Jul 3, 2012

Dawn...





Cuddled to my pillow, I lie so still
Half Awake –as in chemistry class;
The lone myna on my window sill
Rhythmically pecks on the tinted glass.

In chorus my neighbor’s cocks crow shrill;
I look up the skylight- two herons pass.
The wavy silhouette of a far off hill-
Sleeping in peace like a curvy lass.

The early breeze is fresh and chill
Caressing the dew drops on the grass;
It eases through the bamboo frill-
Soothing the soul like Ilayaraja’s bass.

The mongrels bond and bark at will
To greet the milkman’s chiming brass;
I flip my pillow for a cooler quill-
Soaked in the moment’s languid jazz.

I yawn and soon I yearn for a fill-
Coffee in bed is not so crass!
I snuggle, nuzzle and laze until
My mobile rings to break the impasse.

[one of my favorites from my archives, 09.05.2011]

43 comments:

  1. Fantastic Ashok! You brought a very practical dawn beautifully :)

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  2. Anonymous3:06 PM

    nice that you have time to listen to a myna!
    Otherwise how are you?

    Mugundhan Varadanarayanan

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  3. Such a lovely poem and a beautiful photograph.

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  4. sounds like a nice way to start a day!

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  5. My friend,
    I could just study this picture and write love poetry. Great picture!!

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  6. Beautiful poem, Ashok!!! Amazing photograph!!!

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  7. That was really a nice read and the foto adds extra flavor to it.....

    BTW thanks for stopping by....hope to see you more there...)

    Best wishes,
    irfan.

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    1. Nice to meet you Irfan!

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  8. a brilliant poem!
    very beautiful!

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  9. One of my favourite places to be is cuddled to my pillow. Such lovely words, thanks for sharing them.

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  10. "Dawn" poem and photo are lovely!

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  11. in one word..super..

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  12. Lovely poem, full of sentiment..and creates a lot of images in one's head !

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  13. I can see why its one of your favorites. It's lovely. One of my favorites too now.

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  14. The poem is wonderful! And what a gorgeous shot that is. Beautiful!

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  15. amazing work you have accomplished!!!

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  16. I haven't read the poem yet! But, nice picture of dawn.

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  17. Lovely image and rhythmic verse

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  18. Ashok,
    Beautiful...
    Life is so busy most of us fail to see the mynah, cocks, ,herons the scenery outside etc.Life is too short we need to enjoy nature too.

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    1. Totally agree chitra

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  19. Lovely poem with a great picture!

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  20. Good Morning,Ashok!I feel better trough your words...and your picture!

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  21. Such wonderful words associated with an equally wonderful part of the day.. thanks for sharing.

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  22. Wonderfully written.

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  23. Dawn is always a joy since it brings in new hopes,opportunities and a chance to accomplish our aims. It is also a most difficult time to get up and start moving to do our days jobs. Your description of dawn is very charming and you have beautifully highlighted to magical moments of dawn. I enjoyed your poem.
    Joseph

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    1. Totally agree..Thank you sir!

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  24. My favorite time of the day ~ I like how you captured the morning dew and animals by the window scene ~ Lovey work ~

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  25. Beautiful picture. I love that first bit of light when I stir from a good sleep. Still calm and peaceful. I enjoyed your poem.

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  26. I enjoyed this. Ignore the mobile!

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    1. I wish I could ignore it :(

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  27. lovely words...nicely crafted lines & the photo

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  28. A lovely dawn a new hope.

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  29. How beautiful this is!

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  30. Ashok,

    You are so creative and talented! I love this poem and can close my eyes and capture that feeling of just awaking on a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. I think the jazz metaphor is quite apt. And coffee in bed is a great way to start the day, lol. Very good rhythm and meter here too. Kudos.

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  32. It could be dawn over the mountains where I live. The sky is universal and that is a good thought.
    Love your poem...and your blog

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  33. i can see why it's one of your favourites, such a lovely poem, so full of vivid images. and i can understand about the chemistry class. :D

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    1. Finally, someone who shares my view on Chemistry classes :) !

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  34. when i saw the title my thought sinked with different aspect,but while reading yours the angle is totally different & beautiful poem ashok! :)

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  35. wonderful lines!am jealous!!

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