Thursday, November 24, 2011

Royal leaps....

A very versatile lady, , trained scientist,  urban rail transport commentator, advertising professional in a very comprehensive way, blogger friend Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli,  blogs across a wide variety of subjects, including  a blog dedicated to , hold your breath, the Mumbai "local trains ",  photography , vegetarian recipes , movie madnessshopping  etc.

This is from  her  recent photo blogpost.

She has an eye for small  things, like little monkeys enjoying themselves , foraging amidst the stately memorials, and palaces in Rajasthan, which  she just visited. 

(photograph by Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli)
Build me
no memorials,
no Chhatris for me,
as I
wander in wonder
through houses
and places of worship in
red sandstone,
cool marble,
under a sharp midday Sun.

I've lived here
before them,
and seen it all;
the wars,
the intrigues,
the celebrations,
the prayers,
and heavy lidded glances
by delicate folks
through intricate jharokas
gracing the mahals.

As for me,
the trees are my palace,
the leaves my jharokas,
just sometimes,
I love practicing jumps
in royal surroundings.

1 comment:

  1. Wondering what touched me most, the tareef or the poetry that added so much meaning to the photo! Thank you so much for all the beautiful words :)