Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sensuous Sundays - leaf magic

Leaf magic - haiku

a wind caressed leaf
breathes out a green magic
worlds dance inside me


Monday, November 23, 2015


(100-word flash fiction)

He steps into the square, barred patch of sunlight, feeling its tremulous warmth upon his face.

He can hear spring winds sweep away the remnants of autumn like he has had for 20 years. He reaches up and plucks the crinkled leaf stuck at the bars.

It reminds him of the parchment on which he had written his inflammatory letter denouncing the Royal family’s debauchery. Fool! He should’ve known it would land him in this remote prison.

And now, he doesn’t know the King is long dead. There is democracy in the land.

And, he has been completely, totally forgotten.


After a gap of a couple of weeks, I return to Rochelle's literary bar for my weekly fix of flash fiction. This week's photo prompt is -

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Educating the heart and mind - Peace Summit 2009

Some of my favourite people in a panel discussion.
The 3 new Rs of education - reflection, relationships, and resilience.

(I hope I have put up the right video this time)

The link -

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

The Patience of Ordinary Things

by Pat Schneider

It is a kind of love, is it not?
How the cup holds the tea,
How the chair stands sturdy and foursquare,
How the floor receives the bottoms of shoes
Or toes. How soles of feet know
Where they’re supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking about the patience
Of ordinary things, how clothes
Wait respectfully in closets
And soap dries quietly in the dish,
And towels drink the wet
From the skin of the back.
And the lovely repetition of stairs.
And what is more generous than a window?

~ Pat Schneider

"Another River: New and Selected Poems"