Author: munni

Understanding “Sema” in Turkey

We had the wonderful journey travelling to many parts of  Turkey in this year in 2018 and had the opportunity to feel and experience some of their culture. We also visited some of the local shows that includes “Sema” the dervish ceremony while we were in Konya, a prominent place in Anatolia where the great Sufi Poet Jalaluddin Rumi resided and departed from the world in December 1273 CE. “Sema” the whirling dervish ceremony is the inspiration of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi as well part of Turkish custom, history and beliefs. It is one of the important heritage of Turkish culture...

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A thirst for a rain drop

Winter is behind me  Boarded into spring, So many rainless weeks A long drought brings, The hot blazing air No moisture in there. A crow cries with a cracking voice, Dry beaks are wide open  Looking for a drop of rain. Mother duck in the pond, Looks at her ducklings  With sadness in her eyes ! How can they learn to swim ! In the tiny muddy puddle !! Frogs don’t jump with joy ! They keep slipping in the muddy water, Throats are dry , changing voices As they sing ! Dewless lawns in the morning, Struggle to...

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