Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Whites of Nature

                              First Snow in Zurich. As seen from my balcony.

I have made no secret of my desire that I was desperately looking forward to snowfall. It may be lame for people who get snow regularly in their city. Well Delhi doesn’t. And the place I was born also doesn’t. So, yeah, you got it right. I have never seen a real snowfall. And when I checked the forecast one day(17th Dec) for Zurich, it said Chance of snow – 100% tonight. I just wanted to see that moment, when the first flakes fall on the earth. I waited and waited. And waited some more. Midnight came and went. The movie I was watching ended. I read a book, watched something else, felt hungry and ate something. All this while, looking outside, to see if it is snowing. I had to see it. And then it came. White powders pouring in from the unseen dark sky. It was 5:30 AM. And the moment captured in my eyes. I opened the door and went outside in the balcony. I let the whites cover my black jacket.


The Whites of Nature,
Were falling from the sky.
They rested on my blackness.
My orders they would defy.
They melted on me.
I don’t even ask why.
They touch my skin.
And Whisper
For all the evil in you,
Goodness is always nearby.
So,Close your eyes.
And,Expand your vision.
Do what you feel.
Feel what you do.
Because,
Following your heart,
Is always worth a try.

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Quitting without even trying,
That would be the worst.
If you have to break my heart,
You have to take it first.

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Signing off for this year.
Enjoy it, while it is still here.
Bye Bye. See you in 2012. 

Another year, Another challenges.
Which, I will be ready to face. 
Wishing you all a good time,
Likely to be away from this place. 

26 comments:

  1. awwww...I feel soooo happy for you!! u made this sound just as I would have, but yeah, of course in ur humble excited tone!!;) M sure u knw what my expression would have been!!:D ...yeh dil kithon aa janda hai beech mein?? huh?? dil da mamla??
    Ah! u made the whole moment sound so magical:) Have fun Kunal!:D

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  2. if you have to break your heart,
    you have to take it first..
    very nice lines,a true poet you are..

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  3. Happy 2012 in advance to you :D
    And, the whiteness looks admirable :O I don't envy you though, the temperature is a good 5 6 degrees here, and I'm shivering :S
    and following our dil is always the best thing to do .. it hurts on occasions but ultimately, its worth it! :D

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  4. Wow...you made me long for snow! Which is big coz I hate rain/snow!! But looks like it will be different this time!

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  5. Following your heard is always the best thing to do :) Such a positive flow.. The picture is lovely :) I wish I could see a view like that! Great words! May the New Year bring you lots of happiness :)

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  6. Hehe, beautiful!!
    We owns the snow factory here in Norway, but in my city it has been so warm this winter.. we've had snow for 2 days now, but it melts away with + degrees.

    Hope you have a nice Christmas!
    Regards from Tania

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  7. Capturing the first snowfall of your entire life is such a magical moment!
    Thank you for sharing it with us here, Kunal :)

    Lovely poem to commemorate this momentous occasion :) Wishing you all the best in 2012 ~ see you soon and stay warm :D

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  8. Even i hav not seen a snowfall yet and really look forward to get a chance of enjoying that moment as you did........

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  9. First snow is always exciting. But when you are in a place where snow doesn't melt for 4 months you start writing poems like these...

    http://ajournalcalledlife.blogspot.com/2011/02/waitingto-spring-to-life.html

    Enjoy the first snow.. :)

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  10. awwwww.... control your heart though we cant :D

    if someone says that his or her heart is broken just say SHUT UP - because if heart is really broken how you are alive :D :D haha

    its good to enjoy whites at times - Merry christmas :)

    love x

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  11. hmm beleive it or not but they r predicting 17degress on christams .. so i doubt if we will have the whites of nature here ...

    lovely picture and the poem is good ooo

    Bikram's

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  12. Second one ... if you have to break your heart,
    you have to take it first..very touching lines.

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  13. beautiful description of the snow and the derivations from there in your poem and prose.

    "Quitting without even trying,
    That would be the worst.
    If you have to break my heart,
    You have to take it first.
    "....

    and

    "So,Close your eyes.
    And,Expand your vision.
    Do what you feel.
    Feel what you do.
    Because,
    Following your heart,
    Is always worth a try."

    ...i feel closest to these lines

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  14. Lovely sight of snow draped Zurich!Wishing you a very happy New Year..

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  15. This is a wonderful wonderful post, you just made my day...:)

    Nothing can beat a well written poem:)

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  16. For all the evil in you,
    Goodness is always nearby.

    Do what you feel.
    Feel what you do.
    Because,
    Following your heart,
    Is always worth a try.

    - beautifully said kunal..
    Happy 2012 2 u 2:)

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  17. Aakriti:

    It was a magical moment indeed..and when you know that you haven't slept whole night just to not miss 'that' moment..and when 'that' moment comes...the feeling can not be expressed :-)

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  18. Ana_treek:

    True Poet.. :D


    Crystal:

    A great 2012 to you too.. :-)
    I go...where my dil says to go...at times..I put my mind in switch off mode.. :D

    Gunj:

    You hate rain/snow? Thats unique...I hope it is different for you this time..after reading this post.. :D

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  19. Philo:

    Thank you...and a great 2012 to you too...and I hope..you see the view as lovely as this..and may you always follow your heart.. :-)

    Spiderdama:

    Weather has been playing stupid games this time...It snowed so late this time...but I never imagines less snow in Norway...I hope..it gets better for you :-)

    Irfanuddin:

    I really hope..you get a chance to see this...And a very happy new year to you :-)

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  20. Princess Fiona:

    Yes..it was a lovely moment for me..
    And Thank you for your words again...hope..I keep up my performance this year as well.. :P

    Sunitha:

    If the snow doesn't melt for 4 months...you can definitely hope for more poems like this.. haha.. :-)

    I haven't read the link. Will do so soon..

    Thank you and all the best for the new year. :-)

    Ruchi:

    Thank you.. :-)

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  21. Shama:

    I am not going to control anything...that is mind's department..and occasionally..it is lost... :D

    Hope..you had a nice time in Christmas and new year.. :-)

    Bikramjit:

    Thats outrageous.. :-)
    Hope..you had a nice time nonetheless :-)

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  22. A grain of Sand:

    Thank you. I hope of writing more..and more...to which you keep feeling closest to.. :-)

    Rahul:

    Thank you..and wish you a very happy new year to you too.. :-)

    Saru:

    Thank you..and I hope..you have a great year ahead.. :-)

    Dreaming Wanderer:

    Thank you..and a great 2012 to you too.. :-)

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  23. First snow is always the best :D

    I hate that it didn't snow in London :(

    And your poem <3

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  24. I am in love with this post and the picture. Beautiful. :)

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