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Every place has its own character, but time adds essence to the place. For instance, take day and night, and how it affects Dona Paula.
The day starts with a cheery note, and brings along with it the warmth & radiance of the sun. A curious smell—a stinky odor mixed with the fragrance of exotic flowers and fruits straight from the bottle—soon overlaps the fresh smell of dawn. The street is lined with various colours, shops selling clothes, and trinkets. The mass of humanity is as huge as the expanse of the sea. The patter of footsteps, the clatter of human voices, and the rattling motorboats drown the sound of roaring waves. The crowd bestows a feeling of gaiety, and the lonely soul imbibes the joy trying to blend. Continue reading Day, and night at Dona Paula
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.
Rankala Lake is an idyllic lake in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. This natural lake is a popular evening spot of the city.
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“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”
— Jill Davis.
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As the evening set in, the boats turned towards the shore.
Soon, the coast filled with jolly fishermen, who boasted about their catch. All the colourful boats were brimming with mackerel, tuna, codfish.
All except one. Continue reading Once upon an evening sea
Today is Holi- a festival of colours in India. I hope everyone has a colourful life full of joy, and love.
This week’s weekly photo challenge is orange. For the challenge, I decided to portray three of my favourite things: Food, nature, and books. 😀
Khaja is my favourite dessert. It is an Indian sweet prepared from jaggery. It is a delicacy available in Goa, and Konkan region of Maharashtra.
“… and in her starry shadeOf dim and solitary loveliness,I learn’d the language of another world.”— Lord Byron
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