Thursday, January 19, 2012

Umbilical Links.....


My blogging and FB friend Sandhya Kumar, clicked this wonderful photo on a family trip to Munnar , in the southern Indian  state of Kerala.  I have an inkling about what this flower is, but I a not sure.

Sandhya posted this as part of her Wordless Wednesday Series....

Somehow, the entire  design, life dynamics, and ethos of this flowering wonder, seems  to  hint at something....

I tried to find out, what ....

(photo by  Sandhya Kumar) 
So many
ensconced cozily,
in a green mantle,
new to this world,
facing a world
together
with
brothers and sisters
of various ages,
but the umbilicus
still strong,
and uncut,
piping continuously,
strength,
support,
and the ethos
of
living and giving,
as they prosper together
in the Sun.

And those with
the evolved
fancy
cerebral cortex,
inexplicably
in a hurry
to severe the umbilical links
one by one.

In a hurry
to
work,
earn,
and design,
a green monetary mantle of their own.

Living, yes,
but
giving ?

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful verses complementing this beautiful picture.Both you and Sandhya inspire me .Thanks.

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  2. Beautiful, the flower and the poetry both.
    Looks like a bud of spider lily.

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    1. Thank you ! Would love to know from Sandhya what the flower is; but whatever it is, is wonderful!

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  3. Wonderfully written and a eye capturing click.

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  4. I loved reading the lines on Sandhya bhen's blog and as i said there beautiful picture and such lovely words to follow ..

    wait till the plant blooms its so beautiful with all those flowers..
    Bikram's

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  5. Thank you all for the compliment! I don't know the name of the flower! The flower is from Munnar, captured by my son, when we went there for a holiday!

    You have given a new meaning for the picture, Suranga, thank you!

    Bikram, will you post the picture of the flowers in full bloom? It must be eye catching!

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    1. Yeah I will do that, but it will take some time as its still winters on this side of the world and hopefully come april may they shud start to come up :)

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    2. Thank you! Will look fwd to the photographs !

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