NaPoWriMo – Day 5

My son turns 5 today on the 5th of April and it’s the 5th day of NaPoWriMo!! Almost a week done and I haven’t quit yet…a miracle in itself 😛 I thought of sticking with the haiku theme I’ve chosen, even wrote one, and then I came across the poem I had written some time ago for this very day! Of course I had to find it after I’d already done the hard work of writing another haiku 😛 Still, since today is a Happy Day and all – no complaning 😉

So here it is – my Ode to the “The Boy who Makes Me Smile!”



This is how I love you…

With a primal love,

Raw, naked and drenching

Like a waterfall

That drowns me in its waters

And brings me dreamless sleep.

This is how I love you my sweet.


With a mellow love,

Soft, gentle and rich

Like the smoothness of silk

That blankets my soul

In a cocoon of joy.

This is how I love you my sweet.


With a riotous love

Boisterous, mirthful and gay

Like the whimsy of bubbles

That shower me with constant joy.

This is how I love you my sweet.

And I know you love me too.

–          Harsha

Happy Birthday Darling & God Bless 🙂

HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have sent him love and blessings, from Mother & Son 🙂 


NaPoWriMo – Day 4

My aunt loves this picture and her interest is what inspired the haiku! Birds are extremely fascinating and fastidious creatures. I can observe them all day long and never feel bored 🙂 They have routines and favorite branches and times of day and are creatures of habit. Watching a bird gather twigs and bark to build it’s nest never fails to amaze me! They are very particular about the type and thickness of the fiber they want and will not settle for anything less than perfection! Unless of course they go to the other extreme and steal a nest from another species like the Cuckoos do 😉 

Sparrow numbers have decreased considerably over time in India. Researchers think it might have something to do with the rash spate of cellular network towers that have sprung up everywhere. I’m not sure what the reasons are (I’m sure there are many), but I do know that once ubiquitous sparrow is now not so easily seen. Sad isn’t it? Just another case of us humans affecting our environs in a less than favorable way 😦


I hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend! I know I will 🙂

NaPoWriMo – Day 3

Just Day 3 and I’m already beginning to feel the pressure! Not, surprisingly, where the actually haiku writing is concerned but finding the time to sit down and post it! Also the browsing for pictures is a double-edged sword – on the one hand it’s predictably inspirational while on the other i tend to wander off down memory lane instead of sticking to the task at hand 😉

I have always loved the Moon. I find her mystic allure irresistible and seductive. Her sensual shimmer and gentle shine bathe the sleeping earth, making everything look better in moonlight 🙂 And under her gentle caress, we lie dreaming – hopeful, serene and luminous 🙂


NaPoWriMo 2013 – My First Time!


So this is my attempt at belling the cat! I write poetry so rarely nowadays – I was beginning to forget that I used to love it 😛 By challenging myself to write a poem-a-day during April 2013 I’m hoping to revive the quiescent poet within 🙂 Even if I can’t do a poem-a-day, I’m sure I’ll be writing more than I usually do, failing which I’ll definitely be thinking of writing poetry more than I do now 😉

Here’s what it’s all about. National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. It was founded in 2003, when poet Maureen Thorson decided to take up the challenge (modeled after NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month), and challenged other poets to join her. Since then, the number of participants has gotten larger every year, and many writers’ organizations, local, national and even international, organize NaPoWriMo activities.

I thought I would use this challenge as a way to attempt Haikus. I love this short yet profound form of poetry and it makes me nostalgic for japan where I spent a few glorious years as a child 🙂 Although India doesn’t have a definite spring, more of a spring-summer combination, I thought I would write my first Haiku about Spring. Maybe I’ll do 30 Haikus! That would be COOL 🙂

Here goes my inaugural Haiku! Where I can I’ve decided to post along with a picture I think appropriate that I have taken! This way I can combine my two obsessions – Photography and Poetry 🙂

Week 1_haiku

Good Luck Fellow Poets 🙂


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