These flowers remind me of an interesting story which takes me all the way to Hong Kong. The flag of this beautiful country bears an equally charming five-petalled flower of a native tree, Bauhinia blakeana, also known as the Hong Kong Orchid Tree (though it's not an orchid but actually a leguminous tree). The story … Continue reading The Colour Purple
Our woods groves thickets all lie ransacked, trees where we roost so mercilessly hacked. Lakes brooks rivers creeks drained of life, we fail to fathom purpose for such strife. We foresee no recourse but to declare war, and seek vindication in deeds we abhor. No devouring insects to start off protests, no slaying rodents your … Continue reading Vigilante!
(Headnote: I watched the beetle as it made its way across the condensation on a foggy double-paned window. The tracks it left behind evoked this haiku.) Liquid gems in my path, whilst bearing the burden of being, are these tears of dawn? – Narendra Nayak © 2018
Shed the smug snobbish shroud, forsake flawed pretext of proud, hold a humble harmonious heart, a courteous compassionate new start, learn from mother she forgives deceit, casting emeralds in paths of concrete! – Narendra Nayak © 2018
Born for lofty heights, shelter, protect, nourish, sustain, endure enemy without! – Narendra Nayak © 2018
Soaring raptors spy; apathy, avarice, rage, ego, spite; what is civilised? – Narendra Nayak © 2018
Mountains of concrete; Trees of metal; Rivers of effluent; Earth of asphalt; Pastures of garbage; Desolate nest! – Narendra Nayak © 2018