The blog is sleeping.
And yes , I am to be blamed for that. Suddenly so much is happening in my life that I have no head or heart in writing anything. This is a short post to say hello to anyone who still drops by. A thank you to friends whom I know are wondering where I am hiding , and a promise that I would be back (soon I hope).
Be good. Keep writing and I promise I would read you all sooner than I start blogging again.
As soon as I read the prompt light(s) , I was flooded with lot of options to write about. And then I thought of ways to light up our life and other’s as well. so here I wrote an acrostic for light -
Here’s another beautiful light in my life ( gifted to me on my birthday this october ) :
And one for the lovely bunch of people , who light my life -
To family for being the light,
that shines in my heart -
and the lovely fireflies
that makes me smile each time.
To the friends that adorn my skies
whether day or darkest hour of night,
and shine in such unseen corners
where nothing seems to fit right.
To the love that keeps me writing
of people , words and images,
of comments so kind and fun
I owe it to you all for keep me loving.
For Two shoes , Month of year challenge – Oct
This post was supposed to be written way back ! Ok ! not so long back , but yeah , a week would be fine to assume. Thanks to the second award by Sheelu , I finally am writing this one. Sorry dear , I missed writing the post for previous award so I am gonna combine it in here ( yeah yeah lazy me )
( And do scroll down for some awesome blog recco )
- If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you.
- You must answer some questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!
Now as per the rules.. here comes the questions:
- Who is your favorite philosopher? My friends Sree , Meanie , Nave and Yogesh. No one can give me wisdom like they do. And my mother for the spiritual guidance always.
- What is your favorite number? 13 ( dnt make a face ! its my birthdate )
- What is your favorite animal? Cats ( And offlate its yogesh’s pet dogs )
- What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs? Twitter : @nimue_
- What is your favorite time of day? Returning from office @ 2 AM. I love the silent roads , blinking lights and the darkness travelling with me. It always inspires the dreamy me .
- What was your favourite vacation? A much awaited trip with my boyfriend happened this month. So loved the time away from everything and everyone. And I loved the train journey
- What is your favorite physical activity? Walk & Talk ( specially the weekly conference call with my bestie Kartik & Yogesh)
- What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Fruit Punch
- What is your favorite flower? Red, yellow roses
- What is your passion? Writing poetry , Reading fiction , cooking for loved ones.
- Thank the person who nominated you.
- Add The One Lovely Blog Award to your post.
- Share 7 things about yourself.
- Pass the award onto 15 nominees and let them know.
Now as per the rules.. some facts about me:
- First Love for me is words – Writing and reading are like breathing to me.
- I love to cook. I haven’t started trying different stuff yet but I am making my own lunch & dinner regularly to master the basics of this art.
- I am a huge fan of crime / mystery shows. And I do watch them on laptop religiously every week. ( not indian ones , except a rare few)
- I prefer waking up to /my best friend and roomie Shalini’s voice ( with bed tea of course ) and a sweet good morning text from boyfriend.
- I can not stay alone more than a week. I have never tried, but I know this about myself.
- I am not a cleanliness freak but I need my bed to be empty before I sleep.
- I get uncomfortable with silences. Even with people I know and love , i prefer the conversations going.
And now the Blog Reccos ( I leave it upto you to accept the award or do a post like this )
Firstly , the very inspiration for the post : Ghar ka Khaana ( meaning – home made food )
Next is the inspiration behind my renewed cooking interest : Cook-Eat-Burpp
My weekly fun and 55 fiction quota comes from G-Man (he knows it all )
The best of poetry art can be found at The World Poetized
My dear friend and mother of two lovely daughters, Lynn writes about love and life at Life between the Lines
Eclipse of the Moon – this page has inspired me to write poetry like no one else. The images are wow and so the words.
The very sensible and entertaining guy Bikram writes at Me and my random thoughts
And last recco to A lot of Pages - the book review blog i am a part of. If you love books , you must check this blog.
As a kid , I used to wait for the sunday ice creme treat from dad. and even before he could reach the shop , i would sit in front of the gate, waiting for him.
You know what reminds me of this image in my head ? Deboshree
!! Every time she post on her blog , I wait for her to start checking other blogs. And finally I would get an email of her liking the post , followed by her comment. How much I always look forward to her words on my posts !!
She is one of the few people whom I not just think but feel and know I would love having as my friend.
Witty and sensible , her blog is pure delight to read .
( This is a cue for you to finally click on the hyperlink and read her blog
Now that I am finally writing this post , Let me introduce you to another wonderful blog I am hooked to these days. And its NOT a poetry / story blog. This time I am stalking a cookery blog. Such easy , yummy and mostly indian ones. One reason might be that , I have taken up cooking a little more serious now days since I am fed up of eating out (and the results are all great , trust me ) Some day If I ever start posting food pics and recepies, not to be surprised people .. Till then, do check this blog
Sadly I am not reading many of the blogs I so love and more sad is the fact that I have no idea why I do not get time for them. April was one month where I could not even finish 2 novels !! ( and I have a goal of 51 for 2012 ) ! But this month looks much better in all aspects .
I finally joined gym (after trying to avoid it from some weeks ) thanks to a tempting offer of some new dresses being gifted to me by a friend !
And my group book review blog can finally see some posts from me again !
Also, I might be soon bidding farewell to two very dear friends , which I can bear knowing that its their shining moment
No more for now ( I am tired of typing
More soon !!
Keep blogging and Stay nice to all !
There is no day
when I wish not
to see my words
dance on pages;
and not just adore
this blank space
where I type;
more than that
I though love
to reach out
to a stranger
This is written for Thursday Think Tank where we were asked to stop doing whatever we were doing and instead just write. This is what came to my mind first.
This is for the month of November , the 30 poems for PAD , the milestone of 500 posts and for the December month challenge that I will host.
The odds are high
high as you make;
make if you really wish,
wish for undying desire;
desire to jettison fear -
fear of being left,
left unread or unheard;
unheard are the words
words that can not;
not mob their way out,
out on paper or text files;
files that find ways
ways to behave as they will;
will you still not write,
write your heart and mind ?
Also linked to 3ww
what would i do
if i didn’t have you,
i speak in riddles
and silence too
but you help me say
what i must,
better than i will ever
express the truth.
Each day I wake up,
with a hope to have time
some minutes to myself
to create few lines…
Muted thoughts struggle
to force themselves on me
and finally get a voice
that liked to be free…
blank sheet of papers gawk
and gasp as i pretend to ignore
the desires of a busy mind
screaming for scribbles and scrawls..
Yes ! I am talking about a pause, a break here. So thought of semi-colon
Now the pause – We all need break from routine, to give space to our mind and pursue new ideas. Every writer / poet gives one advice to others “READ, Read a lot” And that’s exactly what I have not been able to do lately. I do not regret that I am spending time on listening to music or writing random lines on twitter; but yes, I miss reading poetry blogs. I miss being a part of my blogger friend’s journey with words. And so, after a lot of fight with myself, I decided not to write on this blog for next few weeks. I know so many of you know I can not stop writing when I am in flow, so I am going to keep writing but not posting here. I must read as much as I like to be read. And so my dear friends, I am soon going to visit you all in the next month. Will love if you leave your links in the comments here so i can start right away !
And keep reading my old posts
Joys shared, tears shed,
dreams soared, hearts bled,
hopes born, fears put to death
all this and everything you knew,
you compliment me and my love for you.
what would we be without this truth.
today its your special day and no one would be happier than me – to find you, nurture you and protect till now and to keep doing it forever. Love you buddy , love you lots..
happy birthday my blog. Keep growing strong my dear..
firstly , A HUGE thanks to SIS [ for feb haiku challenge ] and Cloaked Monk [ for March Challenge ] to keep me writing daily in the past two months. It has been quite a busy time on my blog for me and the usual readers [ 3 posts in 2 days is as difficult to write as to read and comment ]
April is the National Poetry Month in USA and Canada. And so many of my fellow poet friends would be writing “A poem A day” [ As part of NaPoWriMo ]
I have decided to trace a different path. I am not going to check any prompts all the month [ I swear I will not, unless I notice on some one's blog ] but only read your wonderful poems. And If any image / poem / line on your blog inspires my grey [ or whatever color they are ] cells to work , I will post it on my blog with due link back to the inspiration.
And I also hope to finish the personal poetry project I started a month back [Wish me luck for that please].
And with this I rest my pen [ metaphorically ! I rarely write on paper otherwise ] for a while.
Last [but not the least ] I will finally use my time and blog space to share some of the fantabulous words I read . So keep visiting for a ride / dive into poetic seas !
Don’t you be my muse
Stay Blessed and inspired !!
Love and Luck,
PS : Maybe I will complie a list of daily challenge for you on my blog till I am not writing in my free time.
I have lost count now
of lines that saw light
and many more discarded
for i did not have time.
I still fear the day,
no lines will i have to say.
I have lost track now
of ideas that clicked
and many more forgotten
without even trying a bit.
I am scared of the time
when no ideas will come alive.
I have lost count now
of hours i spent to obsess
I have lost track now
of emotions spent in the process.
I still fear,I am still scared,
the moment i start
to draw a blank for always.
Written for One Shot Wednesday
month long haiku track
bond of seventeen syllables
and a lot more friends
Image Source , Prompted @ Haiku challenge – 28 days 28 haiku
Some ten months back
a journey was begun,
to write for myself,
to write for pure fun.
Over the days passed,
words became friends
feelings were more clear
the merger was set to trend.
New challenges found
more bloggers sought
new friends i earned
some fears well fought.
Each day a new learning
each poem a milestone
every reader an inspiration
you never let me be alone.
Another words casted
into some rhyming lines
a humble attempt to thank
you,and bless you smiles.
I wanted to thank some people specially but then that list was too long . So i decided to create a new page soon for all the wonderful blogs i love reading.
Thanks you every one who ever read any line written by me.
Monday knocks with poetry pot(luck)
some well versed, some random thoughts
on sunday (I) scribbled on few of my dreams
and memories’ lot. My one (single) impression
on words we hear oft, all this and more i find
when i reach One Shot (Wednesday)
Three words and an images roll
(thursday)some tales will be spun
if friday flash 55 is to be made fun
Some times i dwell in the big tent (poetry)
and walk along the (poetry) rally too
Imperfect Prose touches my heart
and yet at times haiku(heights) gives me a start.
how can I ever be out of ideas and words
when all these stand as my blog’s best friend.
By now you must have realized this is a compilation of all the prompts i attempt every week. These are the biggest reason for me not to have had a break till now. Thank you.
Written for Z to A challenge – I
PS : All these prompt sites are linked in my sidebar under “inspired by” section.
can ever match the surprises
This is all i learned in the journey of poetry writing since i started this blog. Today writing this i am really proud of my work here and thankful to all who have read, commented and inspired me to keep going.
Submitted to Z to A challenge – P and Sensational Haiku Wednesday
YOU, my xenagogue
one i never would see or hear
know i love to read you.
never cease to charm with words
my ideas heed to you.
for all of us – bloggosphere,
directions ? lead on !
Prompted @ Z to A challege
Also submitted to Sensational Haiku Wednesday
xenagogue – guide; someone who conducts strangers
xenodochial – hospitable; kindly to strangers
xenodochium – building for the reception of strangers
Read lot of “X” words here
And since this post is about blogging, i thought its the best place to include here my latest award from Jingle :
Poet of September Runner up
Thank you !!
Oh yes, even though i have options of 6-7 prompt sites and all so wonfderful ones , with amazing writer friends meeting there, AM OUT OF IDEAS !! Most times when i see a prompt, i wish there was more added to it , wish there was a certain rule to it to make it interesting ! Well Maybe i am just getting too many ideas ( actually its no idea ) So ok friends .. am open to ideas and challenges .. Please leave your comments .. And maybe i will open a new blog to put all your ideas there for others to try ..
Ideas could be photos, phrases, words, music , art or anything !!!
to let the words flow
another clean page
i see them reach other hearts
altering meaning for each
bliss beyond compare
a new post on blog.
Here i attempted to merge two haikus to make sense either read alone or as a poem.
Prompted @ Haiku Heights and Sunday Scribbling
And to add this felling is the fact that Radhika (her blog hyperlinked) presented me with this Award :
What i remember first thing about Radhika’s blog is her post Then (hyperlinked) . She has such briliance in her writing as if words align into sentence as per her desire !! Read her to be amazed and entertained like never before !!
As per the rules of theis award, i pass this to few of the bloggers i enjoy reading every week :
Brian , MoonWriter , Desert Rose , Leo , Jingle , Anthony , Buttercup , G-Man
Am sure i have missed few. Will add them later on.
(Awarded people are supposed to please pass on this award to 4 (or more) bloogers )
This is dedication to all my blog readers. Thanks for accepting me so well !
Don’t even know
what, when or how
this page was born;
name changed twice
template was new thrice
words yet only mine.
Love, life and dreams
or stuff with no mean
through all i been;
penning my heart
first love then hurt
sometimes poles apart;
The journey goes on
varying winds blow
to places unknown;
Till then i shall write
forgive me when not right
and hold me tight;
amidst your cares
here and everywhere
I am always there !
I made this for anyone and everyone who ever visited my blog :
(Feel free to copy and show it on your blogs. I will love that)
And to end this post with one of my favorite song :
Keep visiting !