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India – A celebration of life!

The majestic Himalayas
kiss the azure skies
And the Ganges flow down
Blessing the land below

Bruised and bloodied
By ruthless conquerors
She stood her ground
Strong and resilient

Vibrant and chaotic
With an energy that awakens
Exotic and colourful
India – a celebration of life!

The blare of horns
The maze of daily traffic
The muezzins call
and temple chants

A creative burst
A dizzying plethora
A dazzling confluence
Of cultures and tradition

Dances and drumbeats
A riot of colours
Lights and sounds
Its festival time

A land of saints and sages
Who meditated in solitude
Seeking truth and knowledge
To free the world from ignorance

As the sun sets
The crowds disperse
And at the street-corner
A little boy greets you with a smile!

 

© copyright skm, 9th May 2012

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  1. October 18, 2012 at 6:26 am

    you wrote it well. nice piece! am only around on and off cos i dont write as often nowadays.. here’s my rally.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/waters-of-spring

  2. October 18, 2012 at 6:27 am

    fiveloaf :
    you wrote it well. nice piece! here’s my rally.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/waters-of-spring

  3. October 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    nature imagery is always stunning.

    thanks for sharing.

  4. October 19, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Nice take on India…it can be a documentary of India.

    • October 19, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Thanks Sayantini for those words of encouragement:)

  5. October 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    way to go, love Indian poets and their talents.

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