Zephyr


It’s April of 2022 and Day 26 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along.

Day 26 – Zephyr

Origin: Old English

Meaning: a gentle breeze.

Poem

Stood over the gates,
Held the chains,
Climbed the rocks,
Slid the roughs,
And then, 
In love,
Zephyr,
Disappeared me away.

Every journey, tough or not, must accompany love.

Word Pronunciation: ZEH-fuh

Xyresic


It’s April of 2022 and Day 24 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 24 – Xyresic

Origin: English

Meaning: sharp as a razor.

Poem

A clumsy knot,
Determined,
Entered a contest,
Of untie-the-knot.
The clumsy knot,
Melted to ashes
Xyresic, was,
The god of poems.

We never know what is more powerful than the other until we see it in a real battle.  A poem can melt the hard-hearted.

Word Pronunciation: Zy-ress-ik

Wabi-Sabi


It’s April of 2022 and Day 23 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 23 – Wabi-Sabi

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: The beauty within the imperfections of life and art – an imperfect beauty. The thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection in nature.

Poem

There is always,
A stranger in you,
Looking for perfection,
And another stranger in you.
The only perfect,
Ever to be,
Is possibly,
The wabi-sabi.

We all know the ending. But we still need to live through the parts of the story. That is why imperfections make it worthy of living.

Word Pronunciation: wah-bee-sah-bee

Vacilando


It’s April of 2022 and Day 22 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 22– Vacilando

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Appreciating the travel than the destination and knowing that is more important.

Poem

If you truly see,
Destination is a myth.
All that is there,
Is a journey,
On and going,
Into the bliss.
Vacilando,
Is the only real.

We all are set for the travel and there is no meaning in waiting for the destination to arrive. Living the moments we get, is all we got.

Word Pronunciation: vah-SEE-lan-doh

Ukiyo


It’s April of 2022 and Day 21 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 21– Ukiyo

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: Living in the moment and detaching from the bothers of life.

Poem

The time ticks,
Streets that don’t talk,
Trees that swing,
Dust that fly,
All that you see,
Everything,
Except you,  
In ukiyo.

I don’t think it’s easy to live in the moment. We carry loads of distractions and maybe we don’t even know what that looks like, anymore! But we can try. Can’t we?

Word Pronunciation: u-key-yo

Toska


It’s April of 2022 and Day 20 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 20 – Toska

Origin: Russian

Meaning: An ache for nothing and everything, all at once. The ache of the soul.

Poem

In bits and pieces, life,
Showed us nothing,
Made us ask every.
And then,
Told us every,
Is really nothing.
We are now
A toska doll!

And when we become a Toska doll, I recommend traveling. Travel and living the moments of nothingness. And nothing is really more supreme than a travel companion who is everything.

Word Pronunciation: tuh-skah

Sattva


It’s April of 2022 and Day 19 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 19 – Sattva

Origin: Sanskrit

Meaning: Sattva is a quality of holistic, purity, wisdom, goodness, serene, peaceful, virtuous, and other qualities of righteous balance. It is one of the three gunas (characteristics) of humans whereas the other two are rajas and tamas.

Poem

Let go of an unknown,
Live a hurdle,
Capture it real,
Walk on the sands,
Rejoice the wrinkles,
Know it all.
A sattva,
Isn’t in perfection.

Every human is known to have proportions of sattva, rajas, and tamas qualities. Calmness can be mastered only when the chaos is truly lived.

Word Pronunciation: satt-va

Rame


It’s April of 2022 and Day 18 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 18 – Rame 

Origin: Balinese

Meaning: Something that’s both chaotic and joyful at the same time.

Poem

The things that I,
Intended to say,
Stay put inside,
Dancing in glee.
In my rame of thoughts,
We have done so much,
More than talks,
More than what is really out.

A company can do many things. A good company is never a smooth sail. If one has to feel the joy, one must also welcome chaos and pass deep through it.

Word Pronunciation: raim 

Querencia 


It’s April of 2022 and Day 17 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 17 – Querencia 

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: A place where you feel home, a place of your most authentic self. A place from which your strength of character is drawn and where you feel safe.

Poem

I have felt the
Querencia,
With you, around you,
And every single time,
I care less of world,
Less of word,
Because you,
Become my world.

We all have our people who make us feel at home. We don’t need luxury. All we need is to be beside and feel.

Word Pronunciation: kweeuh-ruhn-see-uh 

Petrichor


It’s April of 2022 and Day 16 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Wordy Wonders.” I am selecting words that have deeper and graceful meanings, from across the globe and an eight-line poem along

Day 16 – Petrichor

Origin: Greek

Meaning: The scent of earth that is associated with the first rain after a dry spell. The mild and pleasant first smell.

Poem

Read a story,
To the seeds.
Sing a poem,
To the walls.
Dance a beat,
To the glasses.
Like a petrichor,
The roots await us.

The feeling of first, though literally not the first, repeats in many cycles. Each first brings an aura of pleasantness in a new form. The journey we take with ups and downs is the dawn of new. We are reflections of what we sow.

Word Pronunciation: PET-ri-kuhr