Thursday, April 29, 2010

Suicide point- Khandala


Lonavala- Maharashtra

Rural Jharkhand

Destruction- My car after a highway accident

Veli Beach during sunset

Spring Rain

Spring Rain
The world is glad today 
lush, damp and drenched
Drops hug the leaves, 
anoint the still budded lilac blossoms 
before their blooming rich purple and plum 
made richer by their wet skin 
New leaves under the weight beads heavy,
hanging bowing the white pine needles 
undersides exposed to drink 
drink in the morning
hushed in the rain
temperature near the dewpoint 
sprouts of just planted flowers 
eager from the parched soil 
new puddles bloom too on the ground, 
the driveway collect and gather 
without the smell of summer rain 
yet tears splash and spread silent shimmers
 heralds, messengers 
in the spring rain…
Prateep Basu