Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Rippling through my heart

When did this all start
this heady rush of feelings so stout
rippling through my heart

Waves of hope peeping out in part,
hidden behind veils of doubt
when did this all start

Time tries hard to thwart
cascades of joy that pour out,
rippling through my heart

Gushes of pain ink life's chart
even as peace surges in to ease bout,
when did this all start

Like a colorful work of art,
emotions seem to swirl about
rippling through my heart

To revel in the ride and steer the cart;
I just need to find out -
when did this all start
rippling through my heart.

P.S - This poem is my first attempt at Villanelle. A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa. The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).

Picture is  from Google images

Monday, February 29, 2016

Back to babble part 2 :)

Back to babble with a time leap on leap day!!

First a flashback ----
"While babble has always been intermittent, this time the pause has stretched on for quite a few months. During the pause, S and me moved to a bigger apartment. Then there were a bunch of business travel related to S's job. In the midst of all this, we managed to sneak in a rainy Thanksgiving camping trip to redwood forests of California. I still need to upload camera clicks from the rainy adventure. The year end holidays saw get-togethers with friends and all the hustle bustle finally got to me. Being under the weather for a while only seemed to add to my laziness quotient. I became too lethargic to even check out the lovely posts on other blogs let alone post something of my own. And now as winter recedes, as cold is ready to be wrapped up and tucked away, as the flower beds are aching to burst out in blooms, as the birds are out early and chirping joyously as day breaks, I too return to babble (hopefully as a regular)."

These were my thoughts last February and they were promptly relegated to the draft post. Why? Because there was another thought that was engulfing my mind overpowering all of my other thoughts, the thought of getting to hear my baby babble back to me. S and me were blessed with a little cherub just in time for our birthdays making September my most favorite month of the year :)

Since then little R has made me look at life from a whole new perspective. So almost six months into motherhood, I now restart my own babble even as my dear little princess delights me with her's. Hopefully I will resume posting on a fairly regular basis.

Sleep-deprived occasionally but smile-endowed often, motherhood sure makes me leap with joy, smile blissfully and feel blessed!!

Pictures are from google images