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Will be back soon: Gone Lookin’

Fear is a good thing[…]fear is what drives us to take risks and extend ourselves beyond our normal limits, and any writer who feels he is standing on safe ground is unlikely to produce anything of value.

– Paul Auster, “Invisible”

Dear Void,

I have felt fear this past nine weeks. A lot of fear. I smelled the sulphur breath of a dragon still many miles away but surely snorting in anticipation of meeting me. It was healthy until…

…I stopped writing every day. You may have noticed. The fear became stale and crippling. The sulphur had plugged my synaptic junctions.

My thoughts now stray so far that my hands are always playing catch-up without ever catching up.

So here’s a pensive pause.

I’ll miss looking into you, dear Void, but I need to look into finding fresh fear.

I hope you’ll miss me too.

I shan’t be long.


To feed on fresh fear
confidently go Pale Fish
to water’s surface

Pond (c) Sam Rappaz


Seeing “The weight of One Self”

"The weight of One Self" - marble sculpture of height 2.7m by artists Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, in Lyon, France.
“The weight of One Self” – sculpture of height 2.7m by artists Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, in Lyon, France.
I look at my limp
body in my arms and I
wonder who saved whom.
I can only hold
the weight of my own conscience,
talk the truth I know.
Never a hero
was made by saving himself-
Completely untrue.


You can read more about this philosophically forceful sculpture here.

Tears in Tanka and Haiku


Your love has left me
Visibly parched and cracked up
Like the legacy
That water leaves when drought strikes
A land that was unprepared.

Boiling emotions

Salted to your taste,
This condiment can surprise
Even master chefs.


It is mislabelled:
Universal Solution
To Confrontation,
By misogynistic fools.
You’ll drown in these waterworks.

Tears (c) Mait Jüriado from Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Tears (c) Mait Jüriado from Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


Day 1: Prompt-Water, Form-Haiku, Device-Simile

Desserted haikus

Glistening pretty,
Dastardly tempting custard –
Tarty Strawberry


Strawberry tart

Opulent spices
Adorning seasonal cake –
Luxurious comfort


Christmas spice cake

Whipped white whispering
Hazel syrup caressing
Death by chocolate


Giant chocolate brownie


A part of the post was inspired by One Word Photo Challenge at Jennifer Nichole Wells' Blog

Expressions of love in Verona

Lover’s balcony
That inspires an expression

Verona, Guilietta
Juliet’s home, Verona, Italy
Love notes on the walls of Juliet’s home.

A lock and a key
To secure two promises
One: Love Two: Always


Locks of love, Verona
Locks of love, Verona

Brass and steel stolid
Cold metal substitutes for
Hot stainless desire

Locks of love -II



Kerala: Serene and Seductive

Peaceful journeying
On salty calm backwaters
Of God’s Own Country

Kerala backwaters

Soft rich visions of
Freshly green humidity
Turning into rice

Rice fields Kerala

Under the awning
Of coconuts and blue skies:



Wooden character

Observing reason
Logical cataloguing –
Dead man’s eyes deduce

Bearded Sherlock Holmes


Entry to Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge: Wood.

Physical calm

Heavenly fusion,
Elements combined within –
Nucleated peace


Entry to Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity
PS: My pingback to The Daily Post is not working. Am I the only one?

Perceptive Goals

(c) Sam Rappaz

Slowly drop by drop

I will reach upside down but

Right side up for me

Related to post Who Am I and Why Am I Here?

2014-15 Haiku #1

Two thousand fourteen

Bidding adieu to welcome

Two thousand fifteen

Google Image
Google Image; Hope you end this year on a happy note. If not, then I hope the bitter aftertaste doesn’t stay for too long. Happy New Year folks!