Harvesting sunrises and sunsets…

THE SOUL should always stand ajar. That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her. Depart, before the host has slid The bolt upon the door, To seek for the accomplished guest— Her visitor no more. Emily Dickinson Yes, don’t be careless and forget to leave yourContinue reading “Harvesting sunrises and sunsets…”

The Grand Sentinels of the Emerald Waters

  Standing tall and majestic on the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin, the lime stone structures offer a spectacular panoramic view. These Karst formations resulting from millions of years of erosion (developed by the repeated regression and transgression of the sea on lime stone during wet and warm tropical climate) stretch overContinue reading “The Grand Sentinels of the Emerald Waters”

Bring me the sunset in a cup…

BRING me the sunset in a cup… BRING me the sunset in a cup, Reckon the morning’s flagons up, And say how many dew;  I imagine a cup filled with sunset whenever these lines come to my mind. It’s a favourite of mine and I love the authoritative tone of this Dickinson poem. When IContinue reading “Bring me the sunset in a cup…”

She sweeps with many-coloured brooms…

Oh, housewife in the evening west!  I’m obsessed with you and Emily… Here are a few of the splendid Saigon sunsets.   She sweeps with many-colored brooms, And leaves the shreds behind; Oh, housewife in the evening west, Come back, and dust the pond! You dropped a purple ravelling in, You dropped an amber thread;Continue reading “She sweeps with many-coloured brooms…”

A night of full moon, lanterns and magic!

Candle lit paper lanterns The river is aglow with a myriad tiny paper lanterns and the streets of the old town are lit up with  colourful silk lanterns hanging all over. The night of the lantern festival at Hoi An is a mesmerising, romantic experience! The smiling full moon up above looks lustreless when ThuContinue reading “A night of full moon, lanterns and magic!”

Blue moon, a broken toe and some moon musings!

Blue Moon, as once in a blue moon! That was a long wait for the rare celestial event called Blue Moon…Even though I knew that there’s nothing blue about it, the element of excitement was no less. This cosmic phenomenon took place on the 31st of July, but to my dismay a bunch of cloudsContinue reading “Blue moon, a broken toe and some moon musings!”