Thursday, November 28, 2013

Eiffel Saheb....


So many have clicked the Eiffel tower in Paris, from the base, from its levels and so on . But this photograph, clicked by my blogger and FB friend Deepak Amembal aka Magiceye, on his recent trip to UK and the Continent, gives a different perspective.

There are so many , upwardly mobile, some in body, some in mind, and some in dedication. 

But it remains a fact of life, that no one goes to Paris to see the lamposts radiating warmth and light , or the bare, brave,  wintering tree.  Today, it is all about the tall, mighty, and powerful.  

Tough and standing
facing inclement weather,
she shrugs,

shedding the dead leaves,
and gestures broadly
amidst expressive branches,
looking up,
at the warm gold countenance
of the lamp.

"You know,
it isnt enough today,
to spend a lifetime
flowering, fruiting
and giving shelter,
or even lighting someone's path
on a cold and foggy day.
You need
to be
like Monsieur Eiffel,
tall, tough , powerful,
of intricate making,
well connected
and strong;
yes,
and able to withstand
vagaries of life.
And yes,
if you can earn revenue,
your life is made ...."

4 comments:

  1. The Eiffel Tower always makes my heart sing! Wonderful words as always!!

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