You are empowered If your bank account is surplus and sufficient, Your house help isRegular and efficient, If you are well-trained, On raising your profit quotient, And no one dares to Stop or question, Your spending decision. You are empowered If you walk to work Without being taunted Or made to feel guilty To notContinue reading “Teach your daughter this:”
Category Archives: Literature, poetry and reflections
A set of poems
War and Peace: Russia and Ukraine
A prayer poem for all May all safely return home. Today and every day,Day after day,May hope and light, In your heart thrive,May your smile revive.Thankful that allHome may safely Finally arrive.Blessed with health,May you return In your full form soon,Your second life,Your new boon.So forge ahead,All days, Each hour,Truly matter, This disaster,You did survive.Today,EveryContinue reading “Now on…”
March into March
February’s ended,How did the month of Love,Shower missiles fromAbove?Let’s pray for better senseTo prevail, Let’s pray for allHumanity at large,As we barge into March.Let’s visualise Peace, In the month ahead,May every human being,Have water and bread,Each sleep safely,Under a roof, in a bed.May March see Loving kindness more, Higher cooperation score, And mindfulness galore.May weContinue reading “March into March”
Get equipped with:A lot of optimism,And positive magination,Coupled with clearIntent of right action,Supported with effort,And exude confidence,As well as choose:Mindfulness,Topped withA dollop of kindness,And prep yourself well:A great deal of reading,Lot more of listening,Spend a chunk of timeOn deep reflection,Exercise a fair amount Of discretion,And resolve to keep Your mind steady,Ok then- Yes, For thisContinue reading “Weekstart checklist”
Some day,I hope you look back on this day as the day of fond memories, a day when you stepped out and started a brand new chapter of your life. You made a decision stepped into a new you, a beginning-with an uplifting vibe and a smile.So, may you look back at today as oneContinue reading “Some day”
Laze and gaze
Let yourself laze.Enjoy the mild sun-raysLet the cool breeze Blow on your face,Smile, feel ease.Let yourself laze,At the horizon Raise your gaze,Let time reveal,This life’s maze.
Sugar and saffron
May your day be As delightful As easy as it can be.May your day beAs deliciousAs aromatic As sweetAs warm As sugar and saffronIn milk would be.May you,Like sugar And saffron, dissolve,And in higher energy evolve. May you,Exude positive vibes.Today may you rise,Choosing all That’s kind and wise.
Sip slower today
Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.Now or noon, Evening or later,Find your Me-time, To take a breather.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.Relax deeper,A little longer,A few moments more,Inhale the aroma,Exhale Life’s drama.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,Sip it slower.As you sip,Bring the cup,To your lip,Smile wide,Let worries slip,And grudges slide.Hush the rush,Chai or coffee,SipContinue reading “Sip slower today”
As a thought visits,Check its worthAllow its presenceIf it is of positiveAnd of good essence.Worthless thoughtsYou must discard.A thought worthwhileIs the one that Brings you peace,Or a smile.
Who are you?
What are you? You are your mind, You heart, body, soul. You are the ‘are’ Not yet the ‘were’.So you are:The present, The breathing ‘you’. You are the time you have left with you. So when you ‘do’ something, With your body,mind, heart and soul, You actually give yourself whole.To what?That you decide.How you dedicateContinue reading “Who are you?”
It is this ‘unexpected’ that might shake us and break us. Shaking and breaking mean an end, a collapse of all that signifies our meaningful existence.In the face of it,Remember:As your eyes dry,You are too numb to cry,Surrender ‘me’ & ‘my’.Let your soulAt God’s feet lie.Resist the questions’Why me’ and ‘why’Logic is just one wayMoreContinue reading “The unexpected”
How far did you succeed today?
How was the day? You had a successful day if you laughed a lot.You achieved considerably if you stayed focused.You did great if you helped a few persons.You did well if you spoke your truth no matter what.You were doing fine if you stood up for yourself and stated how offended you felt.You were rightContinue reading “How far did you succeed today?”
Gathered to garnish
Tangy-sweetColourfulSoft-centredOrangesBerriesPineapplesAll reds and yellowsMeandering echoesOf a lived life’sBows and blows.A narration silent,Reminiscences vibrant.All greens and pinks,Meandering echoes,Of un-voiced wishes,If’s and Had it been’s.Tangy-sweetColourfulSoft-centredOrangesBerriesPineapplesGathered to garnish,My solitary mindHumbled and hungry,Meandering echoes,Of regrets and memories,Tastefully savouring.
The Glow of Love — A Poem by Amita Sanghavi
Originally posted on Cultural Reverence:
https://culturalreverence.wordpress.com/special-edition-loves-rosy-glasses/ The Glow of Love In the glow Of love, The heart lights up. A lit heart lifts up all. In the glow of love, A smile widens. A smile repairs all sad souls. In the glow of love, Hope brightens. Hope brings its friend courage along. In the glow…
As she ascendsTo the heavensHere her voice remains:A gift of essence,Her eternal presence.Silent tears resonateWith the loss Of her voiceOur words we cremate.Voice of the heavensOur Pride and solace,We will forever Remember your grace.Our voice beloved,Our tribute,our respectsAnd our reverenceWe struggle to express. If the criteria of beauty were Voice not appearance, would the worldContinue reading “Silence resonates”
Only when tears overflow,We regain our balance,And then does peace glow.Only when fears We do face and overcome,Does living lifeSeem worthy and awesome.Despite the impediments Continue your journey onward.Despite the highs and lows, Our gears we quickly change,We drive and move forwardThrough Life’s Complete and inescapable ‘Good and bad’ range.Let go the tears.Face your fears.ChangeContinue reading “Only”
I wish youPleasant moments More than just a few.I wish youA lovely surprise,So you feel all ‘oooh’!.I wish you Awesome memory-making Dashed with laughter too.Go, get your chaiOr go coffee brew,Greet the lovely dayAhead of you, All fresh and new!
Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound softer,But so much sweeter?Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound quieter,Yet so much truer?Hush,Heard the whisper?A sound fainter,Yet so much wiser?Hush,Hear the whisper:A sound, a murmur,That’s Softer,Clearer, Fainter,Sweeter,Truer,Wiser.Listen to your heart’s whispers today.
Book-clinging, book-dressed, page-wrapped, booklover, book worshipper, book writer, book dreamer, bookcollector, , booked beauty!
Please bring along A new song, Also, let love To us belong. Please bring with you A good news few, Our smiles,chuckles,Our laughter too. Please hold together Health and hope, And the more Peace you ensure, The more we’ll cure . Please shower us With some sunshine,In all that we pursue,Make our timing divine. PleaseContinue reading “Please bring”
If tomorrow comes
If tomorrow dawns,Be thankful.Right now, This moment,Today is all you have.Be busy here and now.In the littlest of tasks, Putforth your extra,Add your magic,Show your awesomeness.Make each task As perfect, as special,And as unique as you are!Who are you?You are your creativity,Be thoughtful, artful: Unique in your own way.A person unforgettable.You are your words,Be aContinue reading “If tomorrow comes”
Choose to eraseThe negativity.Choose to eraseThe frown, The doubt, The grudge.The clocks tickReal quick,Let go the hurt,Choose responses Silent or sweet But not curt.Though thorns do prick,Choose not to cling tooLong to wounds and lick.With each sip of chai,Just one by one overwrite All negative memories,Recall moments light, Jovial and bright.Choose to overcome,Pain, pettiness, plightChooseContinue reading “Chai, chai!”
Have a leisurely weekend!
The power of leisure,The luxury of time free,Fill it with pleasure.Enjoy it to full measure!Rest, read,dance,sing,Or play musical notes,With self be contentOr get folks together.The power of leisureThe luxury of time free,Fill it with pleasure.Enjoy it to full measure!Pursue art or craft,That you find dear,Or get into sports gearOr walk, explore Nature.The power of leisureTheContinue reading “Have a leisurely weekend!”
Have a bookful day!
When did you last read, A book fully finish? Some read for exams, Some for work, Some read in leisure, And treat themselves With’must’ read heaps, Some thrive in company of books, Some read none, Some read for fun, Some find time To few pages turn, With reading, Our mind we feed, To the avidContinue reading “Have a bookful day!”
Hold hope today
When you chooseTo hold hope,You find waysTo be bold and cope.When you chooseTo hold hope,You are positiveAnd open to Possibilities.Hope brings anticipation.Anticipation brings Excitement.Excitement bringsA bounce in your stepA smile in your heartA sparkle in your eyes.Have a hopeful day with anticipation, excitement, positivity.Wish you a bouncy, smiley, sparkly day today.
Happy Republic Day India!
May we move forward, Stronger,surer,together.May we move forward,To progress and prosper.May our diversityBring us strength greater, Make our minds grow richer,May we stride with pride,Holding hands of each other.
Hold peace today
Today ensureWords are not flung,No heart is with Harsh words stung.A thousand splendid Truths we realiseWhen we observe silence,And choose to be wise.Affirm to yourself once, twice, thrice,Words are over-priced,If at all I speak,Only goodwill And blessings,My words ought to Either spread or seek.Words are meant to beIn prayers sung,Silence is My mother tongue,Quiet isContinue reading “Hold peace today”
This too shall heal
The fact of impermanence We ought to hold Onto closely, Especially awarefully,Consciously, every day.Impermanence in lifeDoes remind usThat injuries of the heart,body and mind Do not hurt forever.This new injuryFeels heavy right now,Unbearable somehow,But its not permanent,Soon it will heal.Always rememberWe are all temporary, What happens to usDoes end, does pass,And so shall we.
When you laugh
When you laugh,Your heart sings,Your laughter soundsLike a bell that rings,Your soul sighsAnd your mind heals,How light it feels!Like a ray,You spread joyMile to mile,When you smile😊.Smile and laugh more,Increase your Joy score,Hope you aren’t being A grumpy bore!
Let’s rememberIts not ‘my’ success Or ‘your’ success. It is ‘our’ success.Let’s rememberIts not ‘my’ failure Or ‘your’ failure. It is ‘our’ failure.We are each contributing to ALL Humanity And therefore, UBUNTU the African proverbial concept of Life and community is the best way forward- I am, because you are.At our individual level, we canContinue reading “Let’s remember”
Find joy today
Connect with Nature,Find joy In clouds taking On shapes,moving, changing.Find danceIn leaves and flowers swaying.Find tunes and songs,In birds chirping And streams gurgling And the breeze whooshing.Find joy.Sigh out worry,Breathe in joy.Have a day filled With joyful moments.
A quiet day
Wish you a quiet day,May you have the leisureAnd the sheer pleasureTo watch how the petals In the breeze sway.Wish you a creative day,And a quiet momentTo think out of the box,Beyond the usual, And the ordinary way.Wish you a smooth day,Effortless, un-tiring,Peaceful and easy, In each and every way.Wish you a quiet, creative,smooth andContinue reading “A quiet day”
The Sun Poem
As the Sun In all its gloryOutshines, radiatesAnd lights up All our Earth,May you feel its warmthAnd realise your potent To its fullest,Shine your brightest!May you move With the times Like the Sun: March across The horizon,Skyward,Forward.May you choose To smile and keepYour sunny side up!
Permanence and Impernanence
Life forms change.Life continues,Life is eternal.Both impermanence And permanence coexist, Simultaneous and obvious. The oneness:In all life force,The moving energy is one,Yet the variedness:As appearance differsAmong the multitude Of varied life forms.All life predicaments Seem at once personal,Yet everywhere found, They are universal.Living creatures are mortal, Yet all life forms are immortal: The cycle ofContinue reading “Permanence and Impernanence”
Safed Jambu tree
You stood belowReady to catchThe jambus I would throw.I climbed up Branch to branch,Tried to pluck the jambusYou spotted and told meTo reach out With the sticksWe tried to tieTogether by and by.Those hidden in between The lush green leaves,The jumbo white jambus Were our absolute treat!A fresh fruit so simpleBrought a dimple,With your prettyContinue reading “Safed Jambu tree”
Oman Environment Day
The palms loadedWith dates sweet,The oceans stretchFrom Muscat to MusandamAnd many miles more,So blue and so green,With golden sands on the endless shore,A treasure of marine lifeMay it thrive, multiply,And ships anchor here,Day and night There’s lively cheer,Sailors carry storiesFrom far and wide,Oman welcomes them all,With arms open wide.8th January we reserve,To vow and promise,OnContinue reading “Oman Environment Day”
Not all mornings are good.
Some mornings A noisy silenceIn your mindBut your lips smile.Some morningsA quiet noiseIn your heartBut your lips pray.Alternate cycles bringA smile, as tears stingOr tears, with a smile.Accept.Learn.Detach.Move on.Stronger, surer.
A zzzzzesty morning
Add a little more…Citrusness.A little extraZing and zest.Beyond, go beyond,The mundane,the ordinary.Make extraordinaryA habit:That extra zingAnd the extra zestThe You: Your very best.
All that is true to self is heartfelt. All that is heartfelt is sensitive. All that is sensitive is caring. All that is caring is loving. All that is loving is gentle. All that is gentle is delicate. Like the breeze Gently touches The soft petals And makes the flower sway, Lead a heartfelt GentleContinue reading “Heartfelt”
A Rainbow-blessed, prosperous 2022
It’s cold,But cool!We are indoors,Following rules.Wishing you allA cozy 2022:The New Year arrives,Our toys seated snugly,Counting down hours,Cute and cuddly,Await 2022 eagerly.
Glide into 2022
Glide gently throughFew hours moreInto Twenty Twenty Two.Merry or morose,Some memories Life deposited,And some preciousBeloved memory-makers Death withdrew.Some doors shut,Some did open for you,To glide smoothly intoTwenty Twenty Two.To reach the state idealYou and I got to dealWith what we do,How we feel.So soar highWith Hope, flyDo your best,Just try and try.Wishing you A yearContinue reading “Glide into 2022”
The final destination
Reaching to our origin.Shunya, the eternal,Shunya, the infinite.Reaching to our origin.Shunya and Silence,Silence, the endless deep,Death: pre-destined,Eternal sleep.Reaching to our origin,Shunya, the infiniteSilence, the ultimateEternal Peace.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.Om Shanti.
Merry Morning, Merry Christmas!🌲
This Christmas, May the bells Ring merrier, May the timesBe happier, May the family And friends be closer,May wishes Come truer, May your heart fill With cheer,May you make memoriesSimply lovelier!
On this day
Make peace,Decide to deliver The promise.With ease,Say what matters,Let go grudges,Just release.Choose to cherishThe choice of easeThe choice of peaceThe choice of releaseChoose.Have an easy day.Good Morning.
Morning of Memories
Memories are like mountainsThe fog hides them allAnd the sunReveals as we recall.Some days memoriesPlay hide and seek,A clouded mindStruggles for detail;Other days, memoriesRefuse to leave,All visuals you retrieve.Memories.Mountains far and nearSometimes a smile,Sometimes a tear. Fog-hidden Al Hajar mountains
Usher in a mission, That takes you close, To realise your vision! Usher in a resolution, That guides your move, And your every motion. Usher in a celebration, 2023 is few weeks away, Optimistic, do stay! Make it a magical day, Do your very best, In every possible way, And then let go, rest AcceptContinue reading “Morning!”
For I have refinedAnd redefinedAchievement.Not wasting timeIs an achievement.Letting go worryIs an achievement.Laughing more Is an awesome accomplishment.Making a new bond,Having a new friend,Is an achievement.Turning a sad memory Into a sad smile Is an achievement.Praying for myself Is an accomplishment,Praying for others Is an achievement.I pray all of you achieve and accomplish today:My way.Continue reading “Achieve today!”