Sunday, March 11, 2007

I still love Kodai


Following the meandering
Curves of your crystal brooks;

Biking through the less-traveled
Nerves of your shimmering hamlets;

Hiking on your enthusing knolls,
Sniffing the earthly aroma;

Encountering the fierce stare
Of the majestic lone bison;

Bliss of the whisperings creeks
Gracing your evergreen shola;

Relishing the luscious comb
Brimming with glittering honey;

Brushing off the lush green tress
Dangling of your pine trees;

Sprinkling of the delicate
Fragrant petals of your flowers;

Sinking in the orchestrated
Serenades of the rattling beetles;

Lying in trance between the
Cushy bosoms of your prairie;

These cherished memoirs of the past
Remain dissolved in my dreams.

Though we have abandoned each other,
The way I miss you In my sleepless nights,
Is the only proof to reassure that,
I love you always and forever.

38 comments:

Princess said...

Hi Shiva,

I can feel the nature near me as I read your poem :)

serene and cool.

priya said...

When I read your poem it goes back to memories how we miss our nature and fresh air.

I imagine walking in a misty road covered with tall tress with a nice smell of eucalyptus and little rain drops which brings the beauty of the soil in fragrance.

Visiting few hill stations back home, is always fun and people do need to educate not to pollute.

Though we have abandoned each other-

I think we leave them for a reason, but those cherished moments bring back good things isn't it.

KK said...

Awesome poem Shiva...
Kodaikanal is a very nice place.. one my favorite place :)

starry nights said...

WOW! Shiva such a beautiful poem.It shows the love you have for this person.

Jeevan said...

It’s very pleasant to read this post and the pic’s on the left was awesome…

You are in kodaikanal moon? I am also in kodai mood now, after watching Raam film last evening. You know last time the raam was put in suntv, that year we went to kodai, this year it was put in same month. When I told this to my mom, she catch my point what I am expecting. Can we go to kodai this year also? Who knows:)

Kavi said...

Lovely !

Kodai is went for my honey moon ! Both me and my wife have a special 'love' for the place. And your poem rekindled memories !

Shiva said...

Thanks Princess. Kodai is nature's cradle.

Shiva said...

Priya, Nothings like extending the thoughts. Thanks for listing the moments I missed to capture.

Shiva said...

KK - Glad that Kodai is one of your favourite place too.

Shiva said...

Jeevan, I wanted to see Raam, but missed it. May be I will see when I return to India.

May be we will catch up in kodai sometime:)

Shiva said...

That's nice to know Kavi. Hope you guys would have enjoyed the place a lot

Shirsha said...

Yeah I guess, hometown is always HOMETOWN!

Keshi said...

wow must be a place like paradise!

Keshi.

Shiva said...

Starry, it's not a person. It's a hills station called Kodaikanal in India. Here is more information on this place,

http://kodaihills.blogspot.com/2006/01/kodaikanal-pristine-beauty.html

Shiva said...

Shirsha - Yeah, that's true.

tkkerouac said...

You took me there.

Pecos Blue said...

You painted a very nice picture indeed.

Shirsha said...

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david santos said...

Hello, Shiva!
That is beautiful written
have nice week

Mystic Rose said...

shiva,

this is so lyrical , beautiful!! how i wish i could go there!! ive never beento kodaikanal!!

and thie pics are awesome!! what an absolutely majestic place!

iamvisheshur said...

amazing kodai!!!!

Jeeves said...

This indeed was a beautiful post. But does Kodai still have the rustic beauty.

Reminds me of Ruskind Bond stories.

R u a native of Kodai

Shiva said...

Tracy - Thanks. Glad that you know the place

Shiva said...

Pecos Blue - just the very though of kodai will take people over there. Such a nostalgic place. Welcome and Thanks

Shiva said...

Shirsha - Thanks for the suggestion and for your thoughtfulness:). I will look into the blog soon

Shiva said...

Thanks David. You also have a nice weekend

Shiva said...

Mystic,

It's always an elation to get a compliemt from Mystic. Thank You.

Make a visit once. It's a wonderful place

Shiva said...

Thanks Vishesh

Shiva said...

"does Kodai still have the rustic beauty?" is question that I keep asking myself too. I don't think so. Have already been raped by the aliens. I can only weep for her.

It would have been even beautiful if Ruskin Bond had lived in Kodai:)

Yes. I am a native of Kodai. Just that we have abandoned each other and I no longer visit her. If reminded, I visit Munnar.

Dawn....सेहर said...

U r one lucky guy to enjoy this so...just do it :) dive in n enjoy

cheers

tulipspeaks said...

nicely written!


=ammu=

Meenu said...

you took me through Kodai ... a place i cherish having travelled with my best friend !!!
a place that brings smile ...
a beautiful really awesome way of ppainting the beauty of Kodai with words .. :)
take care and thanks for having visited my blog !

Shiva said...

Dawn - Yeah. Lucky guy I'm!

Shiva said...

Thanks Tulip

Shiva said...

Welcome and Thanks Meenu. You take care too.

Shirsha said...

new post!?

Shiva said...

Shirsha, sometimes it feels good to read the blog zone and comment, rather than to post. May be you have just inspired another post:)

Lisa Francisco said...

Beautiful.....i need to have the courage to bring my writings on my blog....
lisa