A little village beyond…..

Green fields stretched, to the horizon and maybe, further too

Such was the tract, grass under the feet, over the head, sky blue

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A bridge unfinished, a road undone, a little village beyond it all

Detours in rains, long walks for water, how vividly I still recall

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Bare foot children, water from the well, games invented, hurt endured

Swings on branches, rag dolls betrothed, playing doctor, fake ills cured

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Milk from the pot, country fairs, eating corn, herding buffaloes

Evening bells, melons from the field, picking cotton, stealing mangoes

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My little village beyond, seems like a dream, as if from another age

A memory so alive, aΒ reminiscence, Β a little piece of time, caught in a cage

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My bird’s flown, wings spread wide, the cage’s broken, once and for all

How lovely it was, its sweet chirps, oh how vividly I still recall…………

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6 Comments

  1. vinod said,

    May 25, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Same here…..
    You can include Jack fruit, Papaya, Guava and Java apple in addition to Mango …… πŸ˜‰

  2. Karthik said,

    May 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Nice one Pritesh ! nostalgic memories ! πŸ™‚ Has a bittersweeet feel to it !

    Vinoda ,We’ll include the security guard too along with the trees πŸ™‚

  3. laasya said,

    May 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    i know..it HAS flown hasnt it!!! niccce and timely reminder :)) nothing beats childhood memories na..

  4. K. Gopal said,

    May 26, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Is distant field always green. For a man who was brought up in city life it looks nice. I am sure village life has its own ups and down
    But I am sure it is nice to have few days at vilage as described above and relish the memory istead of hill stations πŸ˜‰

  5. May 26, 2010 at 6:38 am

    Really nice poem.

  6. Pritesh said,

    May 26, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    @ Vinod: Hahaha, I didn’t pick all that in my village but I’m sure you did! πŸ˜€

    @ Karthik: Thanks Karthik! πŸ™‚ And ya, Vinod ought to add the Security Guard to it! πŸ˜€

    @ Laasya: Absolutely Laas! Childhood is just so indelible from our memories πŸ™‚

    @ Appa: Im sure that the village does have its ups and downs but yes, in my memories, those vacations spent in the village are priceless πŸ™‚

    @ Sujit: Thank you πŸ™‚


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