Month: March 2018

Memories of Mangoes

Each time I gaze at a mango tree it revives some exquisite memory or some forgotten longing beautiful, joyful, slushy and sentimental like the fruit both sweet and sour and I lose myself for hours remembering childhood spent in gardens filled with the beloved green scented presence Simply love mango trees that were a very…

World Water Day

Happy “World Water Day”!! Today (March 22) is World Water Day. Sharing a very interesting quote by Canadian environmentalist Paul Watson on water: “We buy a bottle of water in the city, where clean water comes out in its taps. You know, back in 1965, if someone said to the average person, ‘You know in thirty…

Writing Quote

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen to write. – William Makepeace Thackeray

Always the First Time

  André Breton (1896 – 1966) was an eminent French poet and writer. One of his most famous and beautiful poems is “Toujours pour la première fois” (Always the first time). Tried to translate the last few lines of that poem into English. ——————————— Pushed to the edge of the precipice by your absence I discover…

A Poem for Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day – the day chosen to celebrate women’s achievements in the scientific, social, economic, cultural, political and other fields. It’s also the day to talk about women’s empowerment and remind ourselves that a lot remains to be done in this regard. Here’s a great poem contrasting a “free bird” to a…