Monday, October 24, 2011

Illustration Friday...."Fuel"

The monk and the Flame

Did you fuel the fire,
The restless dance of desire,
Leaving smoldering embers,
Like smoky hollow chambers,
Burning within your heart...
Did you light the lamp
Like a soothing peaceful stream,
  A tranquil diffusing dream,
To make you surrender,
Like a monk,
Saying a silent Prayer....

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Illustration Friday......"mesmerizing"

from a world beyond.
Intriguing.... a face that seems to haunt.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Illustration Friday...." Disguise"


Do we live our lives,
In disguise,
Like puppets on a string?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Illustration Friday...." Influence"

"The Influence of a warm smile is hard to resist.."

The Little Dot and The Smile

A Little Dot,
No form or face to define,
Took a little adventure trip,
Wondering what it would find.

It plunged in an arc,
And curved up again in a while,
That Little Dot,
Had created a wonderful Smile.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Me and Myself

Sitting alone by the sea one day,
I saw a figure not far away.
“Hello”, I said in a friendly tone,
And then I saw it was me, or was it my clone.

To see myself, I was surprised as could be,
I thought she looked younger, this other me.
She dived in the water and swam like a fish,
Oh to swim like that, was always my wish.

Strangely I felt as though I was there,
Deep in the water, swimming without a care.
Her eyes were twinkling; she gave me a smile,
I followed her gaze, but may be the gaze was mine.

We collected shells and pebbles gleaming on the sand,
Her palm was so smooth, or was it my hand.
Then a trick of dusk at the end of the day,
She seemed close as a breath or did she walk away.

I stood quite still, her whispers in my head,
Her voice rang softly or was it something I had said.
There is magic in every moment, in every way,
That’s what she said to me, and I said to myself that day.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Illustration Friday...." swell"

15th August

A swell of kites 
teasing the monsoon clouds
and dancing with each other,
blaze across the Delhi skies 
each year on Independence Day 
"Jai Hind"

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Illustration Friday...." Imperfect "

 Oops! tilted sea and ship!


It's just how you see it...!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Illustration Friday...." Gesture - 2 "

 Desperate Gesture!

Illustration Friday...."Gesture"

Walking by on a still night,
In the soft moonlight,
I saw a lady in a tree,
Or did the tree just gesture to me?
A dance of joy unfolded then,
In a moment all was silent again.

She is still there, the lady in the tree,
You would see her if you were me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Illustration Friday...."Stay"

Pretty footprints in the sand,
Please stay,
Like memories of yesterday.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Illustration Friday...."Remedy"

Fiery reds and soothing blues,
Green splashes and golden hues,
A spectrum of colors in a whole,
Is my remedy for your soul.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Illustration Friday...."Swept"

A magical breeze
through the Asoka leaves
It swept by with care
did it know...
I dwell there.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Illustration Friday...."Soaked"

Relaxing in a tub....what magic!
If they find you soaked to the bone.... that's tragic!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Illustration Friday......"Beginner"

Taking no chances,
the new age beginner is well equipped and ready for any unforeseen circumstances.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Illustration Friday......"Journey"

A journey to fetch water...A journey of life
The same path....The same footsteps...Time flies by!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Illustration Friday......"Bottled"

 Bottles of perfume and fragrances galore, there's a special one, I'm looking for.
The essence of all my happy moments, memories of laughter and joy,
bottled forever for me to enjoy!
My bottle of happiness will be full to the brim (while that small one of sorrow will be rather slim)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Cultivate"

The face you see,
Is not the face of the real me,

I have cultivated a style,
The way I speak, the way I smile,

To impress and to dazzle,
And it is a strange puzzle,

Don't think I've lost my mind,
But my real face I cannot find.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Stir"

 Spinning , Swirling , Tossing and Turning ,
Flipping , Flying , Cartwheeling and Curling !
Have you ever tried,
Being Stir fried?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Layer"

 Within each one of us, beneath the physical layer of skin and cells, lies the Buddha! 

Rather profound, but as we peel away the obvious and the visible, the very layers of our nature and reach within, we will find the serenity that so eludes us time and again. Let's look inwards to rediscover and unfold the little god that exists in some part of our subconscious waiting to be discovered again.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Reverse"

'Reverse ... a change to the opposite not only in side or position but also in direction, order, sequence, relation, or bearing. 
An interesting definition that of course had me thinking of all the wild possibilities. This little mouse got lucky! In a reversal of fortune and role, the mighty mouse is getting the better of the timid tiger. Life can be strange sometimes so be ready to learn and break the norms.
Reverse psychology seems to have given the mouse a bit of courage. Someone must have told him "you can't scare a tiger, you little fellow!"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Surrender"

What would you rather surrender to ?...the scorpion deceptively harmless and soothingly neutral , or the dragon breathing fire in colorful spurts?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Illustration Friday..... "Dusty"

Nothing like going through old dusty black and white photos, they bring back memories frozen in time. An old bag stuffed with browning dog eared photos, a treasure that can bring a smile to your face as the hours slip by. Pictures of pets, friends from school, long forgotten aunts and uncles,sand castles on the beach, endless birthday party snaps. The digital world can't match up to the mysterious feel of old photos.