Sunday, November 11, 2012

Illustration Friday ...."Tree"


A huddle of trees,
Together in the breeze,

They sing a song, it fills the air,
Of the beautiful love they share,

They talk of memories of glories past,
They whisper and hide in the shadows cast,

Leaves and branches woven in a bind,
Their destinies forever entwined.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Illustration Friday....."Book"

Book of life

Life, is a book I write,
A mirror to my soul.

It weaves and wanders,
Falters and flounders,

Every chapter slowly unfolds,
A magical story told.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Illustration friday ..."Burst"

 mixed media on paper

Burst forth in splendor,
Releasing a spectrum of colors,
Unleash the power,
To shape that, 
which is,

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Identical"

Clay pots huddled together, 
Each one identical to the other,
 Yet I will choose, 
My eyes cannot be fooled.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Tall"

Stretch out tall,
To reach every temple bell,
Feel the resounding sense of calm.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Illustration Friday...." Teacher"

Amongst the palms and the lush green fields,
The village teacher frowns..."Do you know the table of 6 ?"

Never mind if I do not know my tables well,
But ask me about the seasons, the birds and the trees,

And I will tell you amazing things,
That I learned in this beautiful place,

Outdoors, in the lap of nature!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Illustration Friday ...."Freeze"


Winter lakes that freeze
A shikara still goes by
Beautiful Kashmir


An attempt at creating a haiku- A short English verse of 3 lines with a 5-7-5 syllable structure. Haikus have a more complex structure in Japanese poetry from which it originates. 
Sometimes less can mean more and fewer words can describe better the scene before us. That is why I love the simple haiku. You can interpret it in so many ways.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Carry"

Back in middle school I read this beautiful poem by Sarojini Naidu who is also known as 
"The Nightingale of India"
...and here is my illustration for this delicate and lovely poem

Palanquin Bearers

Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
She skims like a bird on the foam of a stream,
She floats like a laugh from the lips of a dream.
Gaily, O gaily we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string.

Softly, O softly we bear her along,
She hangs like a star in the dew of our song;
She springs like a beam on the brow of the tide,
She falls like a tear from the eyes of a bride.
Lightly, O lightly we glide and we sing,
We bear her along like a pearl on a string. 

poem by: Sarojini Naidu

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Lost"


A breeze so cool and a sky so gray
 Heralding a rainy day.
I skipped out, dancing and singing aloud
I lost my umbrella to the Monsoon Cloud !

Friday, June 15, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Secret"

  Shhhh.....a secret share

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Shiny"


On a moonless night,
Near the stream flowing by,
Something shiny caught my eye.

It was the moon in the water,
Floating softly like a silver paper,
It smiled and said giggling,

“I was so bored of just spinning,
I thought I should try some swimming”

As the water turned to a golden dawn,
And the city stirred to a new morn,
The moon jumped up and was gone.

At night by the stream quiet indeed,
May be I will catch a glimpse,
As the moon slips in like a shiny bead.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Hitched"

I hitched a ride down memory lane,
Softly bumping along the way.
Never a hurry, nor a worry,
The sweet feeling of a lazy day.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Illustration Friday ...."Jump"

An Ode to
The Ancient Martial Art of Kalaripayattu 
of South India

A twist, a turn, a lightening sword,
A Rhythmic jump, swift to fall,
Leaping as a leopard, ready to fly
To touch the clouds, to reach the sky.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Heights"


From the jagged heights of the majestic Himalayas
To the depths of serenity ....walk silently
... walk alone.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Illustration Friday....."Puzzled"


I climb the spiral staircase, one step at a time,
I seem to walk in circles, morning, noon and night.

Nothing ever changes, yet nothing is the same,
So subtle are my footsteps, yet I falter again.

Peaceful is the tread, slippery is the edge,
With laughter and joy, or despair sharp as a knife,

Every step leaves me puzzled,
On the spiral staircase of life.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Vocal"

Voices Unknown

In a room I sit alone,
In the company of voices unknown,
Whispers that seem so loud, so vocal,
Exploding in my head, so real so soulful.

A haze of figures float by,
Whirling, talking as they fly,
Shapes that melt, faces that endure,
I see them closely...the faces are my own.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Yield"

 The king of fruits-Mango

With April and hot weather around the corner, 
looking forward to a bountiful yield of delicious, juicy mangoes. 
Mango is native to the Indian sub continent 
and India consumes nearly all it produces.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Illustration Friday..."Intention"

Do you wear your intentions on your sleeve?
Ambition and anger hidden 
so it seems.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Illustration Friday..... "Capable"

Capable I am
Of floating like a dream,
Slowly and softly
Without boundaries,
Merging with the echo
Of my destiny.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Popularity"

The popularity spiral, like a whirlpool,
Takes you to the height of delight,
And to the depths of despair.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Forward"

Walking forward on shards of glass,
Broken beneath your feet,
Before you know it,
They will be rounded little beads.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Illustration friday..."Twirl"

till all merges...the world
with the colors of your soul

Monday, January 16, 2012

Illustration Friday...."Prepare"

Prepare wisely,
Life will leave you unprepared mostly.
Search sensibly,
What you search for may be spontaneous usually.
Dream carefully,
That cherished dream may be meaningless finally.