It is but a world, virtual
And yet, how utterly real...
In terms of time, space, and
One meets oneself:
Sometimes in another's voice
Sometimes in the feeling it evokes
Sometimes, just a whiff of its fair breeze...
Blessed am I!
Virtually real, and
Really so special!
Of that knowing and the sharing
For Proximity of notions
Beliefs, and the sense of humanity!
Thank you dear friends
Indian Homemaker and
Hitchwriter, and Deeps too
for an honour
And humbly received!
7 January, 2008
Thank you very much, IHM and Dhiren and Deeps. Honoured, truly. And in keeping with the tradition, I would like to pass these awards forward to ...
Edited to add: Honourned to receive from Rukhiya too..:) Thanks dear girl!!
The Citation of the Proximity Award
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
It gives me deep joy to share this with eight other friends
for ever inspiring, motivating, appreciating, and most of all for the gems of poetry he shares. Who would say that he's an engineer? An awesome poet, to the core.
For her brilliance of expression, in verse and prose. A doctor in the making, a litterateur by instinct, a dancer too, her work gives me gooseflesh!
The voice that speaks up for those without one, adds more to those who do have one, instigates one to go on forward, and be an Indian :)
Yer another doctor in the making, a bright spark of life, in letters, feelings emotions, and the energy of her imagery in verse!
for the Sheer and Simple joy that transmutes and transmits itself from her poetry to your inner self. She is akin to a Sufi poet, for me :)
Prabhu Dutta Das,
for the most amazing comments, :), and the posts he shares on his space :)
His verse appeals, his notes give warmth, and he always leaves you with Peace!
The Solitary Writer, Stephen
for the way he relentlessly explores frontiers of writing, in poetry, prose and fiction!
Edited to add:
Since I have been kindly awarded this one again from Rukhiya, and Shail, I would also like to add these bloggers , who have in some way touched me with their work, for the veracity of their writing, and the passion with with they LIVE
for his measured and even pace of writing, his numerous tributes to persons known and unknown, and for some lovely nostalgic memories of Ooty he brings to me!
for visions conjoured with words and letters, engaging one in thinking out of the box and at the same time dishing out some extraordinary poetry!
Meena, or Winnie the Pooh :)
Amazing poetry, beautiful blog, and the warmest of words to share!
Sanket too, for his
Verses that create visuals startling and beautiful! His word play and
For narrative and verses of inspiration she shares with us!
Man In Painting
His incisive use of words, that enchant, and create a hundred different mirrors to reflect meaning, is simply out of this world. In each of his pieces there is a painting in words!
A Naval Officer, who has strong views, writes beautiful poetry and thought provoking prose. Some great reviews too!
Congratulations to you all dear friends. Do pass it onward !!