Friday, May 04, 2007

In the afternoon glare the leaves of the solitary labernum look white, its excess of yellow blooms at repose, nodding to the heat haze.
How would this prayer offering of yellow-white- green rush to greet the first rays of a peach tinted dawn?
For then the streets would be at rest, and the heritage red brick of the domed university in the background almost other worldly, like something out of arabian nights, and that faded wall too, would seem all right. One fumbles, trying to put this into words past a strange catch in the throat.

11 comments:

shiv said...

Dawn reminds me...does the heart of the city still rise to greet the dawn to the strains of music played on sundays? ..And does the band still play at dusk on sundays where people still can get some quiet amidst the roaring traffic outside..and does that toy train still chug along? or should we reminisce it in an immortal film song??

austere said...

Shall go and check, shiv. but given the mall culture that has overtaken like a brain madness, probably all that has gone. the toy train. tht museum. tht other musuem , wide eyed at the all- glass chair from tiffany and the ravi varmas.

Ricercar said...

beautiful words love. god bless

mystic rose said...

lovely! like the emotion running through it.

austere said...

ricer- :) come and see the labernum

mystic- :) undercurrent?

mystic rose said...

yeah.. undercuurent.. the flow of emotion that brought those words.. :))

and where is prithvi? is that a city? town?

mystic rose said...

regardinghte second part of the story,
im still trying to think how better to weave this in thru the whole picture.. the synergy and connection in real life with another person, when it becomes so inherent within each..

austere said...

mystic- :). synergy and connection. words unspoken. questions asked, lines said unsaid. a questioning brow, a glance and a nod. How to put his into the warp and weft of a story? huh.

Mystic Rose said...

yeah.. exactly. :)

if the renaissance artists could learn how to paint light, why cant we, do all of the above.? :)

i know.. ..

Proxima said...

Hello my friend!

Hope all is going well in your part of the world.

Take Care!
-P

austere said...

mystic-or like someone said, listening to the silences in the notes of music...

proxima- thanks. Am ok. :) time takes what it does, no?