A set of poems

War and Peace: Russia and Ukraine

Now on…

Live and let live.

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 all

Home 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,

Every moment,

May you feel immense,

Calm and peace,

All worries release.


Today and every day,

Day after day,

May you heal,

And all fear,

With faith deal.

Now on,

Let the past

Be a bygone,

A story to narrate,

With detailed content,

And may you arrive

With gratitude

To its happy end,

Of how being blessed,

With a second life,

And affirm,

How Prayers

Worked for you,

To full extent.

Today and every day,

Day after day,

Live long,

Live strong,

May to you,

Peace and health

Lifelong belong.
Prayers for safe and secure life
for one and all

Make the right choice

With good eyesight, may we be blessed with Vision and see sense.

Greed ends in
Grabbing more,
Having more
But at the expense
Of cruelty and hate,
And the horror
Of losing love,
Losing peace.

Without love and peace,
Is life worth living?
A ride all alone,
Rich yet forlorn?

May all give up greed,
Give up 'want' and
Just fulfil their need.
All humanity is the same,
A common species,
Of a single creed,
Why choose to be
A greedy breed?

May each one of us
Choose contentment.
May we visualise Love and togetherness

March into March

Arrives!
February's ended,
How did the month of Love,
Shower missiles from
Above?

Let's pray for better sense
To prevail,
Let's pray for all
Humanity 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 we realise,
That each weapon
Devastates and destroys,
All humanity,
All beauty,
All creativity,
All development,
And our environment.

As we seek world peace,
Let's peep inward,
Reflect on our lives too:

In 2022,
What we resolved,
How far have we observed?

Do we need to gear up?

Then better now,
Than never,
We're not here,
Forever!
Time stays, we go.

Weekstart checklist

Get equipped with:

A lot of optimism,

And positive magination,

Coupled with clear

Intent of right action,

Supported with effort,

And exude confidence,

As well as choose:

Mindfulness,

Topped with

A dollop of kindness,

And prep yourself well:

A great deal of reading,

Lot more of listening,

Spend a chunk of time

On deep reflection,

Exercise a fair amount

Of discretion,

And resolve to keep

Your mind steady,

Ok then- Yes,

For this weekstart,

You are totally READY!
Stride forward!

Some day

Some day may you hold the memories you make today with great fondness
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 one of those unforgettable lovely days.
Get up, make future memories. Including new look, new ventures, new learning, new cuisine, new book, new poem, new acquaintance-that may change you forever.

GET UP. GO NEW. MAKE MEMORIES.
Climb higher: to a new you

Laze and gaze

Leisure is essential.
Let yourself laze.
Enjoy the mild sun-rays
Let 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

Have a Sweet and Kesari day!
May your day be 
As delightful
As easy as it can be.

May your day be
As delicious
As aromatic
As sweet
As warm
As sugar and saffron
In 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

Savour the sweet Kahwa moments
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,
Sip it slower.
Relax, you are worth it.

So what now?

Let's say,
What you did dream,
What you did chase,
Was a slip between
The cup and the lip.

You may sulk, scream
Pine for what is not,
Won't let it just go,
Oscillate to and fro-
Pendulum-like, moving
Without progressing.


As you observe,
Surely you know,
Back and forth,
Forth and back,
Ask your self,
What in this life
Do you really lack?

Worth

Is the thought worthwhile or worthless?
As a thought visits,
Check its worth
Allow its presence
If it is of positive
And of good essence.

Worthless thoughts
You must discard.

A thought worthwhile
Is the one that
Brings you peace,
Or a smile.
Me and my thought

Who are you?

Be clear. To fly high, the mind, like the sky, ought to be clear.
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 dedicate your life.
Your focus,
Your time here,
You either 'spend'
or you 'devote'.

For what use,
What purpose,
You choose.

The unexpected

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 soul
At God's feet lie.
Resist the questions
'Why me' and 'why'
Logic is just one way
More than a 1000 paths
Ahead of us lay;
Our journey may smoothen If we pray.

Have a prayerful day ahead.
Good morning
To the 'unexpecteds' today.
May the thorns bring
The softness of the petals along,
The sweetness of the scent,
May you breathe in long.
May moments
Of your 'dreams-come-true'unfurl,
May your heart in gratitude bloom.

I’m not sure

😇
I'm not sure 
What love is,
But I know
Kindness is pure.
In the end,
What changes the story,
What matters totally,
Is how well you treat
The one you claim to love
In thought, word & deed.
Love without integrity is no love

How far did you succeed today?

How was the day?

Reflect
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 right if you treated yourself to the very best of what was possible and

You were awesome if you managed to thank God and feel gratitude that the day was fruitful.

Measure your day now- how successful were you?
What can you do better tomorrow?

Gathered to garnish

Tangy-sweet
Colourful
Soft-centred

Oranges
Berries
Pineapples

All reds and yellows
Meandering echoes
Of a lived life's
Bows 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-sweet
Colourful
Soft-centred

Oranges
Berries
Pineapples

Gathered to garnish,
My solitary mind
Humbled and hungry,
Meandering echoes,
Of regrets and memories,
Tastefully savouring.

The Glow of Love — A Poem by Amita Sanghavi

Cultural Reverence

https://culturalreverence.wordpress.com/special-edition-loves-rosy-glasses/

The Glow of LoveIn 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 of love,
May we together flow.
In our flow, 
We all move to our final home.
In the glow of love,
We all merge together,
Into our God benevolent,
 Where we all 
Ultimately belong.

Author : Amita Sanghavi ©®Oman All Rights Reserved To The Author


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Silence resonates

As she ascends
To the heavens
Here her voice remains:
A gift of essence,
Her eternal presence.

Silent tears resonate
With the loss
Of her voice
Our words we cremate.

Voice of the heavens
Our Pride and solace,
We will forever
Remember your grace.

Our voice beloved,
Our tribute,our respects
And our reverence
We struggle to express.

If the criteria of beauty were Voice not appearance, would the world not be different?

Pranaams to Saraswati’s form on earth, immortal you are on earth, not just in India, the land of your birth.

Only

Only when tears overflow,

We regain our balance,

And then does peace glow.

Only when fears

We do face and overcome,

Does living life

Seem worthy and awesome.


Despite the impediments

Continue your journey

onward.

Despite the highs and

lows,

Our gears we quickly

change,

We drive and move forward

Through Life's

Complete and inescapable

'Good and bad' range.


Let go the tears.
Face your fears.
Change your gears.

Mondays come and go.
Just move forward today.


Move on!

A few

Wishing you a berry good morning🍓🍒
I wish you
Pleasant moments
More than just a few.

I wish you
A lovely surprise,
So you feel all 'oooh'!.

I wish you
Awesome memory-making
Dashed with laughter too.

Go, get your chai
Or go coffee brew,
Greet the lovely day
Ahead of you,
All fresh and new!
Cock a doodle doooo🐓🐔 Happy Morning to you!

Heard?

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.
Hear your heart whisper…

Book-clinging, book-dressed, page-wrapped, booklover, book worshipper, book writer, book dreamer, bookcollector, , booked beauty!

Please bring

In a few hours, as you come…
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.

Please February,
As you arrive,
To you, I remind,
Please be considerate,
Be loving and kind.


In this month, may cosmic time be right for you!

If tomorrow comes

Aspire your best version, and up it all the time!
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 a promise-keeper:
Person of integrity.

You are your actions.
Be a performer par excellence:
A person incomparable.

Be here and do now!


You are what you choose.

Chai, chai!

Choose to erase

The negativity.

Choose to erase

The frown,

The doubt,

The grudge.

The clocks tick

Real quick,

Let go the hurt,

Choose responses

Silent or sweet

But not curt.

Though thorns do prick,

Choose not to cling too

Long 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, plight


Choose cheer and delight.

Choose to add

A dash of your 'awesome',

Accept life's cup of tea

As it does come,

Chinni kabhi zyada,

Kabhi kamm.


Chinni* sugar
Kabhi* sometimes
Zyada* more
Kamm* less
With each sip of Chai, Say to yourself I aim high!
Chai ke saath biscuit ho jaaye,
Life mein aapke, chinni gul jaaye!

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 content
Or get folks together.

The power of leisure
The 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 gear
Or walk, explore Nature.

The power of leisure
The luxury of time free,

Fill it with pleasure.
Enjoy it to full measure!

Spread fun and cheer,
Refresh and respire,

Or sleep deep and deeper,
Let the mind declutter,

The power of leisure
The luxury of time free,

Fill it with pleasure.
Enjoy it to full measure!

Choose what brings
Peace and adds cheer,

Regain your energy,
The weekend is here!

The power of leisure
The luxury of time free,

Fill it with pleasure.
Enjoy it to full measure!
Enjoy your day!

Have a bookful day!

Be a read-greedy book grabber.
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 avid readers,
I salute indeed.

No, not Wtsapp, not FB,
Not short, little messages,
From here and there,
That's not reading proper.

Follow an author,
Read from page one
To the last page,the end,
Reflect, reason, question
Every thought pattern
Study deeply its intent.


Unravel and accept
Another life-philosophy,
Choose to read
An author fully,
Complete works of poet,
A proper collection,
Each Voice is unique
Write your own critique.

Each author sows a seed,
New thoughts to breed,
Power of immortality,
Undoubtedly is possessed
By the writer's creed.

Your own mind
You must nourish,
Review your notions
And change obsolete beliefs,
Let your intellect prosper,
Make your mind rich,
So that you flourish.


Your thoughts and ideas
Form a new design,
When you read,
You with your kind,
Emerge, evolve,
And in many ways align.

Happy READING!
Happy Weekend.
Have a bookful, beautiful day!

Hold hope today

May hope perch on your heart today
When you choose
To hold hope,
You find ways
To be bold and cope.

When you choose
To hold hope,
You are positive
And open to
Possibilities.

Hope brings anticipation.

Anticipation brings
Excitement.

Excitement brings
A bounce in your step
A smile in your heart
A sparkle in your eyes.

Have a hopeful day
with anticipation, excitement, positivity.

Wish you a bouncy, smiley, sparkly day today.

Have a Sparkly Day

Happy Republic Day India!

Extraordinary India❤
May we move forward, Stronger,surer,together.
May we move forward,
To progress and prosper.

May our diversity
Bring us strength greater,
Make our minds grow richer,
May we stride with pride,
Holding hands of each other.
Jai Hind

Hold peace today

Today ensure

Words are not flung,

No heart is with

Harsh words stung.


A thousand splendid

Truths we realise

When 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 be

In prayers sung,

Silence is

My mother tongue,

Quiet is

My other tongue.

Speak only if you can improve upon the silence and add real value by uttering words.

And how exactly

And how exactly
Do you want
The day to go?

What do you wish away
and what do you welcome?

No, no, not a flavour
All too sweet
Not just maple syrup
Or only loads of honey-

A pinch of powdered
Cinnamon or pepper,
Adds to the relish
Of Life's recipe.

Let the day be a bit
Chutney-like chatpatta*,
A daring dash of
Fresh green chilli,
Life's spicy truly,
Laugh often at self,
Be lively, seriously!
Enjoy fully,
All jokes silly.

Have a yum yum day,
Smile and laugh it away.



* chatpatta-spicy
Find the chutney-honey and
chilli- silly balance!

This too shall heal

However lost and hurt you feel, remember impermanence.
The fact of impermanence

We ought to hold

Onto closely,

Especially awarefully,

Consciously, every day.


Impermanence in life

Does remind us

That injuries

of the heart,

body and mind

Do not hurt forever.


This new injury

Feels heavy right now,

Unbearable somehow,

But its not permanent,

Soon it will heal.



Always remember

We are all temporary,

What happens to us

Does end, does pass,

And so shall we.
Each experience, each moment is Fleeting…

When you laugh

Laughter beautifies you!
When you laugh,
Your heart sings,
Your laughter sounds
Like a bell that rings,
Your soul sighs
And your mind heals,
How light it feels!

Like a ray,
You spread joy
Mile to mile,
When you smile😊.

Smile and laugh more,
Increase your
Joy score,
Hope you aren't being
A grumpy bore!
Just laugh it off, whatever it is. Choose your battles wisely; let go the rest.

This weekend…

Am I paying attention in creating my legacy?
Pay attention to how
Aligned are your thoughts with your words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Refined are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Sincere are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to how
Positive are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to
Who you are.

Who are you?
You are your thoughts, words and deeds.

Pay attention to yourself.

Be:
Aligned.
Refined.
Sincere.
Positive.
Be GENUINE!

Wishing you a super rich day!

Smile wider!
Smile wider. 
Grin broader.
Chuckle louder.
Laugh longer
Beam brighter.

May you be blessed and showered with these riches today!
Grow rich in joy!

A thorn…

Thorns can’t be wished away.
If a thorn pricked,
Hurt and bled you terribly,
Would you intentionally
Put yourself through
That prick again?

Then why let a memory
Of a day bygone
A survived, bad,
Injurious experience,
Revisit, re-prick,
Rehurt you repeatedly?

Let go the past,
Protect your heart,
From hurting.

Heal yourself:
Replace the thorn,
By revisiting
Re-touching the petals
Of only the best
Bygone moments.

Let go gloom,
May your heart bloom.

CHOOSE TO BLOSSOM AND BLOOM TODAY⚘

Thorns do not stop us from reaching out to touch the buds and the blossoms. Live life to the fullest!

Let’s remember

Let's remember
Its not 'my' success
Or 'your' success.
It is 'our' success.

Let's remember
Its 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 can choose to pledge to ourselves to change and transform. We can guard the petty thoughts of a poor mind and move to a rich,open mind. A mind that's all-encompassing, ever-expanding. We must choose to drive our future based on a world view that holds a united and universal way of thinking, believing and supporting everyone. We can choose to make it a point to help whoever crosses our path in every way we can.

Hold onto goodness and positivity.

Find joy today

Joy is in fleeting moments
Connect with Nature,
Find joy
In clouds taking
On shapes,moving, changing.

Find dance
In 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.
Whatever bothers you, just let it go…As Maya Angelou says,’Joy is a freedom. It helps a person to find his/her own liberation.

As the day unwraps

As the day unwraps
Its seconds
Its minutes
And its hours,

May it contain
Plenty of gifts
A wealth of laughter,
Some ideas that sparkle.

May it contain
No ill will,
May all sick heal.

Have a day of riches
And fulfilled wishes.
Unwrap…

A quiet day

Life is simple
Wish you a quiet day,
May you have the leisure
And the sheer pleasure
To watch how the petals
In the breeze sway.

Wish you a creative day,
And a quiet moment
To 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 and peaceful day.



Life is smooth!

The Sun Poem

Aspire and explore like the kite!
As the Sun 
In all its glory
Outshines, radiates
And lights up
All our Earth,
May you feel its warmth
And 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 keep
Your sunny side up!
HAPPY MAKAR SANKRANTI!

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 differs
Among 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 of life and birth continues.

Life forms change,
Life continues.
Life is eternal.

Choose Elegance Today

Do observe
The elegance
In silence.

Do observe
The elegance
In balance.

Do observe
The elegance
In excellence.

Silence enables
Self-reflection.

Balance enables
Right decision.

Excellence enables
Pursuit of progress.

Prosper with elegance
In meditative silence.

Keep a balanced mind,
And pursue perfection
In each action today.

Have an elegant day,
And a perfect morning today.

Good Morning!

May elegant doorways open for you today

Safed Jambu tree

Love apples, Safed Jambus
You stood below
Ready to catch
The jambus
I would throw.

I climbed up
Branch to branch,
Tried to pluck the jambus
You spotted and told me
To reach out
With the sticks
We tried to tie
Together by and by.

Those hidden in between
The lush green leaves,
The jumbo white jambus
Were our absolute treat!

A fresh fruit so simple
Brought a dimple,
With your pretty smile,
As we took no while,
To munch into
A huge juicy bite
Relishing it quite.

The moment felt so right,
A venture unplanned,
Our afternoon filled
With masti and delight,
Fun in bright sunlight,
Feeling excited galore,
Plucking fruit more.

A sense of accomplishment
We felt so content,
A fun day wherein,
Our wishes fulfilled💚.

I remember so clear,
Our girlish might,
Our sheer cheer,
As you caught
The jambus white
In your palms safe,
Without a scratch,
Wow I would say,
'What a catch!'
As though we played
In a cricket match!


The fresh lingering taste
Of the safed jambu,
A tree laden with fruit,
Within its shade,
We too grew.


My dearest sister,
My naughty accomplice
In our days of childhood,
Romping and climbing
Our great exercise,
These moments of picking fruit,
In my memories I salute!


As years passed by,
We chased work,climbed
The ladder of success,
We now fondly cherish
White jambus' tree,
We so much love,
Since our days carefree!

The tree stands tall, jamoons now unplucked, just fall

Sister, live long!

Happy 50th Birthday and Many Many Happy Returns of the Day!
Dearest precious Sister,
On your birthday 50th,
May joys multiply,
May health restore.

May you live long,
Fitness to you belong,
For decades to come,
Remain cheerful and well,
By the Almighty, blessed.

May you laugh more,
Be loved our beloved,
Enjoy delights galore.

A shower of blessings,
Wishing you happiness,
Health and wealth,
With lots of good luck!

May you always be met
With right individuals,
At the right moment,
For the right purpose,
On this day and always!

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY TO YOU
So proud of you!

Oman Environment Day

🐪🐫💚💙Oman🌴🐟🐬🐋🐳
The palms loaded
With dates sweet,
The oceans stretch
From Muscat to Musandam
And many miles more,
So blue and so green,
With golden sands
on the endless shore,

A treasure of marine life
May it thrive, multiply,
And ships anchor here,
Day and night
There's lively cheer,
Sailors carry stories
From far and wide,
Oman welcomes them all,
With arms open wide.

8th January we reserve,
To vow and promise,
On this day every year
This bounty we'll forever
Nourish and preserve,
Oman's Nature
We'll always cherish
And daily nurture.
Oman, my dear Oman

Not all mornings are good.

The darkest hour is before the dawn.
Ces`t la vie
Some mornings 

A noisy silence
In your mind
But your lips smile.

Some mornings

A quiet noise
In your heart
But your lips pray.

Alternate cycles bring
A smile, as tears sting
Or tears, with a smile.

Accept.
Learn.
Detach.
Move on.
Stronger, surer.
This too shall pass

A zzzzzesty morning

Add a little more...

Citrusness.

A little extra
Zing and zest.
Beyond, go beyond,
The mundane,the ordinary.

Make extraordinary
A habit:

That extra zing
And the extra zest
The You: Your very best.
G🍊🍊d M🍋rning

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