'(The Blog) With No Name', perhaps best described as a stream of notes and thoughts - 'remembered, recovered and (sometimes) invented'.

Friday, April 07, 2006

A 'Snapshot'

Mid-afternoon. it must be very hot outside. The 'volvo' stops. One draws the curtains aside and peers out. A busy intersection; the sun blazing away; a traffic light glowers, red. A pair of dirty looking little birds are flitting around it. Yes, you call them 'market sparrows' in Malayalam. Their smallness make them look sort of cute but they generally are to be seen amidst garbage, aren't they? One of them has a black patch on the throat - the male of the pair; and he appears by far the more energized of the two. Presently his mate settles on top of the traffic light and he approaches and lands on top of her ... and takes off again in about two seconds; she follows. And they both resume their complex maneauvres around the light which has since turned green - the bus has begun to move; the curtains are drawn over; 'Sion Circle' must be about a quarter of an hour ahead.


  • At 12:22 AM, Blogger Achinthya said…

    Beautiful capture.
    Like a Haiku

  • At 2:14 AM, Blogger Random Vandamme said…

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  • At 2:18 AM, Blogger Random Vandamme said…

    Achinthya, Haikus are extremely short. If the author was to write a Haiku, it would probably be something like this:

    Open curatins show a restless sparrow-pair
    Manoeuver in mid-air -
    a mid-summer mid-after-noon.

  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger R.Nandakumar said…

    thanks achinthya for the kind words.

    and thanks vandamme. your haiku attempt is impressive!

  • At 3:07 AM, Blogger Achinthya said…

    I didnt say that it WAS a Haiku. This post was short, precise, and clear...a real snapshot, LIKA A HAIKU.
    Hope you got my point.
    Good attempt at Haiku. The English poets have made several experiments in Haiku though the classical Japanese insisted upon the 5-7-5 syllabic pattern.


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