Ricochet, brown girl in the ring …

Brownian motion … Haiku on the prompts of the universe. Everything we write resonates with others and vice versa. It’s our narrow common humanity that connects us at similar frequencies, for don’t we all harbour the same angst, similar feelings and aspirations. The system is inherently random and yet, we take pride in imagining free will, control and intentionality, a bit like an Amoeba with pseudopodia, engulfing each prompt, each lead, each stray idea to create something, what we think, magnificent. I feel like the world writes for me and I for the world, a conceit perhaps, but that’s what they mean by writing that speaks to you.

“Brown Girl in the Ring” is a traditional children’s song in the West Indies, sung by Boney M, which appeared in their album “Rivers of Babylon” on the 3rd of April, 1978. How quaint, an anniversary ! That was a fun group. Thank you Robert Brown, you inspired some Haiku today.




Random salvos find

pinnacle in protean

fates of love regrets.


In echo chambers,

perfunctory collisions

birth brownian verse.


Agitated hearts:

warm, contracting liquid life

unintentional …

Loud deliberate

destinies streak the future

in strange mutations.


If time contracts years

to seconds, would then star death

be random showers ?




It’s incredible how brownian our lives actually are. Even intentionality is remarkably changed by interference. Change is the only constant, that appears enshrined in certainty in Physics.

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