Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Sahyadri Burger


My  blog and FB friend Bhavesh Chhatbar, has dislayed some amazing captures of the beauty of the Sahyadris, in the Bhor area of the Western Ghats. An original  State highway ,  since then replaced by a fancy characterless expressway, passes undulating through these ghats.

Please read his entire post and photos  at his blog, here.

These are photo paintings by the the artist photographer. 

To a proletarian  hungry  person like me , the second  photo perhaps brings back some memories.......  McD, Eat your heart out !. 



The Sahyadri burger
grilled under the Deccan Sun
served on a bed of
rich green forest,
on an

alluvial bun
rich with the seeds of
mango
jamun
karvanda,
pomegranate
and sunflower.

A side serving
of sun fried bitumen highways,
and mountain paths,
a few fresh vegetable fields,
and a glass of ice cold water falls
that have
just tasted the
monsoon thunder.

And unlike McD,
so many
folks,
monkeys,
birds,
bears,
langurs,
together share in its delight,
saying
"We are loving it !"....

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for being generous and highly expressive about what you feel!

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  2. Also, Suranga, why don't you write a poetry book? Or am I mistaken?

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    1. Bhavesh, Thank you for allowing poems to be written on your lovely photos ! And no, I dont have a poetry book, but am a contributor of 1 poem in a visual poetry anthology , Kavikala, published by Cinnamon Teal. Though I have done a special unpublished collection dedicated to a dog, Bozo.

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  3. lovely landscape!!!

    and what a lovely poem!!...have been reading your poems on sangeeta and arvind khanna's pics on FB and love all your poetry!!!


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    1. Sushmita, Thank you and welcome to this blog!

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