Monday, January 02, 2012

Water Fountain - Ruby Tuesday - January 3, 2012

Several months ago, I met a fellow blogger, Jidhu Jose, an Indian computer
engineer, working in Qatar.  His website is beautiful - but, of course, he IS a computer
engineer.  It is filled with variety.  Recently, Jidhu asked if I might write
poetry to accompany some of his photography which I said I would be
glad to do from time to time.  Of course, now that I am in India, all I want
to do is be lazy, drink chai, enjoy village life, travel about the country
and, occasionally attend to my own blog.

I did write this poem, inspired by a remembered love ( see, I wasn't
always an old hard hearted lady ).  Jidhu posted it on his site -
and I am making it my blog for today.  I thought it would be part of
a Ruby Tuesday post but, sadly, I see that series has drawn to an
end with the advent of the new year.

The kiss from your lips,
Refreshes my soul,
Quenches my thirst,
Makes me once again whole.

You are life giving water,
I can't drink my fill,
Though I have all eternity,
I need more time still.

Carmen Henesy


  1. Beautiful marriage of image and poetry!
    Happy New Year,

  2. Beautiful photo and poem, Carmen! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  3. I found there is a Ruby Tuesday 2 but I don't know how many people will notice or want to continue. I would have joined in but I don't do the photography. :)

  4. Anonymous2:09 PM

    wonderful piece indeed !

  5. Though I have all eternity,
    I need more time still.

    How greedy you are. Grin!!

  6. Ahh, that's lovely, Carmen. Nice job.

    xo jj

  7. Beautiful lines.
    Have a great stay in India.

  8. Merisi -
    The best for you in the upcoming year, too. I am sure you will delight us with more of your lovely photography!

    Icy BC -
    I am still enjoying India except for some banking fiascos about which I'll probably blog! Hope you had a nice start to the year.

    Jidhu Jose -
    You are most welcome. I'd like to write a poem for the elephant picture..I do love elephants.

    Sheila @ A Postcard a Day -
    I always enjoyed that Ruby Tuesday meme...gave me something when my brain wasn't working and I always had red shots. You have plenty with your wonderful postcards!

    Indrani -
    I do so love your country...and I'd love to see you before I say farewell in three months.

    Robert Geiss -
    I do wish I'd find someone who would make me whisper those words of poetry!!

    rainfield61 -
    I am, indeed, greedy but, alas, I live a lonely life without anyone to whom I can whisper poetic words!

    Joanna Jenkins -
    It always pleases me when you like my work!

  9. Lovely poem to go with the image. I hope you are enjoying your stay in India. Which part of India are you in? Strangely, I have never lived in an Indian village though I am an Indian.

  10. Real love is as refreshing as a fountain!

  11. as always, very beautiful poem Carmen, and lovely image to go with it. love indeed is as refreshing and thirst quenching as fountain.

  12. Thats very good and I expect that being in India makes one realise just how precious water is.
    Pity we can't save more of it over here when it is bucketing down with rain most of the time!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  13. Lovely pic and poem. Happy New Year, Carmen!

  14. Rachna -
    I am in Mumbai, almost within walking distance of the international airport. Before all the new construction, my friend used to walk to get his flight back to rejoin his Royal Caribbean ship. The village, of course, is so much different from urban Mumbai. Toward the end of the month, I'll begin traveling more about the country.

    Maggie May -
    You are so right....some of us have too much water, others die from lack of it. I guess there must be a constant struggle.

    Rajesh -
    Ver happy you liked my poetry...Jidhu has asked me to write more poems to accompany his photography.

    Welshcakes Limoncello -
    So good to see you...I'll get around to visiting you soon...I need to stop partying and feasting and focus a bit.

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