Thursday, October 9, 2014

Symbol of hope

(111)  Venukar van kii katha kay

What does the bamboo grove say today?
Alas, grieving her fallen leaves,
She responds to what she sees with mute face.

She has lost her verdant allure,
All grace blasted away by dust.
In the cane and kadam[1] groves,
A pleasant breeze no longer blows.

Awesome Lord, what's Your game,
The cruel sport in murderous heat?
How far away is the music of rain,
With desert thirst, the pied cuckoo[2] ascertains.

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1 comment:

  1. At summer's end, the pied cuckoo appears, foreshadowing the arrival of monsoon season.