Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4 days, friends, a scorpio and... Karnataka



Day 1 : Bangalore -> Tumkur -> Chitradurga -> Davangere -> Haveri -> Siddapura -> Sirsi -> Jog Falls (Overnight stay at Jog falls)

Day 2: Jog Falls -> Honnavara -> Dhareshwara -> Gokarna -> Sirsi (Overnight stay at Sirsi)

Day 3: Sirsi -> Siddapura -> Sagar -> Shimoga -> Bhadravathi -> Tarikere -> Kemmangundi (Overnight stay at Kemmangundi)

Day 4: Kemmangundi -> Chikmagalore -> Belur -> Hassan -> Kunigal -> Bangalore (Back home)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Learning to fly

Into the distance, a ribbon of black
Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction holding me fast,
How can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to find way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone

A soul in tension thats learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try
Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I

Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night

Theres no sensation to compare with this
Suspended animation, a state of bliss
Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, I