Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Green means .....


My blogger friend, Shail Mohan, versatile poet,sensitive photographer, and chronicler of the life-and-times of Luci the dog (as she goes through a wild adolescence), often posts photographs that, in addition to being a visual delight, often make you think.

One such, "Shades of Green" was posted on her photoblog .

Made me think of  natural  colors, organized colors, and different meanings of the word "green " !


(photograph by Shail Mohan  on Sony Cybershot)
They lived,
played
and grew together,
in the corner
of a
garden
carefully landscaped
and
suffused with flowers
of every hue
and  shade.

Not for them
the obsession
with age and white
and lines,
and they mixed in wild abandon,
oblivious
to the perfectly manicured lawn
and some
hi-fi folks
in states of permanent youth.

And as the
landscape architect
walked around
pontificating
on the
shades of green,
organized
just so,
they nudged each other,
made way for a foraging squirrel,
forgave Luci
for running rough shod through them,
and backslapped each other saying,
" Green means
never having to worry about your color....
Does anyone understand ?......."

9 comments:

  1. Too perfect lines for the picture, Suranga! *applause* :)

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    1. *Bows* ...thanks for a wonderful photo...

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  2. Beautiful picture and the verse. You really make it look even better.

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  3. I understand! I was thinking of stopping to dye my hair! Now, I will think about it more seriously!

    They are so happy...I can feel through your verse, Suranga! And Luci...the teenager running through them...lovely!

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    1. Sandhya, Thank you! I feel the same about the hair too ....!

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  4. Beautiful as always! You are a gifted writer :):)

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