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..


  1. love your Haikus...

  2. Yes, no one begins life with experience. But it's an interesting journey.

  3. Nice Haiku's and finally the 'once in a blue moon' Moon has revealed to you her glory and splendor!!

    I also totally agree with Anthony North,for it is up to unravel the mysteries of life :)

  4. positive spiritual thoughts...beautiful words!

  5. The first haiku is marvelous! I love the way you extend the apprentice metaphor throughout the entire poem--very nicely done.

    (word verification is truth. Hmmmm)


  6. Comment received from

    Pyaara Dost,
    Good Evening!
    I do wonder,your words never end describing the MOON beautifully.
    When the moonlight spreads tonight, Removing the darkness,
    Soothing the painful minds,
    Pyaara dost,make a wish!
    You will pass with distiction!:)
    Good luck,blessings and prayers
    Always for you!
    When I leave your space,
    I carry valuable message with me...
    ''Good things come to those who wait.Better things come to those who try''.

    November 21, 2010 3:23 AM

  7. Your haikus are so wonderful! And the longer poem spoke so powerfully about what this human experience is like. Lovely!

  8. I had to type truth for the word verification in order for my comment to be published. I just found that to be a fitting word when there is so much truth in your poem. Truly we are all apprentices in our journey through this life.


  9. Loved your poetry. The first one was my favorite.

  10. I also thought so...Ramesh...I wish God made me apprentice of so many things so that thereafter I will be a master of so many things...

    But God in his omniscient knowledge knows all and that we could hardly fathom his plans for us!
    Thanks for sharing a beautiful poem Ramesh!

  11. Love the idea of being just an apprentice to life. A nice tale you tell which we can all relate to, I think!

  12. Yes, life is about on the job training, we come with very basic instructions, but to evolve we must be trained. However, we must be care who we allow to train us, for it is wise to chose your own path. I enjoyed the read.

  13. love this apprenticeship idea..

  14. Love the humility!The acceptance that life is forever learning.All we can do is hope that we learn from the one that truly matters!

    Great poem.Truly inspiring!

  15. Your haiku are light-hearted and happy, and your 'Apprentice' poem was very introspective. Nice job, Ramesh!

  16. Dear Ramesh Sood
    'In the sigh-tech trade of living'.. very interesting lines... I liked this one.. thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

  17. Hi Ramesh, they are all wonderful, poetic gems. I love your apprentice poem the most. Very spiritual and moving. Nicely written.

  18. your poetry just put me in trance....lovely...

  19. Beautiful...all of us just souls in training. I really loved this poem, Ramesh!

  20. Wow!! ALL your poetry is gorgeous! The imagery in your haikus is outstanding. I loved the lines: Grinding some rough edges
    "Developed out of envy & jealous
    Filling the cracks of doubt
    Refining perceptions
    Manufacturing dreams" Well- done!

  21. He Ramesh ~~ You've covered most all of the step of learning 'how to' do life.
    My favorite is 'reworking on defective thoughts.' God has straightened me out on this aspect several times.

  22. Enjoeyed this image very much: "Welding relationships
    With electrodes of trust & love"

  23. I really enjoy your imagery and your choice of words! They are very gripping and make the poem all the more interesting, adding a refined touch to it!! God sure has done a good job with you, I am pretty sure of that! :)
    Happy writing and Happy learning, Ramesh!

  24. an excellent share for one Shot...yes it is an apprenticeship but when can we say it really ends// cheers pete

  25. A very interesting and unique perspective. The selection of words - very creative and flows nicely from beginning to end. An enjoyable read!

  26. week 11 potluck awards/treats 4 u

    Thanks for the beautiful contribution to week 11, hope to see you next Monday!
    Happy Thursday!
    Happy Thanksgiving Holiday if you celebrate!

  27. Enjoyed the thread between the poems - a soul’s journey: the stranger removing her mask, the light shining through a midnight sky. Beautiful work!

  28. R'ji.. that was one beautiful haiku.. moon removing a mask? :D what an imagery!

  29. Dear Ramesh
    Its good to visit this post again through one shot.. I enjoyed reading it again..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay