old and skeletal
The markings, being proof
of my mettle.
full of intrigue,
Still beautiful, still bountiful.
Lies in the eyes of the beholder.
I found this leaf on the jogging track at my favourite place in Chandigarh- Leisure Valley. Though withering old and imperfect, it was captivating enough to hold my attention. Old can be gold. Do you agree?
Somehow it looks quite (extra)ordinary. It inspired me to write the poem above using the device of enjambment.
Reminiscing about life there is always the tendency to drift away in your thoughts; because life exists in its many splendid colours! The mood today is poetic, and hence exploring the colours of life through the poetic forms of a prose poem with some internal rhyme.
Life is like a multi-hued rainbow –
Life is for musings; like cocooned in a warm winter glow!
Yet sometimes, life is not a bed of roses,
Yes sometimes, life is like a pain, waiting in vain.
Life is not to be taken for granted, it’s like living in a garden enchanted!
Life is for loving,
Life is for living.
Live the 86400 seconds of every day of your life fully!!
What is the best possible gift you can give to yourself? Exploring the thought through the poetic form – Acrostic!
Adapt the thoughts,
Balance the mind.
Control the emotions,
Ditch the fries.
Exercise your body,
Free your soul.
Gift yourself – the gifts of ;
The Haiku way to speak of the screens (mobiles , computers and what have you) in our lives – full of virtual images and content; now indispensable but threatening to swallow reality!
Time to time again,
The screen lures and beckons
To swallow the real.
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Today’s post is simple but it means a lot to me.I wrote my first blog post on 18th July, 2014. I set myself the first landmark of achieving 1000 views. On 13th November 2014, I proudly state that this task has been accomplished with 1008 total views that day and still counting! At the time of posting this article its 1058 views.
Its been an amazing journey so far with immense growth in my own capabilities as a writer and blogger. This may be a relatively small achievement for some perhaps, but for ‘riturang’,its time to celebrate! For this I have to thank the wordpress team for the tremendous support offered by hosting events such as blogging 101 , writing 201,etc which push you to learn more and try and excel in putting across and sharing one’s stories ,thoughts and ideas to whole world.These events are highly recommended;.the latest one to add to the list in which yours truly is participating is Nablopomo.
I also take this opportunity to thank members of the blogging community for stopping by my blog and taking out precious time to read my posts,your likes and your comments. Support given by family members, friends, relatives ,facebook is also highly appreciated.Ah well ,it seems like i’m getting carried away and giving an award winning thanksgiving speech or something! Well the idea is that an encouraging response simply helps in pushing the envelope further.Each day presents new stories and new challenges.Stay tuned for more, as I prepare to write a post about another milestone crossed!