I took off fast on my horse
when I saw the forest on fire You, who had ventured deep amidst the pines, a while ago dried as they were in the heat scorching it was, this summer a fire had started somewhere had built itself now into a crown.
The logs of timber reduced to tinder the horse though nervous did speed through streaks of fire amid crashing pine the dense smoke had made us to wheeze wasn’t getting difficult for us both could we surrender to the elements? when you were there somewhere lost yet near, waiting to be found.
As we gate crashed the rising flames we did spy a patch of grass where you were seen lying unable to move with a heavy branch having fallen that felled you as it came down Tying the rope to the half burnt log I asked my dear steed to back off And then was, the tinder got moved.
I pulled dear you from underneath Just as the fire seemed to engulf us all ‘Down you kneel’ I cried out to the horse Helping you who could not now stand to mount the stallion who was once a part of a long forgotten battalion then I jumped on to the stirrup And how we sped, only the Lord knows.
With the fire singing on our heels He stopped only when we were out of the woods which had caught fire But it kindled the lost love in us never any fire can burn it down nor the earth can engulf us down partners we were, we will remain Till these burnt woods remain…
The elixir of water is life. Life swims, lands and takes off from it. The strength of the wind is life. Life soars, floats and flies off with it. The sacred fire is life. Life dries, burns and takes birth from the ashes. The rays of the Sun is life. Life sprouts, energizes and warms with it. The song of rain is life. Life gets its sails wet and drinks every moment of it. Nature as always rations the elements to each of us laced with love. Be it water, wind, fire, the sun or the rain, all play their parts to perfection in the nature of life.
Chennai Poets’ Circle- known as CPC is indeed a great and lovely Literary Association of poets great and small(like NVS), young and old, academicians and non academicians. For those who love poetry, please enjoy the selection of poems.
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Celebrating today on the eve of the occasion of Holy Thursday