Friday, November 24, 2006

Where am I from?

I wrote this for a writing exercise for one of the networks. I know this is idealistic but what the hell....








Gomukh...origin of Ganges

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Where am I from?

I am from the land of saints,
where spirituality abounds.
Gita is the way of life
love for others is the norm.
all religions are embraced,
absorbed and esteemed.
Ganges washes our sins
giving us new lease of life.
Diverse cultures converge
at a single point but still
hold on to their own.

15 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow! that photo is something!

Amalendu said...

I wish the sanity of the land were same as you have scripted...

gautami tripathy said...

Thanks andrew.

Aalendu, it is for us to find the sanity and not the land which finds it for us...

Ces said...

Gautami, I often wonder the correlation between mathematicians and poetry. I know a lot of people who live math and are the most expressive poets. Amazing image of the origin og Ganges. I also read your post below about a spam blog. Yes, how does it resemble a spam?

samuru999 said...

Wonderful one Gautami!
And that picture is incredible!
Have a great weekend!

Margie

Pat Paulk said...

We are nothing without our unigueness. I think it is in the diversity we find the core of spirituality. I don't have a clue what that means, but it sounds good.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully,beautifully expressed...I feel a twinge of homesickness after reading this poem.

polona said...

what a shot! and beautiful words... i wish everyone would think like that...

Anonymous said...

Is that the source of the mighty Ganges? Wow!

gautami tripathy said...

ces, I think there is a connection. Both are so creative.

gautami tripathy said...

margie, thanks.

gautami tripathy said...

pat, I know what you mean.

gautami tripathy said...

lotus, you are welcome to visit me. I will show you around.

gautami tripathy said...

polona, my brother sent me the picture. He had recieved it from HIS friend.

Thanks!

gautami tripathy said...

dsnake1: yes it is.