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Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke

I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
Of her choice virtues only gods should speak,
Or English poets who grew up on Greek
(I’d have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek.)
How well her wishes went! She stroked my chin,
She taught me Turn, and Counter-turn, and stand;
She taught me Touch, that undulant white skin:
I nibbled meekly from her proffered hand;
She was the sickle; I, poor I, the rake,
Coming behind her for her pretty sake
(But what prodigious mowing did we make.)
Love likes a gander, and adores a goose:
Her full lips pursed, the errant note to seize;
She played it quick, she played it light and loose;
My eyes, they dazzled at her flowing knees;
Her several parts could keep a pure repose,
Or one hip quiver with a mobile nose
(She moved in circles, and those circles moved.)
Let seed be grass, and grass turn into hay:
I’m martyr to a motion not my own;
What’s freedom for? To know eternity.
I swear she cast a shadow white as stone.
But who would count eternity in days?
These old bones live to learn her wanton ways:
(I measure time by how a body sways.)

Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke




Christmas is approaching, homes are decorated, shops are filled with people buzzing and children singing Christmas songs. So people are busy shopping so I am going to give write on 5 things you should keep in mind while going for Christmas gift shopping-

  1. Make a list of people you have to give a gift according to age groups.
  2. Select shops where you are comfortable going and not the fancy ones.
  3. If you are planning to gift a gizmo to someone take a friend along with you who is you know a gizmo specialist.
  4. I would prefer one goes with someone of the other gender for shopping, for different point of views and well its easier to decide what to give to someone of the opposite gender. I mean if your a girl take a boy with you he might come in hand for deciding a gift for your brother and well for carrying stuff :p . Moreover the shopping date becomes more fun.
  5. If your planning in wrapping the gifts on your own, keep at least 4 days for that and also buy 5-6 extra gifts for emergency.

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.”
~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist. ”
―     Andy Rooney




“Actually, I think it’s the opposite.  We know each other so well there isn’t anything left to say.  Sometimes it’s nice just sitting here with you all, thinking.  It’s only best friends who can be comfortable with silence, wouldn’t you say?”
―     Benjamin Wood,     The Bellwether Revivals



Well I haven’t actually ever written about a book, I mean a book review or anything, so well this is my first time, and to be frank this is not a book review. I was not into reading romantic novels at all. I was more into sci-fi mystery sort of stuff.  Actually THE NOTEBOOK was my first romantic novel. This book somehow changed the way I think, the way I feel, the way I look at things, everything. It was sort of a life changing book for me. Everyone has that life changing phase, may it be due to an experience, a person, a movie, or maybe a book, like it was for me. The reason I bought this book was its cover, and the fact that girls of my class were gushing about Nicholas Sparks. Before you judge me saying that I judge a book by its cover, I DON’T! I did in this case because it was my first time buying a romantic novel.  So yeah as I was saying I bought this book, came home, got comfortable on my beanbag and the once in a lifetime journey began. Yes, it was like A ONCE IN A LIFETIME JOURNEY FOR ME, though now I have read it like 10-11 times but I still remember the way I felt when I read it for the first time. I read MIRACLES (people who have read it would know that it is the 1st page) and started admiring Nicholas Spark’s way of writing, the way he has described THE OLD MAN and the surroundings, the way he has conveyed how many years have gone by, everything. By the time I was at page number 7 i.e. GHOSTS, it was just me and the book. I remember having not eaten anything for 29-31 hours (I don’t exactly remember but it was like more than 1 and a half day or more than that). You could actually feel what Noah’s thoughts, Allie’s dilemma, her fiancé’s jealousy or even the mother’s  possessiveness for her daughter. You can not say who was right or who was wrong as everyone was right in their own way, everyone’s feeling were justified. I am a very pessimist sort of person, always looking at the darker side of life, this book taught me TO BELIEVE that everything can be right if you truly want it to be. I did not believe in true love or anything of such sort but this book taught me that love exists. It taught me that if you truly love someone let them go and if it is meant to be you will spend rest of your lives together. It taught me that you don’t have to be together to love each other, you can be at far off places and still be together, you don’t have to be near each other to love. It taught me to keep loving even if I might not get any in return. It taught me to keep trying even if I fail. The main thing it taught me is was YOU ONLY LOVE ONCE! Any relationship before or after that specific relationship is attraction, liking, lust, or maybe somewhat close to love, but never love! If you love someone truly, your life from now is not your own, its theirs’. LOVE IS SELFLESS and if you think you love someone but your life is more important to you than theirs’, then you don’t love that person truly, its just a feeling close to it but not love. The second most important thing it taught me was FOLLOW YOUR HEART!

“Poets often describe love as an emotion that we can’t control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That’s what it was like for me. I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if oyu planned on fallin gin love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.” ―     Nicholas Sparks,     The Notebook

THE NOTEBOOK according to me is a must read to understand what love is! THANK YOU and keep loving! ❤



I just came back from a big fat Indian wedding. So I came up with 5 reasons why you should attend an Indian wedding once in your life time. So here they are-

  1. An Indian wedding is very colourful. From the dresses to the decorations, everything. The bride wears a red or green lehenga (an Indian outfit) being the showstopper of the day. Every colour you can imagine of can be seen. So basically its a very colourful occasion.
  2. The FOOD!! Every Indian would agree with me on this point. One should attend an indian wedding just for the food. There is so much of variety, one is just not able to decide what to eat and what not to.
  3. There are many functions in an Indian wedding. There are about 6-7 different functions like engagement, teelak, etc.. So yeah it is very traditional and entertaining. One should attend all of the functions to get the Indian essence of it.
  4.  To get an idea for your own wedding, if you want a wedding of such type. Many Hollywood celebrities have tied the knot in a grand Indian wedding!
  5. Moreover its a one of a kind experience!



“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook



I did a 5 reasons its good to be single I guess 2-3 days back so I thought lets do a 5 reasons why its good to be in a relationship. So here they are-

  1. You have someone to support you. I know this is a bit selfish point but you constantly need someone to hug you and just say that everything is alright.
  2. You have someone to nag all the time. Your childhood stays alive if you keep nagging a person 😛 . Not too much though, it may lead to a breakup but yeah its fun. (No wonder I am single!)
  3. You have someone to spend your free time and weekend with if you don’t live in the same city as your family.
  4. You have someone to get ready for! Your not aimless or clueless to what to wear. You know you have to look good for her/him.

“Know that love is truly timeless.”
―     Mary M. Ricksen

After writing this I feel bad (again) of being single 😦 .




This video was made by a really sweet friend of mine for his girlfriend who was really very angry with him. They have been in a relationship for more than 2 years, which is a really long time.
Well I actually want to say is that this is a really good way to propose or make you girl smile if she is angry or maybe even surprise her on her birthday maybe. Not only for the guys, girls can also do it for their man (guys like computer savvy girls 😉 ). Why only for your partner, it would be amazing to surprise your father or mother on their birthday on father/mother’s day and maybe even for a close friend of yours!