Hold tight

brown autumn leaf stuck on chicken wire

Bound by elements
clinging dearly for life: leaf;
frail, but what a view!

Flip side

Image of fallen autumn leaves on a green lawn with a path going through it and more green lawn on the other side. Text on the image reads: Slightly greener, a world of optimism; on other side.
Glebe Park, Canberra

Slightly greener,
a world of optimism;
on other side.


This is a poem I wrote at a haiku/haiga workshop I attended recently. We wandered around the park, looking for perfect imperfections to inspire our work.

Unintentional act

Talent is an accident of genes, and a responsibility.

Alan Rickman, AKA Severes Snape

I’m away on holiday for a couple of weeks, and until I get back with more haiku and photographs, I’m sharing some of my favourite quotes. Hope you enjoy!

If you want more, check these out:
Travel haiku | Musings about life | Copywriting adventures

Liar unidentified

The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.

Adolf Hitler

That’s deep, isn’t it?


I’m away on holiday for a couple of weeks, and until I get back with more haiku and photographs, I’m sharing some of my favourite quotes. Hope you enjoy!

If you want more, check these out:
Travel haiku | Musings about life | Copywriting adventures

Two years

Two years—

Since I last saw my parents in the flesh.

Since I took my first photo of Autumn leaves.

Since I registered for a library membership card.

Since I told myself my future’s changed for the better.

Two years—

Since I started living with truly multi-cultural housemates.

Since I rolled my eyes at the seven types of tinned tomatoes.

Since I learnt that using three onions for every meal is a luxury.

Since I realised the grass isn’t greener on the other side.

Two years—

Since I considered my creative writing seriously.

Since I began pursuing my own twisted path.

Since I appreciated currency conversions.

Since I left India and landed in Canberra.