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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

The Fire Still Burns...


As 2008 enters history books, we prepare to herald the dawn of 2009, MMIX in Roman, the year of the Chinese Ox. Pray and wish the new times usher in success, much needed peace, pinkest of health, happiness and affluence to all and sundry.

Gauisus Novus Annus, amicitia... Yes, I'll spare you the translation trouble - Happy New Year, friends. Here's an English haiku (of course written by moi! :) ) for ye all.

Newer days ushered
Our journey shalt continue
Mind gravid with hope
---


I lost my grandfather a couple of days back (the 29th). This one is for you, ol' man. I could never bring myself to show you what all I have written. Beats me as I search for reasons why... 

You never failed to inspire me. I am blessed to have been your grandson. A vestige of Life endures past Death. 

Chrysanthemum wreath
A shroud of eternal peace
Death cannot take all
---

Will catch up on missed posts soon. Peace.

72 comments:

Praveen said...

My deepest condolences on your loss...
may the new year bring in good news for u..

Gail said...

A beautiful tribute with lovely sentiments. I smile gently and thought of my inspirations. "Thank you" for provoking such on this Eve of a New Year - a storm raging outside - a little boy safe here with me surrounded by a warm fire, raisins, a new Pez dispenser, his favorite meal just waiting to be served, and knowing that here he is free to be six - I wish this for all children and all adults too - The freedom to "be"...

Peace and hope for us all
Gail

Gail said...

Me again-
I got lost im my last comment. I want to say that I was sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing - perhaps he will meet my Dad and grandparent's. I like to believe that is so.

Love,
Gail
peace....

Divya said...

happy new year kartz :)
i'm sorry about your grand dad, i hope he had a good life and passed on to the better world a happy and content man.
let us indeed hope 2009 has good things to bring with it.

NAVAL LANGA said...

HAPPY NEWS YEAR

MAY THE GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS YOU WISH

[CLICK BELOW FOR THE CARD]
http://www.images.dgreetings.com/newimages/newyear/2005/new-year-floral1.jpg

CяystąL said...

A deep condolence frm me to your dearest ole' man. May he rest in peace..and I sincerely wish that all this makes you more responsible and a better prson.
*Hugs* to you on this occasion of new year!..
Wishing you loads of luck.


HUGS!
(PS-you got something on my blog!)

kanaguonline said...

A very happy new year wishes to you Kartz :)Wishing you all the succecc this year :)
I am really sorry for your Grandfather..
A very nice Haiko :)

Akshat said...

Hey Kartz!!

Sorry to here bout your grandpa!!...You should have shown him your writings...he would have been the proudest!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR KARTZ!!!...The haikus were awesome...as usual...:P

Cheer up..
Peace!!

Tushar Mangl said...

No amount of words are appropriate to fill up for the void, caused by the demise of someone close.
Sorry to hear about your Grandfather.

Happy New Year dude
Take care
God bless you :-)

C R D said...

May your grandpa's soul R.I.P

Ayushi said...

I really appreciate your Constance, yet don’t hold it in yourself dear, what is death to a soul who is so immortal in true hearts as yours? It’s a relief to a long journey... Let us make ’09 an year draped in the realisation of beauty, truth and reality of nature. Let's engage nature with the most vigorous life and productivity, healing and serving as equals and harming and fighting enemies(who abuse nature)

Peace and Luck be with you.

Richa said...

it is vy unfortunate to learn about ur grnadfather. May his soul rest in peace..

n since my stay with my granny, i know it even better, grandparents r real blessings they r trees who never take a hiatus showering us with their fruits n shades of their experiences n love..

Have a rockin yr ahead..
Cheers!!

WarmSunshine said...

Beautiful words...

My deepest condolences for this loss...
He must have been proud to have you as a grandson... May his soul rest in peace Ameen...

Prason Christopher Robin @ Chriz said...

grandfathers.. we learn a lot from them...

happy new year

Kartz said...

##Praveen
Thanks bro'.

Yeah, let's not kill "hope".

Kartz said...

##Gail
Merci beaucoup madame. Yes, I'd like to believe so too.

C'est la vie.

Hope you had a wonderful day.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Divya
Oh yes! A Carnatic aficionado till the very end. :)

Thanks buddy. Wishes for a wonderful year ahead.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Naval Langa
Gratias.

Kartz said...

##CяystąL
Thanks dudette... Appreciated.

*hugs*

Peace. Tc. Be well.

Kartz said...

##kanaguonline
Thanks for the read bro'.

Kartz said...

##Akshat
Hey! Am fine mate... No worries. :) Hope all is well at your end.

Thanks. Take care.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Tushar
Nice to hear from you again dude. Thanks.

Hope all is well.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Ayushi
Hey! Me ok yaar... Just got a bit emotional while writing *that* part.

Glad his end was peaceful. Not a struggle.

Yep, let's not kill "hope" as we herald 2009. How are your studies going on?

Bonne chance.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##C R D
Amen to that.

Kartz said...

##Richa
Bingo! :)

Thanks for the read buddy; or should I say 'AC'? :D

Peace.

Kartz said...

##WarmSunshine
Merci mmle...

:)

Kartz said...
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Kartz said...

##Chriz
You said it, bub.

Welcome to Contorted Reality. I appreciate your time.

Keep visiting.

Peace.

jayaram said...

MY DEEPEST CONDOLESCENCES TO U AND UR FAMILY. MAY GOD GIVE U ALL ENOUGH STRENGTH TO OVERCOME THIS LOSS.
LET THIS NOT MAR UR NEW YEAR AND PRAY U WILL MEET WITH PLENTY OF SUCCESS THIS 2009. GOD BLESS

jayu said...

My condolences.A touching tribute.
Yes, love is eternal,as are our thoughts,memories and spirit.

mona said...

sorry to hear about your grandfather kartz... may his soul rest in peace!!

"mind gravid with hope"... that was beautiful... truly... each day we hope a little more, we dream a little more, we desire a little more... hope all your hopes, your dreams and your desires are fulfilled... have a great year ahead.. happy new year buddy!!

AV said...

My deepest condolences to you n ur family. may his soul rest in peace. hope the new year brings you peace.

kanaguonline said...

Hi Kartz,

You have been awarded. Here is your new year gift:

http://kanaguonline.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/looking-back-with-satisfaction/

Keshi said...

Im really sorry to hear abt ur loss.

Death of loved-ones hv always left a void in me thats so hard to fill...so, I know how u feel.

Anyways, I wanna wish u a very HAPPY NEW YEAR..a year without heartache and tears this time.

TC!
Keshi.

CяystąL said...

I've been OKAY enough. Not happy, nor sad. Just living. You temme?

Priya Joyce said...
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Kartz said...

##Jayaram Uncle
Thank you so much!

Kartz said...

##Jayu Auntie
Indeed... Thanks again.

Kartz said...

##Mona
Gratias... Good to hear from you again. Trust things are fine at your end.

New Year greetings to you and yours...

Peace.

Kartz said...

##AV
Thanks buddy... Yep, The fire still burns. :)

Kartz said...

##kanaguonline
Thanks, mate. On it.

Kartz said...

##Keshi
Merci madamoiselle. Good to hear from you again. Trust all is well.

And 2009, well... :)

Kartz said...

##CяystąL
Hum kya bataein... Yeah, things are chugging along. C'est la vie.

Shutting between home and staying with nani. Reading helps take my mind off.

Wassup with you? Tc.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Priya Joyce
I am not in charge of invites.

Lena said...

awww... sorry to hear about your grandpa :(
and that was a beautiful tribute to him :)

you take care and have a wonderful new year :)

Karthik said...

Happy New yr bro!! The poem was well written and tribute to your Grand pa!!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Sorry about your granddad buddy.May he find eternal solace.I lost my Dad's dad in early Dec,guess it was a bad month for both of us.

May 2009 bring you nothing but happiness.God Bless!

P.S. Lovely Haikus :)

Shruti said...

May your grandfather rests in peace!
My condolences.
I'm sure if he read your tribute, he'd be the happiest!
And happy new year!
Take Care

..pAnKHuRi.. said...

The Deepest River Flows With The Least Sound...
AND..
Feelings Stretch...
Beyond Words.....
Beyond Times.....
Beyond Everything.....

sorry for replying a bit late..I was badly stucked up due to my pre-boards:-((
though I certainly tried my level best to pass my wishes though gauri and tushar to you:-)
hope you got the msg :-))

may god bless his soul :-)
may god bless you :-)
you have to go long way buddy :-)))
happy new year dost :-))

best wishes..
pankhuri :-))

Sneha said...

Sorry to hear about your granddad.
Accept my condolences.
hope the new year is cheerful and joyous for you.

Usha Pisharody said...

Heartfelt condolences, Karthik.

And yes, life in the spark left behind in memories and otherwise must go on.

New year wishes too. May all that you hoped for come to fruition!

verbivorehere said...

so sorry to hear this. condolences to you...

Usha Pisharody said...

Here is something for you, Karthik! Do make it convenient to visit when time permits!

अविनाश said...

speechless
well written
Regards

Kartz said...

##Lena
Thanks buddy... Thanks, a lot! :)

Kartz said...

##Karthik
Thanks for the read, mate...

Kartz said...

##Sameera
Ah December...

C'est la vie. Right?

Kartz said...

##Shruti
Thank you for the kind mention. And welcome back to blogsville...

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Pankhuri
I appreciate your warm words. Thank you for the drop-in. And welcome to Contorted Reality.

Bonne chance.

Peace.

Kartz said...

Sneha
Gratias... And wish you and all your family a wonderful 2009.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Usha ma'am
:)

Kartz said...

##verbivore
Merci madamoiselle.

Kartz said...

##Usha ma'am
Thank you ma'am. It sure did light up what has otherwise been a dull fortnight.

Peace.

Kartz said...

##Avinash
Suswaagatam... I appreciate your time. Welcome to Contorted Reality. Keep visiting.

Thank you for the drop-in.

Peace.

ज़ाकिर अली ‘रजनीश’ said...

नाइस पोस्‍ट, बधाई।

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

accept my sincere condolences...

Kartz said...

##ज़ाकिर अली ‘रजनीश’
Shukriya, and welcome to Contorted Reality.

Kartz said...

##Palaniappan
Thanks buddy... So good to hear from you again. How are you doing?

Towards reclamation said...

may lord bless his soul ..
nice haikus .. will give em a shot myself some day ..

Kartz said...

##Towards reclamation
Thanks, Sid. Time flies... Been 2 months already!

Yep, do give a go at haikus...

.a. said...

Of course Of course They improved me :)

Thank you Kartz, as i always say!

Kartz said...

##.a.
Glad to be of assistance. :)

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