The way to goWhen you knowNothingThe way to goWhen you feelEmptyThe way to goWhen you justDo not knowThe way to goWhen words failAnd tears dryThe way to goIn such a timeIs to Surrender.To silently stayNot ponder just pray.Pray if not in words Prayed before or pre written, But just pray That a ray reachesThe darkContinue reading “Surrender”
A day comesWhen what mattered,You must let go.You just know,You give up.It is the day You are justa little less aliveBut you survive.Like the cat’s last lonely walkaround the street,In extreme heat.Losing hope,To find a biteTo chew, to eat.Both you and the catSo much alike,Until next dawn,Both just survive.Will the catWithout the hat,Not named Tom,NorContinue reading “A day comes”
Baarish aayaa Dham dham dham, Paani mein khelu Mai chhum chhum chhum Mamma banaaye Pakode yum yum yum Rain please Come, come, come To the puddle I run, run, run. Taking my new chhatri To school is fun, fun, fun. Pooh tu ho jaa chhoo
Work becomes effortlessWhen you performWith keen interest And sincerity.When you do your best Out of anxiety, You block the flow Of fresh ideas. When you do your bestCalmly and with love, Your ideas like a fountSeem endless and Excite you to do more. This brings magic To your work,This is the ‘extra’ In the ordinary:Continue reading “A new day, a new way…be AWESOME today!”
Getting older is inevitable. But growing older is slightly different, because when you grow older, you don’t lose the sense of humor, the ability to wonder, feel the curiosity and the sense of enthusiasm as well as the sense of marvel. Are you growing older or getting old? It is a decision. Your decision. Isn’tContinue reading “Pause. Ponder. Lift yourself higher.”
We slip into despair- into tears, into fire, into deep ocean. And a Youtube video Reaches. Michelle’s reminder falls into our soul Like sundrops Helps us gather ourself, Lifts us, shifts us We watch bygones, Like a dead, Dried leaf strewn, Breezes away from the Tree, May we release dry Dis-serving thoughts Free.
This O levels exam Isn’t as instantAs a soup sachetOf Maggi we heat & blend,Not as instant,As we click an icon In a mili-secondOn WhatsApp to ‘send’.Yes,study long hoursFor coming weeks,Read and revise,recall and repeat,And I am impressedAs you prepare daily,With focus indeed.Do practice and write,Sometimes use a mind-map, Other times, You may memoriseThese lastContinue reading “Not so instant!”
On the purple couchShe does belong,And she sings along,Between numbers divine-Ruth B’s ‘Lost boy’ She plays again,And humming Trampoline,By amazing Shaed and Zayn,My princess shifts,In the next moment,Taylor Swift’sMelody drifts. Outdoors, the VirusCovid 19 corpses pile,Indoors 24 by 7, Locked down we copeTo keep alive hope,Try home remedies so naive,Praying they do survive,Days elapsed moreContinue reading “Mommy muses…”
Its not just about How long you are Glued onto the screenThat I shout,But more about What valuable work you actually did,Was it important indeed? And more aboutHow you forgot To take healthy breaksAnd remind you Actions back a dream,I am most concerned,Can’t you listen My silent pleaNeed I scream?Its not just about What ruleContinue reading “From Mom to her Teenagers”
READING IS ALL THIS AND MORE: Reading is all this and more:The escape From boredom,Meet human Imagination,In all its magnitude.Keep chewing thoughtsin blissful solitude.A book is unparalleled company,The quietest,coolest Emotional symphony,An unmissable, unforgettable journey.Reading is:Entering an adventure,Exploring a tale,and finding freedomIn a fantastic,faraway Queendom.Travel on and on,Read more, go on.Reading is: The nourishment for theContinue reading “Read more! By AMITA SANGHAVI”
Please, can you pass the nut back to me or throw it on this side?It slipped and its mine.I could jump but you know trespassers’ rules?I do respect and abide.🤣🤣🤣Start the day with a smile. Life is good.
Missing the kuhu kuhu melodyOf the hidden Koyal among fresh mango leaves,The squirrels running bindaas on the nariyal trees,The squeaky groan of the overloaded rusty swing never kid-free, The temple bells’ reassuring chime,The next-door school kids’In chorus sing everytime,The ‘rain, rain go away’ rhyme.The aromas from the kitchen stronger than any fancy appetizer,Recipes of monsoonsContinue reading “My Hinglish poem: Missing home”
Sundrops bless this endeavour,My intent backed with effort,I spent hour after hour,In gathering VoicesIn these pages,Poems to discover,From the ‘limited’ timeBefore my knell does chime,I spend it inPoetry, soft and sublime.May you pick your favourite lines,In this collectionI offer moments held Fresh insights and subtle rhymes.May the universe conspireAnd may sundropsBless all my endeavours.
One more poem kids! Enjoy😇🌷🌼🌻🌺🥀🌹🏵💮🌸⚘ Sunflower, a sunny flower,How I love you,You are bright and sunny too.Lilac and lavender,Forever, a floral wonder,Soft like velvetAre Violets to touch,I love you so much.Roses red or Lilies whiteDaisies pink or Marigolds more,Next to whatBy whose side,Go in my bouquetI can’t decide!Blue bell, a true blueUpright, smiling bold,On myContinue reading “NURSERY RHYME: Vary very very”
Wishing you a Good Morning By Amita Sanghavi May pure, pink love Blissful and divineBloom within your mind,And may peace releaseA sweet sense of ease,And form a floral, ‘Feel-good’ design.May you hold faith,With moments defined,Of memories and musings Melodious and refined.And may your lips Like petals unfurl,Into a smile sereneAs your desires fulfil,May your budsContinue reading “A very flowery prayer”
The disarrayThe discontentThe disturbanceThe depressionAll lie deep within.Silently peep inAnd seek the sunkenHeavy momentsAnd beckon Half-buried memories,This heap of ‘hurts’Lift one by one,And gently release, Just let them go.Emptied of theseFeel free,Feel light,Declutter and cleanse,Find peace immense.
A Squirrel Poem Swift and swifter,In so much hurryYou little creature So cute and furry,Busier than a beeUp the tree Down the tree,On your daily nut-gathering spree,Living in the moment,You are truly free!
Mango moments, Those delicious Inhalations deep,Of aromas sweetAnd the mouthfulsOf mangoes Haaphus, Totapuri, Langda, Badaami, Kesari, Paayri….The colour The textureThe tasteThe luxuryOf more, even moreMango delicacies,How lip-smacking is aamras Pooris hot dipped in…Home grown Rajapuri,Homemade garam puri,Home concocted Pannah,Home made chhoondaa…Home made aambe wadi,Home made mango barfi.Milkshakes and ice cream, Dip in a dozen mangoContinue reading “Mangoes more mangoes!🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭”
Between knowing and doing, Between promising and fulfilling, Between silence and expression, Between sharing and sparing, Between realising and accepting, Between hearing and listening, Between dreaming and performing, Between commiting and delivering: If there is a distance, A gap,Just close the gap.Just do it. That is integrity.Makes all the difference.
At times A random read, At times, A re-read, At times A hasty skim, Or rush-read the end, Sometimes dog ear Page seventy-seven, At times read aloud, Sometimes I highlight, At times I underline Or I scribble A question mark, And sometimes I just sigh. At times in entirety, It stays within meContinue reading “Books”
IMPRESSIONS AND EXPRESSIONS: Everyday we reflect upon an experience And form an impression- think it through, and integrate it with our previous experiences and we express joy, fear, doubt or regret, or maybe a measure of nostalgia or even grief. Our expressions follow our mind That holds our impressions. To live a new day meansContinue reading “Impressions and Expressions”
Memories jingle in the heart…images tease.
Against all odds, you can do it!
It is almost 15 months since the pandemic. Life is on indefinite pause. I wonder how we will have changed when ‘life as we know it’ will begin. How many ways will we have changed, and for better or worse…
It has been a challenge and quite some watchfulness was required in becoming an observer of my thoughts and detaching from them and choosing which ones were unwelcome. But the effort has been worthwhile. I am sure with time, we can change the thoughts and see the extraordinary effect of the shift within and without!
Our mind forms impressions, our Voice expresses them.
The extraordinary power of thought. It is amazing. Wayne Dyer writes about changing our thought and changing our life. Indeed. A subtle change in our outlook shifts us to higher vibes. Choose constructive, optimistic, thoughts of ‘possibilities’ rather than anything else. I am an individual who emphasizes on doing just a ‘little more’ and ‘doingContinue reading “Writing my first post!”