Archive for August, 2009

Blue

Posted in Poetry on August 29, 2009 by The Dark Lord

Courting solitude
Through the mirthless abyss
Abjured by capricious wooers
On treading the lonesome path
Oblivious to commiserating glances
While pursuing obscure trails
Wading across sandy shores
Tumbling through surf, onto the blue lagoon…

 

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Wistful scapes..

Posted in Poetry on August 19, 2009 by The Dark Lord

*A poetic attempt after quite a gap.. It sure felt good, to be writing again!

White seagulls amidst grey skies
Greyish sea, one with the sky
Misty frame with widening scopes
Settling chill with salty winds
Defined by the bold masts
Of red and black, and navy blue
Belying the greenish hue..

14th August – Happy B’Day to me!!

Posted in Musings on August 13, 2009 by The Dark Lord

Its been a long 22 years, or was it all too quick?! I wonder… Profoundly insignificant from a much larger perspective, yet a wholesome entity for the self, I feel humbled as I begin to contemplate the journey which life has taken me through, till the present day. Expectedly, the path has been chequered with a variety of shades, both defined and undefined, that have contributed in their own unique ways in making me what I am, for better or for worse…

 As I coax my rather eager memory (significantly assisted by dusty pages from photo albums) far back into increasingly obscure lanes, I see quite a few distinct images of myself as a pampered toddler (being an only child), blissfully lost in the divine innocence of early years…

Yours Truely!

Yours Truely!

 I’d say, one of the most definitive ingredients to my mental buildup during my formative years was school. St. Thomas’ Boy’s, was for me, heaven on earth (though I’ll admit, the realization came in woefully late!). I remember those days when I used to loathe being woken up early and then having to tag along, rather reluctantly, with mom to school. Mom, being a teacher in the same school, it was particularly difficult for me to get away with my numerous pranks! How I long for those carefree days.. I miss the great big buildings in my school, the wide green lawns, that ancient tree which graced our sights from the classroom..beneath which was our favourite haunt during lunch breaks.. I miss our canteen which served the primary purpose of being our safe haven whenever we skipped classes, which was often! I miss gazing at the grand architecture of the church which stood high, mesmerising us with its exalted presence.. it was an embodiment of colossal strength for us, weathering many a ferocious tempest!

The School Entrance..

The School Entrance..

Our school logo.. Estd - 1789!!

Our school logo.. Estd - 1789!!

Part of the campus.. in front of the High School building!

Part of the campus.. in front of the High School building!

 I long for my mother’s touch which awoke a disgruntled me every morning, sharp at six! The twinkling sounds from clanking cutleries, which were a prelude to the mouth watering aroma that wafted out of the kitchen now seem to be elements from an altogether different world!

 Fourteen years that I spent in school, right from the nursery days flew by at an astonishing pace, as we tried to scramble along clumsily, at its wake. As if conjured out of nowhere, we found ourselves staring at “The End” of high school days.. What ensued was a mad rush to secure seats in colleges, and I found myself enrolled for an engineering course at a college, more than a thousand miles away from my home state…

 Its been more than three years since, and I find myself in the fourth and last year of college, that would complete my major. Life here has been a one of a kind experience.. away from my parents, and the safe cocoon of school, it has been quite the “struggle” for existence here.. And of course, its been marred with severe bouts of nostalgia, homesickness and repeatedly unsuccessful sessions of self discovery! Rather miserably, phonecalls from home to keep up with news back there, and the internet are the only lifelines..

 Like Dumbledore in “Harry Potter” so succinctly stated, it doesn’t do to dwell on dreams.. I could have droned on about various incidents from the years that went by.. but at present, they are best left untouched in the long drawn pages of memory.. Maybe another time!

 As I sit back and contemplate this journey of mine, I wouldn’t go on to say life has come full circle or been subjected to other such poetically profound phenomena! There have been ups and downs, a few highs and a few nasty falls.. yet, the path continues.. and I remain a zealous commuter, armed ever so often with new experiences and knowledge that add to the already bulging pile.. I don’t know where this journey will lead me to, or more importantly, what it’ll take me through.. I walk on, with hope in my heart, and a rather long “bucket list”!

Message!

Posted in Musings on August 8, 2009 by The Dark Lord

Its been quite a while since I logged in to blogland… though there aren’t any excuses for the prolonged absence, other than pure laziness, I’d like to clarify: there’s been a lot going on in my life, which, cumulatively, can become quite overwhelming at times…
 
     Blogging is a passion.. Its’ a significant attribute and so, I couldn’t possibly stay away from it for long.. I started my blog last December. It was inactive during the first few months.. and it was only sometime around May-June that I started becoming an avid blogger. Counting onwards from May, my blog is a mere 3 months old.. and yet, its’ been a fascinating journey.. one, that I have cherished immensely. I think the best part of blogging is to stumble upon other people’s blogs that are wholesome jewels lying randomly in the stardust of blogland. The experience is a blessing.. it is highly “educating”, to say the least!
 
     Along the way, I’ve made a lot of acquaintances… Other bloggers whom I’ve come to admire greatly for their varied and polished skills. Strangely, despite the “virtual” element involved, there has developed a feeling of intimacy which is much gratifying. I think it has more to do with this no-holds-bar sharing and flow of intellect and creativity, than anything else!
 
     To name a few such immensely talented bloggers I’ve had the good fortune to bump into… Luther J Spells, Lorraine, Jayme, Paul Wylie, Charles, the hugely talented poets who post weekly in OSI.. (Typing as the names come randomly.. Pretty sure I missed out on a few. Hope I am forgiven!) At times, it can be really humbling to consistently come across brilliant compositions that lie much higher up in the poetic radar than mine, but on second thoughts, its an honour to get to read such awesome literary treats, on such a regular basis!
 
     Due to my brief absence from blogland, its’ been a while since I have been to the blogs where I am an otherwise frequent visitor. My apologies. I am back to blogging, with a vengeance, to make up for lost time! Now, am off to bloghop! Happy blogging everyone!!