The night hexagon

SDC12572The day spent with voices suppressing
The one from within desperate to talk
To understand where are we heading
Through the path I was unsure to walk

The journey ahead blank as a paper placed
In the light of curiosity, as if coming from a lamp
With a mug of madness that keeps me unfazed
I mark the road like a pen dancing without a cramp

Evening diffusing into a moonless blue
Marking the end of voices outside
Making inner ones echo through
The walls of a learning mind

The rhythmic tick-tock of the clock
In sync with chirping of a distant cricket
Composes a symphony to open the lock
To a peaceful world where they took the rickett

An irregular hexagon of thoughts
With each side provoking a sense
To explore by joining the collected dots
To see the sky through a canopy dense

This was the Day 1 of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge for which the amazing writer-photographer Prajakta nominated me. Her blog is a blend of informative articles, engrossing writings, beautiful poetry and great pictures. Thank you, Prajakta for this unique and interesting challenge. 🙂

My first nomination for this is Asid. He is a person who could inspire you by just a simple account of one of his regular days. If you don’t already know about him, do check this out.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

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43 thoughts on “The night hexagon

  1. Prajakta June 5, 2015 / 5:16 am

    And you kick off with a bang!! Thank you for such lovely words of appreciation 🙂 Interesting choice of title

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:47 pm

      I thank you for the opportunity. 🙂 I wrote and deleted the title several times before finally posting it. Now I am glad I did 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 6:24 am

    Literally life is all blank and after graduation what seems to hover our minds is “what’s next” and I guess we are on the same boat and all the bad storms heading !! Anyways ignore my rumblings 😛
    I can say “feelings are mutual” on this post!!
    Keep rocking! 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:39 pm

      Your rumblings is music here 😉 I sometimes feel paralyzed to see people who are so sure about what they want to do and it is a wonderful thing to have these honest thoughts from people writing truthfully 😀
      Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 5:54 pm

        yeah thanks bragger 😛 but yeah seriously i am blank n sometimes numb but I know i have to go with the flow and literally how all these people know like great cricketers if opted for doctorate they would have been disastrous lol n here we all are not sure what we want to do logon ko tou peeda hotay sath pata lag jata ha 😀

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 7:35 pm

        Hahahaha satya vachan! 😀
        Kya pata hume bhi banna hota kuchh waisa, par ho gaya disaster xD

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 8:35 pm

        Hahah ap kiya hosakta tha *spots prateek dancing like munni * :p

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 8:40 pm

        I prefer Sheila. The steps were better and I am in practice 😛
        And are you a Punjabi? xD

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 8:43 pm

        Yoo Punjabi 😀

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 8:45 pm

        Wahi main kahu.. itni kharab hindi Punjabion ki hoti hai xD
        high5

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 8:47 pm

        Hahahah meri Punjabi is all worse :p

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 8:49 pm

        Hmm angrez chale gaye, izza chhod gaye 😛
        My grandparents are from Peshawar, btw 😀

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 8:50 pm

        Hahahha lol :p
        I haven’t been there ever
        Good to know btw :p

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      • izza ifzaal June 5, 2015 / 8:59 pm

        Even if it’s non veg ? :p

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  3. ASID June 5, 2015 / 7:03 am

    Thanks for the nomination Prateek! I’ll try living upto the high expectations you’ve set for me with your kind words. 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      I am sure you’ll come up with even more 😉
      Eagerly waiting for your posts. 🙂

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  4. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder June 5, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Wow! and Wow! Just loved this!

    An irregular hexagon of thoughts
    With each side provoking a sense
    To explore by joining the collected dots
    To see the sky through a canopy dense

    What an imagery!
    What

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you! And thank you so much for showering the love! 🙂 Have I mentioned it that I look forward to your views after my every post? They are always so encouraging (though I’ll equally like the criticism from you) 😀
      As always, you made a day 🙂

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      • Maniparna Sengupta Majumder June 6, 2015 / 3:00 pm

        Haha..thank you… I really really like your poems…. simple yet with deep meanings… and like the way you weave the words…. 🙂

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      • Prateek Kohli June 6, 2015 / 4:27 pm

        And its been a while since I read yours. So please go through my latest post anf accept the nomination if you wish to. Either way, waiting to be mesmerized 😉

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  5. caughtintheclouds June 5, 2015 / 3:00 pm

    Your writing is so enticing and creatively arranged. “The journey ahead blank as a paper placed
    In the light of curiosity, as if coming from a lamp
    With a mug of madness that keeps me unfazed
    I mark the road like a pen dancing without a cramp”
    The truth in these words, the relativity to my life, and probably many others deems this easily one of my favorite pieces of yours thus far. Awesome job! 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:04 pm

      It is such a heartening thing to see that the thoughts are being resonated by someone continents apart. Thank you thank you so much. Loved to know your views as always 🙂

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  6. preetixd June 5, 2015 / 4:22 pm

    “To understand where are we heading
    Through the path I was unsure to walk” This is so right! We do something in doubt and then we just flow through it. To weak to decide or to change, we rather just accept.
    Beautifully written. 😀 and I just love the title, it itself delivers so many things.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Preeti for your kind words! 🙂 It is always great to have your response. I am glad you, too could relate to it and I am not alone in being uncertain 😀

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      • preetixd June 5, 2015 / 5:08 pm

        Being a product of Indian education system, I can certainly promise you, there are tons like us 😛

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      • Prateek Kohli June 5, 2015 / 5:09 pm

        Then, its okay! At a place where everyone is lost, we are not lost 😀 Thank you 😀

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  7. Kritika Vashist June 7, 2015 / 3:51 pm

    This is yet another poetry from you, where I would not pick any particular verse that I loved the most, since the whole poetry is so beautiful and thought provoking. I loved it! Who could think of writing on a lamp and calling it as a hexagon of thoughts? Only you! ❤

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    • Prateek Kohli June 7, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Hehehe *Jaw drops in shock with hands on my cheeks like miss world* (whose concept I know you don’t like).
      Thank you thank you, Kritika! The hexagon of Benzene has haunted me for 5 years. It is difficult to ignore it now 😀

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  8. maryam191 June 26, 2015 / 11:57 am

    I loved the relativity you’ve brought with the objects on your desk and the mess of thoughts that surround us. In the Night, especially.

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    • Prateek Kohli June 28, 2015 / 2:58 am

      Thank you so much, Maryam! I am glad you understood so accurately what I wanted to convey. Made my day 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Frida June 27, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Such an interesting angle to the photo. And the poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Prateek Kohli June 28, 2015 / 2:01 am

      Thank you so much, Frida for stopping by my blog and showering the love. 🙂 I am glad you found it interesting and hope to see you again here.
      Also, I am unable to open your blog from the link given here (ianda.wordpress.com) :/

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      • Frida June 29, 2015 / 8:10 am

        Thank you Prateek. I am new to the world of blogging, and I am enjoying the exploration. Thank you for pointing out the website problem, I think I have fixed it, it should direct you to everydayahaiku.wordpress.com
        Thank you!

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