Saturday, January 28, 2012

A Beautiful Moment

There are some moments in your life that you never want to miss and want to hold them in mind forever and replay when you are happy. One such was what it was like today evening...

The clear and dark starlit sky,
the beautiful heart-mellowing crescent,
the glow that it manages to surround itself with,
the star beside—not the troika that you usually admire but this one seems a different one,
a patch of clouds for the moon's company,
the mellifluous song playing in your ears that you want to keep listening to all your life,
the beautiful verses it has,
the music that let you imagine the setting and the mood of the song,
the gratifying etched memories that recurs in your mind,
the bountiful energy that you derive out of nowhere that makes you think you just want to leave everything and go for an exerting work-out or a run,
or rather keep writing till you drop,
and amidst this,
the curse of your mind on itself for not being able to hold on to the thoughts that occur to you.
And all you can do to salvage the current stream of thoughts would be to leave the scene at where it is and rush to reach to the device that can save your thoughts.

Indeed, who could have better said it than who said,
'A thing of beauty is joy forever.'
For, after I wrote these lines,
and when I came over,
the scene was longer present,
with the winds crowding the sky with clouds aplenty,
and the moon almost dying in the horizon.

You leave the place with 'what happens is for your best.'

-Dated: 6:45 PM, 27 Jan, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Music Panacea

How much ever I temper my mind, 
it does not seem to get tamed 
And falls prey to the tormenting questions 
that have no answers

And so, 

I seek music

To clear my mind clouded with contemplation
As company to the monologues in my mind
To temper my mind further and 
To shield it from miseries.

Dated: June 23, 2011

Thursday, January 12, 2012

If by Rudyard Kipling


IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘Or walk with Kings–nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And–which is more–you’ll be a Man, my son!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

You, me, and metaphysics

Your thoughts spread on my brain
Ink on a blotting paper.

Your confessions liberate me 
Balloon filled with helium.

Your presence make me feel
I am a log on water.

Your words sting me
Arrow from a taut bow.

Your letting-go act makes me 
A ball thrown in the air.

You go away and yet I am
A ball sunk in the water.

All I do is
to follow the law of physics;
and when you are with me,
Who am I to defy gravity?

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Some Retro Records to Welcome 2012

Mishaps are like knives that either serve us or cut us,
As we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
~ James Russell Lovell

I complained I had no shoes
I saw a man that had no feet.
~ Author Unknown

Experience is a hard teacher
because she gives the test first,
the lesson afterword.
~ Vernon Law

When one door closes another door opens;
but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door,
that we do not see the ones which open for us.
~ Helen Keller

Tell me and I'll forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I'll understand.
~Chinese Proverb

Leadership is doing what is right,
even when no one is watching.
~ Marquis de Vauvernargues

What lies behind us and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
It gives you something to do,
But it does not get you anywhere.
~ Unknown

Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.
~ Jameson Frank

For every minute you are angry,
you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dated: Sometime in 2003 - 2004
The above quotes are a few of the yields of my recent dusting.