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Friday, August 3, 2012

Message of the Clouds




A distant thunder makes heart ponder
   Will dark clouds bring rain from yonder?
Scorching heat and beads of perspiration
       Make all pursuits full of desperation
Every gust of wind renews a hope
     To hear lilting tune of raindrops galore
The parched lands mutely stare at sky
    Grey clouds play game of hiding on sly
‘We come each year’ they thunder n shine
    ‘You wretched humans do nothing but whine’
Go make an effort to stop precious waste
      Conserve water with firm actions chaste

PS 1:  One year back I seriously started pursuing my hobby of writing and entered the world of blogging without knowing much about it. It has been a very satisfying journey and I came across a galaxy of bloggers that left me in awe. Some are shining bright like Sun and Moon and others twinkle like stars! I wish to thank all the readers and great writers I came across from a diverse spectrum and interests who whole heartedly accepted me. I could not have asked for more!

PS 2: Image Kind Courtesy Google
(I wish to thank versatile blogger Ashok for having conferred the Sunshine Blogger Award on 01 Aug 2012)

111 comments:

  1. Congratulations for completing one year of blogging!! It's always a pleasure reading your posts.. Keep writing! And beautiful poem.. :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Radhika for those nice words!

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  2. Congrats Rahul:)
    Beautiful poem:)
    Let's have more:)

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    1. Thanks A lot Amit! I treasure the remarks of the great poet!

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  3. Hey congratulations on the completion of one year. Can't believe you are just an year old. You are like a veteran. Btw, loved the poem. Keep writing...:)

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    1. Thank you Latha! How can a year old be a veteran:)

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  4. Congratulations on the anniversary. Here's wishing you many, many more years of blogging.
    You should celebrate with samosas :)

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    1. A big thanks Divya! Come and join the Samosa party, you are welcome:)

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  5. Congrats on a year of blogging! So glad to have discovered you. Wishing you many more years of joyful writing.

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    1. Lady Fi, the feeling is mutual after seeing your lovely captures each time!

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  6. Wow wow Anniversary blog :D AWesome Congratulations :D its party time :)
    May you go on celebrating many more such anniversary and we all get to read very good posts by you :D
    All the best and Congrats Rahul sir,
    Also loved message in the poem very true for these days
    loved this line
    ‘We come each year’ they thunder n shine
    ‘You wretched humans do nothing but whine’

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    1. Ramya, a very big thanks for readers like you who have heaped so much praise time and again! Will do my best to write things you like to read:)

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    1. Francesca, your blog is so full of life too... Thanks!

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  8. The poem was very good. It has been a pleasure to interact with you in the blogosphere, Rahul. You are just a year old, but your writing and your demeanor has the polish and class of a veteran. I wish you many more years of blogging.

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    1. Rachna, those words of appreciation coming from an established blogger/ writer like you mean a lot! A big thanks!!

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  9. Congratulations! Beautiful clouds and poem!

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  10. A poem with a message...Lovely! And COngrats to you :)

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    1. Thank you Jaishree! You have amazing power of story telling and am learning from you!

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  11. Lovely poem with beautiful message in the last!!
    Congratulations and All the best :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Valli and am happy you liked:0

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  12. Only a versatile blogger like you can weave a strong message beneath a few lines.

    Heartiest congratulations sir! It is a pleasure to have you as a blogger friend. :-)

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    1. Vinati, I am blessed to have such a young blogging friend like you who have a huge propensity to write beautifully!Thanks again for a nice bouquet of words:)

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  13. very nice poem indeed.. it is just the mood at vizag today..
    congrats on the award.. :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog and am happy to see you here! You have a lovely blog and yes I have some very fond memories of Viza:)

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  14. Congratulations, Rahul!

    Love the image and the poem.

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  15. Happy One year to your amazing and delightful blog, may you continue to inspire others with your great writing! Very lovely poem, i especially like the point of view from the storm itself, its true that we humans complain about the rain all the time, but we forget how important those droplets of fresh water are for our own survival and environment.

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    1. Sam, It is my pleasure to see you here every time with so much appreciation. Your blog is one of the happiest places on blogosphere with a constant flow of positive energy!Thank you indeed!

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  16. Have a wonderful anniversary celebration. Many more happy returns. Your lovely poem is absolutely apt and appropriate in current drought situation in India. We always curse the rain Gods but nothing to conserve precious water.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  17. Congratulations Rahul.It is a pleasure to visit your blog and read your compositions.Wishing you many more happy years of blogging.

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    1. A big thanks Sharmila and am lucky to have found your blog!

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    1. Thanks a lot! Your blog is so energetic :)

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  19. A wonderful poem dear Rahul and a great image you have chosen. Congratulations on your award!

    xoxoxo ♡

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  20. ‘You wretched humans do nothing but whine’
    i love this line & of course the whole poem
    lots of congrats & thanks bcoz i love reading you.

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    1. Am grateful to lovely readers like you to support my endeavors

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  21. Congrats on an years completion of sharing your thoughts Rahul , it is a pleasure to visit your blog space. The poem is beautiful, as the clouds themselves!

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    1. Thanks a lot padmaja for your kind wishes!

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  22. Congrats on completing a year. I have found your posts so enriching. Continue your good work

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  23. Hurray! Heartiest Congratulations!!! One year is such a wonderful achievement! And what a wonderful way to celebrate! With a poem for our mother nature! Lovely.. I wish you many many more years ahead of you, do keep blogging! I love your blogs and all your collections, a lot. There is so much to learn in them. Congrats, once again :)

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    1. Arti I am really grateful for those lovely comments! What else dies one need! Wish you more rewards for your writings!

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  24. Fantastic poem and so fascinating lines on the exemption of rain! :)

    Congrats on the blog anniversary Rahul buddy. I’m just two month old in blogging and wish i could follow u in blog.

    Hugs nd Kisses
    Shilpa

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    1. Shilpa it is so nice to see a toddler on blogosphere enjoying blogs of another one year old! Am enjoying your blog just as much!

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  25. One year and your achievements are tons! Your blogs, your writings and your travel episodes are very impressive Rahulji. Here's to years and years of blogging to you.

    That poem was apt fro Pune until Monday. Tuesday we were rewarded with loads of rains :-)

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    1. Jenny , what little was achieved was due constant support of lovely readers n writers like you! My sincere thanks and am waiting to read your blogs on your return:)

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  26. Beautiful words of a different kind of longing. :)
    Happy writing and I loved your take on samosas...though the health conscious me has gone easy on them now, they were a staple food in in my youth.

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    1. A huge thanks Rek! I am happy you liked the read on Samosas as well!

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  27. some beautiful words on the palate :)
    and congrats for completing one year !

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  28. Welcome to my blog Goku! Thanks a lot for your best wishes

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  29. More than an inspiring poem... you expressed a wonderful message at last phrase. We are in no way helping nature to do its job, instead interrupting in whatever way could.

    Congrats and best wishes for your journey to continue here :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jeevan for those lovely words and best wishes!

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  30. So true! We always whine no matter what the weather is doing.

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    1. Very true, unfortunately this has become a second nature!

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  31. A beautiful poem with a strong message. And congratulations on the Blog Anniversary. It was great knowing and reading you Sir. :)

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    1. Saru, I am grateful to lovely readers like you who have supported me right from my first post so my journey this far has been like a dream ride!I hope you would continue to reign the blogosphere with your beautiful poetry for a long time to come and for me too the feeling is just the same of having known you:)

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  32. Hello Sir,

    I understand some celebrations are in order.. :) Congratulations on completing one full year in blogosphere and for being such a prodigious writer sir. your blog is thoroughly enjoyable and awe-inspiring, to say in the least.. :):)
    I wish you many more years of happy blogging and fan following..:)

    and this poem is lovely, i read the last four lines dunno how many times.. :):)

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    1. Puji,the celebration is complete! This is the most wonderful reward for a writer that the reader likes to read what is composed! I wish you wrote more often so that the waiting is less:) A big thanks for the kind words!!

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  33. Hoping to be part of many more blog-anniversaries. Congratulations on turning one :-)

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  34. Thanks a lot Purba, and am grateful for the support! Lucky I am to get reviews of the one who can shoot straight:)

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  35. WOW...lovely lines that convey a strong message.
    Congrats on completing a year of blogging. Wishing you many more anniversaries.
    Blogger is playing truant again..am not getting post updates of many bloggers :-(

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    1. Thanks a lot, Uma for that nice comment and also the best wishes:)

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  36. Congratulations, Rahul on completing a year of blogging. You have turned into a pro. Wishing you many more such anniversaries.

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    1. Rachna, The one year just went away in a jiffy and am lucky to have found nice friends like yourself from whom I kept getting tips, through your lovely blog on how to write better:)A big thanks !!

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  37. One year old? Already? It feels like just yesterday since I started following your blog. Hope you have many happy anniversaries.

    The poem on rain and the message to save water are well articulated indeed. Keep blogging!

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  38. Zephyr, I consider it my good luck to have some luminaries of the blog world frequenting this blog and constantly inspiring ! I would endeavor to write better and am grateful to you as a true inspiration for quality writing!!

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  39. congrats on one year sir, I am so glad I have found your blog , I learn a lot each time i come over.

    lets hope people realise the importance of water .. soon we will have to ration water ...

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks a lot Bikram for your best wishes!I do also get my share of laughs and sometimes serious stuff on your blog:)

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  40. That poem reminds me of yesterday night - we had a huge thunderstorm! Congrats to your progress in wrinting Rahul, you're one great blogger!

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    1. Oh so you too have been enjoying the rains Martina! What a bliss:) A big thanks for so many kind words!

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  41. Hi there, thanks for your visit today :)

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    1. I like to see/ read what your nice blog offers all the time! BTW your new profile pic is very nice:)

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  42. Wow, it's been a whole year? Time flies.

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    1. Thanks a lot Agnes! Good to see you after a while and sure time flies:)

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  43. thats great! keep going rahulji!

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    1. Thanks a lot Ashok for your best wishes!

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  44. great goin rahul.. nice ..its been yr ..tyme flies .. you r already a star blogger :)
    Congrats!!

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    1. Harman, it is readers like you who make my day and can't believe you spent so much time to read through my old posts!I do not have enough words to thank you!

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  45. congratulations for completing one year!! lovely poem!! enjoyed reading it.

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    1. A sincere thanks Debajyoti for those wishes and kind words!

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  46. you have a way with words and deserve the accolades!

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    1. A huge thanks, Gayatri and it is always a pleasure to see you here with those generous words of praise:)

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  47. Congratulations, Rahul!

    Lovely poem and photo.

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  48. Hi Rahul, thanks for taking the time to stop by :)

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    1. A pleasure each time to visit your blog:) Have a lovely weekend!

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  49. one year already!! hope to see many more!!

    Congrats! :)

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  50. Congrats for a year blogging and wish you many more to come !!

    Alessia

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    1. Thanks a lot Alessia for your best wishes!!

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  51. Congratulations Rahul. Great writing and will keep visiting.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  52. Congrats Rahul :) :) Do continue to write :) :)

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  53. Congratulations dear friend on your blogoversary, can not believe it is only a year, you seem like such a proficient blogger:;) I guess we all recognize the sentiments of not knowing what is all about and then becoming hooked.;) Here is to many more years with your writing,
    have a great weekend,
    xoxo

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    1. Zuzana, it was a year full of learning and meeting some very nice people like yourself and that is what has kept me going! A big thanks:)

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  54. Congratulations Sir :-). I have to say, you have given us so many wonderful reads, be it poems or narratives or certain incidents. Every post of yours has given us something to think about. Congrats and Keep up this wonderful spirit :-)

    And as for this poem, we can relate a lot of this to our Life. The winds offer a ray oh hope amidst the scorching sun, and we eagerly await the rains. Sometimes the hope remains just a hope, sometimes it works out in our favour, and sometimes we just stand and curse at everything around us, even if it happens for our good.

    Nicely written Sir :-)

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    1. Ashwini it is nice readers and writers like you that have pushed me to write and it is the best reward that I see you reading my older posts at one go! A huge thanks for that kind support and thanks indeed that you liked this poem

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  55. Congratulations Sir...i am really happy to connect with you through your blogs...keep going same way...!!

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    1. A sincere thanks Irfan for following my blog and also for your kind wishes!You made my day:)

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  56. Congrats!! You write wonderful and I like your lines in this poem very much.
    Keep up with the good work:-) Best wishes from Tania in Norway

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  57. Thanks a lot Tanya for the best wishes!

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  58. neat writeup with good taste....i love thm...

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    1. Welcome to my blog Nisha! Thanks for those kind words:)

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