Sunday, October 31, 2010

No Fancy Beauty

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sweet lady 
in swaying gait
her pulling hazel
eyes with tinge of greenish
gold –blue, riveting on her
lissome-like figure and honey-
laden flowers luring humming bees
in its coloured radiant silky petals
Her body decked in jewels of dazzling
gold, studded with all shining diamonds
rubies, garnet and emerald
jewels like honey, genuine 
and pure not fancy and
not made to deceive.
Purity of heart that
she can boast.


Prompt: Fancy

Friday, October 29, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Like a Child's Work of Art!

We went mountain-trekking with my family last Saturday very early in the morning while the surroundings were still enveloped with misty fog. We had no inkling of what a fortune awaited us.And soon when we were near the mountains, this beautiful sky in all its splendour greeted us on our way. It seemed as if the sky was an art work of a child with the playful strokes of her brush giving beautiful pastel hues. I could even see a reflection of the mountains in the sky...:-) Tis' a beautiful world, indeed, one can't get enough of it! ;-)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fragile Mother Earth

Mother Earth
thou art the best
of God's creations
in the solar system.

But because of
man’s ingenuity
his utter foolishness
born of greed
devoid of concern
only to meet
his insatiable hunger 
he is hell bent to
harness all
of nature’s gifts
and its potentials
reducing it
fragile state.

Uncontrolled dumping
of toxic and noxious
non-biodegradable wastes
rampant deforesting
of its vast forests resources
mindless excavations

of its mountains and seas
causing tectonic plates
movements and disturbances
resulting in nature’s retributions
through earthquakes
and frequent 


Prompts: fragile, rampant, tremors

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


After life’s storms
Comes a beautiful dawn
Optimism indeed.


Written for Haiku Heights
Prompt: Optimistic

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today's Flowers: God's Grace...

For by grace we are saved through faith
Not by good works, lest any man should boast
It is the gift of God!


Posted for Today's Flowers

Prompt: Grace

Friday, October 22, 2010

Skywatch Friday: Bangui Wind Farm

A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used for production of electric power.The Bangui Wind Mills were built by the NorthWind Power Development Corporation to contribute  its share in reducing the emission of harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs) that cause global warming and to generate power for   rural electrification  by the government.

In this area,  strong wind mostly comes from the north-east, from the sea towards the land. To optimize this wind power, turbines were installed along the shore facing the sea, effectively removing wind breaks, without sacrificing the use of land  between the turbines for other purposes.

The 'Wind Farm" as it is aptly called consist of 20 wind turbines. The turbines are on-shore and arranged in a single row spaced 326 meters apart. The turbines' hub height  is 70 meters  (roughly equivalent to a 23 storey building) with each blade 41 meters long (just 9 meters shy of an Olympic-sized pool) giving a rotor diameter of 82 meters and a windswept area of 5,281 square meters.

This picture was taken in a viewing deck along the Maharlika Highway, Bangui, Ilocos Sur, Philippines using my  Olympus Digital cam, three years back.


Posted for Skywatch Friday

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shimmering Witness

shimmer in
the shadowy
dark sky giving
immense splendor and
magical effect on sweet
lovers holding hands strolling
in the park on a romantic night
whispering sweet nothings to each other
the heavens as sole mute witness to their
hush promises that only their hearts
may hear and could truly rejoice.
The moon just gazed from afar
watching with bashful mirth
on two beautiful
lovestruck and
souls on


Prompts: effect, immense, shimmer

Monday, October 18, 2010

Alex' CassaStar

I volunteered to promote fellow blog buddy Alex J. Cavanaugh' first sci-fi novel CassaStar which will come out on October 19. Am supposed to post this on the 19th as promised but a super typhoon is expected to hit our town tonight till Monday and would surely affect our power and net services, hence instead of posting on the day of his book release, I am posting it now!

Friends, fellow blog pals, please support Alex' CassaStar! Here's a short review of CassaStar. If you wish to purchase, please check on the link below! Thank you and more power to all of you who would be more than willing to get a copy of this very interesting novel of his! I told my kids about the book and asked them to get me a copy of it soonest for our library! Of course, I'm sure they would!


To pilot the fleet’s finest ship…

Few options remain for Byron. A talented but stubborn young man with a troubled past and rebellious attitude, his cockpit skills are his only hope. Slated to train as a Cosbolt fighter pilot, Byron is determined to prove his worth and begin a new life as he sets off for the moon base of Guard.

Much to Byron’s chagrin, the toughest instructor in the fleet takes notice of the young pilot. Haunted by a past tragedy, Bassa eventually sees through Byron's tough exterior and insolence. When a secret talent is revealed during training, Bassa feels compelled to help Byron achieve his full potential.

As war brews on the edge of space, time is running short. Byron requires a navigator of exceptional quality to survive, and Bassa must make a decision that could well decide the fate of both men. Will their skills be enough as they embark on a mission that may stretch their abilities to the limit?

“…calls to mind the youthful focus of Robert Heinlein’s early military sf, as well as the excitement of space opera epitomized by the many Star Wars novels. Fast-paced military action and a youthful protagonist make this a good choice for both young adult and adult fans of space wars.” - Library Journal


Links to purchase:



Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He’s experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Currently he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a Beautiful Morning.... ;-)

In a li’l garden
Beauty, serenity reign
Flowers wet with dew


Took these photos this morning after a heavy downpour in the evening.

Written for Haiku Heights
Prompt: Serenity

Posted for Today's Flowers

Prompt: Champion

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ill Wind ~ See Saw

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Simple sweet fun
Enjoyed by kids
Evoking enviable laughter

Soaring up high
After diving down
Wonderful like life


Written for Acrostic Only


Thursday, October 14, 2010


Diwata suffered ridicule from her classmates when she thought that all the way they were her true friends. They kept taunting her because she always stammered whenever she spoke or recited. The mocking looks of others only aggravated the problem. Little did they know that her stuttering was an inborn defect.

She would always come home crying with swollen eyes unable to bear the sneering jibes in school. However, in spite of these when the kindly teacher noticed the rude hissings, and enquired her, she would always absolve her classmates of any wrong doings. Conversely, the teacher knew the truth.

One day when the Principal was in the class, the teacher proudly presented Diwata and said, "Diwata is the brightest in the class and writes with great felicity and charm. She has a handicap. She stutters while she speaks but when she writes she is so articulate and superb. Others may speak well but stutter when it comes to writing. God has endowed each one of us with some skill and some flaw. We should learn not to hurt others less fortunately born."

The Principal made known, “Your teacher has given a strong message. Mingle with Diwata, play with her, encourage her to speak freely without fear of ridicule. She will become one like you very soon."

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There was the annual day the following month. The teacher talked to Diwata and made her agree to sing the opening song. She promised to work with her all the thirty days. She took the Principal who had initial reservations into confidence. 

The printed circular carried Diwata’s name as the person who would render the opening song, which usually set the pace for the function. All the other teachers and even some parents who knew of Diwata's disability thought her teacher had gone mad. 

Nevertheless, the teacher and girl spent days together practicing and pronouncing each word repeatedly. The rehearsals in private were many. More than anything, Diwata developed self-confidence. There was a fire in her belly to succeed.

On the appointed day, when the curtain rose, the entire audience was unusually silent when Diwata came on stage. There was an uneasy quiet. Diwata started with a little trepidation but when she saw her teacher on the sideline encouraging her, she got bold and sang the song slowly with no stutter but beautifully. 

When she finished, what started as a mild clap soon became a resounding standing ovation. The teacher came on the stage and hugged the child with tears flowing from her eyes.

From then on all the children competed with each other to befriend Diwata. Blessed is Diwata to have such a loving and understanding teacher.


Written for Thursday Tales

Also for Three Word Wednesday

Prompts: absolve, hiss, ridicule

Monday, October 11, 2010

My First Love... :-)

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A blog friend
Nanka her name
Spurs me always
'Write your acrostics
Excellent they are
Really your forte'

P.S. Hi Nanka, thanks for your constant encouragement, now here I am doing and going back to my first love, my passion with writing – Acrostics… Wow... you are very perceptive, I’d say, let’s enjoy this poetry form in the name of LOVE for the Arts!


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Penned inspiring thoughts
Admired by many
Streaks of wisdom
Stirring magical words
Indelible memories etched
On your mind
Never is lost


Image Courtesy; HERE


Hearken the melody
Unendingly playing inside
Mesmerizing in tune
Making me pulsate
In tandem with
Notes of charm
Giving soothing repose


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Every time I try to write, mind goes blank
My feelings sink, I feel its prank
Poor me, what am I gonna do
This feeling makes me so blue
Yes you surely know what is "writer's block'

P.P.S. It’s been more than a couple of months now since I stopped writing Acrostics, coz I just feel empty, ‘empty headed’, what they call writer’s block???..huh!, but that’s too high-sounding I guess.. :P... I don’t belong yet to that league of ‘real writers’…and am just a neophyte, trying hard ... :P to become one soon???… :P :XD


Written for Acrostic Only
Prompts: Answer, Passion, Humming, Empty

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Without Blemish

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A child’s mind is pure
Innocent, without blemish
Blissful is her world.


Written for Haiku Heights
Prompt: Blemish

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Healing the Lonely Heart!

Are you lonely?
Look at the flowers 
bathed  in morning dew…
Are you depressed?
Smell the flowers filled 
with  sweet fragrance…
Are you broken hearted?
Admire the flowers 
clothed in various hues…

Do the sweet soft petals
Smile at you as the flower enthralls?
A wondrous creation indeed
from nature's heaven
Ridding the mind of tiresome burden!

Fair and beautiful flowers
Some blooming in the morning grass
Some adorning the lovely bowers
And a few still in buds like a bashful lass
The humming bees hovering in rapturous glee
With chirping birds flying in a musical spree...

When you look at
the colorful, beautiful flowers
Do they fill you with boundless passion?
suffusing your heart with pure love?
caressing softly your empty soul?
filling it in plenty with joyous dreams?

Yes, God is omniscient 
He knows how to heal
the lonely, the depressed
the broken-hearted...
Let us thank Him for
these flowers galore! 


Posted for Today's Flowers

Prompt: Lonely