A lush green paddy patch to the bystander’s eyes, knowing not behind the vista what hardship lies. With blood and toil nurtured, starting with the plough, sowing, growing, nourishing, lifting water until now. With tender loving care, fighting spot, rot and blight, and once the grains appear standing guard day and night. From afar the … Continue reading A Harvest of Chance
When a charm is cast in the enchanting dark, the night leaves behind a bewitching mark. The morning flush unveils a bounty of delight, assorted sprinkling gems in the first rays of light. Strings of pearls though adorn a chosen few, For a moment in time the spider’s royalty too! – Narendra Nayak © 2018
Owl of a sudden, down he swooped, giving out not a hoot, Owl he said was “Owl right there, care to share some fruit?” “By Owl means if Owl is fine, Owl be gone after a bite, I’m just Owl talk and no bite, meant not to give a fright.” For Owl I knew he … Continue reading Owl’s Well That…
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!
Our woods groves thickets all lie ransacked, trees where we roost so mercilessly hacked. Lakes brooks rivers creeks drained of life, we fail to fathom purpose for such strife. We foresee no recourse but to declare war, and seek vindication in deeds we abhor. No devouring insects to start off protests, no slaying rodents your … Continue reading Vigilante!
(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
Shed the smug snobbish shroud, forsake flawed pretext of proud, hold a humble harmonious heart, a courteous compassionate new start, learn from mother she forgives deceit, casting emeralds in paths of concrete! – Narendra Nayak © 2018