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It smelled…

It smelled of the rain and the dampening earth
And long-growing mosses and the coal-fed hearth
It smelled of leaves and rust and hay
And I can’t tell what it was worth.




About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


17 thoughts on “It smelled…

  1. Loved it very much!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Kritika Vashist | 04/09/2015, 8:22 PM
  2. I could recollect the verse from the Bazaars of Hyderabad ..the only other time where the olfactory stimulation was as much for me ( take a bow!!). As I read the verse I could smell the rain , just as I remember smelling the ground spices and henna in Naidu’s poem. Loved this one .

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by priyankamoraes | 31/08/2015, 12:06 AM
  3. Hi there! Found you through Danny’s meet n greet πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by inspiretheworld2day | 30/08/2015, 10:30 PM
  4. The smell of earth, it looks like a nice walk. Beautiful capture. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 30/08/2015, 7:12 PM
  5. Beautiful πŸ™‚


    Posted by anotharandomgirl | 30/08/2015, 6:43 PM
  6. expressive verse – hope all is well with you πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by moondustwriter | 30/08/2015, 5:03 PM
  7. I see you are starting to write more and more and you are quite good at it. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Tessa | 30/08/2015, 1:36 PM

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