Aging (Tanka)

Another year draws to a close, with the beautiful promise of new beginnings and also the reminder of having added one more year to our lives. We should consider ourselves really blessed and lucky to be able to continue to enjoy all that life has to offer. Aging should be accepted gracefully, as at all stages of life there is always something meaningful to look forward to. I thoroughly believe in staying young at heart! There are some days though, when an aching shoulder in the wee hours of the morning ( Lol) may inspire you to pen a ‘Tanka’ poem as I did below:

Aching bones and joints
Threaten to trouble with age
Skin begins to sag
With streaks of silver in hair
Can I trap age in a cage?

 

 

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December Blues (Haiku)

Blooms of flame orange,
and dewy pink rose buds,
uplifting my mood.

How about a walk in the nearby park to ward away the winter blues? The sight of the lovely flowers is almost like a sure short guarantee to be able to cheer up any nature lover. See the beautiful picture (featured image) I captured with my Iphone today in the expansive Rose Garden of Chandigarh. While walking, this little poem started forming in my head and I kept on repeating it again and again like a nursery rhyme lest I forget; making the child in me alive! Finally, here I am, wasting no time at all in sharing it with all of you lovely people!

 

 

 

Eyeful

Obviously, you get no marks for recognizing the place in the cover picture of this post! But can you guess from where it was clicked? The sunlight bathes the Big Ben in beautiful shades of a pinkish hue , while the rest of the buildings seem swathed in shades of blue. The scene is quite an eyeful!

And what about the picture featured below? It’s a bird’s eye-view of the the beautiful landscaping of South Bank, London. Both these pictures were clicked from within the capsule of the London Eye, a major tourist attraction. Since they were clicked through the glass, it perhaps explains the very interesting play of light on the heritage buildings. I hope you enjoy viewing these pictures as much as we enjoyed clicking them 🙂

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Photo challenges are real fun! This post is inspired by the wordpress photo challenge Eye Spy by @Michelle W.

Pictures by: Anil Nanda and Ritu Nanda