Tuesday, July 9, 2013

They also serve who only stand and wait.......

My FB and blogger friend Nisha Jha, is a travel writer, photographer, blogger, and also someone who enjoys volunteering to work with kids' education, in lesser known places in other countries.

Recently on an invited trip to Spain, she visited, Catalonia, and posted this photograph of the Montesserat mountains (behind a famous monastery) , which are a natural wonder; serrated and barren pinnacles of sandstone erupted from the  mountain base. These were  known to the Romans as Mons Serratus (Saw-Toothed Mountain) and to the Catalans as Montsagrat (Sacred Mountain).

Sometimes, when we humans abuse natural, human and spiritual  resources around us, it seems nature conspires to rise to its full height , and in an amazing display of stiff backed unity, stands tall and powerful, ready to fight all...

of wars, crusades,
with a few centuries of

and sometimes democratic peace,
and they stand,
their optimism
gently eroded
year after year
by events triggered
by money, color, religion,
and extensive greed.

Boiling lava frustrations
amidst the rocky tissues
they dare not
explode out
in helpless anger
or fall apart.....

They can
protest en masse,
standing cheek by jowl,
in geriatric attention,
leaning on each other
the blue and white
which has been
a witness all along....


  1. wow! what a sight... they actually look like so many soldiers standing together having formed a impregnable wall! :D

  2. Thanks for the mention here Suranga. This mountain is very unique and when I saw it I was awestruck with these humans. Your words perfectly describe them.

    Thanks for your lovely interpretation. :)

  3. great images, like many man standing here.....

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  4. They look like the Chinese Terra cotta soldiers but stronger. There is a similar phenomenon in and around Leh. You see citadels and pillars in natural mud mountains. Amazing nature. jai ho.

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