Kissed by a bee
Stung by a rose
Couplets and rhymes
All lost in prose
Cold red embers
Hot burning ice
All auctioned off
At lowest price
The pain within
In smiles, we hide
Wounds all healed up
Yet open wide
Moon lights the days
Nights see the sun
Wars fought in rooms
Peace held with guns
Castles for those
Fallen from grace
And for the good
Slums of disgrace
Deep seas run dry
Jungles lay bare
She’s burning up
And no one cares
Eyes open wide
No sign of light
All that is bright
Blind men can see
The deaf can hear
Don’t shed a tear
What’s up one day
The next it’s down
This world of ours
Is run by clowns
– Yousuf Bawany, July 2017
If I could ever learn to fly
I’d fly so high, I’d touch the sky
With rolling hills and meadows lush
Things tall and small just passing by
As tears of joy stream through my eye
And clouds of gloom amass, oh my!
I’d force myself to face the wind
Above the storm, I would soar high
The turbulence I’d take in stride
Won’t let the lightning strike my pride
I’d flap my wings so hard it hurts
Keep moving on, nothing to hide
No one would stop me, rain or shine
I’d own the sky and make it mine
And leave all my troubles behind
While guided by the light divine
The pull of gravity I’d fight
Break free from its oppressive might
Mind over matter, will so strong
Won’t let it stop my maiden flight
– Yousuf Bawany, March 2017
Dreamcatchers have a very special place in native American cultures, supposedly to filter out bad dreams and letting only the good ones pass. A dreamcatcher is traditionally made with repurposed items including willow hoops, strings, beads, feathers and other items considered sacred by the natives.
For this week’s Repurpose challenge, I couldn’t think of anything that personifies the notion better. Enjoy!
Note: originally taken from my phone, this photo was later touched up using the Prisma app.
Light and colors – these two make or break the ambience for me.
This photo was taken today at Dubai Mall’s “The Village” and converted into HDR using Photomatic for a surreal effect.
I’m adding a few more for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
For those of us who find solace in fiction, Sherlock Holmes is a very familiar name. I was pleasantly surprised to find a restaurant named after him in the heart of London. Absolutely beautiful!
Dubai design district recently hosted their open-to-public meetd3 event a couple of weeks back, and I had the privilege of (ab)using my camera to my heart’s content. With interactive installations by extraordinary artists and plenty of activities for adults and kids alike, it was a must-attend event; I blew my first ever glass globe thingy and it was amazing.
Here’s a glimpse of meetd3 and the Dubai Design District through my lens. Enjoy!