Weekly Photo Challenge part 2- Ephemeral

Ephemeral

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I wish to capture

for eternity

the magical memories

of this moment –

Ephemeral

Gather

those  tittilating smiles

Treasure

the long warm embraces

Adorn

the soft  tender kisses

And imprison

your beautiful face

In my heart

so when this moment

disappears

These memories

live in me

for now

and

forever

For my first entry to the Weekly Photo Challenge – Ephemeral , please click  HERE

A New Life ( poetry challenge – Trinet )

Poetry challenge: Trinet poem.

https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/poetry-challenge-trinet-poem/

The Trinet, created by zion, is a form with these specifications:

Line 1 – 2 words

Line 2 – 2 words

Line 3 – 6 words
Line 4 – 6 words
Line 5 – 2 words
Line 6 – 2 words
Line 7 – 2 words

Repeat this pattern 2 more times, if centered correctly it looks like three crosses

Here is my effort at a trinet , hope you like it :

A new life

Heart beats

Tear drops

The first signs of new  life

Smiles of happiness in the room

Mother’s treasure

Father’s pride

Giggles galore

Innocent charm

Bright eyes

A mind oblivious to evils around

The true meaning of unconditional love

Sleepless nights

Wet nappies

Parenthood begins

Daytime slumber

Playful nights

A  test of patience and endurance

The reward of a toothless babble

Little sacrifice

Unending joy

Eternal bliss

spreading

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Weathered Wood

http://ceenphotography.com/2015/03/24/cees-fun-foto-challenge-weathered-wood/

A 'para' is a traditional vessel of Kerala, made of wood and brass or only brass. It is a part of the paddy culture of Kerala, where is was used extensively to measure rice after every harvest. Nowadays, these are mostly used as home decor pieces , than for the  purpose they were initially meant !

A ‘para’ is a traditional vessel of Kerala, made of wood and brass or only brass. It is a part of the paddy culture of Kerala, where is was used extensively to measure rice after every harvest. Nowadays, these are mostly used as home decor pieces , than for the purpose they were initially meant !

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Possessed by Love

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As she let him

grow and multiply

between the spaces

of her own body & mind

she felt herself lost

in the maze of her

own making .

For wherever she looked

inside her mortal body

his face had replaced her’s

overpowering her senses

till one day

he was breathing in her body

and she no longer existed.

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From Robot to human ! ( Technological De-addicition complete)

These days I am in a ‘technology de-addiction’ (don’t refer the lexicon, I just made it up !) mode , not so much by choice as by lack of it . The place I am in  right now (and will continue to be for a month or more) as I  have written before is a little far away from civilization ( alright, perhaps ‘little’ is an understatement. It is very far from anything close to civilization !).

There is no mobile connectivity, and even land phones are out  most of the time, owing to the wind, rain and sometimes neither of these. My accessibility to the internet is restricted to weekends. Needless to say, I am unavailable on my Whatsapp account as well .

But that is what has made me experience this life, as it was before; before any of this had ever come to exist , a life as it was meant to be !

I have discovered that living without facebook or whatspp does not kill. I am living and I have never felt more alive before. Well, alright perhaps, that was a bit of exaggeration , but the essence is the same, I am definitely feeling more human these days ( though I am so addicited to these technological innovations now, that I cannot survive being human for too long! ).

So I await my robotic existence , where I type more than I talk, I see more than I listen and I chat with far away people more than I do with my own family members and emote more with emoticons than with my own face. Wow, what a life !

And here I am, breathing in fresh mountain air as I take my morning walks, feeling the breeze, watching the snow capped peaks, listening to the rustle of the leaves and the cawing the raven ; when I could have just slouched on my couch and exercised my fingers instead (typing on my phone I meant !).

I spend precious mornings and evenings painting flowers and butterflies with my little one, watching animated movies on the laptop together , dancing like crazy to rocking numbers , swinging together in the garden, playing with the little puppy we have got here, watching the bees and the ducks ….. when I could have just handed her a tablet and let her be !

I read more, I write more, I click more pictures and definitely appreciate nature more. I feel so much like a ‘human’ again…a ‘boring’ human who will be a complete and utter misfit in a techno-savvy world.

But am I happy…? Yes. Do I feel good and healthy? I feel refreshed and rejuvenated ! Am I exaggerating again? No, this is honest :P. So I guess, I needed this forced de-addicition to start seeing things as they were before , to start enjoying  the simple pleasures of life we take so much for granted otherwise. I needed this, to realize the time I was giving away to these socio-technological innovations , for free. I needed this to let me know that I am supposed to control them and not vice versa.

Well, have I learnt my lessons? I think I have. I cannot and will not wean away completely from any of these , the internet in particular( for how else will I run my precious blog..?) , but I will not go back to being a robot again.

I want to stay human, for this is how God meant us to be !