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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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…………



  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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