Thursday, January 20, 2011

crowded road
loud honking
people dodging cars
bikes dodging people

nonchalant large buses
sneak up behind you
you've just enough time
to jump out of their shadows

post lunch walk
take the left near
the alu bonda stall
away from the main road

visit the fig tree
scarlet and green
near the old
moss-covered house

kids play cricket
and the old lady
with the stick, sits
outside her house, watching

chickens, look
how this one's grown
since last week
cheep cheep cheep

large brown dog
strolls near
the ashoka tree, the one
with the wild, free branches

in the large dose of peace
offered by this village
inside the city.


Tangled up in blue... said...

a village inside a city! what a truly beautiful idea. not everyone sees these things, ramya. :)

Pankaj said...

i can see it all! your lines are like brush strokes in a painting.