Namasivaya vaalga nathanthan vaalga.  

Come Monday,
Meenakshi  performs
an elaborate puja.

Lights the five wicks in the silver lamp,
decorates the lamp with kumkum and sandal paste
ties a string of roses around its neck,

the shine is lustrous.
neither bright nor dull,
Divinity dawns.

The powdered sambrani  sprinkled
over the red hot cinders lets out a smoke with a pleasant odour
An aura of Godliness spreads.

She ignites the incense sticks.
Thin rays of fumes meander and rise slow.
Piety enfolds.

Well versed in Thirumurai,
Meenakshi invokes God
renders the Thiruvasakam in her mellifluous voice.

Vanagi, mannagi, unnaagi  oliyagi, she sings
a hymn that identifies God with the universe.
She communes with God.

A soul stirring rendition- an indulgence
of the spirit  in earnest.
Sublimity enfolds.

She offers to Lord Shiva
varieties of sweets, along
with milk mixed  with kalkandu

She does not repeat her dishes
It  will be Pongal the next week
and payasam the week after.

Offers delicacies to Lord Shiva
a token of gratitude
in response to his Benevolence.

The tradition of years
passed on to generations
devolves into a yoga.

The puja
delivers an unprecedented strength.
Peace transcends.                             d

Poet poison sweet nothings. talkative

Sweet –A Ramble.

Sweet goes the word

sweet in the name

sweet in  the looks

sweet to taste

sweet being relative

holds many a thing imaginative

a general term though it sounds

is abreast with a lot of connotations

nice in the appearance

pleasant in the looks

cordial in behaviour

so on and so forth

sweet be the uses of adversity too

at last a thorn in the bush

comes to my mind with a push

there are two sides to the coin

the good and the bad

the great and the worse

sweet be no exception

too much of it turns bitter

too much  of sweet becomes a poison

so the saying goes

evil does command sweet actions

a treachery on the way

well, I am very talkative nowadays

rambling over the sweet nothings.sweet



Sweet Are The Uses Of Adversity.

Sweet are the uses of adversity 

 while adversity goes on with a diversity 

the uses turn sour and become a gamble

making life hard and a struggle

giving a learning strong and sound

enabling one to face the music asweetround.








Kettle On

With sound of the kettle
and clattering of pans
another day begins
The appeasing lies
not merely on the stomach
also on the taste buds
which pass comments many kettle
over tastes too much in any
be it sweet or hot or bitter
care should be there always
as anything allowed to remain long
gets overburnt beyond redemption
anything that is switched off quickly
stays unboiled again unfit for consumption
The morning passes tensed up mostly
with the ladle in the hand
and the apron round the neck.


Pleasant Disposition

Besides being careful
she was prompt
and most affable
being not a taunt.

Reaching her for help
getting to her for advice
was always possible
without any frantic tries.

An elegant figure of magnanimity
she was reasonable in her approach
being fully loaded with thoughts of amity
she greeted all.without rapproach.

Her sweetness was mistook by most.
by playing fool over her kind disposition
Knowing about it she foremost
withdrew from such moving to safe position.

The sharp acumen was her strong fold pleasingShe was not gullible to other’s foolery.
She seated in a base of firm hold
kept a distance from such cheap revelry.