lillian the home poet

Curtain billows in wind.
Candlelight flickers,
flame shivers, dips,
almost snuffed out.
for our predicament,
but a gentler scene.

Healthcare systems threatened.
Tsunami of violence,
hatred, inequities.
We cup our hands
around the flame of hope,
trying to protect it
through these storms.

It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today we’re to include the word “shiver” or a form of the word (not a synonym) in our poem of exactly 44 words, sans title. Pub opens at 3 PM, Boston time.Come join us!

* A derecho is a wide-spread, long lived, dangerous windstorm.

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Chand ka tukda*


There was much consternation in the family when he had said “yes” to her.

It was an arranged meeting set up by his maternal grandfather. Even though his parents were reluctant to go ahead with his ‘seeing’ the girl, as she was dark-complexioned, they couldn’t say no to his grandfather.

He had found her utterly charming, witty as well as feisty. He could easily see himself spending his life with her.

“But bhaiya**, why did you say yes? asked his younger sister curiously. “You know mom wants a chand ka tukda jaisi bahu!” ***

He laughed heartily and replied,”But choti****, she is chand ka tukda! When you look at her you realise, it is a moon wrapped up in brown paper.”

Looking at her bewildered expression, he winked conspiratorially, “You won’t understand, choti!” Then added, “Just wait till you meet her then you will know.”

Written for dVerse. Today’s host…

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Green Screen…The Music Video

Digital Rabbit Hole

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Hi everyone,
I just wanted to make excuses 🙂 for not being so active on my blog and also not keeping up with everyone I am following. The reason is, I am shooting a music video (machinima) in Second Life, to go with the song. The soundtrack is ready except, my voices need to be re-recorded  in the studio..I am trying to do this right and hopefully create a polished music video with my words and music to entertain you all.
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I wrote theGreen Screen poem last month, January 5th and it has since morphed into what you will see and hear in my video. As you know, I always made videos with my partner Natascha Randt (Allah yirhamha)who passed away this last September 2021. I did the soundtracks and not the visuals in our productions,
I know this one won’t be as polished, but…

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