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!
A distressed Slug one day, prayed aloud to Mother, you’ve left me less blessed, than my Snail brother. A lovely shell to show off, a home he takes along, helping him hide at will, a shelter that’s so strong. No harm can come to him, the shell keeps all away, but look at poor naked … Continue reading A Slug Reborn
Sunday mornings of late are devoted to a stroll, camera at the ready, through the untrodden paths within the Aarey Forest in suburban Mumbai. At the far end of the path downhill from New Zealand Hostel is a tiny pond which remains slushy at this time of the year, trying to manage with an insufficient … Continue reading Yellow Cattle!
My eyes seek the light that lies beyond this darkness. I hope it lives. Hope besides hope. [In the frame: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), male; Mumbai] – Narendra Nayak © 2019
When my nest won’t be tangled, and my tree not likely strangled, while my river will flow undefiled, my forest allowed to grow wild, my pastures left free to forage, my wings not bound in cordage, will ever I wake up to this sight, or forever sleep filled with fright? [In the frame: Pied Myna … Continue reading Yet I Dare Hope
The emerging flamboyant red, turned a confident glorious gold, then a reassuring gorgeous orange, finally an upbeat blazing yellow, what was yesterday was bygone, no baggage no encumbrances, today was hope and anticipation, the cool of the soft breeze eased off, a warm moist woody trace emerged, I lowered my lens and contemplated, It was … Continue reading No Rhyme, But Reason
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