Saturday 7 January 2017

The Blue Beauty

You shall remain unaware of my true hues,
if you don't get really close to me;
you only see my myriad shades & blues,
if you're patient enough, to just let me be.
                                                                - ©Chethana

It took me several days of umpteen futile chases around the garden and a humongous amount of patience, before I was finally able to capture a dragonfly. They are so full of life & vigour, it seemed an uphill, if not impossible task, to get within clicking distance of this elusive creature.

And then one day, I got really lucky. This guy decided to take pity on me and let me get numerous shots, from a mere few inches away. The result left me astounded by the sheer beauty of this amazing creature, when I got home and finally zoomed in to see the fruits of my labour.

Only the camera's eye can truly fathom & capture the intricate weave of design on the gossamer wings, the glossy shine of those tiny pair of eyes or the tilt of that cute little head, as the insect looks for prey. 

A rewarding click for a few hours of patient pursuit...

Broken Heart

Tread carefully, 
my dear,
you might slip 
on the pieces
 of my heart,
you just broke...


It's been years since I put sketch pens to paper. But sometimes, one needs to use colours to complement words to depict feelings. 

I'm no artist, and trying to depict a bleeding, shattered heart is no child's play,
but, I gave in to the impulse to be a child again, albeit with the words of a woman, on one such day.

The Pink Wonder

I emerged from beginnings,
that were humble
Who would ever know?
No one noticed my tidings,
but I refused to stumble;
& today, I revel in my glow...


It was the first time I got an opportunity to get really close to a fresh bloom in the water, and of course, I whipped out my phone to make the most of it.