By Kaikasi V .S.
The bridal bouquets extended their arms to the surreal patches of evening
Blended with a bounteous passion of Autumn
Meanwhile the leaves laden lands cuddled in the passionate embrace of –
A fragrant breeze
Jacarandas proudly display their purple blooms
Blanketing the stone-laden, abandoned palace of worship
The meadow leaves its coyness
Only to set ablaze the labyrinths of green pathways
Myriad hues paint the ‘Goldilocks’ as they used to call her—
Even as the last human has left the final chemical signature behind!
Behold the gorges, the mountainous terrains and the caves of hounds
Swarming with the inheritors of the soil,
Crawling and creeping millions
Even as the pupa awaits its most exciting phase
The festive season of the planet heralds the resurrection of maggots
While the land sings praise of a forgotten eon
Ice-sheets have already taken the cue to trace their way to their spotless abode
As magpies and blue jays greet each other holding fresh olives in their beaks
Squabbling sparrows forget their fights as the grains lay scattered
In fields where machines used to dictate the measurements a meal
Squirrels have forgotten the act of hoarding
Heaving sighs of relief at the sight of rusting pieces of snare
Forests adorn with wild flowers
That await the fresh kiss of untainted dewdrops
And here, the last sapling has sprouted
From the dishevelled tree trunks
From the last block of an abandoned civilization
No one heeds for entreaties
Borders or hoardings that reads—
Gaia Breathes Again!
KaikasiV.S. is presently working as Asst. Professor of English, University College, Thiruvananthapuram. She has published a number of articles in the field of literature, sociology and film studies. Her area of research is Indian Mythology and is equally interested in translating literary works in her mother tongue to English. She is also an accomplished creative writer and bi-lingual translator whose poems have appeared in several national and international anthologies including ‘The Poetry of Flowers’ and ‘Mytho Madan’. She has also contributed to ‘Indian Literature’, the bi-monthly journal published by Sahithya Akademi.
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