Archive for October 2001:

The Eternal Tussle

We visualize

We plan

We try to execute

Yet-even best laid plans

Can go awry

In the blink of an eye!

We try to move mountains

By the sheer force of will

Yet the inscrutable forces of nature

Can level it in no time!

Like water over sandcastles

All comes to naught

Obilerated into oblivion!

Now in reconciliation

Live one day at a time

Take things as they come

Believing that we are a mere cog

In the mighty machinery of the

Big Chief in the sky

And thus all is hunky-dory

And time passes merrily on and on..

The gardener

The barren earth

Lifeless n arid

Full of delta-like

Veins n crevices

Dry red and molten

Begged for succor

A gardener came along

Took charge and

Tended it

Showering

Loving care

Life-givingĀ  water

And nutrients.

Suddenly the earth came to life

Under his benign presence

Little creatures peeped out

Of the numerous burrows

Scurrying all over.

Fledgling saplings

Raised their heads

Breaking loose

From out of the earth

Growing in abundance

A burst of delicate

Green leaves sprouting

On tender stems

In response to the wave

Of the magic wand

Of the gardener!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust
French, Author Quotes

A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
Jean Cocteau
French, Director Quotes

More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown.
Spanish Proverbs

A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
James Allen
American, Author Quotes