Friday, December 31, 2010


Here's wishing a
to all the friends !!!!!


Laugh when happy,
Let tears roll down when sad
Just be, God's wish

Just be, God's wish
May you keep moving forward
Smooth and shining road

Smooth and shining road
May joy and peace welcome
At each turn

At each turn
Let there be fresh Sunrise
Joyous future

Joyous future
Let us look with excitement
Being here and now

Being here and now
My heart smiles and says


My resolution for the New Yeaar..... To Practice Happiness..
Join me, dears..

Love and regards,

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I Buckle My Shoes..

Written for 3WW Prompts: Buckle, Evade, Wedge

I Buckle My Shoes..

I buckle my shoes
Vital to evade slipping
In a wedge of self- created
Pot-holes on the road
As mind wavers and
Keeps getting lost in forming
A haiku or a poem
Out of realities
Scattered all around
Eyes pick them up
And let them lurk somewhere
At the back of mind
Because it’s in those
Very special moments
While walking that I find the gift
Of imagination too unpacking
Itself at corners unseen
And unexplored
A blend of imagination
And reality then
Gives shape to verses
As I hurry to reach home
To put them on my ‘page’
And in those
Paced and hurried moments
It feels good to remember
That I seldom forget
To buckle my shoes

As I already told,
Vital to evade slipping
In a wedge of self- created
Pot-holes on the road….


A Haiku.....

Buckles under force
Evades ‘Right’, falls in a
Wrong is happy..


Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Sir, You Have to Stop Using Your Comb..."

Written for OSI : Comb & Haiku Heights: Charity
Thanks to Gautami Tripathi for OSI Prompt and Leo for Haiku Heights..

Good face, haggard looks
Hair crumpled, receives a
Act of charity?

For OSI Prompt: Comb..


Hey, what’s happening
Is age catching up with me
I wasn’t taken aback
When I found my hair slowly
Turning grey, I accepted
The changing look of the man
Smiling from other side
Of the mirror, and swirling
Strands of grey falling
Majestically on my forehead
Gave a nice feeling
As I would often find
Eyes, young and old stopping
For fraction of a millisecond
To look at the charming prey
Thanks to my comb, with its
Soft teeth, moving through
The curls and straights
Showing each shining wisp,
Resting place and helping me
Turn them around
To give a style, a few falling
Shyly on my brow…
No, I wasn’t worried of
A puff of soft Breeze or
Arrogance of wind
Putting my hair in disarray
For, my friend forever, my comb,
Would stay in my back pocket
A bit close to my wallet
Enjoying the warmth
Of whatever little currency
But then this was from
The days gone by
Just last week, my hairdresser
Looked at my locks, getting
Thinner and thinner
Week by week, and advised
“Sir, you have to stop using
Your comb and instead use
Clasps of fingers to hold them
Together, comb would
Take them away faster…”
Oh, I hadn’t noticed
But it was true, I had a hard
Look in the mirror
Who seldom hid the truth
Looks are important,
How does age matter, well
I am missing her
Since that last one week
Oh, my

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Christmas!


I find my lost smile
Smiling under my pillow
Aha, Santa laughs!


Aha, Santa laughs
And under my winged feet
Stars sparkle


Stars sparkle
Heart blooms like flower
Joy of Christmas


Joy of Christmas
Abundance of bliss
It’s sheer happiness..


It’s sheer happiness
I share happily here
With all friends


With all friends
I have a bond, beyond
This lovely space


This lovely space
Makes me celebrate Christmas ,
Ah, blessed me


Ah, blessed me
Here’s wishing everyone
“Happy Christmas!”


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Silence Tries..

Written for 3 WW : Object, Educate, Silence

'Don't educate me',
Ignorant objects and shouts
Yet, silence tries ..


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Slice Me Deep.....

Written for OSI Prompt... Stillness
And last haiku for Haiku Heights...'self'..

Slice Me Deep.....

Stillness of lake
Makes me think of her depth
I reflect on mine

I reflect on mine
But then where is it
Can’t even feel

Can’t even feel
Hey, cut my inner being
Throw sharp words

Throw sharp words
At unexpected hours
Slice me deep

Slice me deep
Each day by hurling hurts
Let it go deeper

Let it go deeper
Help me endure the pain
Feeling some depth

Feeling some depth
I want to quietly reach to
Meet a calmer me

Meet a calmer me
On the edge, being with
Stillness of lake…

Stillness of lake
Hugs my ‘calmer’ Self
, says
“Welcome, home!”


Winter's First Touch...

Winter has arrived in India...not with full flourish in our place.. but then...

Winter's first touch
Nose blows and turns red
Friends shun warmth..


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Hi ... Haikus for Haiku My Heart

Hi ... Haikus for Haiku My Heart

The petals of rose
Gather in a huddle , say
good luck and open-up


Dew drops shine with joy

For whatever moments, know
Will merge with Sun


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Written for 3WW...prompts: Utter, Lean, Dabble
And for Poetry Potluck..
And my 3rd entry for OSI : WIN
Poem in the form of a series of Haikus.... for Haiku My Heart

Enlightened Soul

Utter devotion
Dabbles in scriptures
Leans on faith

Leans on faith
Always waits to make efforts
Fruits keep eluding

Fruits keep eluding
Needs remain unfulfilled
Faith gets shaken

Faith gets shaken
Dabbles in unscrupulous
Leans on corrupt

Leans on corrupt
Falls in own eyes, hurt pride
Returns to faith

Returns to faith
New resolve makes to act
Fruits fall in lap

Fruits fall in lap
Starts sharing, receives more
Enlightened soul

Enlightened soul
Dabbles utterly in God’s work
Leans on nothing

Leans on nothing
Ah, it’s light all around
Love flows, wins..



Monday, December 13, 2010

Wounds Vanished , Bruises Got Erased..

Written for OSI and Poetry Potluck..

My passion as you know has been to examine human behaviour in all its true dimensions.. and it is this passion that made me write this poem here.. hope you will feel it..

Wounds Vanished , Bruises Got Erased

I finally reached the top
Or so I thought
Winning many a battle
With people and greater
Ones with my own self
Yes, I had used many a head
Like stepping stones
And reached great heights
Walking pretty tall
But then I found
Myself standing
On a pair of feet
Which were connected
To a soul-less body
Yes, I had left my soul
Behind somewhere,
For couldn’t tolerate
Her interventions
Whenever I bent a few
Rules of my own upbringing
I could clearly see the path
Treaded by me, and indeed
Stories of my deceit
Hung from the branches
Of trees.. I wondered
Had I really won..
Or was it that I was
Running after an illusion
And I had lost..perhaps..
In those moments of
Self -realistion, my soul
Which had lost its glow
Suddenly reappeared

With wounds vanished
And bruises erased ,
It quietly and smilingly
Merged with my body
Once again, I felt complete
I had been hitting her, yet,
In just one single moment
Of realization, she had
Become alive & embraced me
I wonder what would happen
If I lived each moment
With this pure realization
Yes, that would be happier
And I will be able
To stand on top of
My own newly gained height
And exclaim with joy
That would be heard only
By my own inner-self

“ Thank you, God , for letting me
Finally win by making me lose
At the hands of my soul."

( This poem is written by me based on one I penned in Hindi many years ago.. fitted in the theme of OSI, hence felt that I must share with my

Saturday, December 11, 2010

OSI : WIN HH: Life LOL: Fishy

Written for Haiku Heights prompt: Life and OSI prompt: WIN

Birds hop from tree to
Tree, greeting life, winning
Hearts for the day..


Heart and mind
Fight each other, heart wins,
Life celebrates..

Written for OSI Prompt: WIN & LOL : Fishy

Nothing Fishy Here..

Heart had pushed me
To put a poem, a long one
Mind resisted, I Contemplated,
Decided to make mind win..
So removed it..quietly
Sometimes, celebrations
Need to take a back seat
For the larger good,
In this case , for the good
Of the visitor, that's YOU..
Nothing fishy here please..


Dry Leaf Wonders...

I visited haiku-usa of Bill.. read lovely haikus.. and got inspired giving birth to this haiku that I left in his comments box...

Wisdom's dew
My feet and heart are soaked
Dry leaf wonders..


And when visited to make my 3rd entry for in HMH , got inpsired to write this:

Life moves on
Under sun, shade and shower
Mother's blessings..


Friday, December 10, 2010

HI.... Haikus for Haiku My Heart from my heart.....

Moon doesn’t shine
When its Sun’s time, respects
Hierarchy, really..


Deep sea waters
Rudderless boat dances
Yet to face storms..


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Fears Unfair Judgement.....Haikus

Written for 3WW... judge, nightfall, safety

Birds judge approaching
Nightfall, return to warm
Safety of home trees..


Comes nightfall, snuggles
She in safety of four walls,
Fears unfair judgment


Saturday, December 4, 2010

And She Keeps Humming the Song of Hope...

Written for Haiku Heights & OSI

Prompts - HH: Faith , OSI: Freedom

Faith in nice and good
Makes a cuckoo sing love, and
Sky sprays freedom


And She Keeps Humming the Song of Hope...

Myriad flowers
Enjoying the morning breeze
Dancing to the tune
Of singing birds
Suddenly get distracted
As the sound of
Fluttering wings of
A butterfly fills the air
The tempted ones
Shout in one voice,
“ Hey, look at us
You have many a choice,’
Butterfly smiles
And with a twinkle
Responds,” Yes, that’s
What I cherish most..
My freedom of choice
Within the confines
Of God’s wish, hey,
Let me wait for the signal..”,
And she keeps humming
The song of hope
That’s when a sunbeam
Strikes her colourful wings
Moving a little away
She leaps on it
And skids down
To fall in the lap
Of a blooming pink rose,
Ah! Isn’t he happy with the gift..
The hopeful red-one
Feels rotten and envious, curses
Both of them silently,
Looks around, no,
None has heard his mind
In a flash, he realizes
He has an absolute freedom
…yes, freedom to think
Whatever thoughts..
Good or bad...or still worse
That’s when the Butterfly turns
Looks at him and
Silently admires, thinking
“May be tomorrow morning,’
And she prays for him..
Both have exercised
Their freedom of thought
In those moments
Based on their own evolvement
In nature’s beautiful embrace..
World will become more beautiful
When Butterfly will be
Able to influence and
Help flower come out of
Envious thoughts, tomorrow
Hopefully, shining sunbeam will
Lead her there, indeed..
The beautiful world of happier thoughts
Deserves to expand, effortlessly…


Friday, December 3, 2010

Children Skip in Colors...

Haiku specially written for Haiku My Heart.. prompted by the heart..

Children pluck rainbow
From the sky, make it a rope
And skip in colors..


Rain bows in respect

In spite of grey , Sun shines
Happy and cheerful


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good Habit, Bad Habit

3WW Prompts: Revival , Demise, Effort

Happy demise of
Bad habits, revival won’t
Need any effort..


Sad demise of a
Good habit, revival needs

tremendous efforts…