The boat and the fisherman

I have stood for many moons

Under the starlit, spangled heavens

Delving into the mysteries of the sea.

I have stood for many suns

Under the golden, warm sky

Deciphering the enigmas of the universe.

Bobbing on the deep blue,

Swaying to the murmurs of the wind

I have ridden the ripples, many times

In deep contemplation.

The ripples have sung to me, mutedly

The melody of the water,

Often in a gentle lilt,

Like a cadent whisper.


And you…

I have felt you hustle past, often

Hefting, heaving, hoisting

And casting your nets in silent effort.

With you, I have sat often

In a meditative trance

Watching the dawns and the dusks.

I have seen them carve wrinkles

On your weather-beaten visage.

I have seen them carve shadows

In your wizened eyes.

Together, you and I have grown.

You have matured, I have aged

But, in all this the one constant

Always has been the water and the sky.



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About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (, by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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