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Utmost Feelings – Anthology

I’m ecstatically happy to share with you the news that an anthology that I’m a part of, “Utmost Feelings” with the theme ‘Love’, has been released.

It’s been exactly a month today since the launch (29th June 2021). But, I wanted to share this news only after I received a paperback copy. The delivery was a mess, unfortunately, and I got my copy only a couple of days ago and hence the delay in the announcement.

Attached with bittersweet memories, this book will always remain special. Astha, the girl who initiated the process of compiling this book is no more with us. Today marks the end of three months since her demise. But still, the legacy of her dream lingers in each word that the book holds. I heartily appreciate the efforts of True Dreamster, the publisher, who took Astha’s wish forward and presented this bouquet of love to her family as a tribute.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to every person who’s a part of this wonderful project and all supporters.

Purchase Links:

Paperback:

Amazon IN | Shopclues | Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon AE | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon ES | Amazon IT | Amazon JP

E-book:

Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Google Books | Google Play Store | Barnes & Noble | Payhip

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Image designed by True Dreamster .


Twilight

crepuscular rays
popular daze of blue streaks
musical light show
stellar stars steal the party
as pendulous pearl proceeds

This tanka depicts the twilight scene when crepuscular rays take control of the sky after the sun sets. Alongside the chirping music of birds and the dynamic shades of light rays, stars arrive stealing the show with the moon that appears as a pearl in an unseen pendulum.

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In response to ‘Eugi’s Weekly Prompt’ – Twilight.

Also submitted to Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #233’. 

Featured Image:
Photo from ParallelVision from Pixabay.

Gardenscape

She designed an open balcony to enjoy sunsets. But, her garden wanted to relish the scenic scape all by itself.

Have you experienced your time which is your favorite escapade from everyday chores, getting eaten away by someone else after having put all the effort in, or have you eaten up someone’s time and efforts accidentally or intentionally? The above tale is written from this perspective.

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Inspired by Bulbul’s Twenty Words Tuesday #34 – Garden

Featured Image Source: Pinterest.

 

Runaway Rabbit

waft of swishy wind
fluffy curls of wispy clouds
flamboyant bunny

rushes on the sky canvas
only to obliterate

Credits & Footnote

Inspired by Ronovan’s Haiku Prompt Words – Air and Wisp.

This tanka is also submitted to Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #228’. 

Featured Image Source: Pinterest.

Telepathy

This is a free verse, each line framed with six words, depicting the emotional connection between two persons in love. A six-word story is quoted at the end of the verse.

Hearing one's thoughts isn't a curse.

At sight, or out of sight...
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Story Of Their Lives

Lakhs of people know his struggles, conflicts, and growth, but not the members of his home. They consider it fiction!

Eight months of marriage; now, a widow; she started writing her own story with remains of what the society pricked.

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Lakhs of people know his struggles, conflicts, and growth, but not the members of his home. They consider it fiction!

Eight months of marriage; now, a widow; she started writing her own story with remains of what the society pricked.

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Midnight Graffiti

Midnight Graffiti - tanka

hypnotic beauty
feeds my hunger in dark dome
one cold winter night
pulling me to a new world
immersed in her wilderness


This tanka is written from the perspective of an adventurer experiencing Northern lights for the first time. The verse uses this elusive journey as a metaphor for fondness or passion in love.

Credits & Footnote

Inspired by Colleen’s ‘Tanka Tuesday #227’. 

Tanka Tuesday Logo - Monthly Agenda

Featured Image:
Photo by Jonatan Pie on Unsplash.


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Anniversary – Random Thought

Today is India’s 74th independence day. It was the headline of the newspapers and a thought crossed my mind on reading it. It’s the 73rd independence anniversary.

Likewise, when we congratulate someone annually for a celebration, we usually address it an anniversary – job achievements, house purchases, wedding anniversaries, or any ‘firsts’ that we’d like to remember. Continue reading

Gift a Book

Hey everyone!

It’s an announcement regarding a reading initiative by a friend of mine.

Gift a Book is a two-way facilitation platform in which a willing book donor can surprise a school-going kid by gifting a book. Both the donors and kids interested in receiving a book can register themselves on the website, which is to be launched on 15th August 2020 at 05:00 pm IST.

Invite for 'Gift a Book' Launch event

Invite for ‘Gift a Book’ Launch event

Here’s the Zoom Meeting link for the launch event to be held tomorrow – Give A Book’ Initiative Launch.
Meeting ID: 915 4639 5522
Passcode: 6Fv6uR
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Dear Sun!

— Clouds at dawn

wind breaks talks of clouds!
hoping to meet them elsewhere
sun waits the whole day

— Clouds at dusk

clouds blush crimson red!
promising to meet again
sun kissed the floaters goodbye

— Love with Moon

never do they meet
sharing light they pull closer
never do they part


This post is written in response to the ‘Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt by Ronovan. The challenge words for the week are Meet and Part.

Misanthrope

His mom was worried about her son’s solitude and dull attitude after he got transferred to the new city. As a lead to comfort him, she enquired upon his early arrival, “Why didn’t you attend your office party?”

“I’m not a misanthrope, Mom. I just don’t get along with the people here,” he replied in an irritating tone and immediately apologized Continue reading

Paint Womanhood – Senryu

Woman to Artist:

paint me either way
gray shades or vibrant colours
I dare not question

Artist to Woman:

days so glittering
womanhood celebrated
nights luminescent

elegance remains
with plain shades or complex strokes
born free to live free

you are gold that glitters
your lit face or diamond heart
I dare not question


This is in response to the ‘What Do You See Prompt’ by Sadje (any original writing inspired by the given picture – set as featured image).