Wednesday, 18 January 2017

to write or not to write?

To write is the biggest task -
Difficulties unfold in a jiffy,
Mind is cornered with a thought,
Yet ill-equipped with right words.

The mind wants to share it all -
But the heart is too weak for this,
The nexus is a complex one, for,
What's in the heart comes out in words.

The question remains unanswered -
While the eyes take a journey around,
The feet stuck to the ground, and,
The bone house remains motionless.

To write or not to write?
To think or not to think?
Is that a question?
Can it be answered?


Arun said...

A good question to pose. At times due to various reasons the words won't take their shape on paper despite coordination, to me this particularly things are not in good order. At times when we are happy words flow without our knowledge.

Suhasini Srihari said...

And at times we won't get those expected results despite the fact the amount of labour we pool in!

Arun said...

All the magic remains in "expecting", this makes the whole lot of difference. For the one who is well versed with "Gita" you know what it says.

Suhasini Srihari said...

Miracles happen not because they are destined to happen, but because you choose to believe that they happen!

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just finished reading

Tiger Slayer by Order (1901) (Linked Table of Contents)Tiger Slayer by Order (1901) by Charles Elphinstone Gouldsbury
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gouldsbury's attempt to recreate notes and stories recorded by Digby Davies is really up to the mark. The writer narrates almost all the incidents of Davies' encounter with several 'wild beasts/brutes' (as used by Davies), and Davies' position as a 'Tiger Slayer'. The book is quite engaging when one is reading from the perspective to understand how the British treated the colonized world (here, India and Africa), and their experiences with the natives allowed them to create an image of the natives for the Whites. The book also reveals, in someway, the natives' attitude towards their colonial masters - some very fawning, and some others imitating the dacoits. It is an interesting read to understand the India under the British Raj.

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