Harvest

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Harvest

#1 Post by SivaRamanathan » 03 Oct 2012, 07:12

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like these back waters thirsting
for salt, the Arabian sea calls
yet another harvest
far beyond where
the mix happens,
whitesprayhorses
raise their forward foot
swallowing the land water
under their necks.



Sivakami Velliangiri






Kuttanad

Waters from everywhere

meeting up

finding a pathway through land

paddy fields on either side

beyond single line settlements

water boats to ferry us

Alleppy, because of the foreigner

who could not say Allepuzha

Venice of the south

attracting tourists, here trees

take the path of sunlight.

fringes of hotels

harvest is the key word

prawns, paddy, spice ,coir

birds water borne

ducks , the water fowl

the harvesting tractor

cutting and swallowing

dried shoots, separating

grain from the chaff.

everywhere the crop has dried

where this Lake Palace is built

paddy shoots are forever green

inexplicable, the tricks of the trade,

but we have to move on

like these back waters thirsting

for salt , the Arabian sea calls

yet another harvest

far beyond where

the mix happens,

whitesprayhorses

raise their forward foot

swallowing the land water

under their necks.

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