It’s that time of the year again! Mangoes, jack-fruits, plums, ice lollies and lazy afternoons welcome me in my sweet little village. This time around I plan to spend as much of my time sitting in the mango grooves by the river and in the temples tucked in the hills far away.
I never get tired of visiting my mama’s house (maternal uncle). The calming stillness of the sedentary life of the village is always welcoming when you live in a fast paced, maddening city like Mumbai. And as always, this beautiful house and the landscape around has inspired me. Here’s a peek into the serene and quiet life of konkan (coastal Maharashtra)!
The sun travels across the skies very slow
Finally the moon Descends spreading its silvery glow
Twisting and turning the rivers flow
Chasing the bouncy winds that blow
The winds drop down to a gentle whisper
Making the cool fresh air even more crisper
Fog on the river drifts away
Reflecting the moon happy and gay
Queer silence hangs untampered
Nothing is heard then, just the trees whisper
Quietly a sweet lullaby the night sings
Until the far away temple bell rings…..
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