Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Secret of the Owls.....


My blogger and FB  friend, Lakshmi Sharath, a travel writer, columnist , photographer, birder, editor, posted a wonderful set of photographs of owls (possibly baby owls) which she encountered on her daily walks in Bengaluru .

She has been on a whirlwind of travel trips in the  recent past, and is soon to take off on a new assignment.

Actually, there is more to the owls than meets the eye.  I just found out .

(photograph by Lakshmi Sharath)

We,
quiet exalted types,
not given to
wild chirps,
excited flutters
and exhibition colors and dives,
often
simply worry
and seethe within
at what we
see but
do not comprehend....

We came from Chennai
as part of her trousseau
ahead
of all the kanjeevarams
and temple sarees and jewels.

"Keep an eye on our jewel"
her folks said,
"and we have been doing just that...."

But she doesn't listen,
as she moves around
with wheels,
nay,
should I say,
wings,
as she travels ceaselessly,
clicks and writes,
without rest.

Wild weather changes,
food
and the body rebels,
enforcing a rest
in Bengaluru.

She doesn't know this,
but
while she thinks
we are being playful
on her walks,
we are actually keeping a beady eye on her ....
:-)


4 comments:

  1. Lovely Suranga...you sure know how to bring a smile on people's faces :)

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    1. Lakshmi, Thank you ! Now you know why they've been looking at you :-))

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  2. I agree with Lakshmi...you know it well how to make people smile.
    A trousseau is in the process? Great news :-)

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