Saturday, March 8, 2008

Experiments...


A bubbling cauldron
a tightened screw
a pinch of imagination
in the dreamer's stew
a wonder in the making
or a living nightmare
its a mystery to be solved
with patience and care


Experiments...
So many things run through my head as think of this word:

A witch stirring a cauldron with a twisted handle
Dr. Jackyll working in his laboratory at his hideous creation.. Mr. Hyde
A faded picture of Einstein with his tongue out on a wrung out old white T-shirt
A cover-less copy of Sheldon's "Stranger In The Mirror" quickly stowed under the bed by shivering young hands
That hiccuping first swirl of Grey smoke from a best friend's cigarette
A rainbow coloured parachute lifting off a white beach with its cargo of closed eyes mumbled prayers and a pair of flying pigtails
A crumpled piece of torn paper from the back of a notebook with hurried scribbles of a first time poetess
Chemistry lab, with a whiff of that strangely alluring smell of hydrochloric acid
The bustle outside a Boards exam centre
The black dolphin on someone's soft brown skin
An unnoticed drop of orange on a plain white canvas sheet
The first trace of perfume on a smooth round neck
The tremble of uncertain feet on a brand new accelerator
The intoxicating smell of a blank checkbook's first check
The tingling memory of a first kiss
Sweaty palms before an interview panel
The guilty pangs over a faithful lie
The noisy intake of every soundless breath
The muted fizz of every spoken word



Experiments.. In the laboratory of life, every moment is an experiment, the results of some are instantaneous and others just continue long after we are gone..
Everything we are, everything we will be, every single thing we do... genius or fool.. criminal or saint, each is an experiment with the ingredients slightly varied, may be an extra turn to that bubbling broth or a an extra big pinch of that reddish brown powder..

PS:This is a result of the prompt on the sunday scribbles, something I came across while reading Veena's blog earlier today

40 comments:

paisley said...

the laboratory of life... i like that...

tumblewords said...

Great take - and so far this experiment is moving right along!

Ashu said...

wow, the experiment thing has come out so well!!!!!!! prompts r really kewl!!!

Ashu said...

wow, the experiment thing has come out so well!!!!!!! prompts r really kewl!!!

Vandita said...

i cudnt think of half of those things given the word 'experiment'...u did a great ob :)

Linda Jacobs said...

Love the poetic twist you gave each "experiment"!

gautami tripathy said...

This was interesting! Thanks!

Refluxing Life

Reeta Skeeter said...

This is a lovelyyyyyy post.. i liked it..

Reeta Skeeter said...

This is a lovelyyyyyy post.. i liked it..

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

Great post -- life is an experiment isn't it?!

sister AE said...

What a lot of what-if's there!

LittleWing said...

beautiful thoughts laid out in kalidescope colors...

Jo Anne O. said...

Hey Sherry! Loved your reflections and your outlook. So true...

Mez said...

Congo! Anony discloses :P

U must be a science student.Nicely conjured up :)

rOhit said...

Life filled with colors? Interesting!

maverick said...

hmm..nice...reminded me of all the fun i had in computers,physics and chemistry labs in school...lol :D..blog updated :)

Impressionist said...

wow! that was sucha wonderful post and so true!!
life is full of experiments!

-I

d SINNER!!! said...

ahn...you and Veens both are good with these....

beautifully put up!!!

freesherry said...

@paisley
yes... the busiest lab in the world :D
thanks

freesherry said...

@all.. net is not working will reply to ur comments later pakka se :)

Mez said...

Pakka promise awaits ;)

freesherry said...

@tumblewords
you think so??
lol
thanks :)

freesherry said...

@ashu thanks.. I too think it is a great stimulus for a post :D

freesherry said...

@vandita
well, if there is one thing I can do is think :D
actually its about the only thing I can do right.. lol
thanks

freesherry said...

@linda
thanks

freesherry said...

@gautami
thanks

freesherry said...

@thanku skeety ji :)

freesherry said...

@sherry
it sure is
so u r my namesake :D

freesherry said...

@sister ae
isn't that what life is all about..? what ifs?

freesherry said...

@littlewing.. thanks

freesherry said...

@jo anne o.
thanks.. I am glad u liked it

freesherry said...

@mez.. lol yes yes i am a science student indeed.. in fact an engineer in the making :D
thanks.. there there dekho I kept my romise :D

freesherry said...

@rohit.. yes life is the most colourful mixture ever brewed.. thanks

freesherry said...

@maverick... lol yeah! i used to love chem lab.. will check asap :)

freesherry said...

@impressionist.. thanks :)

freesherry said...

@d sinner.. thanks a lot :)

Scribbler said...

WhoA!!!

Amazing post

Just a word triggered this tsunami of thoughts? Simply awesome.


keep it rollin;)

freesherry said...

@scribbler
a word can trigger a lot of things :)
thanks

vEENs said...

My name is mentioned and I dint see this :)

but u wrote so very beautifully...i m glad smething good came out of my blog at last hehehehe!

and the poem is jus wonderful :)

freesherry said...

thank u so much.. ur post was reallt inspiring..it had me thinking and this was the result