Day: December 27, 2021

Dams burst in Brazil, region hit by floods

https://youtu.be/eoF1QjBq5Bw Dams burst in Brazil, region hit by floods Two dams gave way in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia after weeks of heavy rains, swamping already swollen rivers as flooding hit towns across the region.

Atrangi Re: Rait Zara Si Full Video | @ A. R. Rahman | Akshay, Dhanush, Sara, Arijit, Shashaa | Bhushan K

https://youtu.be/aOliIfyH6vI Atrangi Re: Rait Zara Si Full Video | @ A. R. Rahman | Akshay, Dhanush, Sara, Arijit, Shashaa | Bhushan K Presenting "Rait Zara Si - Full Video" from the movie #AtrangiRe Gulshan Kumar & T-Series In association with Aanand L Rai & Cape Of Good Films, A Colour Yellow Production presents 'Atrangi Re' … Continue reading Atrangi Re: Rait Zara Si Full Video | @ A. R. Rahman | Akshay, Dhanush, Sara, Arijit, Shashaa | Bhushan K

Throwback Friday – In the Fading light by Liyona

The fire flickered  Slowly simmered down And our warm embrace Kept my heart From flying to the far beyond In the fading light I held your gaze Your eyes wept For the future that could flourish If I would loosen  My grip The crackling coals Lowly lit the love That started to form On my … Continue reading Throwback Friday – In the Fading light by Liyona

A belt in the sky

I can almost hear the rhapsody of stars singing of a hunter whose belt cinched tight holds the sky above my head rests uneasy a frosty mask dotted with stardust remains of something once significant, other matter occupies my mind struggles starlorn the universe is expanding, adding infinity to forever & the song is swallowed … Continue reading A belt in the sky

Angle of Sunlight Over Time

I conducted a long series of observations for nearly 4 months. No scientific discoveries were expected. I was just curious. We have a window that faces south. In the summer months, the roof overhang blocked the sunlight from shining through the glass. Starting about September 1st, the lower elevation angle of the Sun at noon … Continue reading Angle of Sunlight Over Time

Lemon Trees and Marigolds

Image found here Lemon trees and marigolds Browning grass beneath my toes Crayfish in the backyard creek Soaking shoes and muddy cheek Kicking legs on rusting swing Listening to nature sing Cubbies built on vacant land Fortress in earth’s wonderland Drawing on the paperbark Fleeing home before it’s dark Humid nights in hot lounge room Lightning strikes and thunder booms Memories … Continue reading Lemon Trees and Marigolds

Spotlight Poetry – The Meeting – A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

© Caspar David Friedrich, Winter Landscape, 1811 The Meeting by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow After so long an absenceAt last we meet again:Does the meeting give us pleasure,Or does it give us pain?The tree of life has been shaken,And but few of us linger now,Like the Prophet’s two or three berriesIn the top of the uppermost bough.We … Continue reading Spotlight Poetry – The Meeting – A poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

ये कैसी मोहब्बत ? ( 2 )

जैसा कि इस कहानी के पिछले भाग में देखा था कि माँ बाप के चेतावनी के बाद भी जय के ऊपर उनके बातों का कोई असर नहीं हुआ | उसे पूरा यकीन था कि वह अपना जीवन शान्तु के साथ सुख पूर्वक बिता सकता है | जय उसके मोहब्बत में इस कदर पागल हो जाता … Continue reading ये कैसी मोहब्बत ? ( 2 )

The things of light

Sadly we came across the old Parsi tradition of Shab-e-Yalda too late to mark it with the dinner it deserves. I found out about it yesterday from an article in Teheran Times that someone had forwarded to me. I had to guess from this that the tradition is older than Islam, and made the leap … Continue reading The things of light

When they say yes, it means something

I don’t know what it is with teenagers, but sometimes often, less is definitely more. Especially with boys. On Christmas Eve, the teens came for dinner with Tucker in tow. Tucker got walked right away as soon as they arrived so we could eat with a calm(er)(ish) Sniff Inspector later. This at least was the … Continue reading When they say yes, it means something

Make your own Aperol Spritz-biscuits/cookies!

The great thing about these biscuits/cookies is that they don’t take much time and effort, but they taste very good. It takes just three minutes to make the batter, and you’ll be able to enjoy your Aperol Spritz in a different way with this recipe! Ingredients for the biscuits/cookies: 10 tablespoons of unsalted butter 1 … Continue reading Make your own Aperol Spritz-biscuits/cookies!

The Baby Jesus, or: Yeshu haTinok

An American sentence: If Christ was born on Christmas, his circumcision was held on New Year’s. What’s an ‘American Sentence’? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He … Continue reading The Baby Jesus, or: Yeshu haTinok

Watching blue tits in a tree

Watching blue tits in a tree Second day of no light,the un-light of fog that sucks the lifeout of the air, drips into the still-frozen stalksand halts vision with a mizzled hand raised. Soft-feathers flit from grey branch to branch,powder grey blending with the soup,and crows loom grey—dull ditch water trickles. Stones are no greyer,no … Continue reading Watching blue tits in a tree