Thanks Leo, it had been a wonderul experience ..sitting everyday at 0000 hrs IST, waiting for the link and posting it and then watching the relationship between Ant and Elephant grow with Judy and Nanka adding to the charm with their tales in comments...
It was an experience I would cherish forever...for it gave some new wonderful friends who are always ready to encourage... But hats-off to you, Leo, for being such a committed and gracious host.
Here's on the last day of challenge..
Height of Haiku Challenge Day 30
Prompt : Any Topic
Hey, walking ahead,
I keep looking back; alas,
Gesture makes me slow…
Earth tells me often,
“Do I look back? No, I just
Keep whirling forward.”
Nature’s lesson, that !
I fight with my own nature
So difficult to learn
You say write haiku
On nature; well, then mine makes
Man’s nature visible…
Elephant and Ant
Are happy; my eyes won’t peer
At them every day
And I am happy
Because both have agreed to
Let me once a week
Judy and Nanka,
What do you say? Leo would prompt
Each week. Continue?
RS : )
I must thank Leo and Teri C.. Thanks, for intersting twists in the tale and my gratitude to all other friends who visited to bless the couple and get charmed by them... Keep visiting we will keep the tale going..week after week.. Love..
'Intellect' Starts With An ' I '.. Let me confess I learnt the hard way, that These three words "I, Me, Myself" Guarantee nausea For those around And the absence starts Getting cherished Catching this self-enhancing Ego-based habit And then working on Eliminating it With deliberate efforts To reach from, "Hey, Is he joining for the picnic, Well then leave us out," To "Hey, lets go together We won't go without you And we are not here To listen to a NO" Taught me one nore thing If I talk good about you, Then of course you will like me And If I talk good about myself You won't like me And then does it mean You liking yourself is Ok But I liking myself is not Well be as it may While sharing this And deeply contemplating On this particular lesson I find it indeed very Comforting to see that 'Intellect' starts with an ' I '...
Whenever you are with me You pamper me, talk so well And nice too... Praising me for what I do Making me feel so high But then when you go away Sit among others Why is it that you find Me repulsive in my absence And love to find ways To generate disinformation Diluting me, in a vain attempt To enhance yourself Hey, tell me then, when you go Looking yourself in the mirror Smiling back at you Giving yourself a pat on back Don't you find it amusing Ah, to be 'two' many people And then to be able to Sleep well in comfort It would be interesting To learn about the dreams Dancing in your closed eyes Do share with me When you meet me next To pamper me and make Another vain attempt To help me feel high Will it amuse me, don't know, Now that I know..
Alarm screams, and He wakes up with a jolt Feels dull, yawns, Says to himself, " To hell with race, I won't run today Let me go back to sleep.." And lo, within minutes Starts snoring again.. Just like that, without Blinking an eye.. We miss so many races In life, feeling dull At moments ,when We should be Fully alive, ready To take on the world... Hey, let us wake-up Each morning With springs in our feet If possible without waiting For the alarm...no more Dull and yawning lapses... Let life be interesting And more meaningful Day will unwrap Many a beautiful gift Lets be ready to receive By being fully alive Every moment..
Let Those Fading Dark Spots Become Glittering Milestones
Looking backward How I wish Omission of some moments From the road of my life Yes, I recall It was with great ease That I had passed Through them, inevitable scars Had appeared later on Time might have faded The depth of dark spots, But then a feeling of Discomfort always lingers Some kind of tinkering With the smooth flow Of life today creates dis-ease But then lessons get learnt Only from the experience And evolution necessarily Involves learning, well, then Let me not call for omission Of any of the moments Let those fading dark spots Become glittering milestones With each lesson Engraved and emblazoned In its own light, looking Backward occasionally May become enlightening Then moving forward May happen with some ease..
Written for OSI Prompt: Notebook ... Thanks to Gautami Tripathi for the prompt...and the intense desire to do justice to it took me to a journey many hearts and minds undertake over the years.. wondering..
The Notebook May Reveal Itself..
She opened the notebook For years she had kept It all wrapped-up, away From the dirt and dust Didn’t want the cover to lose Its sheen… and the Words glittering inside Their purity, but… But she wasn’t sure of fate Anymore, the notebook May reveal itself… and Make the words fall In some filthy eyes No, she didn’t want to see Them crawling on the Walls of a dark mind Turning into some Scary shapes… Living in the arms of Darkness didn’t mean She wasn’t a proud daughter Of light any more… Holding herself strong With the rope of her beliefs She lit the fire And threw the notebook As the flames began To swallow each page A little corner of her mind Started getting illuminated Ah, that’s how it Should have been always… The layers of simmering ash Whispered in her ears, “The purest moments Of your life are now Lying safely in the deepest Corners of your own essence We take a final call and disperse.” As a puff of wind Scattered them all around.. Oh, she felt relieved For she learnt that She would be able to enter That pious place any time…
And a Haiku here...
An old notebook that His name written under her's Am I back to school..
Haiku for Haiku Heights Challenge... hosted by Leo.. missed on the first prompt..hopefully will complete the rest... Hope Leo won't mind..
Nanka of Quills wanted me to write my stories of Elephant and Ant..well got my chance here.. yesterday, elephant came home and sat on the chair where rested specs of the Ant and indeed those broke.. Ant was angry.. so what happened..
Friday Mornings I wake up with a little bit of extra excitement.. for I remember, its a day for creating Haikus ..i.e a chain of Haikus for REBECCA'S HAIKU MY HEART.. and today when I woke up I decided to write a Haiku without Moon.. and see what happened...
A Haiku Without Moon : )
After giving it
A lot of thought, I write a
Haiku without Moon...
And you smile, because
You find the Moon shining
In the last line there
Ah, Moon just walks in
Without knocking, nudges me
With a soft moon beam
And I accept it
Hold it in my heart and mind
To share with you all
Hey, let me break it
Then, you pick up a piece, and
Hang it on a tree...
Here, here, I break it
Welcome, make a pick, each piece
Shines bright in your eyes
RS : )
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