Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Life, a roller coaster - Haiku

Colorful cycles
Life taking for a ride
-Roller coaster

©Nimi Arora

Rhythm Joie de Vivre (Robert Delaunay)

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Mother's love - Haiku / Haiga

mother's love
unconditional love, blind trust
safe haven

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Photo location: Jim Corbett National Park
Prompt: Safe

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Advice to the younger me - You can't please everyone

That disapproving look
ignore it
Those expectations
don't care

Disappoint a few people
no guilt allowed
Decide on a few who matter
set your priorities

I think of my choices
every step of the way
So many advises...
actually it's just one

You can't please everyone
don't try to
If you think everyone approves
you're doing something wrong

Be selfish - a little
Compromise - when you want to
Choose who matters - most don't
'You can't please everyone'

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

Primary chaos - Haiku

Search for calm
among primary chaos
Don't judge

©Nimi Arora

Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (Barnett Newman)

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Petal and Frog - Haiku

the petal floats
facing the unknown
frog jumps 

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Basho's "Old Pond" vertical
The prompt for the "weekend-meditation" at CDHK was to create beauty, to play with haiku. Something one should always strive for...

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Sunset - Haiku

Sunset (Image Source)

adieu my love
apologies, I leave you
in the dark

©Nimi Arora

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Human Trafficking

Penning thoughts
of what you are feeling
how can I?

A few days
when in material comforts
life's essence was changing

he was dying
I felt shattered
I had so much still

family, and love, and home
what happens when you
lose it all?

Do you lose yourself too?
Enslaved, Uncertain

Years on
returning home
they call it a rescue

Am I happy?
What am I returning to,
I have a home?

©Nimi Arora

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Fear - Quadrille

What worse is possible?
I fear these words
I have heard them often
When they were in pain
When they’d lost a lot
They said they’d lost all
I know of worse
I’ve heard stories
And tons I don’t know

Much worse is possible

©Nimi Arora

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Chocolate - Haiku

I think I am responding to a Haiku prompt from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie for the first time. Once I read that the prompt is 'Chocolate', it was difficult to resist...

The first thing that came to my mind when I thought of writing about chocolate is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was surprised at myself.

Small bar
in the hands of Charlie
Big Dreams

And here's another one-

Heady fragrance
as I step into chocolaterie

©Nimi Arora

Chocolate (Image Source)

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Raindrops and Teardrops - Haiku

rain quenches 
cracked earth

being re-healed

©Nimi Arora

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