Tuesday, May 31, 2011

a stretch of green

between the road

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and, a river

the Meenachil river

that flows by silent and deep

the Meenachil

through rain and sun

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the Meenachil river that flows by my hometown in Pala in Kerala. Arundhati Roy's 'The God of Small Things' is set by this river.

2 comments:

Shalini said...

What a lovely spot. The river looks very calm here.

I've still to read this book...probably the last person not to have read it.

shilpa said...

yes, but its deep and its taken many a lives, too!

this was the book that marked my transition to Indian authors, I think. before that it was a medley of enid blyton and then that mills&boon-sidney shedon phase :)