The Little Robin Red Breast.

robins-kissThe little robin red breast

sat on a high rest

called out at its voice best

his love set forth a test

perhaps for a jest

hid herself behind a thorny bush

the little robin flew win a rush

could not find her in the lush

finally settled down with a hush

the female after a lot of fuss

came out smiling glorious

the robin kissed her  all gracious

The Month Of Karthigai

maavilakuThe temple above the hills

a place beautiful and still

throbs with life this month particular

the l month called karthigai  in vernacular

when devotees from all walks of life

come to the temple with  a dedicated strife

go around the temple  singing hymns in emotion

go up the hill with full devotion

with coconuts and bananas  in a basket

along with flowers and betel leaves

pray to the presiding deity Shanmugha

chanting in ecstasy “arokara, arokara”

light up the  specially made maavillaku

that being of rice  flour and jaggery mixed

with the cotton thread profusely soaked

as ghee is liberally smothered on it

lights up with a gentle flame glowing

a sight so profound and gracious

a sequence of bliss and calm

up there the God is bathed in milk and curd

then with sandal and sacred ash

finally dressed up like a king

the crowd goes fanatic as they shout

“Muruga, Muruga”  with eyes turning moist

go down the steps as if in a trance

the fulfillment comes to a vivacious  turn

with  many devotees extending food to the poor

a ritual carried on by generations, no doubt

a symbol of devotion and charity merged together

as the wealth passes on to the progeny

so does nobility flows from the elders to the younger

the month karthigai  finds a place

a rank, a status honourable and divine.

The Back Door Walks In

A cold night it was

the family was in a relax

the seven little children in smiles great

after a dinner  with nothing to grumble  in rate

the mother settling her chores in a hurry

the father busy with the dishes all too dreary

the eldest one playing “Clash of clan” happily

the next three playing with lego sweetly
while the youngest three almost asleep
a friend of the family snoring deep
a noise, very slight from the backyard
then a creak and a screech not too bad
followed by a big thud and bang deafening
the wife stood motionless and quivering
the husband rushed to the spot in panic
while the friend held the children together
the back door moved with a stagger inside
devastated the family stood aghast on all sides
the snow creeped inside slowly and stealthily
the dark night became a nightmare gradually
all nine of them trapped inside the house
with the snow around them creating a chaos

A Crazy Damsel

Small things fascinate me

a rose for instance  enraptures

so do an ant

also a chocolate devastates

music in a likelihood intoxicates

and the ants in a rownature totally distracts

leave alone a poem or fiction

take me up in a flight

as I lose touch with reality

live in a world of fascination

you might call it an illusion

forgetting the role, I have to play

my daily life runs amuck

while I  unknowingly get stuck

know not how to come out

a crazy damsel all in the go.

Not One But A Pair

They live therecats

sitting in a  big chair

not as one but in a  pair

grin  at us with a smile

chuckle  with a vile

act in a style

purr and whimper

jump and scamper

they are not  small beings

very clever in their doings

smart in the thinking

make us look little

as they giggle

we face a struggle

as to shoo them off

needs a  skill great thereof.

Dark As it Holds–10

The dark as it unfolds

enters not very bold

comes with a look cold

as the light gets on board

with its paraphernalia  on-road

the take off assumes a grandeur

as the sun slowly descends at yonder

the yellowish red hue keeps one in rapture

the picturesque moment is one to capture

the dark meekly comes into the horizon

timid and fearful all without reason

a thickness enwraps the  zone

where nothing could penetrate even in tone

the rigidity extends a qualm and a soreness

 down the spine travels the bitter chilliness

the feeling around is one of unfriendliness

yet the earth is punctuated by light and darkness

Be that  the law of nature elucidating  a significance



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