Saturday, September 07, 2013

Festival day 7 - The Grand Finale.

How many Sevens are there?
Let me count the groups - 
Seven colors in the rainbow,
Seven oceans, the proverbial ones!
Deadly sins, seven in all - 
Do, Re, Me, Fa...the seven notes!
Seven Dwarfs homeward bound -
7 up, the lemony lime drink - 
Seven wonders enthralling the world
For Potterheads, seven epics.
Kurusova's Seven Samurais,
Monday to Sunday - seven days a week!
In the festival of words, seven celebrations
Bringing in the love to write!
Counting up was real fun,
Rejoicing in a job just done:-)

That concludes my count up - I am feeling a bit juvenile today, so wanted to write a fun little poem. Thanks to Write tribe for the concept and to all the participants who kept me going. And a special thank you to  Corinne Rodrigues for the initiative and inspiration.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Festival day 6 - The Birth number 6!

I was born on the sixth day of the ninth month over three decades and a half ago..and ever since I had the concept of birthdays in my mind, I particularly felt happy about the sound of six and nine and then, at a later date, the concept of zodiacs was introduced to me and I started believing that Linda Goodman modeled her Virgo description after me.

I keep reminding myself that growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional - no, no, I am not talking about the good way of growing up - But the not wanting to grow up form being a child at heart...

I still get fascinated with shiny things (as long as they are not meant to adorn the person)

I still love crayons and paints and buy them blaming it on my kid.

I still enjoy ice cream and chocolate.

I still sneak into the illustrated story books from my kid's book case (In fact I bought every Disney and Dr.Seuss publication when Aarti was less than a month old :-P - I got the much needed pretext by then)

I still day dream and gasp when I see flowers, dandelion, butterflies and bees :)

Well...You get the idea. I always lived a life , a couple of decades older than mine in my mind - but at heart, I'll remain six all along.

Happy birthday to the undiluted Number '6'


Thursday, September 05, 2013

Festival day 5 - Five for Fighting.

John Ondrasik got introduced to me a few years ago, when a like minded friend sent me his music video.

I had been in love with his music ever since.

I specially like his song - "To be Me"

And not just to echo his sentiments, but in my own right, though I am not any super anything - it is not easy "To be Me" ;-)

Tell me you like it!

Adios for today!


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Festival day 4 - Seasons.

Here's a set of 4 Haikus celebrating the Seasons.

 Blooming bright,
On soul's every vein,
Happy memories!

Rock n roll
On sizzling sands
Bright Sun!

Shed them,
The bygone cares -
Fall in love!

Flakes, chills,
Crisp breeze of dawn,
Descend upon!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Festival day 3 - Three memories.

As a part of the count up to number 7 in my recent blog challenge, the Festival of words, I record three pictures taken in my travels recently.

From top - 1) - Guards at the city palace in Athens. We got there just in time for the guard changing ceremony. 2) A view of the famous Oia village in Santorini island, Greece 3) Scottish Highlands.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Festival Day 2 - Duo

Day and Night, 
Cheese and Chalk, 
East and west,
White and Black
Sugar and spice, 
Fire and Ice,
In antonyms we pair up,
In our journey we gear up!
Agreeing to disagree -
You and I!

Strawberries and creme
Kiss and lips, 
Sleep and dream,
Soul and Body,
Wick and Candle
River and Sea - 
Merging, melting,
Hand in hand we gleam, 
Hand in hand we glide,
On this joyous ride - 
You and I!