Friday, September 28, 2012

Iridescent Clouds

IRIDESCENT CLOUD....



Sun dips behind the clouds
in the sedentary western sky
Tossing a canister of paints
to drench in its plunging rays.
Strips of colors
Displaying fury and helix
Gush out… morph
Into a gleaming rainbow.
A strange synthesis
amid world's grandest scenery
grips the evening sky;
Colors, with tiny swivel of their heels
resembling little Macaw birds
Leap at the sun rays
clouds go drifting by
colors spray paint the mist
Another Rainbow resurfaces
 Flawless-- beautiful and so clear;
But, soon drizzles of rain
come blustering with winds
 blur the rainbow 
and stroll back
Darkness swallows the earth
Lightning flashes,
changes the regalia
 for good...
Displacements 
initiate prophesies of change
A new beginning 
lays mortality and
 mysteries bare---



88 comments:

  1. Super. Excellent photo.

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    1. Thanks SG. Yes, I liked the pic as well.
      I wasn't able to sleep last night, so wrote this poem in fifteen minutes flat...posted unedited!:P

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  2. The splendour of nature never ceases to amaze.

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    1. Thanks Purba. Indeed, nature doesn't cease to amaze us, rain or shine....
      Good to see you after a long time :)

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    1. :) Rajrupa---that "wow" made me smile...thanks!
      I was unable to sleep last night, so I sat up and wrote these lines in fifteen minutes flat.. and posted it unedited!

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  4. Nature never disappoints!

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    1. Yes, Deepak...Nature is fascinating and deeply riveting. Thanks so much!

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  5. this is so lively and .....wonderful poem....

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    1. Sreeja...Coming from you, this is a very gratifying compliment. Thanks a bunch... :)))

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    1. I am glad, you liked the new look..Sreeja ♥

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  7. Awesome poem, Panchali! and a complimenting pic too!!

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    1. Thanks Amit.
      Even I loved the pic..and it inspired me to write these lines :))

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  8. wow -beautifully penned and that pic damn awesome mam

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    1. Sooo pleased you liked it, dear Vinisha....! Thank you.... :))))

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  9. Another superb lines ..well written

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    1. Thanks Shilpi3005! Are you the same Shilpi wo visited my space some time back..? If, no...a warm welcome here :)
      Hope you'll stay in touch..:)))

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  10. beautiful! the words just make ur poem come alive..i could almost imagine the canister of paints drenching the sky!! every line had that quality! lovely!!

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    1. Awww...li'l princess, I'll take your compliment to mean more than they actually do. And permit myself to feel pleased.:))♥
      Thanks for coming by...

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  11. Nature has so much to it that we can not see it all, except through poetry! Loved the pic :)

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    1. Akanksha....That's a delightful mantra on poetry n nature. Sounds awfully simple...but I guess often simple things are the most difficult to follow....:-}
      Thanks for dropping by!!

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  12. and finally I had courage to comment here... last 10 lines does something on me... I have to offer you here is a bow...

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    1. Now...now, Sathish!“Fear only two: God, and the man who has no fear of God.”
      Let me assure you, I am cool as a cucumber...so continue cheering me on...!! I am still aspiring to be a writer...:)))
      I sure am enjoying my inane statuses...hahaha!
      Thanks! Hope to see you more often...:)

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  13. as beautiful as the picture ---nature described as softly by you as always

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    1. awww...I am glad you liked... thanks for the wonderful words of appreciation, Rajni! ♥

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  14. A poem vibrant with colours and joy ends up on a sobre note, stressing how rejuvenation is inextricably linked with darkness and end. Beautiful, indeed!

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    1. Umashankar...You are bang on! My writing is to share the lessons I have learned....and when some one reads it accurately, it is flattering to say the least. Thank you.:)

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  15. awesome ! and to write such a lovely poem in 15 mins flat is not small achievement !

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    1. TTT, You said it! Hahaha.. that's the reason why there's a steady fall of readers :p
      Promise me, that you'll not leave me. See you around... yeah..?!
      Thanks a bunch!xoxo

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    2. It may be 15 mins ...but it touches the right chord ! and yes promise ..not gonna leave you !!!! believe me its very diff to find such a fantastic blog <3 ... infact i keep checking every now and then for new updates on your blog :)

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    3. TTT...oh how sweet :))))))thanks for your assurance...it means so much!.. :))))Thank you for a heart warming comment!!

      :)))

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  16. wow! Spontaneous flow of thoughts and words.

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    1. Indrani! ...life is worth living if we can touch others someway, somehow:) Thanks for dropping by and for your encouragement :)

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  17. so well written...enjoyed going thro' your blog!

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    1. Welcome to my space, ashok!Thanks for dropping by with your thoughtful comment... :)) Hope to see you more on these pages...

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  18. Your pictures and words go together, all the time.
    'Tossing a canister of paints?' Perfect!! That's exactly what it looks like in that picture. May creativity never leave you. :)
    Have a weekend as lovely as your poetic lines.

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    1. Oh, that's feels wonderful, Divya!!

      I am so happy that I managed to communicate what I wanted to in the post. It is always great to get confirmation.

      Thanks for the visit and the wonderful words of appreciation. They mean much to me...

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  19. Panchali you have painted a radiant picture with your words.

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    1. Indu! Thank you for a beautiful comment... pleasure to see you here... :))))

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    1. Suhas, Thank you for the visit and the heartwarming comment. :)))

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  21. A beautiful poem and you painted it :)

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    1. Saru!! Your comment has made me happy... thank you for adding the brightness of your sunny words to my space... :))))

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  22. Lovely Panchali. Too good and it had colors running from all directions in my minds eye! Awesome!

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    1. Awww...Jayshree,
      Delighted to know that you enjoyed reading this... I enjoyed writing it too...:)))
      Thanks for coming by... and sharing your thoughts.. :)))))

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  23. Your poem is as beautiful as the colors of nature, loved reading it. :) And you wrote this in 15 minutes? Wow! :)

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    1. Good to see you, Akshay! Writing poetry is putting abstract images into words. I call them shots---and it feels wonderful, when you see people reading those shots just the way you want them to read! Thanks a ton!
      You overwhelm me with your 'wow'... I hope I live up to that generous giving:))

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  24. Nature never fails to captivate.

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    1. Well said, Cosmo.. thank you for your first visit here.. :)))

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  25. Beautiful ji.. and the pic that goes along is splendid too!!

    Do stop by my blog!! I'd love your visits & comments!

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    1. Kappu dear, I know you read me... most times. Just as you know I read you... always... :)) Thanks...and yeah, I liked the pic too.. a lot!!:)
      Thank you,

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  26. this one is colorful and bright ... well written :-)

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    1. Thanks Green Speck for your visit and encouragement!! Coming from you, made my day! I hope to see you more on these pages :)

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  27. lovely words...beautifully crafted lines!

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    1. Thanks Kalyan, Thanks for coming by... and for the beautiful comment!...You made my day!:) Do visit again..

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  28. Your words are a rainbow of lovely thoughts! I enjoyed this.

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    1. Mary, Thanks for the comment.... appreciation from you means much to me... :)) Hope to see you more on these pages...:)

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  29. Please tell me,you wrote this lines on this picture or you found the picture
    after you wrote this poem. A perfect match.
    Each line was like a brush stroke of color:D

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    1. The pic came first, ghaz and that dazzling rainbow brought around the joy n glory :)
      Thank you.

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  30. Beautiful words, as Ghazala asked, which came first, the picture or the poem. I'm amazed that you posted this unedited!

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    1. Thank you, Listening Daisy. What a beautiful handle you have...!!!:)
      Well,I posted it unedited, but I did edit it before linking...:D Glad you enjoyed reading. And yes, the pic came first, and the words just flowed. Colors can create magic, isn't it?
      Hope to see you more...:)
      Thank again,

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  31. So many lovely colors up in the sky, and how they all come together to make a beautiful painting. Amazing! One artist is up there... and the other around here, right in front of me :)

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    1. Awww..Arti, I am more pleased than I can tell you that this resonated with you...Thank you for that lovely compliment. It is MOST gratifying to win a pat on the back from a friend you admire :)) xoxo/ thanks a lot!!

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  32. great poem.brilliant play of images.wonderfully done.

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    1. Abin, Good to connect here :) I am glad you took time to read this post.Thank you so much for the implied kudos...am thrilled!!
      Hope to see you more on these pages....

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  33. So many things I liked in this "fury and helix", "Colors, with tiny swivel of their heels" stand out. I smiled when I saw you are from Calcutta. I love Mother India, and have been there three times now, including of course, magnificent Calcutta. Say hello to the massive banyan for me :-)

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    1. WOW!! So good to meet you here, Simon !!:)Thanks for your wonderful words of appreciation. I guess THIS is what one writes for... this understanding. You gave that to me today... Thank you...:)))
      Next time when you are in Kolkata (calcutta), do give me a shout. We shall go to the Botanical Garden together to say hello to that great Banyan!! Tell me, when are you coming here again:))
      Do stay in touch.I shall be in your space soon..

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  34. Such vivid words! You painted a wonderful picture with them.

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    1. Thanks for the compliments, Laura...I am moved :)) Hope to see your more on my space! Thanks again.

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  35. Descriptively beautiful, intricately designed, wonderful imagery--and I love how you wrap it up with that ending.

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit, Poet... and for the feeling of satisfaction you give me with your comment.. :)) Do stay in touch please.
      Thanks again!

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  36. Endless testaments of your brilliance, yet, the magnificence of your poem seems undervalued.

    What more can I add other than offering my heartfelt gratitude to you for composing this spectacular piece of poetry and immortalizing it with the breathtaking glimpse of nature's splendour.

    Together they stirred things, beyond expression.

    You had me enthralled Panchali ji

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    1. Anupam, I am so glad you came and read this poem.
      Some women do have pathetic history in their personal lives... takes all kinds to make a world I guess. :)))
      I am glad you enjoyed. Thanks for the wonderful feedback..I do appreciate!

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  37. Beautiful image with words to match.

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    1. Thanks so much for the wonderful comments, Kerry! Sorry about the late revert. I was out on a vacation..
      Hope to see you more on these pages:)

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  38. oh the magnificence of mysteries!!! beautiful image and image filled poem.

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    1. Thanks Laura...
      Aww, how I love reading such wonderful comments. Thanks for the encouragement :)Hope you visit again :)

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  39. Excellent capture and you have garnished it so beautifully with words.

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    1. Oh, Khusbhu...thanks for that aromatic comment! Beautiful...Glad we met here!! Thanks for the encouragement :)

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  40. Great caputure on the moment in words! Inspiring poem and as well the photo.

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    1. Wow..that's a wonderful feedback, Jeevan! Thanks a bunch :) Yup...I liked the pic as well. It's from the net, not from my personal album....

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  41. Wow.. I'm to learn a lot from you..
    just got inspired to write a poem on nature's magic..

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  42. "Strips of colors
    Displaying fury and helix"

    I quite like this wording. Excellently forceful and precise.

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