Artful dodger


A quick walk-through was all I asked for –

quick, and detached – an easy dalliance –

for information, exclamation, some artful

decoration – then to recount it in a poetic

fashion – that was how I had planned it –

a walk through life. But like all other best

laid plans this too went its way – it turned

personal – life came too close for comfort

I could see the cracked skin, smell the bad

smell – then I saw I was in the thick of life

and could see its flaws clearly, clearly. The

days unnerved me – the nights embraced

daytime confusions and gave them earth

hues and wild feathers the geese had left

fluttering in air as they flew southwards.

That is how the geese came to own a part

of my life. They were happy to grasp it in

their soaring beaks, twirl it playfully, roll it

around so I went dizzy and finally one day

they put it back on earth, close to where I

sat in the grass with tears in my eyes. And

then I saw life with feathers – and wings.



51 thoughts on “About”

  1. Nice, really nice.

  2. Beautiful. 🙂

  3. Hi mj, I hope you are well and wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the following awards http://chronicpainandme.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/awards/

  4. notedinnashville said:

    Hi mj. I have nominated you for a Leibster Award at http://notedinnashville.com/2012/12/26/liebster-award/.

    If you don’t wish to accept the award, just let the offer dissolve into the World Wide Web. I’ll still be your blogging buddy.

    • Thank you so much for your kind thoughts…. it would be my first blogging award / ‘reward’ and I’m honored you thought of me.

      Please tell me a little more about it. And also what I’m supposed to do… I would not like to miss any steps because of my lack of experience.

      Have a great new year… you just gave me my Christmas present … I’m glad, I believe in Santa…. 🙂

      • notedinnashville said:

        I’m so happy to have been Santa’s helper. 🙂 It was my first award, so I’m on a learning curve too.

        If you go here: http://notedinnashville.com/ and read yesterday’s post “Liebster Award,” there is a list of questions for you to answer near the bottom of the post. They’re meant to be fun and help your readers get to know you a little better. The rules are also listed at the bottom of the post. You can copy and paste the Liebster Award icon onto your blog. Then, you come up with new questions for your nominees.

        Please let me know if you have any other questions. I’ll be happy to help.

        Have fun, and thank you for visiting my blog!

  5. I can see I am in the company of a talented woman. :)) I look forward to reading more of your work!

  6. Dear MJ,
    I have nominate you for the Shine On award, please check at

    Much love,,

  7. Just nominated you for the Liebster award, if you haven’t been nominated before, or done the activities before, please check out:




    • Many thanks for your thoughtfulness. But I got this just last month (a blogger friend had kindly nominated me!) and I will ask you to put someone else’s blog in my place…spreading the joy, you know… 🙂 But thanks again and have a great Sunday!

  8. Dear MJ, I have nominate you for Illuminating Blogger Award, please visit http://meirozavian.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/illuminating-blogger-award/.

    Warm regards,

  9. Wow this is so beautiful! I want this printed out and stuck on my wall. It was just what I needed to read right now too – inspiration, reassurance, clarity, joy and faith in transformation all came from those words. Glad to have found you on here. Lots of love X

    • Thank you so very much. I’m so glad the words inspire you. But you know what… I think the universe works in mysterious ways nothing to do with us. When you need assurance / support / love, badly, real bad… something or someone comes along to bring you exactly what you need. It’s the universe’s way of saying it cares for you. 🙂

      Take care and have a restful weekend!

  10. It seems that you never look down either, couragous & wonderful 🙂

  11. Ooooo, lovely and inspiring. Thank you.

  12. notedinnashville said:

    Hey MJ! I nominated you for a Sunshine Award here: http://notedinnashville.com/2013/04/24/awards-day/ If you already have this one, or you’re not accepting awards at this time, no worries. As always, I’ll still be your blogging buddy. 🙂

    • A big thank you, Anita. Your attentive reads and comments are precious to me… 🙂 I would like to pass up this award, if I may… hope you understand.

      Thank you again… have a great weekend!

      • notedinnashville said:

        I completely understand, and I always look forward to reading your poetry. You have a great weekend too!

  13. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Great work you have going on here. Sorry it took me so long to stop by. Keep up the great work.

    • Good to know you like the poems here. Friends and readers’ comments make the journey worthwhile. 🙂 Thank you!

  14. You have a way with words I truly admire! And thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog 🙂

  15. Hi my dear friend…I have nominated you for Shine on Award …..this is to recognize your efforts in sharing all these beautiful posts with us….Thanks for making this journey of blogging wonderful and congratulations!

    • Thank you Kavita for this honor. I cherish my readers and their comments and generosity a great deal… but at this point in my journey, I gently decline awards. 🙂 I will be following your bucket list implementation with great zest…. you are fortunate to have the opportunity, so go, make the most of it. Cheers!

  16. Hello Ma’am! I have nominated you for the Liebster award! Check out my blog to learn more about it. I look forward to your response 🙂

    • Thanks Shruti… that’s really nice of you. Only, if I may, I would like to pass it up. I’m sure you will understand.

      I will visit your blog and your other blog asap. Sorry about the delay in responding to you.

      Take care! Have a good weekend!

  17. Hey, I have nominated you for the Liebster award! Check out my blog to learn more about it. I look forward to your response 🙂

    • Tanvi, I have been remiss, and I am truly sorry about it. Will certainly stop by your blog asap and give it ALL my attention.
      Hope you are well. Take care! Stay happy and beautiful as always!

      • Ma’am its absolutely fine. Take your time and you’ll be glad to see that I haven’t stopped blogging 😛 It’s actually fun! 😀 Thank you for making us do something like this.

  18. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your poems. Its very subtle. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot. 🙂 Great work

  19. Beautiful!

  20. Hello,

    I stumbled upon your blog today. You have a great network. I love literature. Do stop by sometime at my blog too. I have started a magazine on my blog called ‘Alphabet and You’. Would love you to submit for the next issue. Also it would be kind of you if you could share the link with your writer friends.

    Thank you,
    Michelle D’costa.

    This is the link

    • Thank for stopping by, Michelle, and for leaving your link. Sure, I would love to read your work. I will also, most certainly, share your link with my blogger-friends. I wish you good luck with ‘Alphabet and You’ and your blog too.

  21. A beautiful blog of a gifted blogger. Hope to see you back in the blogo-sphere!
    Kind regards!

  22. it’s beautiful. Keep writing~

  23. What a way to write an About page!

  24. Hello Meenakshi. Matt Geraghty here. How are you? Would love to touch base if you have a moment: gfunke_99@yahoo.com

    Happy Holidays!

    • Hi Matt. Thank you for stopping by. I have been caught up in some personal things, but I shall write to you soon on your id. Have a peace-filled Christmas and safe and healthy 2021!

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