moon’s night..

Here are my Diwali Haikus..

Moon hides to cherish
Beauty of shining Earth, on
Festival of lights

Festival of lights
Arrays of candles burn bright
Inner space glows..

Inner space glows
Kind words, happy greetings
Festival of lights

Festival of lights
Firecrackers burst, deafening

Added for Haiku Heights Prompt: Clasp

Celebrations clasp
In my fingers, sparkler
Lits my face and soul

Cheers and smiles
..all the forever...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010



First a Haiku:

Stars glitter on Earth
Festival of lights smile
Joy explodes


Enlightened Souls All ...

On every morning of
Festival of Lights
We choose to spend the day
In absolute Happiness
Without anyone trying to
Digress from the spirit
That the celebrations call for
And we succeed every time
Each time, wondering..

And enlightened souls all
Treat each new morning
The same way, everyday
Life becomes a festival
Punctuated by little burdens
Of day to day responsibilities
But the tranquil state of mind
Stays, as God happily becomes
A mute witness
Confident of His special creations
May He find you too among those!

- Ramesh sood

( a poem dedicated to enlightened ones


Khushiyon kii aadat daalen..

Aayiye iis Diwali mein
Dil Milayen hum
Aaj sach muuch kii
iik Diwali manayen hum

Pyar kii Phul Jhariyan se
dil roshan kar lein
Aatmaon par pade andhere
door bhagaye hum..

Khushiyon kii aadat daalen..
Sada Muskurayen hum..

Live a Life of a Mortal : 3WW

Written for 3WW: Kernel, Wield , Abrupt

Adding a Haiku , wasn't able to create one instantly..

Hides like a kernel
Desire to wield power, dreams
End abruptly

Live a Life of a Mortal

Hidden like a kernel
Deep inside somewhere
In the darkened spaces
Lies the secret of
The greatest weakness
Of the man,
Perceived as strength
A burning desire to
Attain and wield power
Over the weak
A pretty tempting choice
For, it gives a feel
of immortality…
Ah, to reach there
And then struggle
To find the kernel

Of such a need
In those darkened alleys
Without a glimmer
of fake light
No, I wasn’t hopeful
Whole heartedly accepted
That it was better to
Live a life of a mortal
So took the easier path
Abruptly ended
The futile quest..

And now I often wonder
Doesn’t power also lie
In not trying to be powerful..

Monday, November 1, 2010

Eyes Splashed with Colours of Joy and Peace

Written for Poetry Potluck Theme: Halloween

Eyes Splashed with Colours of
Joy and Peace

Boundaries between
The worlds blur
Distance vanishes,
With your world so near
Just take a step forward,
Move in again to our world
Form? Take any form or shape
I will recognise, for I know
The colour
Of your soul, my Mother..
Even if I keep painting it
With myriad colours of love
To let it sparkle in any season
So what? I know..
And Mother, even if
For some moments
I miss out on remembering
The latest colour with which
I might have painted your soul,
Won’t I, in an instant, pick up
The aroma of millions
Of fragrant flowers , cuddled
Among whom God must have
Let your pious soul rest..
So Mother, don’t bother
Just step in.. we’ll meet
We will chat for hours
This Diwali, hey, let it become
Brighter with your presence
Mother, dear don’t wait..
Hey, what’s this God
I smell the aroma, wow!
My eyes are splashed with
Colours of peace and joy
Yes, now I remember
That was the colour with
Which I painted her soul
Hey, Mother, you are around,
Aren’t you, bless me as
I start a new life, in a new place
You will be comfortable
In my world of thoughts
My God, Mother, God's wish this,
Just turn, and see Father smiling
He too has just stepped in
Oh, I am so happy
To see you together
And believe me others
Are seeing reflection
Of you both on my face..
I’m so happy to be in the moments
When the distance between
Our worlds gets blurred…