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Hi Kokila, Both your poems are alive with fresh ideas. The 2nd one is simple but so original!
Thank-you souch Uppalji :) your presence is pleasure and blessings combined :)
Nicely done, Kokila.
Thank-you Celestine :)
Simple and nice.. that patch work cloth is very cute :)Happy Birthday, A Rat's Nibble : Nibbles @ 3
Thank-you Meera for the comment love and your patience dear ..i know I am too late in catching up with you ...:( Tons of heartfelt thanks thanks <3
Beautiful haiku as usual Kokila coupled with the picture of the child snuggling comfortably and drifting off to the world of dreams...And yes, sometimes praises mean nothing.
Right Somali.. Sometimes praise seems stifling ..sigh.Thank-you dear :)
Indeed Kokila, sometimes it all seems like a sham and at the very next moment it all seems the threadbare truth. Quite a drift isn't it? :)
Yeah Vinay ..so right . someone just tried to explain paradigm shift to me a few days back : ) Thanks for stopping by :)
Liked the way you presented two different perspectives of ‘Follow.’ We need to be very careful while following anything, whether dreams or persons. Accomplishing piddling wishes, ultimately, lead to frustration only.I couldn’t stop smiling, by seeing the sarcasm in 2nd haiku. We often get praise & likes for a favour of same in return, not for its worthiness. For example, “Nice post. I write at so & so. Please follow my blog.”
If only dreams are not followed by these , heart would not have been in such a mess ! As for the second , I am blessed as I have struck pure gold in friendship :) :) Thank you Ravish :)
@ravish mani hahaha! For example, “Nice post. I write at so & so. Please follow my blog.” agree agree! whistles!!
RAVISH are you listening !! Lol... :D:p
I find it hard to write even one and you give us so many to ponder upon :)I read the comment and reply from/for Ravish and got better clarity.
Thank you Alok so much for your kind words ... You are always generous :)
Dear Kokila, life is certainly better with friends and I feel lucky to count you as one of mine. Thank you for the sweet comments left on my blog. I had not heard about Holi - the festival of colours but I’ve just been looking around online and I see it was celebrated in several places in England this year – next year I will be looking out for it. Thank you for telling me about it and for always introducing me to something new.If you would ever like a guest spot on my blog you would be very, very welcome. You could write about your childhood, what you are doing now, or anything at all really. I would just be pleased to host you. Thank you again for your always kind comments, Barbara.
I am glad you'll be looking for Holi next year Barbara as its a beautiful festival of love n friendship. I am touched and super excited by the prospect of a guest post at the beloved March House !! Thank-you so much for the offer Barbara..I'll definitely send you a write up some day soon dear :) you have been and still are the most wonderful of friends I could have . thank-you for being here .. Love n hugs :):)
Nicely done Kokila. Simple and beautiful. :)
Thank-you Nisha for stopping by here :)
You surely have some thick group of friends online, Kokila. The haiku which you have penned are magical. loved it.
You are one of the gang Ajay :) :D Thanks for the generous words :)
The first one is profound. The second one...well, only you can put things with such subtlety :-D Great pair, soul-sis...wonderful as always... :-)
Hey Soul-sis !! So glad to see you and yes your words are balmy :) :) Love n hugs :)
Nice Kokila, especially the second one!-Sindhuja
Thank you Sindhuja ..pleasure you liked it :)
The first one was something I had to read again and again and wit each time the meaning grew in me. The second one, well that was satire subtly put :P
Thank-you Datta , you made my day dear as I too feel the same for the first one .. It's very sad and Very real as I often found myself not wanting to wake up from a soothing dream just to avoid these mulish wishes which follow ... Sigh !
Beauty Par Avion! I could feel the freshness & depth in your words. Hats ff dear :)
Thank-you souch dear girl :)
So much * :)
Nice one dear :)
Thank you Anjali..glad you liked :)
great piece... its a gem... :-)
Thank you Ashish for your generous words :): )
I liked the first one more. :)
Thank-you Indrani ..real glad you liked it dear :):)
Thanks dear :) Your site is not allowing me to comment from mobile.. have patience till I get my Laptop back :)
haha! I like the dig in the second one. When you do it with so much craft, one cannot help 'liking' it. Hey Kokila, (y) :D We belong to the LikeGen after all. :)
True D, I agree and am 'liking' it too :) :pThank you dear for the lovely words and that wonderful share :) wishes
Passing dreams fade / One's life in the shade. Flattery misguides/ The dreams scatter on those breezes.
Dreams give hope and meaning and helps to keep going in this otherwise meaningless life, sometimes. You are one writer with great depths, Kokila.
Thank you Roohi.. dreams do give the goal for the 'waking' life but ah! there are some which bring impossible desires... I am glad you liked it dear :)
As I always say, you are the Haiku queen! well done!
Thank-you for the comment love dear :)Hugs :)
Both of them are very meaningful.
Glad you liked these Rajesh ..Thank you :)
Well said Kokila.Lovely Haiku as always.
Thank you Krithiga :) your presence is a pleasure ...
The picture is really heart touching
Thank you:) glad these resonated well with you :)
Very nice and emotional words with heart touching picture Kokila Ji !!
Thank you for stopping by :)
Life can be so tough!
Sad but true ..
Nice.... And the picture is so heart touching!!!
Glad you liked it Bhavani ... PS .your ridge -gourd pacchadi came out yummy !
brilliant and goes well with the images
Shukriya Cifar ..:)
Nice, loved the second one.
Thank-you kashpals :)
Thanks Tina :)
The depth of the words is touching. Look forward to drop here for such treats more often! :)
Thank-you Bushra .. It a treat for me to have you here :)
Amazing as always. First one is heart touching with a lovely picture. Second one presents the truth in a funnier way.
You have summarized it far better than me Kiran ..Thank you dear :)
Unsurpassable!बस यही कहूँगा कि दूसरे वाले के लिए शुक्रिया, नहीं तो पहले वाले से आये आँसू कौन पोंछता ?
Humbled . what more to say ..thank you :) :)
Hello Kokila, the first haiku is so beautiful and heart touching, I loved the image with it , you made me smile with the second haiku.Have a lovely day :)
Thank you so much Aunt Mary ... I am glad you liked these .I always enjoy my time with your sweet stories so nicely told :)
Heartrending! Thanks for writing such a sensitive haiku
Hey Kalpanaa.. Thank YOU for the comment love ! Glad you liked it :)
The more the Haiku forces one to ponder, the better it is (maintaining it's beauty) and your haikus enthrals always.Well, I read the second one where the first two lines described the probability of facade these days but then the third.. left me..saying.. wait! follow me here.. and see it all change.. u won't find it.. or so I read and then later read Ravish's comment! The first haiku here held the depth and the beauty that you enrich Haikus with.. while second one didn't resonate...taking in the both the meanings.. it's just me I guess :) Cheers! Love your haikus.
Thanks a million Shinchan for sharing your thoughts ! I am glad you liked something at least :P as for the second one no worries as its a tongue in cheek satire more in the league of Senryu - haiku about human emotions or society . Your honest thoughts are much welcome and valued Shashank :):)
I loved both and drooled more over the second one....you know why bestie....its so us....cheeky...:) hugs and hugs :)
I agree SO much ! It's so us ..:D :D and as soon as I read this phrase, I started missing you ..:( :( I hope we'll get loads of time to analyse and discuss (read tear apart ) things and people , once you are here :P Hugs n Hugs :)
Two different haiku but equally beautiful. You ace at it. :)
Hey girl ! you are being kind dear :)Thanks a ton :)
The pictures and the haiku's are in sync. I love them. Thanks for sharing
Thank you Shamsud :)
Wonderfully written :-) If reality is tough on us, we can take respite at least in our dreams. At least that might offer some hope :-)
You are Right Ashwini .. Hope makes the world go round ... Thank-you dear :)
Your views make this blog work ...Thanks a lot. :)