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Spring Vignettes : #WordlessWednesday

 

Spring Vignettes

 

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Winged Visitors, Mynahs/Starlings in our balcony this morning

 

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Country roads, take me home…

 

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My universe in this bloom

 

Here are a few beautiful lines from my all time favourite writer, Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), whose writings have given me solace even as a youngster. I have recently been reading a compilation of his verses called “The Little Book of Life” by Neil Douglas Klotz. You may want to read it, if you are a fan like me. Or, if you have never read him before, but would like to dive in to an exploratory journey of life, in the uncharted territories of literature.

Autumn and Spring

In the autumn, I gathered all my sorrows and buried them in my garden.

             And when April returned and spring came to wed the earth, there grew in my garden beautiful flowers unlike all other flowers.

            And my neighbours came to behold them, and they all said to me,

           “When autumn comes again, at seeding time, will you not give us the seeds of these flowers that we may have them in our garden.”

 

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22 thoughts on “Spring Vignettes : #WordlessWednesday

  1. Obsessivemom says:

    Those are beautiful pictures Natasha, specially the flower. dahlias are so cheerful.
    Loved that quote too. I was introduced to Khalil Gibran by a teacher who wrote out one of his quotes in my autograph books. Since then I’ve come to appreciate his wisdom.

  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    I have read a few of Khalil Gibran’s works and they always leave an impression. I will try to find the collection in amazon au. Beautiful captures … love these little glimpses of your life.

  3. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Natasha,

    The birds on the small terrace potted tree are cute. They are excited that spring is approaching which I can totally relate to that feeling. 🙂 I like the little verse. Wouldn’t it be nice to bury your sorrows and they come up like beautiful flowers? That sounds nice. Have a springtastic week! Hey, it’ll be here next week. YAY!

  4. Roshan Radhakrishnan says:

    at home, my parents have kept two small tubs with water in it for the birds and they usually come in the afternoon to beat the heat…. of course, now the street cats have also lined up which is a problem!

  5. arv says:

    I like the picture of sky behind the Bangala Sahib. Lovely!
    Posted a blog today for WW after a long time. Linking it up, Natasha

  6. Esha says:

    Such a beautiful post, Natasha! Grew up reading the prophet by Khalil Gibran and it left a mark on my young impressionable mind…would love to grab a copy of the one you mentioned here. The lines you shared are so evocative. I’m glad that these mynahs come to your balcony and you can shower them with some love and nibbles too. Here, we used to have the pigeon’s menacing the balcony, (not to mention their droppings etc) and the squirrels coming and destroying my potted plants so we got both the balconies netted, which does take away the beauty of a sunset click but leaves us in peace at least! Loved the first picture and the one with the Dahlia a little more than the rest. <3

  7. Debbie D. says:

    How lovely to see your beautiful spring photos, Natasha. We have melting snow and ice here. 😛 Kahlil Gibran had a way with words, for sure. Wishing you a good rest of the week!

  8. Anamika Agnihotri says:

    Soulful lines. I love the photo of mynahs visiting your balcony. You are a lucky person because for many people living in high rises pigeons are the common visitors and they do not leave a good sight.

    • Natasha says:

      Yes, we have been lucky recently with so many winged visitors drop by. That to on the 15 th floor.

      After a prolonged winter, spring this time has arrived with much fan fare than ever before.

      As for the pigeons, they are such a pest, Anu. Always lurking around and shooing the other birds. In fact they immediately appeared from nowhere and shooed these Maynahs away too.

      I’ve been feeding the mynahs bits of fruits- papaya, ground cherry etc. so they have blessed me with their benign company in all the balconies. I was surprised to see them on mine, as I feed them in the kitchen balcony.

      Small blessings I’m so grateful for in moments of upheaval.

    • Natasha says:

      Thanks Patrick and we are so fortunate to have you as our most regular and “first person who links” up week after week.

      You deserve a standing ovation really.
      Have a fabulous week ahead too !

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