Thursday, September 17, 2009
Migration's in the air,
The winds blast with a chill
The birds fly in spite despair!
The leaves shiver, tremble and fall
Freezing in the windy air,
The stems, the trunks wilt and dry
Having lost their warm gear!
The wools and jerseys start venturing out
The scarfs fly in the air,
Autumn's almost bidding adieu
With the winter almost there!!
Monday, April 28, 2008
The winds change, the snow fades
Striking sun, though crevices invades
Enlightening every hidden nook and corner
Like a new hope in a ripped heart - that’s lost its wager!
Glaciers break – brimming water through the floodgates
Like tears through the curling lashes
Queer are the ways of nature!
So full of life and yet so drained all in a moment’s run
Whisking away the heartaches and yet
Replacing them with a new one!!
Friday, July 27, 2007
The trapped showcase of deceptive creativity
The fake trust or faithlessly unmatched serendipity
Whatever it was that has broken me!
Passed me over the boundaries of sanity
Handcuffed me into the world of Janus' reality
Pantomime of paradoxical authenticity
Stole my world of all its continuity!
Stalled as I am, like stuck in a cast
Confused and dazzled at the world moving fast
Wondering what it is that will make me last
Starting once again, like there was no past!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
For all those surprised and going “waittt a minuuuteee!! I thought she stopped torturing us with her articles” Moi begs your pardon.
You know how human minds are - ‘absofreakinglutely’ fickle. For all those people going “ lol women and brains” don’t get me, a stubborn, taurean, ‘girls are always right’ believing gal started.
And for those who are interested in knowing what really changed my mind, here you go…
Plagiarism has done to writers what silver fish has done to books since times in memorial. Will that mean we should stop writing and hoard all our thoughts to ourselves? Well, I doubt it. And so do most of the amateur and professional writes, poets and even readers I came across and revere, think.
When I first told my friends (almost sang in agony like a melodramatic ballad) about my decision not to publish articles/poems online, after some freak tried to copy and e-mail my poems without my acknowledgement, they were shocked. Some argued I was being insane about it and others went “When you decided to put your articles on the web, it was a risk you are aware of! Why give up just because of some crazy copy cat’s stupid decision to copy your poem!!!”
Probably they are right. And later on when I thought more about it, I realized, it was just my lazy procrastinating self trying to escape the task of writing, editing and publishing!
Not only am I being robbed of my precious previous works, but also, being stopped from writing new ones.
The LOSS IS MINE. And when this thought struck me like a 50000V lighting bolt, I picked up my pen and paper and decided to trouble you with more articles.
Have your articles/poems/pictures been cited/copied without acknowledgement? Are you too contemplating putting your articles online? DO you have any thoughts how to stop this? Or am I the only whining crybaby who needed to vent out her complaints to the whole world? Don’t you think we should do something about this?
Hold on to that thought while I draft some more articles..
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Well today one such very expected and yet alarmingly disheartening incident happened. I logged into my Orkut account and saw 53 unread messages. Scanning through the usual – earn more than 50000 per month, jobs for recent graduates, I invite you to join this community messages; my eyes fell on a message from some XYZ, I don’t even know. And in the body of the message was a poem titled ‘Wake up...’
And as if the little voice in my head was shaken awake, it asked – doesn’t it sound like your poem. And duh!!! It was!!
I wonder if some people have heard of term plagiarism. Forget copying as is, would it harm if you acknowledged the writer for his/her efforts by including the name? I am nobody to talk about morals and ethics, but the least I could do is pull back all my scribblings from this site. Just when I was thinking of posting more articles!!
Sunday, December 03, 2006
The stars are gone
The beckoning night
Has given way to dawn.
Come out and
See the shining light
Open the windows..
Welcome the day bright..
Reprocess the halting thoughts
Re-engineer the tangled knots
Dream and think and plan lots
Give today your best shots
--- Deepti Ramakrishna