FAR FAR AWAY

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snowy misty morning

I

am far far away from

the

land of my bliss

of my enchanting

dreams

of gurgling and purring

streams .

I

am far far away from

the curvy snowy mountain

cliffs

peeking the fluffy clouds high

above the vast blue

sky.

the emerald dense forests

encompassing the gorgeous

landscape

village belles sifting

chaff

from the grains

in the paddy fields on the hilly

terrains

I

am far far away from

snowy misty morning

snowflakes falling rapidly

without any warning

a white blanket covering

roads railings rooftops

                                                                           Trees

  everything sure to

freeze

in the clear sky overnight.

children

standing in the dim sunlight

run amuck making

snowmen

of different shapes sizes

asking the parents for coveted

prizes.

I

am far far away from

the

land of my love

buzzing like a bee

hopping like a frog

enticing

me to her rythmical

movements

unheard and lost

into

the whirlwind of

Time.

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GULGULAH GULGULEH GULGULAH

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GULGULAH  GULGULAH

Do not ask me where when

how

Lately again I have fallen in

Love

again and again

my

Gulgulah Gulguleh Gulgulah

The cupid has struck the arrow

With

Sensuous pleasure to

Love

again and again

my

Gulgulah, Gulguleh Gulgulah

your

hazel doe roving eyes

wide penetrating like an ocean

over flowing with glint of

emotion

Walking  with elegant angel

grace

so smiling sweet

face

Carrying in dreamy golden

Languor

Swimming floating across the

rivulets

On to the breezy pastures

Whispering

 love song in undertones.

water

dripping over wavy Contours

and

red cherry cheeks

The sun beams sparkle dark wet

hair

Cascading over lovesome

 shoulders and back bare

 Scantily attired slumping on\

                                                                             to

  my lap and listlessly dozes off

to

  serene deep slumber.

 Do not ask me where when

How

Lately again I have fallen in

Love

again and again

my

Gulgulah Gulguleh Gulgulah

I love to loiter

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the emerald mountains and

prance

the long beautiful pastures

in bleary trance.

Loving the ephemeral moments

to my fill

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the dense bushes

unknown unbound

the stillness broken occasionally

,by

the cacophony of the

 animals

and

 the shrill of a strong wind.

I love to mingle in the crowds

of the hustling bustling

bazaars.

throbbing with cries of

Vendors men and women

displaying

myriad wares on the

pavements

of the huge macadamized

roads.

Haggling over the prices

With

The women vendors for a good meal of

fishes

my pleasant pastime

enjoying

their fury and frown

Smiles and serenity

 Amazing selling skills of

theirs

enthral me the most.

I love to loiter and lounge

around

the delightful Dal

lake

pedalling on the rippling waters

in a colourful shikara

sipping ‘Kahwa’

looking at the bewitching

marvels

of scintillating beauty of the

Surroundings..

THE CITY OF THE SUN.

Srinagar

 Dal  lake  in  Morning Sun rays      THE CITY OF THE SUN                                                    

 I love my city immensely

The city of the Sun.

Swathed

In the morning Sunshine

Crimson cool but sublime

Sprakling the snow capped cliffs

of the faraway mountains

The river

Refracts the sunrays falling

on to the shimmering placid

waters.

The quietness is broken by the leap splash

Of the roaming frisking birds

A growling leopard

The village folks singing songs

While

rowing rickety boats

With their daily wares.

To sell..

I love my city so adorable

The city of the Sun.

adorned by the Natural beauty

Of

Turquoise waterfalls ,lakes with

Green pastures carpeted

all over with glorious

Fruit, flora and fauna

I love my city so immensely

The city of the Sun

Waking up

To the agog of its early risers

Leaping up on to their regular

chores.

Peddling off their bike

 listening

to the Tongas’ honking horns

Cars fleeting with a screech

And the scores of peddlers humming

Melodies of  the taste

getting

melted into the city crowds.

for the love of their

Lovables

I love my city immensely

The city of the Sun.

MY FORSAKEN LOVE

There is no one left to love me

anymore

my mum my dad went long back

ashore

Into the realms of times.

No one

to admire abhore

No one

to surprise surmount

No one

to surpass surmise

Lonely   I

drift around in the

alleys nooks corners

walk through the bushes

Into deep woods

Pass by the tall deodars

amongst the fragrance of

Daffodils, rambling roses, dewy dandelions

to

Seek my forsaken

love

Lonely I

drift around the placid brooks

With

a number of rooks

Perched

On the dense shrubs

Surrounding the rivulets .

Listening to the

Coo

of

cuckoo wren lark

lonely I

 drift around on and on

the crumpled leaves marshy verdure

watching the Nature’s magnificient

treasure

dark clouds looming overhead

the evening slipping into night

presenting a bewitching sight

lonely I

drift around to

Seek my forsaken

love.

THE MISTY MORNING.

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I like the misty morning.

Dewy dusky

engulfing the prospectus all

around

groping my way in the dense waves

so profound

I stumble against a myrtle

twirl twist turn turtle

scramble ,squinting and crouch

to gather myself

   I   stride along slowly on to

my walk.

Crimson beams hover over the distant

 horizons

The Sun gleams through the

dense haze

tearing apart the mists

into

a dazzling myriad hues

Promising a clearer day.

The wind

Spinning the verdant leaves.

Shimmering words flow

Unintentionally

my lips move

to

sing a soulful song.

I like the misty morning

Dewy and dusky

Cool and creepy.

THE FASCINATING ISLANDS

Islands are fascinating and meeting places between sea and land.

The Islands date back to million of years , scattered all across the oceans of the world , one time a flowing molten lava and over thousands of years have become a lush tropical ones .

The wonders of Island life remind us without doubt that the earth in itself is an Island flooded with resplendent plants animals and unique birds ,seas, mountains ,rivers and what not.

Origin of Islands

 Islands have evolved in two ways , Continental Islands and the Oceanic Islands.

The Continental Islands are the land part of the Continental mainland, cut over the years either through erosion or due to geological forces leading to major upheavals in the surface structure of the earth .

Oceanic Islands are formed where molten rocks pile upon the lava flow upon lava flow and build volcanic mountain.

This phenomenon takes thousands of years ,before the mountain growing to a such a height thus breaking from the ocean surface.

The volcanic islands get exposed to wind weather waves and rain .

The   off shore coral reefs form a barrier against the crashing sea waves that could limit the life span of the volcanic islands.

The Continents have shifted continuously in a slow way and this phenomenon still continues unabated.

Over 200 million years ago as geologists believe all the land on earth was a great one mass called Pangaea.

Later after some million years the dry land split into two super continents; Gondwanaland ,which is todays South America ,Africa, India ,Australia and Antartica; the other Laurasia ; consisting of North America ,Greenland ,Europe, and Asia .

 It is humanly impossible to know or assess how many islands have been on the broad surface of this earth to be eroded away or to have been washed away in its bosom by the rising seas.

Life on Islands.

 Every island as a result of evolutionary process develops its own organisms and life sets its foothold .

Whenever man settles in an island ,he has brought with himself food, plants, pets like dogs .

The Continental islands support a community of living things when they are separated from the mainland. But the colonisers bring other species from elsewhere and the evolutionary mechanism gives rise to unique plants and animals ,thus setting meteor of life for more environmental changes with the passage of times.

 

The Oceanic islands are sterile and devoid of any life on its rugged surface.

The surface life of plants and animals emerges only through settlers from other islands.

The plants and animals that reach an island have to survive against the environmental odds and ends thereby gaining access to new breeding sites . The organism manage to ross over the oceans and settle permanently in the scattered odd number of islands.

The plants that survive on arrival are Algae, lichens, fungi, mosses ,ferns.

The birds fly out in seas to make nests on the vegetated cliffs and in the dense plant vegetation and thus survive the new hazards.

The other animals like lizards, bats, land snails ,spiders carry themselves successfully in the ocean voyages.

Though spiders do not fly but it is common to see them weaving strands of fine webs and move like parchutes with the breeze that carry the spiderlings   far aloft.

Nature works its way for every one in this beautiful universe. Only the beholder should be alert to see and feel the impact of the beauty around .

 

The scientist writer Thomas Huxley in his famous essay

“ Life Growth Change “ has demonstrated that animals evolve unusual adaptations in relation to the physical environment .   For instance if an animal is transformed from Iceland to a desert of intense heat, the animal adapts slowly to the changed Circumtances and in the successive generations they become completely different from their ancestral breeds.

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The largest lizard ,the 9ft komado dragon found only

In Indonesian island of Komado , preys on monkeys and deer.

 

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The 4 inch long mouse Lemurs of Madagascar island are the smallest of all primates, also the most primitive. Lemurs hide in the foliage and come out in night to feed o insects

 

 

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A unique Parrot lives in the islands of West Indies. This red-necked parrot lives in the mountains forests of   Dominica.

 

The Caribbean islands exhibit lush islands numbering 700 ,stretching from Florida to South America. A few are Continental in origin but majority of these are of volcanic   and the volcanoes that formed them are extinct now.

The Caribbean with total land of 91000 square miles ,the many islands of West Indies are spread over 971,400 square miles of open ocean.

 

The   islands of Philippine archipelago are without human settlement. The larger islands are mountainous with 20,000 mile shoreline ,with extreme weather of humid warmth at sea level, to the chill of 9000ft high, Philippines is home to variety of beautiful plants and animals.

 

Island life is a manifestation of diversity and uniqueness in character. The bizarre kinds of plants animals and their habitations make islands fascinatingly charming abodes of beauty.