Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Zebra Crossing!


(As it is, this topic is not appealing to me for Haiku. I prefer zebra to zebra crossing.Anyway I have tried this).

Skip my white lines never.
Loom to me, I’ll hold you safe.
Look. Reach the other side.
I am not  zebra nor 
Am I horse for load and ride.
Crossing lies with me.

Traverse not in hurry.
Tread a few steps to lines white,
Turn not your lace red.


For Haiku Heights.

Monday, April 29, 2013


Prattling younglings and
Chattering old-old together reign.
Bliss showers in the house.

 Fall of rain wets loam
 Futile jumps up into fertile,
While seedlings wake-up

Nestlings croon for food.
Mother bird,  her wings, flapped fast
In search of victuals .


For Haiku Heights

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Haiku Waterfalls!


Water falls merrily on
Cliffs and they smile of goose bumps.
Silently flow  burns.

Drizzly weather, falling water
Arouse poesy in poetic mind.
Words flow into lines.

Water drizzles, sprinkles in glee.
Waterfalls bathing rocks and ground
Pulls yokels in attraction.


For Haiku Heights.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Theft


Only a duo of months had passed after Ponnamma’s appointment in that domicile as the house-help. And Karthyayani was the maid before Ponnamma's arrival to be befitted in the slot. Facilities of the house served her, as if she was one of the members of the family. In the real sense an outsider would have mistaken Karthyayani’s role as the mistress-ship in that house.She  put on view all the rights for her in that house. And the  oldsters-Karunakaran Nair and Bhargavi Amma-didn’t monitor or meddle with any of the activities of  hers. So she stayed there like their daughter. She called them amma(mother) and ammmavan(uncle).

 Of course she loved and fondled the little one Suma and Suma’s limbs mostly moved within Karthyaani’s proximity, as she had none there to have a company with. Suma was slightly more matured than her peers,may be that her movement was with elders only. Karthyayani was an orphan staying with her maternal auntie. Her parents had passed away in an epidemic that hit that area a decade ago.  Around  two leaves were shed from the year- tree after Karthyayani’s advent in that house. She had completed twenty cycles after her appearance on earth at that time. Her auntie was rich in poverty and that was the reason for Karthyayani’s residing in that house then.

There was a male servant Vasudevan who was in charge of the cattle. He being a youth of mid-twenties had to tie, untie, bathe, feed and specially care the milch cows. He was the cow-boy and cow-man of that house in toto. He also  assisted them in petty labours like uprooting tapioca, go marketing and so on. Vasudevan was fond of Suma and he picked lovely flowers, sweet mangoes, mouth-watering wild jack fruit, mind-catching cashew apples etc for her. In that midst Vasudevan was directly or indirectly adapting numerous skills to magnetize Karthyayani. In the initial stages she tried to drive him away with harsh words. His continuous trial pulled her mind little by little towards him and he found himself successful at the end of  the second year.

Suma spent her time by chitchatting with either of the helps. Sometimes she hung about in ammoomma’s and appooppan’s stories. She also amusingly watched ammoomma extracting cream by churning curd , chopping vegetables for curries etc. And she also tried her ways in those activities despite ammoomma’s warning. Suma  would be following Karthyayani wherever she  went and whatever she did, during  the former’s non-school hours.

 Occurrence of a chance Vasudevan never wasted to converse with Karthyayani. Vasudevan used to present his strength by drumming on the protruding biceps with his own hands. Suma had veered off her vision whenever she happened to see the projected muscles. She was a bit scared of people with masculine muscles of that design. Still she liked him. Vasudevan secretly exhibited the machismo nature of his body with a virile style to gather Karthyayani’s favour pretending that it occurred naturally.

Karthyayani used to take Suma with her for taking bath in the pond. She bathed Suma first and then she herself had her bath. Vasudevan made his presence at the sand-bank of the pond on the pretext of  grabbing hold of a calf or so. There he put a hiatus and passed some remarks to please her. Though she used to turn to the reverse physically, her mind turned to be covetous for his comments. Little Suma was ignorant of two minds’ conversation in their hey-days of youth. So she swung her hands in the air after butterflies, dragonflies etc after getting the bath.

Karthyayani and Vasudevan had arrived at a time when both could not separate each other. They became aware that their castes would raise a barrier to prevent the flow of courtship. So only an elopement would pave way for their togetherness. Moreover a destitute like her could not think of unfolding her wish to somebody. So one day both vanished  from the master’s house and their castes banished them to their fate after a clash  toexpress their haughtiness.

Vasudevan felt proud of being the spouse of a higher caste woman. He acted as if he had conquered the heaven and his brawn was mighty enough to earn bread for both and build a haven in his three cents of legacy- land. He had mastered many a skill like coconut-climbing(he belonged to that caste),tree-felling, agricultural labour etc. Since he was isolated by his dear and near in his village, he found better prospects in a far-off  place.

The safety and joy reigned there for two months and then deserted them when a slippery coconut plunged Vasudevan onto the ground. A crack on the hip bone sent him to bed for a long time. It might take  a revolution of the earth for his revitalization. Suma had to find a way for meeting the need of their stomach as well as cash for her husband’s medicines. Everything had reached its bottom. Nothing was there in the house for lunch. Their pecuniary position was very pathetic.That only made her touch the soil that banned her steps two months ago, for some rice. She cooked the rice for her bed-ridden husband, made available by Suma.

In that village affluent family’s number was fewer than  the other ones. So Karthyayani helplessly had to visit her previous mistress’s house. “Amma, shall.. I also.. come here  and assist.. Ponnamma in her.. assignments,” she pleaded in fumbling words with repenting eyes. “I need only a.. small amount of.. finance and food.. for my husband.Therefore I ..shall..be here for a meagre payment.”

Though  Bhargavi Amma housed a broad heart within her physique,at that time she was in a mood to reproach her for her undisclosed deed. Karthyayani hopelessly returned.Tears rolled down her cheeks. Two diminutive eyes of the tot watched the scene silently. Some pricks hurt her heart, for she was fond of the couple. Meanwhile appooppan appeared there.

“Ammoomma, can’t we appoint her? You said I would be sent to an outlying school  next week after the reopening. Karthyayani chechi (Diedi) can escort me, I am afraid to go unaccompanied,” the infant pitied.
“Who will pay for her, will you?”  ammoomma (veiling her fondness.)
“I’ll appeal to my father  and he will pay,” Suma.
Appooppan intervened, “Suma mole’s little heart is so wide that she longs for good. Let her wish be executed here. Let’s have Karthyayani here,”  
Both the grandparents clasped their little darling. Suma took to her toes and reached Karthyayani who hugged her dearly.
                                                                                                           [ The end]

Saturday, April 20, 2013


An award may it be small or big, it is an honour for the recipient. It’s a reward or recognition for the effort one renders in any field. Recognition is refreshment to the tired traveller taking numerous routes to carry out his mission of life, may it be in his little area. I have been cheered when Me who blogs @ Reviews&Musings nominated me for an award. This is a Liebster Award from Me who has endeared herself to me through her blogs. 
1. Thank the blogger who has nominated you.
Thank you Me, once more, though I have already done it for choosing me in your lot.

2. List 11 random facts about yourself.

 Myself in Brief !

  1. I am the Kitchen in-charge of my own house, currently. I accede to everybody’s opinion to convert our house into a home.
  2. I express or exhibit hesitation nil to accept other’s suggestions. Others render their assistance to me as per requirement.
  3. I am a veteran in households and hence I feel that I manage the same without flaws many(to err is human and I am no exception, though).
  4. Though I was rapacious in reading, time constraint doesn’t allow me to reach reading materials. Since I am a village-breed I haven’t read world classics and all such things.
  5. In spite of my limited precious time I never turn away from reading and comprehending blog-posts of my blogger-friends and so also news papers and magazines, small novels etc. of any standard.
  6. I believe in making relation-ship, not in breaking it. So I tolerate hurts from others to a certain degree.
  7. I have highlighted my positives only, but being an ordinary homo among homo- sapiens I too have some weak points in my personality.
  8. Though I succumb to my anger slowly only, my ire irks others by way of words or silence, gesture or action and absence or body language.
  9. I am branded as argumentative by my best-half, for which I stand that argument takes its birth between two persons or parties and so both the parties are argumentative.
  10. Even small-small worries conquer me, even though I myself find means to erase them after a while. Sometimes I locate myself more to dogmatism than practical pragmatism and vice-versa also.
  11. Will you earmark a little of your time to visit this blog at times?

 3. Answer the questions the blogger has asked you in the post you have been nominated.
1) Why did you start blogging?
I wanted some viewers to read my mind which I unveil here.

2) You are getting an all expenses paid trip for two to a place of your choice? Where will it be and with whom?
Wagah  border near India Pakistan border. With my spouse.

3) Dog or cat? And why?
No pets because I can enjoy them from a distance only. Of course cow and calf occupy a loving corner of my heart..

4) Half a million dollars for slogging for 6 months a year or a week’s peace on the beaches of Bahamas?
Well, I go for slogging for six months and for peace during the remaining half of the year with a substantial amount of money with me.

5) What is your deepest fear?
The heartless burglars of the time and also the future of coming generations in this corrupt world.

6)How did you propose your girl/guy? Or how you plan to do so?
Not me, my parents only did it.

7)One ‘Ctrl + Z’ moment of your life? Something you want to undo if you had a choice?
All that I have committed without a second thought.

8)Who is the most ‘marriage-able’ celebrity?
None and I consider my spouse to be a celebrity..

9)Do you follow any sports, team, club or a person? Why this love started?
As of now nothing of that kind. I believe in God. And I feel that my  ‘Deity’
will lead me and I will follow him.

10)Did you like coming to this blog? And will you visit again?
Of course I did and again I’ll do with pleasure.

4. Nominate 11 new bloggers.

Rajesh-Why Click
Kislaya Gopal-evergreenleaf
Cheers to all! Pl.see the link of the blogger who has nominated me .