Hello all, Just wanted to share with all that I have got my first ebook published with Smashwords. I have to confess that it is actually sort of a trial book to see my understanding of the digital world. Its a poetry book by the name ‘The Vagrant’. Its a collection of short poems that echo much of my experiences of time spent in my garden as well as moments or thoughts that have moved me in some way. They are my babies yes but am sure they aren’t preachy, moralising, demoralising, maudlin or hiding deep messages within them. Pretty straight from the heart stuff. The Indian heart!! 😛 Have a peep-
An ode to Portulaca
When the sun stokes the earthlings down,
When the smoke comes out the limb and crown
Sweat and damp burn the soul,
Body vibes like a tuneless dhol
Mirthless thoughts visit the mind
Sweaty beings beg the gust to be kind
Living it up, the voyeur of this saga
In my garden I see my lush portulaca
Relaxing in its bed it creeps far and wide
Extending its green self on all possible sides
Arms- fingers, legs- toes spilling on the tiles
Purple rakhi buttons spread as many smiles.
Each day it beats the sun at its game
Awakens and sets with the Lord all the same,
When sometimes He graces with powerful might,
My valiant Portulaca blooms with gusto and spright.
Frail are you, against the hot lashings?
Serenely smiling, they return the sun’s bashing. ****** If you’d like to check out more here are some links: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/471082 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vagrant-richa-bhatt-badola/1120404576?ean=2940046191875&itm=1&usri=2940046191875 http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-vagrant-2 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/x/id922529402 Thanks for giving a moment 🙂