WPC: Earth

WPC: Earth

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

-John Muir

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The start of a vacation

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A stray golden curl sliding down his forehead, pale blue eyes, and a cherubic face gave Mark an angelic look. On any other day, he’d look innocent with neatly pressed shirt, and pants. Not today. His golden hair had already turned brown, the sand flying around him as he shook his head. His cream shirt, now buff was wrinkled, and untucked. The pants were probably brown to start with, so it’s hard to know the extent of the damage it suffered. Streaks of dirt graced his face along with a satisfied smile. The scrapes on his elbows showed signs of bleeding. He bore them with fortitude of a knight. Continue reading The start of a vacation

Senryu

Senryu

deep distinct palm lines

covered with rough calluses—

a labourer’s fate.

© Kiran Acharya 2016

*Senryu is a human haiku. Haiku is a Japanese poetry, which traditionally  follows a pattern of 5-7-5 syllables in three lines. While Haiku deals with nature, Senryu portrays human characters and emotions.

Honest criticism is always welcome.😀

Book Review: A dog eat dog-food world

Book:  A dog eat dog-food world                                                       

Author: Suresh Chandrasekaran

Publisher: Fablery (2015)

Paperback: 194 pages

Genre: Humour

Review:Rating4.5/5

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I love reading humour, but nothing is more painful than reading a book which tries to be funny. That leaves the option of re-reading the humour books I already loved. Or wish someone could write as good as P.G.Wodehouse. And then I found A dog eat dog-food world. Looks like my prayers are answered. Continue reading Book Review: A dog eat dog-food world

Vignette: Predawn

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Dawn

Predawn: a vignette

A little crow shattered the dusky silence. Perched on the edge of the roof, it tilted its beak towards the sky, and uttered a high-pitched caw. Its single silhouette against the sky resembled a weather vane.

Was it beckoning the other birds, or the sun, that was yet far below the horizon? Darkness still reigned, the twinkling stars providing a faint illumination. The biting cold of the night had calmed though it did give an occasional shiver.

The crow had company now. A lonely cuckoo started to sing. Its crow friends rattled, and grated. Sparrows cheeped from the nearby branches to join the conversation. A robin, and two pigeons cooed, not wanting to be left out. The crickets, that had taken a break, began chirping again.

The shrill twitters produced a symphonic tone with an incidental screeching tire adding to the din.

A rosebud opened a single petal and said, “I can’t sleep with the noise. Why are they yelling?”

A branch swayed as it exclaimed, “early risers and their morning song! Can’t they see it’s still night?”

Stifling a yawn, the leaf patted the pink bud. “Sweetie, ignore them. You wake when the first sun-ray calls you. Not a second before.”

The leaves rustled singing their own version of lullaby.

Confusion prevailed as the mischievous breeze played around mixing the sweet scent of the night with the fresh fragrance of the dawn.

In literature, a vignette is a short impressionistic scene/episode that focuses on one moment, or gives a snapshot of a character, idea or setting.

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Happy Gudi Padwa// Yugadi

Today is also the first day of the year according to the Hindu Calendar. A very happy, and a prosperous new year to all my readers. May this year bring you a lot of love, and joy.

Think positive thoughts, and your life will be filled with happiness.:)

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Haiku

Haiku --waves

euphoric dancing

waves play tag with the seashore—

the rhythm of being

After writing poems during my school years, I had totally given up poetry. So, few of you might be wondering about my sudden change of heart. It’s the summer. The heat is becoming unbearable. And it’s just April. I don’t even want to think of May.

I’ve heard that attempting something you’ve never done before can cheer you up. So, here’s my first Haiku. It’s on my favourite topic—the sea. I’ll be happy if you offered honest criticism. Be blunt; you won’t offend me easily.:)

© K.A. Acharya

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**Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry which captures an image of nature, or a feeling. A traditional haiku consists of 17 onor (Japanese sound unit)in 3 lines. It’s English counterpart consists of 17 syllables in three lines—five in first and third, and seven in second.

Book Review: Surrogate Author

Book: Surrogate Author: Authdas Journey of Nine-month book delivery

Author:  Santosh Avvannavar, Shilpa Patil

Publisher: Hoffen (2014)

Paperback: 47 pages

Rating: 3.2 stars

Book review: Surrogate author

Devdas is a classic tale of love & passion. And who knows the pull of passion than a writer who has began his journey to becoming an author for the first time? Imagine the aspiring author as the Devdas. Then what role would Paro and Chandramukhi play in his making? Surrogate Author: Authdas Journey of Nine-month book delivery is based on this theme, and follows a writer trying to unite with his first love—his debut book. Continue reading Book Review: Surrogate Author