My Little Ball of Fur

The distant chirping of early birdsThe slow rise of the orange sunSignal the time of your arrival.The door gets opened by meAnd a sleepy-faced cat is seenCalmly sitting on the doorstep.Your tiny head pops up to see meAnd instantly comes out a 'meow'Sounding ever so pleasing to me.You rise slowly and stand on all fourBefore … Continue reading My Little Ball of Fur

Oceanic Love

Picture sourced from here Underneath a canopy of the starsWe lay as if the world were oursBlessed us the night sky so divine Making us a couple on cloud nineDeep in the waters a dolphin doveAs I and she felt lost forever in lovePebbles and shells topped the sandAs we lay holding each other's handThe … Continue reading Oceanic Love

Crushed Petals

Picture sourced from here A gift of nature's creation is sheAs lovely as the petals of a roseSpreading her joy and love to allFilling the air with her fragrance.A woman, is what she is called.In total contrast to a woman is heAs prickly and dreadful as a thornCutting deeper through her heartCausing her to shed … Continue reading Crushed Petals

Dark House

Picture source Gloom in the air,All over my lair.Heart so frail,In torment I wail.Memories so strong,None did I wrong.Screams deep inside,Abandoned pillow beside.Walls echo her giggles,Accentuate my struggles.Quilt holds her scent,In my heart a dent.Teddy that she hugged,Broods feeling snubbed.Letters from her kindred,Lies scattered unread.Backyard that she admired,Wonders where she retired.Plants that she mothered,Now fall … Continue reading Dark House

Betrothed – Tanka #4

This is part of a series of tanka on the theme 'Betrothed'. The previous poems in this series are given below. Betrothed – Tanka #1Betrothed – Tanka #2Betrothed – Tanka #3 A tanka is a Japanese form of poetry containing thirty one syllables, in five lines of five, seven, five, seven and seven respectively. Thank you for reading … Continue reading Betrothed – Tanka #4

Betrothed – Tanka #3

This is part of a series of tanka on the theme 'Betrothed'. The previous poems in this series are given below. Betrothed – Tanka #1Betrothed – Tanka #2 A tanka is a Japanese form of poetry containing thirty one syllables, in five lines of five, seven, five, seven and seven respectively. Thank you for reading this poem.

Saturday six word story prompt – Seasons

Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh Relentless seasons Inconceivable dangersUnflinching soldiers Inspired by the Indian soldiers who have been stationed in the Siachen Glacier which is the highest battleground on earth. The temperature in the Siachen glacier in winters drops to below -60 degrees. There are also constant threats of avalanches, crevasses on the glacier, high-speed winds. … Continue reading Saturday six word story prompt – Seasons

Saturday six-word story prompt – Change

Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh Dreams crushed Changes refusedPatriarchy thrives There are a lot of women who have had their dreams crushed by the male gender just because they belong to the female gender. Despite the enormous progress our society has made, there is no denying that the society at large still considers women to be … Continue reading Saturday six-word story prompt – Change

Betrothed – Tanka #1

Surprise gift from youAs beautiful as you areI can't stop smilingFor it's your first gift to meLove you so much, my betrothed This is the first in a series of tanka that I would be publishing on the theme 'Betrothed' (and second on the same theme on poetry of any form if you consider my … Continue reading Betrothed – Tanka #1