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Friday, August 3, 2012

I sweat

Photo credit: Mak
 I sweat I fret I struggle I earn
Staring at your luxury I yearn
Gods must have been very partial 
Why am I at distress and his denial?

  PS: During a recent trip to Kerala, we stopped over at a village for a cup of early morning tea. A church, nearby, caught my attention and I started clicking some photographs. Four elderly women were cleaning the streets next to the church. One of them asked me to take their photos, in Malayalam, which I eventually understood. This poem is dedicated to her.

39 comments:

  1. Wonderful capture and nice words

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    1. Though i am no way near to professional photography, a little appreciation from the best photographers, like you is commendable Deepak sir. Thank you.

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  2. ...besides a nice capture and fine words, the feeling beneath is really great, Mak!!

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    1. I am glad to have conveyed the feelings Amit sir. Those kind words coming from you is a honor. Thank you

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  3. A lot of emotions caught aptly in four lines Mak!

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    1. Her expressions were priceless. Thank you for connecting to it Jaishree :)

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  4. Very crisp & neatly conveyed message through short lines!!Amazing photography too dear!!

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    1. Thank you Echu. Glad you liked it.

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  5. Very touching. And absolute caption. Hats off to you.

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    1. I am overwhelmed with joy after reading your comment Sushma :) Thank you so much.

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  6. Street photography has got a different charm. It is important to capture images when they are not conscious. The expressions tells a tale.

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    1. Absolutely right sir. Thank you for stopping by here.

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  7. nice ...perfect expression to match the words :)

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    1. Words of appreciation from the great poetess :) Thank you. I am honored.

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  8. I have often wondered about the inequities handed out by God... perhaps they are a challenge to the less privileged. The point is, what did God have in mind when he handed out privileges to jerks (like Sanjiv Nanda)!?

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    1. God to be blamed or is it people like Sanjiv Nanda misusing the prvileges SG?
      More ironic is these people walk out of punishments. Great Indian Judiciary.

      Thank you for stopping by. Wish to see you often :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Medha. Warm welcome here. Hope you will visit again.

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  10. Wonderful capture, Mak. Your words added one more layer to enhance the overall beauty!

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    1. Thanks a ton Arti. Your kind words are so encouraging :)

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  11. you have been awarded the Liebster Blog award by me.

    http://supercalifragilisticsexyalidocious.blogspot.ca/2012/07/ambushed-by-liebster.html

    RULES:

    - If you’re tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself
    -Then you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you and make 11 questions for the people you’re going to tag.
    -Tag 11 more bloggers.
    -Tell the people you tagged that you did.
    -No tagging back.
    -The person you tag must have less than 200 followers

    My questions for u:
    1) What do u want to change about your past?
    2) Where do u see urself in 10 yrs?
    3) Three qualities you want to see in your soul mate.
    4) If given a second chance, what moment would u like to relive?
    5) Who do u hate in the world?and why? And cant u love em?:(
    6) What do u appreciate most about your best friend (u can name him/her if u want to)
    7) Describe what u understand by faith.
    8) Three books u liked the most.
    9) One thing you want to change about the world.
    10) What is love for u?
    11) Do u even knw me? Duh…

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    1. This is out of the blue :)
      Thank you Blue :)

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  12. A picture says a thousand words... Your words matched her expressions perfectly, Mak .. Very nice... :)

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    1. I am delighted with your presence here and your kind words Anjali. Thank you so much :)

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  13. if only there was a way to tell this woman, her picture and a matching poem is on the net, she would be so happy!

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    1. She was happy to see herself a preview of this photograph in the camera Ghazala ji.

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  14. Touching lines...this pic along with this poem makes it such a heartfelt read. Tugged my heart!!

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    1. I am humbled with your words PT. Thank you so much.

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  15. Very relevant and touchy lines. I feel these holds true when we look at what others have and we don't. Not limited to the economic side of life.

    Crisp, Powerful and Brilliant Mak:)

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    1. Absolutely true Saru :)
      Thanks a ton for the appreciation Saru. It means a lot to me.

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  16. Nice, love it!! Wud like to c more of yr poetic side :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Anu. I am glad that you like my poetry :)

      Here are a few more
      http://maks-journy-nevr-ends.blogspot.in/2011/06/her.html
      http://maks-journy-nevr-ends.blogspot.in/2012/03/happy-womens-day.html
      http://maks-journy-nevr-ends.blogspot.in/2011/03/woman.html

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  17. well god is not partial for sure , its just he has not come around yet giving you what you want .. thats how i look at it


    Bikram's

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    1. That is an optimistic view Bik. Appreciate it.
      Well, that is my second stanza of this poem (under composition) :)

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    1. Thank you Girija. Glad it touched you :)

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  19. I appreciate how beautifully you captured the psych of those women. :)

    Do visit yashi-splitstring.blogspot.in

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