Friday, January 21, 2011

Tremors of the mind

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. - Mahatma Gandhi.

My friend Aativas blogs at Times Change. She recently experienced the earthquake (7.4 on the Richter Scale) that rocked parts of Pakistan and Northern India. It got her thinking , with great empathy, of the earth , as a person , and resulted in this amazing and wonderful post titled Quick Shake . Do check it out.

.........And it got me thinking.


A thousand million
hard years,
hurtling around,
the incandescent star,
bearing the
load
of greedy humanity,
mountainous excesses
and flowing and gushing
defiled water bodies,
she now wobbles a bit
at an odd angle
in her old age....



Sometimes
it gets too much,
and
she shakes her head,
and stretches,
grumbling,
and
coughing a bit
the skin clutching the bones
breaking
occasionally
in dryness,
amidst
deep surface wounds.

Unlike us
she is her own doctor,
and emerges
from the
short stretching rest,
energized again
like a Mother,
to
watch,tolerate, and wonder,
about
her wayward children,
again and again.....

2 comments:

  1. i have run out of superlatives for you and your beyond amazing creations :)

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