Archive for June 22, 2016

Vincent and Ludwig #5

“i paint starry nights, Ludwig, to help me forget each torrid day”

“and i compose odes to joy, Vincent, to keep pain at bay”

“we are alike, you and i, dear Ludwig”, Vincent says as he sketches a smile

“yes Vincent, we are alike, our tattered shoes yet to carry us across so many a mile”

my wishes are simple … … …

my wishes are simple,
desires few,
gazing upon a leaf,
nourished by dew.

my wishes are simple,
dreams hardly grand,
hearing birdsong in this desert,
together, hand in hand.

my wishes are simple,
my heart calm,
resting with you ‘neath this palm,

years rattling bones,
wrinkling skin,
greying our hair,
ever so thin … … …

Liebster Award Nomination


I really want to thank PoojaG for nominating me for this award. I really enjoy reading her posts and her blog is definitely worth checking out!

With this nomination comes 11 questions to answer, 11 blogs to nominate, and 11 questions to write!

Here are those 11 questions given to me:

1. What is your favourite book?

‘Sacred Games’ by Vikram Chandra

2. What is your favourite pastime?

Reading and writing

3. What is the one song you love but are ashamed to admit you like?

‘Firework’ by Katy Perry

4. Who/What inspired you to start blogging?

a close friend 

5. Where do you want to travel to the most?

Angel Falls in Venezuela

6. Who is your favourite Star Wars character?

Master Yoda

7. Which book has really inspired you?

‘Long walk to Freedom’ by Nelson Mandela

8. What is your favourite genre to read and why?

Non-fiction because I am a keen student of history 

9. What is your favourite quote and why?

‘Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most’ from a film I can’t remember and because it cuts close to home!

10. What is your most cherished memory?

Playing in the monsoon rains as a child 

11. What is your biggest goal in life?

to have a book of poems published

I really hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment!

Here are the 11 bloggers I nominated in no particular order:




Rinaldo Rosa

Cezane & Michelle

Lize Bard


New England Nomad



Thom Hickey

For everyone I nominated, here are the rules:

If you choose to accept the award…

Thank the blogger who nominated you
Answer the 11 questions I gave you
Nominate up to 11 other bloggers yourself (preferably those with fewer than 500 followers, this is more of a newbie award)
Provide those bloggers with 11 questions of your own for them to answer
Don’t forget to put the Liebster Award sticker on your blog!
And here are the 11 questions for you!

1. Why do you write?

2. Who is your role model in life?

3. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

4. Who is your favourite music artist?

5. Name one place you’d love to visit?

6. Name your favourite book?

7. Would you be prepared to join a space mission to Mars

8. What is your favourite TV series?

9. Do you consider yourself as a liberal or as a conservative?

10. What is your favorite flavour of ice cream?

11. Your favourite True Detective Season, One or Season Two?

I really hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to like, follow, share and comment!

embers of love … … …

Rivulets of tears,
flow into gutters,

hearts break,
whispered truths shatter.

Love persists,
stubborn, obstinate,

a tempestuous deluge,
seeking murmuring eddies.

Love persists,

lost at times,
floundering in muddied waters.

Love persists,
when stormy clouds gather,

the embers crackle, burn, tinder aflame,

deeply knit,
out of the piercing rain … … …

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