Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Delightful Blog

Mr. K. Parthasarathi is my next and last guest on my blog's anniversary. He is a veteran blogger who has charmed readers with his short stories in blogosphere.

I was very happy when he agreed to my request. He is a prolific writer. In fact I was impelled to try my hand in short story writing only after seeing his blog. His blog can be accessed in ~ Amity


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I felt honoured when Amity requested me to write a guest post for her blog "Dreams Are My Reality" on her completing three years of blogging. But I also wondered why she chose me over many distinguished blogger friends of hers who write poems in which form she excels and writes mostly. I can claim no such qualification as I write only short stories as a time pass and by no means a professional writer. Nevertheless having been a regular follower of her blog for almost three years I felt a guest post is but a small recompense for the immense joy I derived from reading her blog.

Let me at the outset heartily congratulate her for achieving a significant mile stone in blogging. But three years of blogging  by itself is  no significant accomplishment as even if one does not write, time would still fly and three years pass for any blog. But in the case of Amity, her   blog is distinguished for several reasons which I will detail below..

The three years has been marked by very active and uninterrupted blogging save for a few occasional short breaks for personal reasons. The regularity of her posts has always surprised me unlike many bloggers who write by fits and starts depending on their mood and time. Like many youngsters who are caught up in the treadmill of blogging, she too was drawn into it. Started presumably as a fun to while away the spare time, I suspect blogging for her  has initially been only for her enjoyment with no motivation to make a name or fame. A vast majority of bloggers succumb to their urge for self expression. Most of them may not grind out the best sellers or turn out to be great poets or vie for a place in the hall of literary fame. For most it is a platform from which they speak out to others.

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Amity too obviously found in it the medium for self expression of her latent and unexpressed thoughts. But what was started as a hobby soon became a passion for her. Exposed to other illustrious bloggers, she soon became a member of many renowned sites like Haiku Heights, One Single Impression, Acrostics and Blog-a-Ton and participated in   most of the prompts and competitions. These honed her skill over a period of time and transformed her as an accomplished poet. She has on display some golden awards.

Gifted with a good command over English language and a good imagination, she was able to bring out great pieces of poems each different from the other not only in the form but also in the imagery and content. She is versatile and adept in the various forms of poetry be they Sonnet, Free Verse, Haiku, Cinquain, Double Etheree or 3WW. Some of them are real nuggets of beauty. Even as one who has never written any poem, I was able to draw delight from the sentiments expressed in her poems. That is perhaps a testimony to her skill in this form of writing. I must admit here that some of her poems did not lend themselves to my easy understanding but as in art or music too much of dissection would extinguish the pleasure.

Not content with poems alone, she has tried her hand in writing short stories too  in her literary pursuits. Written in impeccable English, they are crisp and well narrated sometimes with a twist and more often with happy endings. I have always felt Amity has given short stories lesser importance than her talent  as a story writer would justify.

Another noteworthy feature is the excellent pictures she puts that are apt to the posts. Some of her photographs for the Sky Watch Friday are breathtaking and speak high of her skill with the lens.

A blog is a personal expression and varies from individual to individual aesthetically, according to their taste. The template of Dreams Are My Reality is very nice, attractive and soft on the eye without being loud and gaudy, well arranged with a reader-friendly slant. I always tend to judge the blogger from the nature and style of his/her template and am happy that the template  of her blog reflects well of her.

She has her regular followers but the traffic to the blog needs to increase for the high quality of its content . This in turn depends upon her visits to other blogs and the time she can spend on the net.

I take great pleasure in wishing Amity all success on this happy  occasion. May her blog grow in popularity and quality bringing great joy to her and her vast readers.

Photo Courtesy: HERE

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy 3rd and counting!

Hi Everyone;

My second guest is old, old friend who is now living a blissfully married life. She's been my friend since I started blogging and until now. One fine day, she said she's bored, so I said, "let me cut that boredom, write a guest post in my blog's 3rd anniv", and she didn't fail me. A writer could easily pen words that come from the heart, and she did just that. 

Now Miya, tell us more about our friendship and about my blog! Thank you so much.... :) ~Amity

I've been invited here to do a guest post by my dear Blogger friend. Today her beautiful blog is completing 3 years of its online presence and so is our friendship. I came across her blog through our common friend Leo, who is so famous for his innovative poems. 

First, when I read her comment in one of my post, I noticed her name. "Amity" - meaning Friendship or Peaceful Harmony. I understood why she chose that name after reading through her posts & observing her interaction with fellow bloggers. She is an embodiment of "Amity" :)

I know "Amity" only through her words :) We've not met face to face or even heard each other's voices. Its all the power of words which has bonded us together as friends. From her words, articles, posts I understand that she is a great person to be with. A warm & social person who participates actively in every intellectual thing which is being hosted online like OSI, Haiku Heights, Thursday Tales, BAT, Wordless Wednesday and so on. 

Making people to understand our perspective, or making them understand the exact meaning of what we put forth is very very difficult. But 'Amity' has done that with ease. For 3 yrs her words have never been misinterpreted by any of us.  She has taken her readers along with her, in the journey called "blog" with her most beautiful dreams, figments of imaginations & words which made them a reality. She has painted this blog with her dreams so colorful which goes unnoticed and it also inspires many of us :) 

An online diary
With words so lovely
Weaved together wisely
Bringing a sunshine smiley 

Standing out ablaze
Spraying vibrant colors
Never cease to amaze
Wishing many wonders

And here I wish her to set big milestones in this blogging world through her beautiful words. I also pray to Almighty to give her needed strength and also keep our friendship blooming forever :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Happy 3rd Amity!

My first guest in my blog's 3rd anniversary is a man of few words...though short but sweet! I may have been irregular in my blog this year, but he remained a constant follower. When my post is up after a long break, he would be the first reading it and there comes his short and sweet comment. It is really encouraging. Though a published writer, he remains humble, always rooted and always hosting bloghops (the fun part of his blog I like most), and of late The Insecure Writers' Support Group where I have participated once til now. His second sci-fi novel, CASSAFIRE is coming out this February 2012 if I were not mistaken. 

Hey Alex, is this too early for me in promoting the sequel to your CASSASTAR? 

I have a lot to say about him even though I am an on and off follower of his blog, but I guess, I am not the star today but he is. 

So Alex, take it away. 

P.S. Sorry if I made the introduction much longer than your guest post! :(

Today is Amity's three year blog anniversary. For those of us who have followed her journey, we understand the truth of her blog's title. Amity's words are the stuff of dreams. She is eloquent with her poetry, painting beautiful scenes and moods with just a few well chosen words. She has guided us along a path filled with wonder. And we are all the richer for the experience.

Thank you you, Amity, for gracing us with your beautiful prose and poetry.

Today marks three years, but I hope the journey has just begun.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Fool's Paradise

Image credit: HERE

I became passionate with baking
Which of late I am enjoying
My kitchen is now my paradise
Am I fool?


Let there be bright light
In my small paradise
Delicious muffins!


Prompt: A Fool's Paradise by Leo

Also written for Haiku Heights
Prompt: Light by Vivienne Blake

P.S. Tomorrow will be my blog's 3rd anniversary. My blog which had been my paradise for three years now...I'd say a paradise....because once my pen starts to etch words, I feel like I am in paradise. I have three guests who will grace this memorable occasion of my blog and the first guest will be hosting my blog tomorrow. Dear folks, see you all tomorrow...:) Have a great Sunday to all!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


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My beautiful urn
Home to fresh flowers galore
Dear son ruined it!


Written for Haiku Heights
Prompt: URN by Nanka

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Mystery by Lilli-Kad
Image Courtesy: HERE

The weird dreams seem real
Clothed in mystery of pure



Written for Haiku Heights