Circle of life


This picture is of my third birthday. Lots of memories are associated with it and more than anything else it reminds me of an old reel camera which these days is placed in drawer of my store.

On my this birthday

When we all sit together

Gentle reminder,

Of cherishing a moment

That family made special.


Birthdays are different now but parents know how to make them special. Yesterday, my mother baked this cake for me.


This post is in response to Colleen’s weekly Tanka poetry challenge.

Theme: Circle of Life

Fate & stars


Putting blame on fate
I found problems in others
I remained but blind,
Time was cruel to tell me late
Fault was never with my stars.

This post is in response to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #10 – FATE & STARS by COLLEEN CHESEBRO.


Image Courtesy:

Creative day


Sound of lawn mower

Singing myna, hopping sparrows

My haven for writing,

Embracing this form of day

I have fallen in love with life.

Lately, I’ve been noticing this change in my writing habit that stillness of night creates hindrance in my creative writing process. During the day when there’s the sound of life on the street outside my home, my mind remains active.

This morning, when I could hear the sound of lawn mower in my neighbor’s garden and twittering of sparrows on my terrace, I was thinking nothing but this very line that “I’m in love with life”.

This post is response to Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #5 SHAPES & HEART.


For heart I’ve used love and for shapes, I’ve used form.

Image Courtesy:

Zou and his family


Everyone consider

it a childish routine but

I love Zou’s cartoons

Family, Zou and his issues

In it, there is joy and glee.

Zou is a French animated series. Inspired by the books of Michel Gay,  Zou is a day-to-day life story of young zebra, his family and friends.

Early in the morning when I wake my sister up for school, while taking breakfast, we both love watching these cartoons. These days due to some settings when Disney channel is being closed by our service provider, I’m missing this routine.

This post is in response to Silver’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #4 PASSION & CHEER by  Silver Threading.

I have used joy for passion and glee for cheer.

Syllables count: 5 7 5 7 7