Blue Cures Blue

once in a blue moon
sadness burdens to harass
freaking aches of heart

demented brain dithers
seized in between the demon
and the deep blue sea

water bed offers
an escape from feeling blue
satiating sorrowed souls

zest of parted friends
oceanic quest quenched offering
a whale of a time

blue ocean ripples
ambience of silent zen
calms mind and body

radiant smiles flare
under the infinite sky
serenity unfurls Continue reading

LINK – Solution to Puzzle – SoCS

Thank you all for your patience! Those who don’t get a hold, kindly read the previous post for better understanding.

Loge – Iapetus – Narvi – Kari

These are the satellites of the planet Saturn. Had you noticed the word ‘satellite’ that was present in the previous post, the ‘connecting link‘ would have been a cakewalk. The hint wasn’t planned to be placed, but a mere coincidence. The word ‘satellite’ didn’t lead me to my line of thoughts. It was just a traceback.

Why did I choose Saturn?

I tried to frame a meaningful acrostic for LINK but couldn’t come up with any (without much planning; that’s a condition for the SoCS prompt). I started the previous post with technical jargon, which included uplinks and downlinks. That gave me the thought of space, and I got inspiration from a recent news article of planets visible to the naked eye. Continue reading

Glistening Twilight

Glistening twilight
tides talk to tiny islands
through the voice of waves

Memories of life
giggle like the ebbing tides
lovely yet looming

Beach betrays vision
twilight portrays false beauty
of what the day blinds

Photo for the prompt (from scvincent.com)


Just like tides touching the shore, memories cross our minds speaking in a voice that only our inner self understands. Most often, these memories are heavy. Continue reading

Syzygy

Turning off lights on Earth Hour, I go to the terrace.

I admire the beauty of the full moon, thinking about the billion-year-old firefly that lights it, standing on Earth.

Moon Love


EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour, organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, is a global grassroots movement uniting people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights out event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

It is an annual event held towards the end of March every year when people across the globe turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a commitment towards a better future.

Yes, it makes a difference.

SYZYGY

Syzygy isn’t something that’s related only to astronomy. I browsed to find details on the word’s origin and Continue reading

Enduring Friendship

To respect lock-down,
they maintain distance.
They stay so far,
with hearts so near.

They share myriads,
of vast similarities.
He loves serenity.
So, she chose blue.

She gives him his space.
He doesn’t dig her secrets.
She gets mood swings.
Accordingly, he adjusts his hues.

He has infinite dreams,
wanting to live among immortals.
She’s a fathomless wonder,
finding happiness in the mortals.

Days get tough,
but they don’t break.
They connect through rays,
when clouds hinder their ways.

When she gets rough,
he stands by.
When he pours out,
she buries them deep.

He’s imaginary,
with limits undefined.
She’s real,
with depths unexplored.

She’s the oceanic sphere,
who remains the ‘Reily’ of his life.
He’s the celestial sphere,
the ‘Bing Bong’ of her life.

They welcome intrepid guests,
also accompany far-flung loners.
This is a never ending tale
of two complex cosmic cronies.

To friends who are aloof,
they stand proof
stating friendship can exist
beyond all sort of differences!

Cheers!


This is a response post to the ‘Thursday Poetry Competition by ‘Penable’. The topic assigned is ‘Friendship’.

In this metaphorical free verse, I’ve drawn an analogy of the sky and ocean, to relate with friends who stay strong even with wider differences in aspirations and lifestyle.