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Mountains of Muscat

For the love of the mountains
Today there is a rare 

And unusual clarity

In the skies

and one can see

The faint outline

Of the highest peak.

May our minds

Always have such clarity

And may we be granted

And blessed such visions

That guide us

Into the unknown

With calmness

And divine sublimity.

Good Morning World!

Oman Environment Day

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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

Morning of Memories

Memories are like mountains
The fog hides them all
And the sun
Reveals as we recall.

Some days memories
Play hide and seek,
A clouded mind
Struggles for detail;
Other days, memories
Refuse to leave,
All visuals you retrieve.

Memories.
Mountains far and near
Sometimes a smile,
Sometimes a tear.


Fog-hidden Al Hajar mountains

Dualities of Life

In trying times, try trying harder.You can do it.
When you are in a somber mood, meditate on these words. Just sit thinking of the unexpected in life that throws us out of gear. In your thoughts,  reflect on how often we are imbalanced in our understanding of  the dualities of life. We seem to only want the good, the happy, the wellness/the healthy, the easy/ the comfortable, the best. Naturally. We must. That is absolutely normal and a must.
But when the co-existing dualities occur- the bad, the sad, the illnesses,the difficult times, the challenges, the disturbing scenarios, the unexpected: are you somewhat upset or totally upset? Are you unwilling to accept or just unprepared? Do you wish the bad times just go away?
But the dualities are there-they are just there.NO ESCAPE. The other side of the coin is just THERE.
Finding your equanimity and balance helps, and accepting what you cannot change and changing what you can, is within your means as you are bestowed with the powers language and discretion: our two empowering tools as humans.
So, go with the flow. Be patient in hard times, and use your good times to become better, with constant self-improvisation.

You can choose. You can do it.
Self improvise!

By Amita Sanghavi

#ShaheenCyclone

Gubra Area
The winds howl
The windows rattle
The doors bang
The rains pour and pelt

The sounds threaten
The thunder's louder
The water levels higher
The warnings stricter.

Tempest, twister,
Hurricane or Tsunami,
The destructive Gonu,
Or Shaheen cyclone,
The land does moan,
The sea does groan,

The wind has lost
Its usual control,
All living creatures
Are paying the cost.

The planet did warn,
The globe got too warm,
The deserts dry
Now are flooding
Oh this is human doing!

Now no more sitting,
Discussing and musing,
Stop Nature-exploiting
Environmental abusing.

Move to act,
See how our earth
Angrily does react.

Live life simply,
No resource-wasting,
Recycle, don't buy,
Lessen your ego,
Every gal and guy!

Give up the need
Of ownership
Of material possessions,
Give up greed!

In sacrifice
Take pride,
Start sharing,
Choose re-using,
Give up luxuries,
Grow more trees.




Indian school Darsait area

Post pandemic do’s and don’ts

We shall overcome
Do not ask folks
How they are,
They may not
Want to recall
Many a scar.

Say,

'Good to see you',
I'm here to help you.

Do not presume
All's well,
Maybe they chose
On issues
Not to dwell.

Say,

'Whatever it is,
May you heal,
It will take time,
Want some ice water
With a squash of lime?

Do not share
How awesome
Your staycation was,
Some have had to bear
Irreparable loss.

Say,

'Hey, want some coffee,
Let's bond over
Some cookies and tea'.

Do not expect
A 100 percent
Of pre pandemic 'Normal'
To return will take,
An effort decent.

Say,

'You'll get there,
For you, we truly care.

Do not assume
Its easy for all,
To switch gears
And let go fears,
Some maybe
Unwilling to return.

Say,

'We hold your hand
At every twist
And at every turn,
First of all,
Your well-being
Is our concern'.


Do not presume,
All will be OK
With everyone,
So many are taking
Each day as it'll come.

Do not presume
Everything is alright,
Some are trying
To find
Their lost light.

Say,

'You'll overcome,
Here, have some
Chocolate yum.


Don't mind
If someone won't smile
They'll take a while.

Say,

'Hope it will
Get better soon,
May your day be
A perfect boon'.



Read more! By AMITA SANGHAVI

READING IS ALL THIS AND MORE:

Go find your fav book, a book never fails you as your lifetime companion!
Reading is all this and more:

The escape
From boredom,
Meet human
Imagination,
In all its magnitude.
Keep chewing thoughts
in 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 freedom
In a fantastic,
faraway Queendom.

Travel on and on,
Read more, go on.

Reading is:

The nourishment
for the brain,
Feed it no chaff
Only golden grain.

Reading is:
The engagement
for the mind,
Helps you refresh
and unwind.

Reading is:
The food
for the intellect.
So, tell me,
What book today
to read
Did you select?

Read and the mind is freed!

It’s here! Get yours too.

Declutter

The disarray
The discontent
The disturbance
The depression
All lie deep within.

Silently peep in
And seek the sunken
Heavy moments
And beckon
Half-buried memories,
This heap of 'hurts'
Lift one by one,
And gently release,
Just let them go.

Emptied of these
Feel free,
Feel light,
Declutter and cleanse,
Find peace immense.

Amita Sanghvi

https://m.facebook.com/amita.sanghvi.1

Enjoy!

Books

 

 

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 me

Other times I need it

Visible, grab-able

In my arm’s vicinity,

Sometimes I clutch it

And cry;

And some pages

Make me smile-

At times for comfort, I visit

And re-visit and re-read;

A rapid read,

A thorough read,

Soak in it or sip it

Word by word

Or line by line,

Romp from page to page

Or recite for delight-

I light up in their presence,

They are my life’s essence,

I never cease to seize

A few off the rack,

Hold them, hug them

Overload them in my backpack,

With a true sense of

Togetherness immense,

I revere each book

With love intense.

 

By

 Amita Sanghavi

 

 

 

To write or not to write ‘was’ the question.

https://amitasanghavi.wordpress.com/