Friday 7 September 2018

BOMBAY: A Return After 21 Years

And then the rain comes down,
but gently, as though it knows 
not to carry a typhoid - 

In the heat, the dripping heat,
I am miles away from the peace 
that comes dropping slow;

But here I find a different peace,
the kind that took 21 years - 
I say ‘took’ and not ‘takes’,

Because it could just be me 
that moves at mammoth pace,
a slow pachyderm, if that’s the right term.

©Shaista Tayabali, 2018



Aww, your poem is amazing and your photos are gorgeous! I especially like the one with the little girl. :)

indybev said...

I agree with the above comment, and all the photos were wonderful!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a wonderful reunion, a going back to remembered and loved places. Sigh. Your photos are a delight. I am so happy you had this trip, my friend.

Frank Hubeny said...

Nice line and good point: "I say ‘took’ and not ‘takes’"

Grace said...

Good journey, filled with happy memories!

brudberg said...

How great to go back and see how it is... lovely

Shaista said...

Thanks for all your comments above - I returned at what felt like the right time for me - emotionally I felt much more stoic about the passing of time and the sense of a lost home land... instead it was just joyful. Happy reunions...

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