Monthly Archives: July 2013

Kandi Curry

Weekly writing challenge: A pinch of You

This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken, we want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you.

 

Here’s a juicy titbit….a starter you can munch on while you go through my delicious kandi curry recipe!

Do you know my surname- kandicuppa comprises of 2 words-

Kandi meaning yellow dal/lentils and

Cuppa (pronounced cooppa!) meaning heap. (in Telugu, which is an Indian language)

so my ancestors are from a place where there was an abundance of dal/lentils!

Isn’t that interesting?!

Now here’s the recipe! 🙂 enjoy!!

A little bit of innocence in the jar,

A little bit of cheeky fun by the bar,

A dash of fiery temper, into the mix,

a hint of sweet smile, playing on the lips,

A little bit of attitude on the go,

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Desire (Loop Poem)

Poets corner poetry challenge: Loop Poetry

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image: google

Desire…

is a butterfly,

butterfly born to fly,

fly far away from you,

you stupid little boy.

Boy’s not amused,

amused butterfly smiles,

smiles and teases the poor lad,

lad runs behind.

Behind’s his whole life,

life that could’ve been,

been what he wanted,

wanted and desired even.

Even now it isn’t too late,

late to come running back,

back to the older you,

you are worth more than that!
© 2013 Apurva

Friendship

Daily Prompt:  A Friend in Need

Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is…”

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FRIENDSHIP.

2-girls-hugging-as-best-friends

image: google

My closest friend is….

My guardian angel,

a ray of hope,

in the sea of danger,

A shoulder to cry on,

when overwhelmed,

a mentor, a guide,

at dead ends,

Her winsome smile,

lights up my face,

cheers me up,

in the gloomiest of days,

Her reassuring nod,

says ‘I understand’,

she doesn’t need words

to say she cares.

She allows me

to be

who I am,

& yet makes me feel

like the perfect friend,

She has stood like a rock

in my most trying times,

protecting me,

like you would a child,

Her melodious voice

is like a balm to the soul,

it  fills my heart,

makes it whole,

I don’t know what

I would’ve done without her,

this poem’s for you,

hope you like it

my dear!
© 2013 Apurva

Dedicated to my closest friend who has known me since we were babies and continues to be my best buddy!…..Aditi 🙂

and my college friend shuchi 🙂  you are special too!

Party Personality

Daily Prompt: 

After spending time with a group of people, do you feel energized and ready for anything or do you want to hide in the corner with a good book?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PERSONALITY.

I’m asked how I feel,

after a party,

if I jump and shout,

or slip out

silently,

Do I love to dance,

have some fun,

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Sleepy Pose!

Sleepy Flower!

My sleepy yellow rose

Dewy pearls,

swing and slide,

sing a song,

re energise,

or is it

just us,

who

romanticise,

while this

sleepy head,

stifles sighs!

© 2013 Apurva

Faraway Eyes

Image

pencil sketch by me

Here’s a quick sketch I recently made…felt inspired to write a poem too…It’s from the point of view of a guy. Here it is…enjoy!

That smouldering gaze,

Melancholy eyes,

pierce my heart,

like stinging butterflies,

I confess to things,

I have never done,

just to admire you longer,

before time flies…

©  2013 Apurva

smoulder: to burn showing little smoke and no flame;

To show suppressed feeling

melancholy: sad, gloomy; pensive

There Will Only Be Remorse

Here’s a poem on our ‘Photo Obsessive culture’ from marlon’s blog at marlonspoetry.wordpress.com…..one that I loved immensely! 🙂 enjoy

Sounds of the Son

Are you pleased with your pictures?
You have managed to capture a corpse
Appraising life through photographs
Is a cold and crippling course

Looking cute is not a culture
It’s a vulture that is vain and forced
Posting self portrayals for gawking eyes
And squawking mouths to endorse

When smooth and supple skin
Becomes more callous and coarse
There will be no more bodily pride
There will only be remorse

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The Informal Mail

Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap

It’s fun, it’s fast,

It’s simple, it’s smart.

It killed snail mail,

now it’s killing etiquette!

What happened to respect,

dignity and class,

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Opposite Day (Photo)

Opposite Day (Daily Prompt)

Daily Prompt:

My garden flower: Unlike me, this flower seems to have no qualms posing and preening before the camera! Quite my opposite!!

© 2013 Apurva

Mother’s love (Oil Painting)

Mother's love (Daily Prompt)

© 2013 Apurva

Daily Prompt: If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture.

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