Monday, April 30, 2012


 Image:1 Charles Bronson the classic ruggedly handsome

Image:2 Jack Palance, an equally ruggedly handsome toughie
(Picture Credit: Google images)

Ruggedly handsome
Many Hollywood actors
Fit the bill before

Do we spy them now?
There are around, a few shone
So also softies

Midnight Cowboy and
Brokeback Mountain played a hand?
The signs of the times

Of wide liberal thinking
For, to each his own

Written for d'Verse OpenLinkNights week #42,  Real Toads OpenLinkMonday and Poetry Pantry #98

Sunday, April 29, 2012


                                                                        Image: by Manu Pombrol
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

They should not throw stones
Those dauntingly bottled up
Bereft of bedlam

A book to pass time
Zest for life takes a back seat
Loneliness the wrath

No, wily big guy
Wrench away at life’s trivia
Up renaissance man

Life is poetry, so
Waste not the strict regimen
Vie for due success

Written for Magpie #115 and Haiku Heights Day 30 #142

Saturday, April 28, 2012


                                                         Le Vampire by Philip Burne-Jones
Image:  Courtesy of d'Verse

Like a piercing knife
Unflinchingly targetted
Gnawing at his neck

Mouth wide open, fangs
Stabbed deep and with a shrill cry
Withdrew fast, bleeding

The operation
Completed in a jiffy
The vampire snarled

The world at his feet
Surreptitiously engaged
Bloody and ready

Written for d'Verse Poetics -Vampire and Haiku Heights Day 29 #141

Borrowed the first line 'Like a piercing knife' from Charles Baudelaire's poem and developed from there

Friday, April 27, 2012


Trapped in a quagmire
Of nebulous ideas and
Clarity ignored

Splayed in the summer’s
sun. Heat impinged on his thoughts
Clarity at stake

Whose side are you on?
Hoodwink the old his pretext
Clarity is sought

Haiku Heights Day 28#140 -Clarity

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The Forbidden Fruit

Dangled an apple
Proverbial temptation
Exit Paradise

Since then Man is cursed
Different forms of lure but
the same old story

Bribes, stocks, sex offered
Smack your lips and then decide
Partake in the wrong?

Written for Haiku Heights Day 27 #139 with prompt - temptation

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Strumming the guitar
Serenades at her window
Love-sick beau below

Melody d’amour
 ‘Music be the food of love’
The Bard said ‘play on’

Poets and the arts
Music soothes the savage
breast…it lingers on!

Written for Haiku Heights Day26 #138 with prompt - melody

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Wild Ones

Picture Credit: From Google images

Young hearts enamored
Holding on to warm moments
Of wild frenzied zeal

Or frigid outbursts
Clasped in each other’s arms with
Muted emotions

Good when it lasted
Given to daring exploits
Wild one of a kind

Written for d"Verse OpenLinkNights week#41

Sunday, April 22, 2012


                                                                            Image by Alex Stoddard
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

Underworld background
But mesmerized in the past
For Robin Hood oath

Fallen on bad times
His captors showed no mercy
shackled and submerged

Friends now enemies
Own up to nostalgic strength
Or perish all boxed

Simple choice forced on
Betrayal hard to forgive
Swift justice engaged

Submitted for Magpie #114 and Haiku Heights Day23 #135

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Stillness deafening
Social media revealing
Images abound

Call of duty, where
Parents stamp authority
Dash all corrupt posts

Masterpiece of old
Still life, gnawing  at art’s door
For recognition

d'Verse - duty calls and Haiku Heights Day22 # 134 - still

Friday, April 20, 2012


Hunger in the night
Foraging the ‘fridge’,  ice cream!

Lost in the jungle
A river, a settlement

A state of the art
Sculptures  and paintings hanging

Haiku Heights Day 21 # 133 with prompt - serendipity

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Scary tales abound
‘Renovations’ turned sour
Botched beauty attempts

Bursts silicon sacs
Foreign  liquids injected
Faces scarred for life

Reductions of fats
Around the midriff but lo!
Died in the process

Blogging a savior
May help to sharpen the mind
Dementia looming

Haiku Heights Day 20 #132 with prompt - renovation-

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


 Image:1  Evonne Goolagong, Wimbledon Singles Champion (1971 & 1980)

 Image:2 Chris Evert, Wimbledon Singles Champion (1974,1976 & 1981)

 Image:3 Ana Ivanovic in colorful apparel

 Image:4 Ana again

Image:5 Ana yet again!
(Picture Credit: Google images)

Note: This is an attempt to show 2 contrasting situations.
First contrast:  Dressings of old whites to the current colorful ones
Second contrast: Ana, the Pin-Up girl of tennis is more impressive off than on the courts

Woman’s tennis were
whites not too long ago but
now bathed in colors

Brides will always be
in whites. It is sacrilege
to think otherwise

Haiku Heights Day 18 # 130 with prompt - white and d"Verse OpenLinkNight week 40

Monday, April 16, 2012


A One-Hit Wonder
Had made it big on the Charts
On everyone’s lips

Bobby McFerrin
Don't Worry, Be Happy who
could forget that gem!

"Don't Worry, Be Happy"  released in 1988 was number one for 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. At the 1989 Grammy it won  the Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance  (Wiki)
(Picture Credit: Google images)

Haiku Heights Day 17 #129 – with prompt wonder  and  OpenLinkMonday at Real Toads

Sunday, April 15, 2012


 Image:1 Mahatma and Nelson

Image:2 Nelson and Michael
(Picture Credit: from Google Images)

An Iconic Being

An icon revered
A charismatic being 
A generous soul

Vibrant for his shine
Towering above, radiant
Sentiments expressed

Bolster the flock well
Profound accolades achieved
Just exemplary

Haiku Heights Day 16 #128  -  being and Poets United, The Poetry Pantry # 97


Image: Mitt Romney from Google Images

Pitching on his gains
An aura of eminence
Alive and kicking

Mitt gets questioned, wealth
Built on other’s misery?
Taxes not on time?

Gets to be ugly
Leading to the Great Debates
The world is watching

Haiku Heights Day15 # 127 - Alive

Friday, April 13, 2012


 Image:1 The Upcoming London Olympics July 21,2012

Image:2 The Upcoming London Olympics, a symbolic pic grab with Big Ben in the b/ground

(Picture Credit: Google Images
The posting done earlier without images
Images were uploaded one day later )

Spring's warmth enticing
Preceding heat of summer
Big events looming

Daniel Craig summoned
Diamond Jubilee big do
Muscles and brawn clash

Gleaming medals and
Billions sit glued in July
A TV spectacle

Haiku Heights Day 13 # 125 - Warmth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Coherent in speech
Could well get ideas across
Why they objected?

Good to let them be
Their thinking messed in turmoil
Slouching on their own

Then they took notice
They acted at their own peril
You stood tall triumphant

Haiku Heights Day12 #124 -  Coherent

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Image Credit: Google images

Is it Possible?
It is just impossible 
Why not, please tell me!

It is confusing…
You must know I want answers
Alright! let us see…

We brainstormed earlier
Was a lively discussion….
What was the outcome?

Just no consensus
What!  I cannot accept this!
No dinner tonight!

Early to bed and
early to rise (smirking) makes
man hungry but wise

Haiku Heights Day 11 #123 - with prompt Possible  and d'Verse OpenLinksNight week #39

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Vehicle

                                                                               image by djajakarta
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

A personal  egg vehicle
Akin to the shell of a snail
That floats on air
Moving at its whim
A flying machine with no engines
That glides with just the driver inside
A new form of travel
A new form of vehicle
The downside is its delicate nature.
It stops moving when cracked
And the driver just dumps it
And a replacement is provided
It’s of light material, it’s cheap
It’s within everyone’s means

So hop on and dream
Dream that this is true
No it’s not!
Just an artist’s impression
And some wild imaginations!

After thought ( prompted by comments)
It doesn't run on gas. Power is in the form of edible tablets taken orally by the driver before embarkation. Movements and acceleration are through mind control.

Submitted to Tess' Magpie # 112

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Image:1 Tiger at his moment of shame as quoted from news reports ' Woods, after a bad miss with a 4-iron into the par-5 15th hole on Friday, hit a poor tee shot with a 9-iron on the par-3 16th. He let the club fall from his hands, then turned in anger and kicked it some 15 yards'
Picture Credit: Google Images

The US Masters at Augusta National
Made a bad play of bad golf
Much was expected

But what a letdown
Showed promise with Bay Hill win (here)
Going for his fifth

But alas, now may
Even be subjected to
Discipline measures

For unbecoming
Behavior as a Pro
A pity, really

Haiku Heights April Heights 8th Day #120 -  Play

Process note:  Tiger was under tremendous pressure in his 5th bid for the Green Jacket. The two acts of unprofessional behavior shown both on Friday and Saturday would certainly invite disciplinary actions from the PGA Tour organizers.

Friday, April 6, 2012


Images: Scouring through for what appropriate images to accompany the haiku,I found these gems
Photo Credit: Google images

Hustlers every where
Many waiting to hoodwink
Must we allow them?

Just hold it people!
Have to fight for what we want
Hustlers are heartless

Forgive and forget?
Many just as adamant
Virtue lost in time

Haiku Heights April Heights Day7 #119

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Image: A Drop of Hope
(Picture Credit: Royalty free Google Images)

Hopelessly in love
Bidding for the moon that feigned
subdued sympathy

Affront to goodness
Hideously its hues enraged
Sacrilege to one

Calming  wind’s help sought
Coolness for one to ignite
true love swathed with fire

For April heights Day 6  -  Hope


 Image:1 Calming warmth of a serene morning

Image:2 A surfer's delight not quite that of a tsunami
(Picture credit: Google images)

Sighing of the waves
A spent force lashing the shore
Innocently spied

Give it half a chance
To develop walls of water
The crest high above

The destructive force
Testing human endurance
Wayward tsunami!

April Heights Day 5 # 117

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Image: Courtesy of Leo's

Sheepishly silly
Adamantly unaware
Surprised to realize

Doubts still in his mind
Frozen cold in a coma
Warped in ignorance

Felt the affliction
Wrapped around the consciousness
Cried out to be saved

Salvation is sought
Aftermath of creation?
And an allergy?

Submitted for Haiku Heights Day 4 #116 - Doubt and d'Verse OpenLinkNight week 38

Monday, April 2, 2012

Nesting Nerd

                                                                   Image by ParkeHarrison
Image:1 Courtesy of Willows

Nestled in the nest
Nocturnal nerd caught napping
Nesting and nodding

Nurtured negation
Nudging nascent in nature
Needling the needful

Submitted for Tess' Magpie #111

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Tak Bai happened on Oct 25, 2004. Six locals were initially arrested. A demonstration to call for their release  were later tear-gassed by military reinforcements. Hundreds arrested, bound, shirtless, stacked into trucks to be transported. On arrival 3 hrs later 85 were found dead (7 of gunshot wounds and 78 of apparent suffocation) None in government were ever held accountable nor prosecuted ( more at Wiki)

Image:1 Planking Tak Bai style prior to being stacked into military trucks 6 deep for the 3 hr journey 

 Image:2 The propensity for Planking seemed popular with the military

 Image:3 Planking on another occasion on the hard and hot tarmac

Image:4 Planking by the sea on the hot sand

Tak Bai 'massacre'
Planking imposed for numbers
Hands bound and shirtless

To be transported
Stacked high six deep into trucks
Nightmarish journey

Many  just succumbed
Of suffocation on route
None brought to justice

Planking as a fad was brought to another level in mid 2011. Planking was then a craze to be done at unusual places, accompanied with fun and laughter, a far cry from the sufferings at Tak Bai

 Image:5 Atop a tractor

 Image:6 Across 2 camels

Image:7 In the Today Studio?

(Picture Credit:  All from Google Images)

Submitted for d'Verse of Nightmare verse and Real Toads OpenLinkMonday