When it gets verse

Across time.. universe

I’ve never claimed an understanding of poetry and have never had any affection for it either, but once in a while some bits catch my attention. Verse, lyrics, any other form…

The dawn rouses one man to acquire wealth
Another to earn food, another to achieve greatness
Another to sacrifices, another to his own (pursuits)
Another to activity, and lights all men
to their various means of maintaining life
Ushas (dawn) has given back all the regions

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I’m o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game

For how long a period is it that the dawns have risen?
for how long a period will they rise?
Still desirous to bring us light Ushas (dawn)
Pursues the functions of those that have gone before, and
Shining brightly, proceeds with the others (that are to follow)

People say I’m lazy dreaming my life away
Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me
When I tell them that I’m doing fine watching shadows on the wall
Don’t you miss the big time boy you’re no longer on the ball
Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion
Well I tell them there’s no problem, only solutions
Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I’ve lost my mind
I tell them there’s no hurry
I’m just sitting here doing time

Gone are the men who in the days before us
Looked on the rising of the earlier mornings
We, we the living now, behold her brightness
And they come nigh who shall hereafter see her

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll

Now the fun is, most of you would have realised that stanzas 2, 4 and 6 are Lennon’s classic ‘Watching the Wheels‘, and the rest? Stanza 1 is the Rigveda Mandala 1 Sukta 113 verse 6; stanza 3 verse 10 (both translations by H.H.Wilson) and stanza 5 verse 11 (translation by Ralph Griffith). :)

until next time, more per verse :)

Superzero

He supposed he would just have to go through with it. After all they had warned him of this about 5 minutes after they started. He remembered the exact words “ ..aur aise shuru hua Drona ka safar” They were right, with a small modification – from then on, the audience was forced to suffer Drona.

until next time, drone arrgh!!

PS. It also inspired me to get verse  -

Ticket ke paise khona, aur theatre main jaake sona..

Yehi hain Yaaron Drona, jise dekhke aaya mujhe rona…

Seventh Heaven

The blog’s editorial policy (ahem, we have one) ensures that tags are taken up only in the rarest of rare cases. One is when the tagger is someone who can’t be refused, and the second is when the subject is so compelling that it deserves a post. The relationship of the latter with ego massages, is a part of the above mentioned editorial policy that shall not be discussed. :)

So, I was conferred the Brillante Blog award by two bloggers who are very dear to me, and who I hold in very high regard. First, by Phatichar, and then by Ideasmith. And just as I began writing this post, Suma left me a message. Somebody likes my 55s! :D

For those who came in late, this tag is an attempt to discover and connect to more blogs, and as part of this I have to write a post and display this award, and finally tag 7 blogs which appeal to me in content or design.  And so, without further ado, here are my seven wonders

A vividness that that knows no ends
A subtlety that transcends
An eye for detail that’s a gift from the maker
There’s no one quite like Austere seeker

The name could actually be a misnomer
For she has a never ending supply of humour
But then the sarcasm plays a hand
And we get Cynic in Wonderland

Life and Other Such Nonsense
The title does sound intense
LOL, that phrase would summarise
The hilarious and addictive Tys on Ice

From award related strife
To wonderful slices of life
Everything is of consequence
On Arunima’s Silent Eloquence

From Bangalore to Mumbai he was hurled
But he still reaches out to the world
And be the matter amusing or bemusing
Kavi will give it a trademark musing

An amazing blogger from Down Under
Whose radicalism can tear you asunder
Jolt you, yet humour you, if anyone can
That’d be Orhan Kahn

Sarcastic to the point of being misanthropic
With a humour, that’ll always be chic
For the best portrayal of life’s colors and hues
Visit my buddy Saltwater Blues

This damn list reminded me of the kind of menu cards I hate. The ones with about 20 awesome chocolate desserts, and i can manage only a measly seven.

until next time, i really wanted to tag this guy too ;)

Love story

Unknown to each other, they were..

A smile and a word between them
And thus began a friendship rare
Best of friends, they became
A smile and a word between them
And lo, their love was for all to see,
Dearest of lovers, they were
A smile and a word
One love story became two
until next time, transience..
PS: D gave me a dirty look after this, so perhaps its best to have a disclaimer – Its not subjective :)

Life etc……

Not very sure, what i should write about, but first things first, i have to thank Mr.Saltwater Blues, coz he sparked a nostalgic wave in me, about goa, so was looking at some old stuff, and suddenly rediscovered a lot of things that i thought were lost.so thanks buddy!!I think , i will debate a lil more on my post a couple of days back, coz i got some good response from sapna. ..what i still would like to ask is that, was human nature always so “yeh dil maange more”? i think it has been an acquisition of the last 3-4 generations.. and havent the machines intended to make life easier for us, made life too easy, to the point that we become self reliant isolated beings,with no social interaction till we drain ourselves out? Reminds me of an old saying about life “forget the potholes, enjoy the journey”, arent we more of trying to acquire stuff that will fix the potholes now, rather than enjoying the journey?thats enough food for thought, have a great weekend people, and have a great vacation, michelle, you, you lucky thing!! ;-) before i go, this one’s for babita, something that mark twain said about India “the sole country under the sun, that is endowed with imperishable interest, the one land all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the globe combined” Cheers India!!and for anyone anywhere with that unexplainable ache in the heart
manuscrypt of the day
i hear the countless voices of the human heart
Flying unseen,From the dim past to the dim unblossomed future.
Hear, within my own breast,the fluttering of the homeless bird, which,
In company with countless others,
Flies day and night,Through light and darkness,
From shore to shore unknown.
The void of the universe is resounding with the music of wings:
‘Not here, not here, somewhere far beyond.’
Rabindranath Tagore, A Flight of Swans
STOP PRESS
Check this out….go to google, type “weapons of mass destruction”, and hit the “I am feeling lucky” button (instead of search)Now, READ THE ERROR MESSAGES VERY CAREFULLY and hey, congrats Andy (the wonder years), u r on rediffblogs mainpage..woohooo

Coz the tooth is up there

Today’s title is inspired the girl who married the dog in West Bengal, it seems many guys and girls do it there that way, c’mon guys , its not hedonism or anything, read the story here and find where the title comes from.And finally we get the Real news. El Beckham has finally reached Spain, congrats to him. And it seems he went for less than the 43 million that was earlier the agreed on figure. i still havent been able to objectively look at my loyalty issues concerning him and United, hehe, so what if it doesnt affect them, i can still have a stand, cant i??! ah, that brings me to the Rhyme of the Day

Though i had my fun at Old Trafford
My lifestyle, now they can ill afford,
Was a lil concerned about the Real/Barcelona row,
But it all boiled down to who could pay more Euro!!
Wonder if Posh can adjust to life in Spain
Even otherwise she is such a big pain
And if you are wondering why i am writing all this,
Bloke, it makes headlines even if i p**s!!
Read some interesting parallels about Hitler and the VHP, RSS etc on Andy’s blog, check it out, its a good read.More on the mullahs in Iran here.Poor guys are confused about what to do on the new fundamentals of Arab society, “Democracy, whiskey, and sexy!” :-)
Bangalore had showers on Residency Road, thats where the Radio City office is, they always ask me to take my raincoat when i am about to get out for office, fell for it twice, but am now educated!! Cant blame them though, the clouds here remind me of that ‘about to puke’ feeling i get, and then i dont puke….Thats it for the day, will end with
manuscrypts trivia
Got this from i dont know where, but it seems there are only three words that end in ‘ngry’, angry, hungry and_____, i havent got it yet!! it seems that we see/feel it everyday!!!!