Rambles, Rhymes and Tales

Sounds of a Storm

A poem by our guest author Lalita Arya The wind moans outside my window as angry trees knock their dried ...
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tears

there’s a lot of weeping across the world sorrow sweeps through our universe tears flow in hearts salt stings the ...
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The Whole of the Moon

I pictured a rainbow, you held it in your handsI had flashes, but you saw the planI wondered out in ...
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The New Year and its after-effects

The New Year has just gone by and we are now in the period where we reel under its after-effects ...
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two wanderers and a few #capturethemoment #ig_portraits #hvmansouls

..................................................................................................... she lives in london. i, in singapore. we're both indians. i was born in india. she, here in singapore ...
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Dance like a swan – A poem

A lilting soulful song falls on the ears The hands and feet start to change gears The body begins to ...
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the iraqi jewish dish that was created in mumbai and kolkata

the taste was sour and sweet, a smooth, compelling aroma filled my mouth and nose, the texture was silky, a ...
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forever

the lover had a question:will you love me forever?what is forever, asked the windwhere is forever, mused the leafin the ...
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The Writers’ Block – A poem

Have you seen it, have you seen it anywhere go? It always would be with me, now it’s not anymore ...
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A long rainy night

I stepped onto the verandah And felt the change in the air A cool, mystic feeling Had spread everywhere A ...
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After a long holiday …

I woke up early in the morning. Somehow I knew it was early in the morning. But, one thing I ...
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a kosher take on my mother’s chicken chaat recipe

my mother was not fond of cooking. i do not recall her toiling over the stove for hours to make ...
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Different dreams – A poem

My dreams were small, never so big When you show a big dream, I don't know what to do with ...
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a payesh for shavuot

more than 3,300 years ago it is believed, god gave the torah to the jewish people on mount sinai. shavuot ...
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Reservations: An observation – All in good humour

Dealing with reservations is a part of life. Whether one needs it or not, it is inescapable. Whenever I fill ...
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every now and then

my world collapses every now and then in the middle of an afternoon under an indolent sun when the air ...
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New mother at crossroads – A poem

It is always hard for a new mother, whose maternity leave is about to end and they have to go ...
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rebellion

she'd not seen yellow butterflies take over the strawberry patch or the beds of nasturtiums, dog flowers, and phlox in ...
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let it go

sometimes, i think, just let it go even if most certainly absolutely positively you know something someone’s saying is not ...
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the replacement bug

we think we can replace everything. friends, pets, kidneys, countries, even computers. no, seriously. lost someone? broken something? house taken ...
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thinking

To Give or Not to Give..

Many many years ago, so many that I no longer remember how many, I remember writing an essay for my ...
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that plant on my desk

it stood on the shelf in its plastic pot among a row of plants you could buy for a few ...
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to an unknown soldier

my soldier, you are goneto paradise or beyond this universe’s realmi have no way of knowingthe aching winds bring news ...
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i’ve burnt with you

i've burnt with you slowly, sustainedly in scorches, in conflagration in flames i have burnt with you incinerating cremating my ...
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