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Season Sonnet
Sometimes the most ordinary of sightings can evoke pensive thoughts. The invention of this sonnet was result of one such innocuous observation – it was a flower with its petals curled inwards in a curious manner; making it look wistful – as if the spring had went past without bestowing upon it the opportunity to blossom…

Season Sonnet

The spring came with clear moonlit nights,
Cool morning breeze and warm sunny noon
Yet birds sung elegies in chirp laden with spite
Flowers slumbered on; alas they didn’t bloom

The summer rode atop hot dusty dry winds
The searing sun mounted its relentless attack
The birds now tended to their scorched wings
Flowers parched, leaves shriveled, vines drew back

The autumn weakened the wrath of cruel sun
Draughts of wind tainted earth in yellow-rusty hue
Birds flocked for sojourns to warmer lands that beckon
All alone, the flowers shed tears, cold as morning dew

The sky, somber, wintery, wore a dirty grey cloak
Dotard sun now hides all day and noon is full of drear
No birds are left behind to lament winter’s cruel joke
Through thorny carcass of vines, icy winds now tear

Like dawns follow dark dusks, winters too caved in to spring
The flowers learned to bloom again, as birds returned to sing

As I walked back home after finishing this verse, I came across weedy cacti by the roadside – and every single one of them sported a splendid yellow flower – a perfect retort for harboring dark thoughts:

posted: 10.9.04


Hey I think those poetic skills r improving with each new verse! The poem defi wasn't pessimistic tho your thoughts abt the lilac flower were...I don't quite share you feelings on that!
And don't you think the poem deserves a less prosaic title?

By Blogger Geetanjali, at 12.9.04  

Thanks Geetanjali!

How about suggesting one :-)?

By Blogger Deepak, at 12.9.04  

The last pic resembles with Bigbang theory visual :-)

By Blogger సుధాకర్(శోధన), at 15.9.04  

Really clear pics. What camera do you use?

By Blogger Manjusha, at 15.9.04  

Hey Sudhakar, that's an interesting way of looking at a humble cactus :-)

By Blogger Deepak, at 15.9.04  

Hi Manjusha - I use Minolta DiMage XT: details here. It's been with me for close to a year and will highly recommend it.

By Blogger Deepak, at 15.9.04  

Thanks for the info! Do you know of a good Minolta service center in Bangalore? My brother's Minolta digicam is in the blink.

By Blogger Manjusha, at 15.9.04  

Ouch, they don't even list India on their site!

I'll check the documents that came with my camera and let you know if I come across a service center in India

By Blogger Deepak, at 15.9.04  

Just checked the supporting docs they carry the same addresses that are mentioned on the website :((

I am assuming you've already tried the likes of GK Vale.

By Blogger Deepak, at 16.9.04  

Yup! :(

Thanks anyway.

By Blogger Manjusha, at 16.9.04  

Oh Deepak... *speechless*

Left speechless by the coincidence, and the writing.
I'm thankful that I know someone like you :)

By Blogger sajith, at 23.10.04  

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