Credits- Simi K. Rao and Emrys
The view from inside the first courtyard of The Palazzo Vecchio- the town hall of Florence, Italy.
The Boy on The Street
The entire world passes by
While she remains static
Finding relief from her reminiscences
Her morose thoughts
A young man passes by
An inquisitive light in his eyes
She knows not his name
It’s but a trifling detail
She welcomes the anonymous exchanges
Sometimes a wave
And assembles a hazy dream
Of carefree tomorrows
And hopeful todays
Mumbai’s historic Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
Humayun’s Maqbara (tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun) in Delhi, India built 1569-70
Alongside Chicago river
Clean windows, plain, glass, open, close, bright,
Light, shaded, paned, shuttered, blinded, boarded,
Rusty, dirty, smoky windows.
Broken, shattered, run down windows
Windows that protect and hide, windows to the world outside
And sometimes to the world within
Unraveling layer by layer, revealing,
A tool for introspection and scrutiny,
A glance into a soul, full of secrets and smokescreens,
Evasion, denial, half-truths
Windows, they tell it all.
Safdarjung Tomb, Delhi, India
The Girl at the Window
I see her everyday
At the window of her house
Her face lurking in the shadows
Finding cover in the veil of secrecy
Obscurity in a shroud of seclusion
But her beauty is not hidden from me
She’s a princess
From a faraway exotic land
I know not her name
Yet she has become a part of my life
My daily scenery
And I miss her now that she is gone
Digressing a little from the main topic, I’d like to share some pictures I took on a recent trip to Rome.
The colorful petunias relieve the stark grey backdrop of the Piazza Novona in Rome.
Now it’s the turn of the red orange geraniums bordering the Spanish Steps. Must say that these folks know their color palette.