Finding home

The world you’ve known has flipped on its axis Where your true north lies, you can never tell Your childhood home feels estranged, an empty shell clouded in memories of loss, comfort’s antithesis Your past, present and future have lost all symbiosis You cannot understand the lamb afraid of day or the owls that flee…

Loving Alone

Colleen’s weekly challenge – theme prompt: How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world ~William Shakespeare, The merchant of Venice~ mournful little star amidst these cold hearted flecks forsaken to strife you drip with lachrymose pleas beseeching indifference persistent love light the lost, flock to your…

Hidden Heart

What do you see photo prompt: Fog and mist shroud the warmth within your soul chilled with icy retorts and rejection Darkness cloaks your fragile heart filled with shadowed thoughts and faults Trees grow tall with tales, scarred Rooted in memory All these, protect Your lonely Wary Soul Only those that truly desire you, find…

Inheriting Nature (A triple collaboration)

Hello guys. I linked up with Aishwarya of Kittysverses to write a bit about man’s relationship with nature. I love her poetry and we’ve come to be friends through WordPress. Writing alongside her happens naturally for me so I really enjoy it, I hope you do too. I’m also using photos taken by Amy of…

Man Vs Nature #haibun

Colleen’s challenge photo prompt Spy in the thickets camouflaged behind that lens incessant voyeur filming death’s emissary Upclose, flirting with danger Wildlife extraordinaire, Balaji Malliswamy, pit his revered arsenal of filming skills against the apex predator of the deep. Hiding in the vicinity of the mother gator’s burrow, surveilling her every move. But unbeknownst to…

The Call

what do you see photo prompt The world lies just beyond that old mother tree Vast and full of mystery Its sirene call to adventure burns her so And yet fear of the unknown tells her no One step is all it takes One step she cannot make heavy and laden with uncertainty Yet laced…

Traps and snares

Lost and beleaguered within a pale stainless night Pursued by the minions of pestilence Grotesque skeletal henchmen sniffing the night air and tasting the shadowed breeze Seeking the scent of fear In that dark wilderness she sees it, Golden light peeking through a sequestered woodshed All she has to survive is a demented warning Stay…

Calm in Chaos

Colleen’s weekly challenge Trees creaked and cracked in the howling wind And still I was drawn to the eye of that mysterious storm Called by a sweet mellifluous tune within Amidst all the chaos and havoc I found tranquility As my metamorphosis began May we find the calm within the storm and ride it to…

Torn apart (A ballad) #poetry

Flocculent clouds stain the bright morning sky a beautiful blemish, of imperfect shapes perfecting a flawless canvas The sun shines bright upon him but melancholy nestles deep where no light can penetrate As he is reminded of the blotches she spluttered upon his picture-perfect life Her skirmish of salacious transgressions All those late night calls…

8 Trees I’d want in my garden

Hi guys, I bring cheer and tranquility with me in this piece. I walked out to a nearby open space in the neighborhood and got inspired to write this tree post. While here, I thought of the trees I’d love to have in my fantasy garden. So I came up with these. I also included…

Song of freedom

#whatdoyousee Sweetness The tune of freedom It plays like silk upon her delicate curves In his veins it oozes like magma, inflaming every sinew and searing each nerve Is it sunset For she has waited long enough denied of twilit pleasures and revels in the night Is it sunrise For the memory of her, burns…

Meant to be #sonnet

On misty nights fogged in questions and thought the truth beams from a dark secluded window as trees whisper secrets, and lies scurry below Her divine visage splutters through my mind unsought Cherry-red lips and the memories they wrought A widowed love and the sorrow she would bestow How cruel that truth would be and…

Starlight #haibun #poetry

Starlight sparkles brightest on the darkest of nights For beauty is in all things, in the most unlikely of places Within the epicenter of every soul lies an oasis awaiting its bloom Quintessence of souls Life’s scars shroud you in darkness Shelter or prison Trauma thickens foliage all round enclosing the soul in shields of…

The Cave Of Mysteries (A collaboration post)

Hello everyone. Me and Pooja of lifefinewhine are back at it with our second collaboration. It was so cool writing with her the first time that we just had to have an encore. You can find our first collaboration, Stalker here But for now enjoy this thrilling adventure. Pooja wrote in the bold italics and…

The Day After

Colleen’s weekly challenge :THEME PROMPT The portends align the right place at the right time destiny’s favour She glides towards me Silken words slither from quaint lips lithe cravings and voluptuous desires Seduction smothers us in its lure As we yield to emotions unheeded and untamed Bright sun and full moon Passion and intimacy We…