A Walk To My Home
. . . I walk to reach my home.
I come to a crossroad,
To hear a croaking toad,
Which way to go?
. . . the left or the right, be it so?
A puddle or two, a gentle breeze,
Walking past a drone in the trees,
Singing birds, what do they speak?
. . . then the sun comes out, shining past a peak.
Will the leaves sway,
To tell me the way?
. . . the sweet smelling wild flowers may,
Streak their scent, and steal the day.
A tree stump,
A squirrel in the grassy clump,
Pigeons fly here,
… am I any near?
… this tree makes me smile,
Is it the stone to mark the mile?
My journey is soon to end,
Memories to cherish and thoughts to lend.
There I see,
The wooden gate,
. . . here is my garden,
Here is my home.
Written on 12 October 2017
An Old Man from Far-off Lands
Sketched on 10 May 2019
The Eye in the Sky
Inspired from George Orwell and Philip K. Dick. Sketched sometimes in the winter of 2018.
A rip-off from the cover page of Michael Swanwick’s short story collection, ‘Not So Much, Said the Cat‘
Satya Nadella meets God
Few things of-course needs divine intervention!
Kaladin and Sylphrena
In Brandon Sanderson’s ‘The Way of Kings‘ the concept of spren is brand new to fantasy tropes. The relationship between the main protagonist Kaladin and a honorspren Sylphrena (Syl) makes for interesting reading.
Buried in the Sand
This was motivated from the fallen statues of Saddam Hussein, Stalin etc. typical at the end of a revolution/regime.
Sketched on 7 May 2017.
The Great Stony One of the Forest
Sketched on 12 November 2017.
Curse of the Crescent
A man with a pair of horn and a tail stares at the moon, rest is left to imagination.
Sketched on 13 April 2018 (and I had initially named it as, ‘The Man and his Mission’) and revised on 12 January 2019.
In Embassytown, Miéville takes us to a far corner of the universe, the home of an alien species – the Arieka. The novel hardly gives the reader any details of their physiognomy. The reader is left guessing that how they may look like. This is my interpretation of the Arieka.
Sketched on 15 January 2018.