(An explication through haiku) Breaking horizon, a means to fulfill purpose, propagating life! Forever struggle, material benefits, what is thy purpose? Delve into the soul, the essence of existence, illumination! [Frame: Sunrise over Aarey Forest captured from Aarey Guest House, Mumbai] – Narendra Nayak © 2020
Through the throes of change, discarding the olden cloak, rejuvenation! Elucidation: Arthropods moult either for the purpose of growth or to metamorphose. During this process, known as ecdysis, the organism may undertake repair of damaged tissue and sometimes even regenerate lost limbs. The cuticle or old outer skin shed at the end of this process … Continue reading Emerge!
In search of nectar, hovering over blossoms, sweet pollinator! Nectaries too deep, piercing base of flower, crafty nectar thief! Elucidation: As I looked on, this sunbird tried to dip its beak through the unfurled petals of the flower bud. Unsuccessful at its attempt to reach the nectaries, it then hovered around the base of the … Continue reading Honey, I Stole the Nectar!
The raptor surveys, its realm trampled upon, beastly predator! [In the frame: Black Kite (Milvus migrans) in silhouette at dusk; Aarey Guest House, philoAarey Forest, Mumbai] – Narendra Nayak © 2020
Quivering wings spread, contemplate heavens above, unleash your ethos! Elucidation: The lifecycle of Dragonflies consists of three stages: egg, nymph and adult. The dragonfly spends most of its life in its aquatic nymph form, living in fresh water ponds and placid spots in streams. Depending upon the species and climate of the region, the nymph … Continue reading Don’t Drag on, Fly!
Arduous voyage, breaking through cocoon confines, delicate wings dream! [In the frame: Dakhan Common Gull (Cepora nerissa phryne); dry-season form; Aarey Forest, Mumbai] – Narendra Nayak © 2019
Stifling bounds indoors, stepped out to revitalise, the Mother approves! [Haiku composed on site at: SamBar Pub & Kitchen, Khar (West), Mumbai. @sambarkhar #sambarkhar The inspiring flowers: Bengal Clockvine / Bengal Trumpet / Blue Skyflower (Thunbergia grandiflora).] – Narendra Nayak © 2019
Agate in the fields, paddy verdant stand and sway, harvest bears true jewels! – Narendra Nayak © 2019
Crisp, sharp, focus. These pictures, taken in a moment of inspiration are actually a metaphor for our journey in life. Whatever the objective, the aspiration, the intent, the mission – if we take unhesitant, deliberate, purposeful and relentless strides towards the goal with unwavering faith in our abilities, nothing can thwart a triumphant culmination of … Continue reading Focus!
(Headnote: I watched the beetle as it made its way across the condensation on a foggy double-paned window. The tracks it left behind evoked this haiku.) Liquid gems in my path, whilst bearing the burden of being, are these tears of dawn? – Narendra Nayak © 2018