Saturday, March 28, 2015

Children's Literature: Lorry's Life




Lorraine did not like crystals or diamonds.

She was not an ordinary girl.
She was an impeccable tom boy
And proud of it, no worry at all.
Just follow Lorry along her way
As tunnels twist and waters lisp,
Lorry did not stop till she got her way.
Was she adamant or simply determined?
Well, don't think about it, she is running away!
Where to now?
Off to the grassy sunset or to the wind on the willows?
Maybe off to buy bread for Ted's mashed potatoes.


She flew a paper plane
Then, drew on the walls.
Was she being mischievous or creative?
Don't worry, just look ahead before you fall!
She jumped over a crevice, ran off with a shawl.
Was it her mother's for the weaver's place?
Lorry then screamed "That's not all!"
Standing at the doorway, a stranger called her again
Lorry did not stop and walked away.
Her life is filled with a million tales.
Sometimes this, sometimes that,
We may not catch up if we dropped our pace. 
-Heenas Haseeb

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sonnet: Care


How our worlds are different amuses me
Each a nucleus surrounded by different peeps;
Electrons, protons, neutrons,
Isn't our world too the same?

Each spinning after the other
Truth or dare, live and learn, it's all a game.
But, a very serious one indeed,
A question of life and death;

If it spins out of control,
You'd wish you had no regrets
And yet you needn't have any
But, did you ever care?

Love, care and sympathy-
You needn't put them at a loss each day.

-Heenas Haseeb

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Conquest of Glory



Like the light through a prism,
Our reasons split seven fold;
Everything you know
Has once been told.

And now that you surrender
To the times of lovely thoughts,
Frozen sorrows walk away
To bring in new flocks

Of love measured in gold;
This does with wealth abound-
A time that is warless,
A time of things 'found'

Of reason and discovery
Of sound judgment and truth
Owing to technology this time,


King of Glory cannot be uncrowned

-Heenas Haseeb


[The image for this poem was hand-drawn by Heenas]


Sunday, March 15, 2015

How to build on your confidence/ maturity:

Here are a few of the many tips that helped me and could help you too!

1.)  Understand that nobody is perfect.

2.) Make yourself stronger: Do not run away from your insecurities. Simply jot them down, learn from them and solve them.

3.) It is a process of continually accepting your mistakes and being the better person by trying not to repeat them.

No, don't feel down when you make a mistake. In fact, a person who never makes a mistake is never really trying. So, you're steps ahead of that! Making mistakes is NOT bad or small of you. It is on the contrary, a very important part of your growth because it teaches you things you hadn't seen before. Simply accept it, promise not to repeat it and move on. (Do keep your promises)

4.) Most people are not sure of what they say, know, hear or do. Make sure to do a lot of research and simply just 'know' and be sure of what you do.

5.) Knowledge can be fun! Build on it by finding quizzes, general knowledge media and puzzles on your normal app store, and/ or battling it out with your friends.

6.) Practice makes perfect.

7.)  Do not spend time around negative people or people who make fun of you, make you feel unhappy or insecure at the end of the day.

8.) Surround yourself with experienced or positive people who brighten up your day.

9.) Never think less of yourself (nor of others for that matter). If you feel that way or if you feel that you are getting more than what you deserve, then make yourself work hard enough to deserve it or be polite enough to return it back.

10.) Is telling lies your problem? It will damage your self-esteem.

Find out why you lie so much and try to deal with it. Are things too hard for you to handle? (Get help) Do you forget too much? (Maintain a reminder or a diary) Do you keep crossing deadlines or breaking promises? (Do not bite more than you can chew and learn to say ‘no’ or step up). Do you go hard on yourself, get things wrong or are you just plain lazy? (Find out what you are running from and solve it)

Finding and accepting your weaknesses can be hard, and to deal with it- harder. Try SWOT analysis and keep an account of your behaviour, perhaps. These are the few things that really work.

11.) One cannot have everything in life and it definitely does not provide you with short cuts or lady luck to rule over it... It is pure hard work, passion and determination that can make life what it is. Read some inspiring quotes if you like! Knowledge and maturity can take you to places.

In the end, it is the one who takes the road less taken that emerges the victor.

Stay strong and happy everyone!


It is good to learn from things, grow and stay strong.

Purpose


Fragile glimpses, of more to be sought
Easily succumb to the warmth of the now
They drift in the cacophony, that overwhelms
The hidden recesses, of incomplete thought

Acceptance is bliss, wonder not why
Consider no need, to ponder what is
Direction not found, just follow along
Serenely observe, all that flows on by

Within lies a spark, a chance to soar
Given such chance, if it's to be seen
Look out far and search inward deep
Choices there are, to accomplish more 

Coming this far, the decision is due
To hope for the best, as do the rest
Or follow your heart, brighten the light
Show your face; I thought, it is you.

Poem byTed Zendarski



Credits: A warm thanks to Ted Zendarski for sharing this beautiful poem with us! 

Did you know?

     I prefer keeping my blog open to people. Do you have a hidden talent and would you like to share your poem or any other art work with me? (conditions apply) Feel free to email it to me and I shall post it on my blog with the name that you provide.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Children's Literature: An Interview of the Cat Named Master Snowy


Interviewer: Congratulations on your new book 'Cats and Crows', Master Snowy.
Master Snowy: Thank you. It is very kind of you to be able to say so.

Interviewer: *Coughs* Can you describe your relationship wth crows?
Master Snowy: It is confusing to explain. I treat them like my friends first and then I find them in my stomach the next minute. It's complicated... Not for me though, just the crows.

Interviewer: Master Snowy, I thought you were trying to establish a good relationship between cats and crows in your book.
Master Snowy: Oh, that was done for commercial  purposes. 

Interviewer: Might I assume then, the things written in your book were not from your heart?
Master Snowy: My sincerest apologies, my heart is not good at writing. It can only beat.

Interviewer: That was actually witty. May I know what inspired you to choose writing as your career?
Master Snowy: The minute I realized I did not need to have a hand to start writing, I used my servant for everything and it just went from there.

Interviewer: I guess that could have been inspiring, thank you for being here with us today!
Master Snowy: Nah, just thank me for the trouble!

Ladies and gentlemen, our star cat, Master Snowy!

And next we're having our special guest, Mr. Sky Crow with his new book ,'Cats are Not so Arrogant as You Think'

(grammatical errors intended)