Mar 15, 2012

The Summer Night

digital art by ashok

















I walk in circles on my open terrace,
Over the warm terracotta -bare foot.
The night is tepid- winds of furnace;
Summer night – Even the birds are mute.
No sign of rain –the air is dry;
I look up – a cloudless sky.
With no where to hide-the moon is high;
The only riot – the bats that fly.
The mosquitoes menacingly encircle me
Even as the crickets and lizards chant
The town is dark as far as I could see
Powerless, Sleepless- the endless rant…

19 comments:

  1. Well grasped the current status into beautiful penning! Excellent work with the night art ashok! Admired your job :)

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  2. Lovely lines for the picture.

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  3. I can feel the heat!

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  4. Your poetry is so inspiring!

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  5. eerie....

    vivid description

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  6. Beautiful photo my friend, and all are photoshop.

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  7. This is a stunning image Ashok!

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  8. Lovely poem and picture:)

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  9. that reminds me of summers when I lived in Malawi!

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  10. Fabulous description of summer night, Beautiful word pictures.

    Have a nice day,
    Joseph

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  11. Beautiful art work that goes well with the poem.

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  12. The picture is too good, it goes well with the poem. Each and every word is so wonderfully framed :-)

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  13. Well written. In Coimbatore and perhaps for most parts of Tamilnadu the power cuts run as long as 9-10 hours a day - and very apt words to describe this experience: menacing mosquitoes encircling, powerless sleepless, bats that fly( I get up in the middle of the night to swing my electric bat to catch mosquitoes :) ....... The digital art is exquisite.

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  14. Amazing! Beautiful picture and poem!

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  15. Nice capture of the summer night...sleepless but a lovely scene ~

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  16. lovely words...nice capture too!

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  17. very well expressed..been going through all your posts..thanks for dropping in

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